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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Visual Effects Blackmagic Design has made the standard version of the Fusion 7 visual effects and motion graphics software available for free, following its acquisition of the company that developed it, Eyeon Software. Fusion was used on the films Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black. Fusion 7 for Windows can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website now. A Mac version is under development. Fusion 7 Studio, a bundle of VFX and motion graphics apps with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities, has also been released costing circa £600. Imagineer Systems has released mocha Pro 4.1and mocha Plus 4.1. A free update for existing mocha 4 users, version 4.1 includes open spline mask export, spline warp export for NUKE, and support for OpenEXR 2.0. “We worked closely with customers like Park Road Post, Legend 3D and others to support these new and highly requested features,” said chief marketing officer Ross Shain. “The early feedback on 4.1 has been really positive, especially for planar tracked open splines, which has been on the customer wish list for a long time. NUKE users will also really appreciate the new ‘Send to NUKE’ freebie script and enhanced Python support.” Finishing Goldcrest Post in New York has bought two Quantel Pablo Rio 4k colour grading and finishing systems to replace its existing Pablo-based set-up. Pablo PA conform, preparation and workflow software has also been purchased. Managing director Tim Spitzer said: “Our existing Quantel systems have served us very well for many years. However, we now want the expanded processing power, speed, and expanded toolset of Pablo Rio to both service and stay ahead of our industry’s on-going migration to ever higher resolution, higher bit depth, and wider color gamut including ACES and eventual Rec.2020 workflows.” 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 96 DECEMBER 2014