The Foundry has released its Nuke 9 product line-up, including updated versions of its original compositing packages Nuke and NukeX, and the new editorial, VFX and finishing system Nuke Studio.

What’s new in the three editions?

All three editions include a new native flipbook tool, replacing FrameCycler, while under-the-hood performance has been significantly increased, particularly when working with EXRs.

NukeX and Nuke Studio also get Kronos, a GPU-accelerated retiming toolset, and a revamped planar tracker

Pricing and availability
Pricing for Nuke 9 is up slightly: $4,213 as opposed to $4,155 for Nuke 8.0. The price of NukeX 9 falls by a similar amount: $7,920 as opposed to $8,070 for NukeX 8.0. Nuke Studio costs $9,240.

All prices include one year’s maintenance.

As well as rental and educational options, there is a new option to spread the cost of a first seat across twelve monthly payments, leading to a permanent licence at the end of the year.

The new free non-commercial edition of Nuke Studio is due in 2015.

Read more about the Nuke 9 product family on The Foundry’s website

Read the full release notes for Nuke 9 and NukeX 9