Get quickly up to speed with Fusion 7, the free compositing software from Blackmagic Design.
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Lee Lanier and welcome to Up and Running with Fusion 7. In this course you'll learn the basics of compositing within Blackmagic Design Fusion. Fusion is a node-based compositor, which means you can build networks for specialized tools to create complex results. If you've used another node-based compositor, like the Foundry NUKE, making the transition should be fairly simple, just a matter of learning where the new menu items are, names and your properties, and so on. If you're used to using a layer-based program like After Effects, this may seem a little strange at the start.
However, we'll go through all the basics you need to start from the beginning and work your way up to a network such as this. This course does use Fusion 7. The free version you can download yourself. During the time of this recording, Fusion 8 Beta was released. Now the differences between 7 and 8 are fairly minor, particularly when you're starting out from scratch. We'll return to this particular project towards the end of the course. In the meantime, we'll start from the very beginning with an empty project.
- Basics of the Fusion interface and general workflow
- Creating tool (aka node) networks
- Working with transforms
- Using expressions
- Masking and rotoscoping
- Altering outputs with color correction and effects
- Compositing in 3D
- Motion tracking
- Keying with Primatte
- Rendering to disc