Blackmagic Design has been playing a significant role in the development and democratisation of the filmmaking industry by delivering affordable and quality tools to the masses for many years now. After the recent successful release of the affordable lineup of cinema cameras including a professional grading software – DaVinci Resolve for free with any camera purchase (sans BMPCC), the Australian company now releases an entirely FREE version of another popular software.Only two months after the acquisition of Fusion maker
Only two months after the purchase of Fusion maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design unleashes the PC version of Fusion 7 for free. Now everyone has access to a powerful 3D VFX software, which includes an array of equally powerful tools for compositing, painting, rotoscoping, retiming, stabilization, titling, keying and much more. Fusion 7 customers and those with a current Fusion support plan can get the full Fusion Studio package at no additional cost.
“Visual effects software has been expensive for way too long and it’s time that this changed. Consumers are screaming for more exciting movies and television programs and so we need to do everything we can to help our customers create stunning visual effects,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO.
“Now, with the free version of Fusion, everyone from individual artists to the biggest studios can create Hollywood caliber visual effects and motion graphics! When combined with DaVinci Resolve Lite, customers can get the world’s most advanced tools for editing, grading, 3D compositing, visual effects and motion graphics, all absolutely free!”
The free of charge Fusion 7 is a fully featured visual effects solution and is not limited in it’s features. It has a massive visual effects and motion graphics toolset that can be used for both personal and commercial work.
The paid version of the softwareFusion 7 Studio now retails for $995 / £635 and includes everything found in the free Fusion 7 software, plus adds extra high-end features such as optical flow tools for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third-party OpenFX plug-ins, and distributed network rendering on unlimited number of workstations.
This is another huge leap for Blackmagic Design towards empowering filmmakers. From capturing 4K Raw “video” through to post-production and editing hardware, colour grading, film scanning, and now adding stunning visual effects to the mix, one may wonder what’s next for Blackmagic Design?
You can download the FREE version of Fusion 7 here.
[via studiodaily.com and blackmagicdesign.com]