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Nuke - Compositing, Editorial and Review

Nuke Studio, high quality playback, edit and review software for compositing and more

Your post-production powerhouse

Nuke is the powerful node-based compositing tool at the heart of the Nuke family. Whether your focus is on blockbusters, animation or binge-worthy episodic content, Nuke’s flexible and robust toolset empowers teams to create pixel-perfect content every time.

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Post-production powerhouse

With over 200 nodes and a scalable node graph and image processing engine, Nuke provides the ultimate compositing toolset and gives artists everything they need to tackle diverse digital post-production challenges at any scale and resolution.

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Advanced compositing tools

Nuke’s Deep compositing tools reduce the need to re-render CG elements when content changes. It allows artists to work with images that contain multiple opacity, color and camera-relative depth samples per pixel.

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Work with future-facing technology

Nuke offers support for the leading industry standards including OpenEXR and rising technologies including Hydra and USD. Plus, with support for OpenColorIO and ACES, color management is easy and ensures consistent color from capture through to delivery.

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Maximize your 3D workflow

Artists can quickly place 2D and 3D elements using Nuke's integrated 3D environment. This workspace allows complex projection workflows using custom geometry to be set up and rendered with ease.

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Compositing and much more
  • • Nuke’s advanced set of tools offer new levels of technical and creative control
  • • A vast array of flexible tools available at your fingertips
  • • Streamline your pipeline and tackle complex projects with ease
Unparalleled power and performance
  • • Nuke meets the needs of modern production work with support for industry-standard file formats
  • • Be more efficient with your compositing with a robust multi-channel workflow
  • • Tackle large scale projects thanks to Nuke’s node graph and resolution-independent processing
Collaboration, speed and efficiency
  • • Work fast with Nuke’s cutting-edge toolkits and fluid workflows
  • • Reuse tools thanks to features like Gizmos, Toolsets and Presets
  • • Easily share Nuke scripts, and parallelize work using LiveGroups, powering collaboration whether you’re sitting side by side or across the globe
The perfect fit for your pipeline
  • • Open and customizable, Nuke offers a flexible pipeline that scales to your needs
  • • Experience full pipeline integration, automate common tasks and procedures with Nuke’s robust Python API and Pyside
  • • Write your own image processing operations with Nuke’s C++ SDK, or using Nuke’s BlinkScript node

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Who’s using Nuke

Vikram Kulkarni Senior Compositor, Double Negative


Vikram Kulkarni — Senior Compositor, Double Negative

Nuke has made possible things we couldn't have imagined doing in compositing. There is not a single project where we don't need to use its 3D pipeline for ease. I cannot thank Foundry enough for making comping so exciting!

Patricia Llaguno, Nuke compositor


Patricia Llaguno — Lead Compositor, Framestore

Nuke is the compositing tool of choice for Framestore's film productions; it is incredibly versatile, customizable and user friendly. It enables our creative talent to explore and expand ideas and solve all manner of problems; with Nuke you really can fix it in comp!

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Gregor Puchatz — Aaron Sims Creative, CG supervisor

Nuke Studio is a backbone for us because it communicates with every part of the studio.

  • Double negative use Nuke for powerful compositing
  • Framestore love Nuke and use it for editorial playback and review
  • Milk love using Nuke, Nukex and Nuke Studio
  • MPC are big users of Nuke for compositing in film


Buy $5,518* Rent $1,919/qtr*
  • Industry-standard compositing
  • Over 200 creative nodes
  • Integrated 3D environment
  • Robust Python API and C++ SDK
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $10,268* Rent $3,539/qtr*
  • Advanced industry-standard compositing
  • Full Nuke toolset
  • Advanced plug-ins for 3D camera tracking, cleanup and corrections
  • Cara VR plug-ins for 360 video
  • 2 licenses of Nuke Assist (with perpetual license only)
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $11,868* Rent $4,089/qtr*
  • Multi-shot management, editorial, compositing and review
  • Full NukeX compositing toolset
  • Customizable multi-track editorial timeline
  • Conform and Ingest of AAF, XML, and EDLs
  • 2 licenses of Nuke Assist (with perpetual license only)
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $622*
  • Render license: floating or node-locked
  • Headless version of Nuke (no GUI)
  • Rendering on an external render farm
  • Render files from Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio & Hiero
  • Available as permanent with maintenance
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Explore the Nuke Family

Take a look at the other products in the Nuke family and find the one that best suits your needs.

  • All the features of Nuke plus even more advanced tools so you can take your compositing to the next level.

  • Combining the power of NukeX and Hiero into one toolset for more streamlined multi-shot management, editorial, composting and review.

  • The ultimate node-based compositing toolset at an accessible price.

  • Seamlessly review dynamic timelines with an intuitive editorial toolkit for all your multi-shot management, conform, editorial and review needs.

  • Desktop review tool allowing you to review shots in context and compare render versions quickly.