Blackmagic Releases Fusion 16
Blackmagic has released Fusion 16 Beta
Initial reactions on the forums are luke-warm. There is a lot of concern amongst compositors that Fusion will be EOL and be replaced by Resolve.
That said, the two tools serve different workflows and needs. The new version of Fusion brings more GPU acceleration, and an updated interface. Tracking operations, 3D compositing and rotoscoping are all GPU accelerated improving overall performance and stability.
They’ve also released Fusion Player, and playback and review tool designed to fit the needs of VFX production.
Falling into the bad-news category is that there is no longer a free version of Fusion, but you can still get Resolve for free, which would suit the needs of most people learning motion design or compositing.
That said, for $299 Fusion is an absolutely incredible deal. It’s one of the most complete compositing tools available, and at that price point every indie motion designer, compositor, or film maker should consider adding it to their toolkit.
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