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Autodesk: Flame burns with release of extension 2

After debuting an end-to-end 4K workflow for Flame and Flame Premium 2015 earlier this year, Autodesk continues to accelerate workflows for VFX and post production with an Extension 2 release for its creative finishing software.

Currently available to Flame and Flame Premium 2015 customers on Autodesk subscription, Extension 2 gains new features including a planar tracker aimed at allowing Flame, Flare and Flame Assist users to better track perspective changes.

As part of the extension, Flare and Flame Assist are now available on both Linux and Mac platforms.

Other Extension 2 enhancements to the Flame Premium family are a simplified shot distribution system, a timeline tab within the BFX editor and new Recursive Batch FX functionality for editing of BFX clip content in the Batch schematic.

It also includes Lustre Second Screen, a new communication and review tool for client-supervised grading sessions, and Reel Groups for Flame, which allows artists to organise their shots on reels into one or more groups to support their project workflows.