Pricing for Nuke GUI has been reduced by 30 percent to
$3,500. Render licenses have also been reduced to $250 per license.
Since The Foundry’s purchase of Nuke from creator Digital
Domain, the compositing tool has seen a number of new enhancements, including a
new optical flow node for accurate retiming operations, a new interface with
enhanced tracking markers for Tracker, improved selection methods, support for
reading/writing HDRI image formats, an updated color wheel, FrameCycler
Professional 2007 and complete support for the company’s full range of OFX
plug-ins. OFX is a free-of-charge, open source plug-in standard for developing
2D digital visual effects. It is via the OFX API that The Foundry has been able
to provide plug-in support for Nuke so quickly.
In addition to the Nuke news, The Foundry has announced that
Furnace for OFX plug-ins is imminent. The new Furnace for OFX toolset will
feature 36 advanced image processing tools. New plug-ins in Furnace 4 for OFX
include: ChannelRepair, ColourAlign, ColourMatte, Contrast, Correlate, DeBlur,
DeFlicker2, DeNoise, Depth, FrameRepair, MatchGrade, MotionBlur, MotionMatch,
MotionMatte, MotionSmooth, ShadowRemoval, SmartFill, SmartPlate, SmartZoom,
Splicer, Steadiness, VectorConvertor, VectorGenerator and VectorWarper.
When it ships, Furnace 4 node-locked will be priced at
$4,400. Furnace 4 float will be priced at $6,600. Existing customers will be
able to upgrade for $2,200
(node-locked) and $3,300 (floating).