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Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio
  
Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio

The world’s most advanced visual effects, 3D, VR and motion graphics solution!

Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers, and 3D animators. Over the last 30 years and today, thousands of Hollywood blockbuster movies and television use Fusion Studio in production.

Fusion features a powerful node-based interface that lets you quickly and easily create sophisticated effects by connecting different types of image processing tools together! You get a massive range of tools, incredible VR and 3D support, GPU accelerated performance, unlimited network rendering and more! Fusion gives you everything you need to create exciting broadcast graphics, dramatic titles, and even major feature film visual effects!

What’s New in Fusion 17

Compositions you create on the Fusion page can now be saved as a template and used on the edit or cut page! New animation curve modifiers can be used to automatically retime animations when you change their duration in an edit. Audio playback with waveform display makes it easier to create precisely timed animations, there are shared markers with the edit page, and more. In addition, 27 GPU accelerated Resolve FX have been added to the Fusion page, including the noise reduction and sharpening tools from the color page! New node view bookmarks make it easy to navigate large comps, the toolbar can be customized with your favorite tools, and vertical layouts are supported in the node editor.

Fusion 17 Build Your Own Effects with Customizable TemplatesBuild Your Own Effects with Customizable Templates

Fusion effect templates let you create any effect imaginable and apply them to clips on the edit and cut pages! Simply build a composition, save it as a macro, define the parameters you want to make visible, and save it in the correct location. Just drag Fusion effect from the library onto any clip!

Automatically Retime AnimationsAutomatically Retime Animations

Animation curve modifiers let you easily stretch or squish keyframes and add bounce, mirror, or loop animations that automatically change when the duration of the composition changes. When you drop Fusion titles or effects onto the timeline and change its duration, the animation adjusts accordingly!

Sync Audio AnimationsSync Audio Animations

The Fusion page can now playback audio from the edit or cut page timeline. You can choose a mixdown from the timeline, or you can listen to the source clip’s audio. Waveforms are displayed in the keyframe editor, allowing you to create precisely timed animations that are in sync with the audio!

Custom Vector ShapesCustom Vector Shapes

Vector shape tools make it easier to create motion graphics! You get ellipsis, rectangles, polygons, and stars, along with boolean operators for combining shapes to create intricate designs. Grid, jitter, offset and transform, let you customize animations. Shapes can also be used as particle sources!

GPU Accelerated Resolve FX in Fusion 17GPU Accelerated Resolve FX

The Fusion page has 27 new GPU accelerated Resolve FX. This includes the color page’s noise reduction and sharpening tools, along with lens blur, light effects, color effects, revival image restoration tools, and more. You also get the texture and stylize, temporal effects, warping, and beauty tools.

Personalize Your WorkflowPersonalize Your Workflow

Node tree bookmarks let you quickly navigate to any part of the node tree in a large composition. Customizable toolbars let you quickly switch toolbars based on the current task. Vertical node tree layouts give you more room to view the spline and keyframe editors when creating animations and more.

Hollywood's biggest blockbusters

Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters

Thousands of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and hit television shows use Fusion to create their groundbreaking visual effects. See Fusion used in feature films like Ant-Man, Red Sparrow and London Has Fallen. In addition, see it in hit television shows like Empire, NCIS, and Emergence. Fusion also plays a major role in the development of cinematics for major video games such as Dawn of War III, Halo 5, and more!

Nodes are a Much Faster Way to Work!

Nodes are incredibly easy to use, especially as scenes become more complex. Fusion’s nodes are small icons that represent effects, filters, and other image processing operations. To explain, easily connect nodes together to build larger and more complex visual effects. Tools, images, and objects can be combined in any order to create unlimited visual effects. Simply click on a node to quickly adjust any single part of your project. That’s much faster than a timeline-based tool because you don’t need to hunt through nested stacks of confusing layers and filters!

Get the most Powerful VFX Software Available!

Whether you need to pull a key, track objects, retouch images, animate titles, or create amazing particle effects, Fusion has a massive toolset that lets you tackle the most demanding jobs. You get a true 3D workspace along with tools for compositing, keying, painting, animation, virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, and more. Fusion combines effects and motion graphics, along with 3D modeling and rendering into a single toolset. That means you can import and render 3D models and scenes with the rest of your composite in Fusion. You don’t have to pre‑render assets or transfer between multiple applications.

Broadcast Graphics and Titles

Animated Text

Powerful character generators let you create incredible animated 2D or 3D text and title sequences in any language!

3D Motion Graphics

Create advanced motion graphics with incredible depth using Fusion’s infinite 3D workspace to seamlessly combine vector graphics, live-action, and 3D objects!

3D Particle Systems

Create amazing 3D animated particle effects with real-world physics like gravity, wind, and collision so particles can interact with objects in your scene.

Visual Effects and Compositing

visual effects and compositing

True 3D Compositing

Combine live action with 3D models, cameras, lights, and more in a true 3D workspace. Create amazing photorealistic effects and motion graphics.

Fast Motion Tracking

Match moves, stabilize cameras, and track rotoscope points or paint strokes. Then, objects and effects blend seamlessly and in perfect synchronization.

Powerful Keying

Key any element using the new Delta keyer, Ultra, Chroma, Luma, and Differential keyers to create the best possible composite.

Vector Paint and Rotoscoping

Advanced vector paint and rotoscoping tools let you create masks and mattes for applying effects and image corrections to specific parts of an image.

Optical Flow Image Analysis

Fusion uses advanced optical flow algorithms to generate motion vectors. Quickly fix shots, retime, steady, and morph images with astounding results!

Stereoscopic 3D Tools

Fusion includes the world’s most advanced camera matching, stereo alignment, convergence, and spatialization tools for creating realistic, eye-popping stereo 3D!

Unlimited Filters and Effects

Fusion includes hundreds of built-in tools. In fact, combine them together or with third-party filters to create an unlimited number of effects!

Virtual Reality and 3D – Panoramic Viewer

Use the new Panoramic Viewer to work in 360º VR environments, or wear popular VR headsets and get incredible interactivity so you can see your work in realtime!

Import and Render 3D Models

Import full 3D models from applications like Maya, 3ds Max, and Cinema 4D. Then, use Fusion to light, shade, composite, and render with full GPU acceleration!

Deep Pixel Compositing

Take advantage of both RGB color and XYZ position information in each pixel when using OpenEXR files so you can blend 2D images with 3D elements like volumetric fog and lights with interactive control.

Scripting and Automation

Built on an extensible and customizable framework, Fusion allows game developers, 3D feature film animators, and media artists to use its open architecture to extend their own internal systems! Fusion supports both Lua and Python, a popular and intuitive scripting solution used by animators worldwide. In fact, save time by writing scripts to create custom tools, pass data back and forth between Fusion and other applications, automate repetitive tasks, and even add entirely new features!

GPU Accelerated Workflow

Fusion engineers designed Fusion for extreme speed and responsiveness. Feel good about Fusion in high-pressure, client-driven sessions. With its Metal, CUDA, and OpenCL GPU acceleration, you get instant feedback while you work. In other words, you can see exactly what you’re doing. Fusion 17 features more GPU pipelining than ever so whether you’re working alone or with a client, you get the real-time control you need. In other words, you’ll be able to spend more time being creative and less time waiting! Fusion is so fast that you can even work in VR while wearing a headset and still get over 90 frames per second of interactivity!

Unlimited Render Power

Indeed, Fusion has the world’s fastest production quality render engine! Distribute your render jobs across an unlimited number of networked computers for incredible performance, at no additional cost! There’s no “per node” render license fees. To summarize, install it on as many render nodes as you need! Render complex scenes incredibly fast to meet the intense deadlines of production. And, without having to sacrifice creativity or quality.

Fusion Connect

Fusion Connect lets DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer editors take advantage of Fusion’s massive visual effects and motion graphics toolset, right from their timelines! Editors can select individual clips or layers of clips and send them to Fusion. Not only that, a new Fusion composition is automatically created and linked dynamically back to the timeline. You can work on the VFX and motion graphics yourself or, if you’re on shared storage, let another artist work on them for you. Once the Fusion composition is rendered, the shots are automatically updated back in the DaVinci Resolve or Avid Media Composer timelines!

Collaborate with Large Teams

When you’re working with a large creative team, DaVinci Resolve’s color management and API scripting allow the automated creation of timelines for review and approval of VFX. To explain, this means shot review, storyboarding, version, and annotation can be easily be shared with everyone on the team. Fusion Studio also features a bin server which means to see common assets you don’t need to copy, paste and track multiple elements.

  • Mac 10.14.6 Mojave
  • Windows 10
  • Linux CentOS 7.3
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB+ for improved performance.
  • GPU with at least 2 GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2, or CUDA 10.
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer.

 

 

Fusion Studio 17.3 Update

This software update adds support for viewing node type and name through keyboard shortcuts plus general performance and stability improvements. This version requires a Fusion Studio activation key or license dongle

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.3

  • Support for viewing the node type by holding Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Fusion Studio 17.2.2 Update

This software update adds support for Blackmagic RAW 2.1 as well as general performance and stability improvements. This version requires a Fusion Studio activation key or license dongle.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.2.2

  • Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.1
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Fusion Studio 17.2.1 Update

This software update improves performance for Fusion custom effects and adds, more reliable loading of Fusion template bundles. The update also enables better undo functionality when using color correction tools as well as improved performance when updating or overwriting existing Fusion templates.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.2.1

  • Addressed a potential lag when using Fusion custom tools.
  • Addressed incorrect preview results with viewer LUTs.
  • Addressed an issue with loading LUT files in drfx bundles.
  • Addressed an issue with undo when entering values in color controls.
  • Addressed an issue with updating new content for templates.
  • Addressed an issue with OFX blocklist sometimes ignoring the last entry.
  • Addressed an issue with HotSpot occlusion masks and integer images.
  • Addressed an issue displaying groups in the macro editor.
  • Addressed an issue where importing ALUT3 files would not work.
  • Addressed incorrect loader behavior with some image sequences.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Fusion Studio 17.2 Update – May 12, 2021

This software update adds improved startup performance, support for Fusion template bundles, more reliable node connectivity when using mask groups, improved image previews when using multiple view LUTS, and general performance and stability improvements

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.2

  • Dramatically improved application startup performance.
  • Support for Fusion template bundles.
  • Support for UI layout presets for single and dual displays.
  • Improved support for offset modifier angle.
  • Addressed incorrect optical flow vector behavior in a static time region.
  • Addressed an issue with node name conflicts when importing certain SVG files.
  • Addressed an issue where deleting masks in groups would lose node connection.
  • Addressed an issue when using multiple viewer LUTs.
  • Addressed an issue with incorrect offset modifier angle calculation.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.1

  • Support for Apple Silicon on Mac.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Minimum system requirements

  • Mac 10.14.6 Mojave
  • Windows 10
  • Linux CentOS 7.3
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB+ for improved performance.
  • GPU with at least 2 GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Fusion Studio 16.2.3 – June 18, 2020

This software update installs Fusion Studio 16.2.3 which adds improved masking with Text+ when using image shading, more reliable gradient point editing, better frame previews with LUTs and certain bit formats, improved composition view preferences, more consistent behavior when using saver nodes with file extensions, and more. This version requires a Fusion Studio license dongle.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 16.2.3

  • Addressed incorrect masking in Text+ when using image shading.
  • Addressed incorrect behavior deleting gradient points in inspector.
  • Addressed issues with LUTs and bit formats causing blank previews.
  • Addressed issues with applying specific comp view preferences correctly.
  • Addressed some inconsistent saver file extensions behavior.
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements.

Fusion Studio 16.2.1 – 21 April 2020

This software update improves the reliability of OCIO (Open Color IO) tools when processing canvas color. Fusion Studio 16.2.1 also improves the paint color picker, DeltaKeyer reliability when using solid mattes, masking and more. This update also adds better support for fonts on Macs when using Fusion’s text tools and features improved scripting and plug-in reliability on Macs running Mojave. This version requires a Fusion Studio license dongle.

  • Addressed an issue where OCIO tools would not process canvas colour.
  • Addressed an issue where the paint color picker would not work.
  • Addressed an issue when DeltaKeyer source with solid matte exceeded RoI.
  • Addressed an issue where some fonts would not be available for text tools on Mac.
  • Addressed an issue where extracting mask fields in a comp could cause a crash.
  • Addressed an issue where ResolveParameter was unavailable in Fusion Studio.
  • Addressed an issue with executing some plugins and scripts on Mac Mojave.
  • Addressed an issue where CustomData would sometimes be stored incorrectly.
  • General performance and stability improvements.v

Fusion Studio 16.2 – 8 March 2020

This software update adds GPU accelerated support for gradient backgrounds, digital video effects (DVE), corner pinning, stereo 3D and more. It also adds support for write-on/off, end-cap style and miter limits in the mask tools, new “show folder” and “show macro” options in the effects library, support for reversing temporal behavior in the keyframe stretcher too, fusion transition template support, RED SDK 7.2.1 support, improved OpenEXR on Linux and more. This version requires a Fusion Studio license dongle.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 16.2

  • Support for write-on/off, end-cap style and miter limit in mask tools.
  • Support for a “show folder” option in the Fusion effects Library.
  • Support for showing macros in the Fusion effects library.
  • Support for inverting the temporal behavior of the keyframe stretcher tool.
  • Support for resolve parameter modifier, for transition template animation.
  • Support for using DaVinci Resolve dongles with Fusion Render Nodes.
  • Support for RED SDK 7.2.1 and decoding clips from the Komodo camera.
  • Improved OpenEXR support on Linux.
  • Improved persistence of view settings.
  • Improved kerning of some Adobe type 1 fonts in text+ and text 3D tools.
  • Improved display of localized font names in text+ and text 3D tools.
  • Improved performance with gradient background now in GPU.
  • Improved performance with dve now in GPU.
  • Improved performance with corner pin now in GPU.
  • Improved performance with stereo combining in 3D renderer now in GPU.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Minimum system requirements for Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.14.6 Mojave
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 7.3
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Installing Fusion Software

Double-click the Fusion Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restart the computer after installation.

Removing Fusion Software

To remove Fusion from your system, double-click the Uninstall Fusion icon.

Additional Information

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included “Third Party Licenses.rtf” document.

Fusion Studio 16.1.1 – 31 October 2019

This update addresses an issue where channel names for the wand mask and paint fill tools would not properly reflect the colorspace, as well as general performance and stability improvements.

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 16.1.1

  • Addressed an issue where channel names for the Wand Mask and Paint Fill tools would not reflect the selected colorspace
  • General performance and stability improvements

Minimum system requirements for Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.14.6 Mojave
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 7.3
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM
  • GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer

Installing Fusion Software

Double-click the Fusion Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restart the computer after installation.

Removing Fusion Software

To remove Fusion from your system, double-click the Uninstall Fusion icon.

Additional Information

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included “Third Party Licenses.rtf” document.


What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 16.1 – 18 October 2019

  • Support for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera presets in the Camera3D and CameraTracker tools
  • Support for ACEScg as a gamut option
  • Support for using Shift + drag to set path keyframes when using non-spline displacement modifiers
  • Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
  • Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance in single GPU systems
  • Improved render all savers status display
  • Addressed an issue where the viewer would not show real-time changes in the Color Corrector node when separate color wheels were used
  • Addressed an issue where applying multiple OCIO view LUTs would show erroneous behavior
  • Addressed an issue where auto arranging tools in the node editor would sometimes cause an overlap of nodes
  • Addressed an issue where saving Fusion preferences when viewing the 3D viewer would disable the lighting options in the 3D viewer
  • Addressed an issue where the Stereo context menu would not accurately reflect the checkerboard and interlaced viewer modes
  • Addressed an issue where inaccessible paths in Windows %PATH% environment variable would cause a crash on startup
  • Addressed an issue where adding images with different resolutions to some OpenFX plugins would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where color dodge and burn would produce inverted results if the input image had invalid values
  • Addressed an issue where the White Balance tool would sometimes show incorrect results when using GPU processing
  • General performance and stability improvements

What’s New in Fusion 16

Fusion Studio 16 is a major upgrade that brings all of the improvements made to Fusion inside of DaVinci Resolve to the standalone version of Fusion. You get an updated and more modern user interface, along with dramatically faster performance. All 3D operations are GPU accelerated, making Fusion much more responsive and interactive. In addition, there are dozens of GPU accelerated tools such as time effects, dissolves, stereo tools, vector motion, corner pinning, color tools and more! B-spline and bitmap mask operations are accelerated, as are the planar and camera trackers. Improved memory management makes large compositions with high tool counts more reliable, making Fusion 16 dramatically faster and more stable than ever before!

Full List of New Features:

  • Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Support for Metal and CUDA GPU processing modes
  • Improved playback performance
  • Improved 3D engine performance
  • Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.4
  • Support for MultiSampling in the 3D Renderer
  • Ability to flexibly scale animation with changing clip lengths
  • Improved responsiveness of Fusion viewer interactions when using a Wacom tablet
  • Improved performance for Change Depth with new Error Diffusion option
  • Improved performance and accuracy for Camera Tracker, with support for lens distortion
  • Improved performance for Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for a Duplicate tool with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for TimeSpeed and TimeStretcher with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Planar Tracker
  • Improved performance for B-Spline rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Vector Motion Blur and motion blur in other tools with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Color operations with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance when selecting a paint tool with multiple strokes
  • Improved zoom behavior in the keyframe and spline panels
  • Improved performance and stability when rendering mask shapes when using the Metal GPU processing mode
  • Improved unicode PSD layer name support
  • Support for using DaVinci Resolve Studio dongles to run Fusion Studio
  • General stability and performance improvements

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