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Foundry Unveils Nuke 5.2

Next major release of powerful compositing application Nuke shown at NAB 2009 (Booth SL326) (April 19, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-4-19--Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, has announced the next major release of its powerful compositing application Nuke at NAB 2009 (Booth SL326)

Nuke 5.2 features new pre-comp tools that facilitate collaborative workflow, Python UI improvements, metadata support and the ability to register multiple 'Viewer Process' Gizmos for user-defined viewer LUT processing, including new support for 3D LUTs and OpenGL GLSL shaders.

In addition Nuke 5.2 enables video monitor output through Blackmagic, AJA Kona and Xena, and introduces a RED R3D Redcode format reader that brings the full range of picture information into a full 32bit float processing environment.

Viewer playback performance has been significantly improved, flexible disk caching introduced at script nodes and numerous bugs fixed.

Richard Shackleton, Nuke product manager at The Foundry said: "We are continually working with and listening to our customers to ensure we understand their needs, wants and priorities. Nuke 5.2, and our future development programme, will deliver productivity and workflow gains, as well as expand the production and creative tasks that can be tackled within the platform."

This philosophy of continual innovation focused on solving VFX community requirements continues at The Foundry with Nuke 6.0 due for release in Q3. The company is also showing a pre-release peek at Nuke 6.0, at its booth SL326 at NAB.



Customer Demonstrations at NAB 2009 (Booth SL326):

Also at NAB 2009, The Foundry will also be hosting live customer demos, providing an insight into how Nuke was used on: Watchmen, Iron Man and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.  A full demo schedule is available at

The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post production. On February 10th 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry's development team for the Furnace image processing suite. The company now holds two products with AMPAS Sci-Tech Award® winning technology including high-end compositing system Nuke.

The Foundry's products support a wide range of host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Baselight, Film Master, NUKE, Scratch, Shake and Final Cut Pro.

Customers include: Digital Domain, The Moving Picture Company, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros and Weta Digital Ltd. The Foundry is headquartered in London, and has offices in Los Angeles. For more information please visit The Foundry's website at

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