Blackmagic Design just continues to shake up the industry. Their latest move is to announce that the node-based visual effects and motion graphics software Fusion 7 is now available free of charge.
Fusion 7 is a powerful VFX program that is used on tons of Hollywood films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black.
Before Blackmagic purchased Eyeon (the previous developer of Fusion), version 7 was planned to retail for $2500. Version 6 launched at $5000.
With the free release of Fusion 7, Blackmagic is well on its way to building an impressive professional video editing suite of products. Earlier this year, Blackmagic released a free version of DaVinci Resolve 11, which has morphed into a fully functional NLE.
Also announced was Fusion 7 Studio, which is a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics solutions with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities. Fusion 7 Studio will be available for $995.
Fusion 7 Studio adds several high-end features like optical flow tool for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third party OpenFX plug ins. It also adds distributed network rendering so customers can render jobs on an unlimited number of computers at no additional cost. The Studio version also includes multi-user workflow and collaboration tools.
Fusion 7 is Windows-only at this time. You can download it here from Blackmagic Design.