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David Mathis
OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:48:31 am

It is finally here! The wait is over! Doing double back flip.

The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!



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Anders Utterstrom
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:42:37 am

It's free, right?

Anders Utterstrom
Chicago, Illinois


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Anders Utterstrom
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:47:45 am

This is fantastic news. I can't wait to see it can do.

Anders Utterstrom
Chicago, Illinois


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Petros Kolyvas
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:50:47 pm

It feels like post-santa just arrived and dropped off the replacement to Shake I've always wanted.

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There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It's all learned. - Bruce Ediger


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Steve Connor
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:56:01 pm

Here's a few tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwd7_Tc3c9xUs3jbiZ0rKxGWrdtsbsSd


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Petros Kolyvas
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:58:38 pm

Blackmagic's own tutorials page is fairly comprehensive to newcomers and those looking to "readjust" their perspective from other node-based compositors.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/training

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There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It's all learned. - Bruce Ediger


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Bret Williams
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 4:34:37 pm

The fact that it actually has waveform/vector scope puts it in a different (I didn't say better) league than AE & Motion and the video out support of course should be mandatory for a pro app (ahem, Motion 5 I'm looking at YOU).

I've been using Motion 5 instead of AE since the breakup with Adobe (we still get back together once in awhile cuz we both know the same clients) and for most things it's as good and sometimes better, sometimes worse. A third option is always a plus.


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Shawn Miller
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:44:22 pm
Last Edited By Shawn Miller on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:48:08 pm

[Bret Williams] "The fact that it actually has waveform/vector scope puts it in a different (I didn't say better) league than AE & Motion"

AE has had video scopes via Color Finesse since CS5...

EDIT: Make that v6.5...

Shawn



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Bret Williams
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:31:14 pm

Ah true I remember playing with that years ago. But not exactly the same thing is it? Do you have to add cf to get the scopes? But AE has video out so I can always use scopes on the Flanders.


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Shawn Miller
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:53:55 pm
Last Edited By Shawn Miller on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:56:10 pm

[Bret Williams] "Ah true I remember playing with that years ago. But not exactly the same thing is it?"

Nope, not exactly. :-) It seems like a no-brainer to build scopes into the application and make them easy to access.

[Bret Williams] "Do you have to add cf to get the scopes?"

Yes, unfortunately. I feel like CF needs to be re-thought in the face of Adobe's new focus on color. Maybe we'll see the Lumetri Color Panel in AE at some point (for those of us who still use AE).

[Bret Williams] "But AE has video out so I can always use scopes on the Flanders."

That's how I use scopes with AE - via the built in WF and VS on my Panasonic monitors. I agree though, scopes should be built directly into the application.

Shawn



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Shawn Miller
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:42:36 pm

[Petros Kolyvas] "Blackmagic's own tutorials page is fairly comprehensive to newcomers and those looking to "readjust" their perspective from other node-based compositors.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/training"


For in-depth, project based training - CMIVFX, FXPHD and Digital Tutors also have training titles that are worth checking out.


https://cmivfx.com/store (The HUD design course might be of particular interest to motion graphics folks)

https://www.fxphd.com/

http://www.digitaltutors.com/software/Fusion-tutorials

Shawn



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Bret Williams
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:32:15 pm

Good info!


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David Mathis
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:27:06 pm

[Petros Kolyvas] "It feels like post-santa just arrived and dropped off the replacement to Shake I've always wanted."

I still have a copy of Shake. Just purchased it a couple of months before it got put on the chopping block. Now there is something like it for free. Oh well, at least I have a museum piece since Shake will not run under Yosemite.

The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!



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Oliver Peters
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 28, 2015 at 9:13:43 pm

The real question is whether you can send a whole timeline of clips to Fusion and work with them, like you can in After Effects. If Fusion is only one shot at a time, then it's not any more useful to most editors than Motion is now or than Shake was in the past. IOW a great single-shot compositor, but not a viable motion graphics/finishing tool. For those who've started to dabble, can it do that?

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Shawn Miller
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:00:59 pm

[Oliver Peters] "For those who've started to dabble, can it do that?"

AFAIK, only with Media Composer via the Avid Connect plug-in... and that's only available in the Studio version. I wouldn't expect that to change any time soon.

Shawn



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Oliver Peters
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:42:16 pm

[Shawn Miller] "AFAIK, only with Media Composer via the Avid Connect plug-in.."

Although I've never used it, I believe that's still only one shot at a time. The Connect plug-in sends that shot to Fusion where you process it.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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David Mathis
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 29, 2015 at 9:48:47 am

Having just played with it, single shot basis is the name of the game. Motion graphics best done in a layer based scenario unless one enjoys lots of nodes.

The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!



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Shawn Miller
Re: OT: Fusion is now available for OS X
on Aug 29, 2015 at 2:53:44 pm

[Oliver Peters] "Although I've never used it, I believe that's still only one shot at a time. The Connect plug-in sends that shot to Fusion where you process it."

Ah, I see. Thinking about it, I don't see how you could work with sequences of clips in Fusion, the way you do in AE or Motion. It will be interesting to see if BMD comes up with a way to satisfy the folks who need that capability.

Shawn



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