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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline

Fremont, CA - January 7, 2015 - Blackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.

Muse VFX is one of the world’s leading VFX houses that has created one of the most efficient yet artistic VFX studios in Hollywood today. Its artists have used Fusion on some of the biggest films in recent years, including Columbia Picture’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Lionsgate’s “Safe” and Dreamwork’s “Fright Night,” as well as dozens of hit television shows. 

“We’ve been working with Fusion for years. It's been the clear winner for us with its amazing node based architecture and incredible feature set. Fusion has enabled us to create anything our clients have requested. The speed of Fusion has always been fast, but with version 7, there is a noticeable boost in performance,” said Fred Pienkos, founder and VFX supervisor at Muse VFX.

Outlining their diversity in creating top quality VFX for any type of project, the Muse team also recently received the prestigious Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“By using Fusion in our day to day film and television workflows, we are able to confidently drive the best possible work in special venue projects. Fusion easily tackles large format projects with speed and is easy to customize for less common pipelines, such as multi camera projections and installations. This was essential for the Kennedy Space Center project,” said Pienkos.

“Fusion’s 4K toolset, along with Generation’s playback capabilities, have provided us with the means to effectively deliver on time and on budget, over and over again. With the ability to go from pre-vis to post production in one application, we are able to offer efficiencies that other products can't touch,” he continued.

With Fusion 7 Studio now available, facilities worldwide have begun the migration to Fusion’s new offering. 

“We are very excited to see how Fusion 7 Studio will integrate into our VFX pipeline. Blackmagic has a great reputation for building upon the products they develop, so we’re all really happy with Fusion’s new home,” Pienkos concluded.

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About Muse VFX
Muse VFX is a world-class visual effects and design boutique in Hollywood, California that consists of award winning artists, supervisors and producers. The Muse team specializes in CG animation, compositing, digital environments, character animation, on-set supervision, and conceptual design for Television, Feature Films, Commercials, Special Venue Projects and Online Content. Proud to offer a groundbreaking 4K pipeline and other powerful tools that ensure Muse VFX is among the leading VFX providers in the industry, Muse partners with clients from pre-production to delivery, developing and executing solutions that provide the highest quality, most efficient workflows within tight deadlines. For more information, please visit

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to  

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Blackmagic Design master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Cubix, Matrox Video and Sony Creative Software products.