Blackmagic Design has announced a Linux version of its visual effects program, Fusion, is now available free of charge and released Version 1.0.2 of its Blackmagic Duplicator.

The new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can work on their platform of choice –  Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Further, all project files are common, so artists can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running  the same job on  different platforms. In addition to the Fusion on Linux announcement, Blackmagic Design is also announcing that Fusion 8.2 is available as a free software download from the website starting today.

The new Blackmagic Duplicator 1.0.2 update improves the codec in the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and dramatically increases the performance of H.265 files on the latest playback devices.  It also improves A/V synchronisation on all recordings, especially with long recordings and when recording multiple files with the append record feature and reduces the delay when detecting a new video input signal so recording can start quicker.

Both updates are available now free of charge from the support page of the Blackmagic Design website at