The new Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Studio is an advanced visual effects, 3D, VR, compositing and motion graphics application. Fusion 9 Studio adds a completely new VR toolset, new planar tracking, planar rotoscope and camera tracking, along with Delta keyer and clean plate tools. In addition, Fusion 9 Studio has improved GPU acceleration, support for formats and filetypes such as DNxHR, MXF and more, with over 40 new features. Compared to the free version, Fusion 9 Studio also includes optical flow tools for stereoscopic 3D work, retiming and stabilization, support for third party OpenFX plugins, and unlimited distributed network rendering. In addition, the included Studio Player provides collaborative workflow features for multi user workgroups that allows realtime playback of shots, annotation, version tracking and more.
Fusion 9 Studio is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers, and 3D animators. Over the last 30 years, Fusion has been used on thousands of Hollywood blockbuster movies and television shows. Fusion features a powerful node based interface, a massive range of tools, incredible VR and 3D support, GPU accelerated performance, unlimited network rendering and more. For visual effects, Fusion features a node based interface for compositing, a true 3D workspace, keying and matte tools, rotoscoping, tracking and stabilization, vector paint, time remapping and more. In addition, customers can import 3D models and scenes from other applications so elements can be composited, lit, and rendered all in the same application. Fusion also includes 3D objects, realistic lighting and shading, stereoscopic 3D tools, deep pixel compositing, volumetric effects such as fog and mist, and support for multi channel render pass workflows. Fusion is also used for high end broadcast design and motion graphics. Customers can quickly create 2D and 3D titles, import 3D logos from applications like Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Maya or even import and extrude 2D vector files from Illustrator and other applications. Fusion has a complete spline based animation system, replicated object animation tools, 3D particles with physics, vector paint, expressions and macros, and more. In addition, customers can import and animate Photoshop files and even use Python or Lua scripting to automate the creation of broadcast graphics such as weather, sport scores, program listings, news headlines and more.
Fusion 9 Studio New Features
Fusion 9 Studio VR toolset makes it indispensable for virtual reality projects. Customers get a full 360º true 3D workspace, along with a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Working in VR with Fusion is completely interactive. GPU acceleration makes it extremely fast so customers can wear a headset and interact with elements in a VR scene in realtime. Fusion 9 Studio also supports stereoscopic VR. In addition, the new 360º spherical camera renders out complete VR scenes, all in a single pass and without the need for complex camera rigs.
The new planar tracker in Fusion 9 Studio calculates motion planes for accurately compositing elements onto moving objects in a scene. For example, the new planar tracker can be used to replace signs or other flat objects as they move through a scene. Planar tracking data can also be used on rotoscope shapes. That means customers don’t have to manually animate motion, perspective, position, scale or rotation of rotoscoped elements as the image changes.
Fusion 9 Studio also features an entirely new camera tracker that analyzes the motion of a live action camera in a scene and reconstructs the identical motion path in 3D space for use with cameras inside of Fusion. This lets customers composite elements with precisely matched movement and perspective of the original. Fusion will auto analyse the shot and calculate lens focal length and lens distortion.
The new delta keyer brings state of the art image science to Fusion’s keying tools. In addition to new image science and processing, delta keyer features a complete set of matte finesse controls for creating the cleanest possible keys while preserving fine image detail. There’s also a new clean plate tool that can smooth out subtle color variations on blue and green screens in live action footage, making them easier to key.
New channel difference Delta Keyer and Clean Plate tools as well as updates to Ultra keyer.
Studio Player and Bins
Fusion 9 Studio includes Studio Player, a new application that features a playlist, storyboard and timeline for playing back shots. Studio Player can track version history, display annotation notes, has support for LUTs and more. The new Studio Player can output via Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio devices, making it perfect for customers that need to see shots in a suite or theater for review and approval. Remote synchronization lets customers around the world synchronize Studio Players in multiple locations. In addition, Fusion 9 Studio features a bin server so shared assets and tools don’t have to be copied onto each artist’s local workstation.
Studio Player is a new playback engine in Fusion 9, giving artists a playlist, storyboard and timeline of multiple shots, version history of shots, annotations, and multi-user collaboration. (Fusion Studio required)
Fusion 9 Studio also gives customers unlimited network rendering. This means that large studios working on complex shots and high end visual effects heavy feature films no longer have to pay a license fee for each render node. Customers simply purchase and install Fusion 9 Studio on all of their artist workstations and then install it on as many render nodes as they need, without any additional charges or ongoing maintenance costs. In addition to all of the new features, Fusion 9 Studio has more GPU and OpenCL acceleration, making it faster than ever. Fusion 9 Studio also works with additional formats and file types such as DNxHR, MXF and more. This makes it suitable for use in an even broader range of workflows and provides seamless integration with DaVinci Resolve files.
Now only $299. It costs less than most annual cloud based subscription plans, making Fusion more affordable than ever before. This new low price makes it easier for DaVinci Resolve users to add Fusion Studio to their suites and get incredible keying, paint, compositing, tracking, motion graphics, titling and more.UPC: 9338716002935
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