NAB 2014 News – Nuke Studio

The Foundry have announced Nuke Studio, their new application sits at the top of the Nuke family tree and offers VFX Editorial and Finishing. They’ve taken the best of NukeX and Hiero and brought them together into one super app.

Main features include:

  • Online editing toolkit (video and audio)
  • Real-time timeline effects (nuke on the timeline)
  • Timeline and compositing combined (node graph and timeline built together)
  • Complete power of NukeX (including Nuke Assist x2)
  • Collaborative control (share, import CG, annotations, etc)
  • 4k real-time playback (I/O SDI)
  • Intelligent rendering built-in (built in render farm just add more machines)
  • Python core (entirely scriptable)
  • Multi-platform support (Windows, Linux, OSX)
  • nukeStudio01

    “Nuke started as a tool for people doing film visual effects, but it has been adopted by people doing TV episodic and short-form commercials work,” said The Foundry’s chief scientist, Simon Robinson. “Nuke Studio lets an individual do everything at a desktop, but collaborate with a larger team.”

    Robinson said that while Nuke Studio is aimed at short-form filmmakers, the industry might well find ways to apply it to long-form. “People use our tools quite wildly.”


    The Foundry has become a key software developer for visual effects and digital production. It has taken over development and commercial distribution of several software packages that began as proprietary software fpr individual vfx houses. Nuke itself was originally developed by Digital Domain. Katana lighting and look development software began at Sony Pictures Imageworks and is now a Foundry product.


    For more information visit visit The Foundry’s website, or watch the video below….

    On the other hand…

    …visit our friends over at who have a full interview with Jon Wadelton (Nuke Product Manager) and Philippa Carroll (Nuke Product Marketing Manager)