Automatic Duck has released Pro Import C3, a timeline integration software tool for Mac OS X and Windows that enables users of Avid of Final Cut Pro-based editing systems to translate their editing timelines into Discreet's Combustion 3 compositing software.

Pro Import C3 imports all media and clips, accounting for layer placement and digital media effects as well. As a result, Combustion users can then slip and trim shots without needing to go back to the editing software to export their edits again. Layer names are maintained as sequences are imported, collapsed layers and nested effects are turned into nested composites in Combustion.

Media support includes Avid ABVB, Meridien, Xpress DV and Xpress Pro, Final Cut Pro DV, SD and HD. Pro Import C3 costs $495 (around £275).