The Foundry has released Nuke 8, bringing new features and improvements to its compositing software.

Version 8 adds a number of new features to Nuke, including a new Dope Sheet timeline (right) and Text node, improvements to grading and colour correction, a Camera Tracker update and new 3D tools.

Clearly impressed by the update, Head of Nuke at The Mill, Hugo Guerra, said during the Nuke 8 launch event: "This update of Nuke cements it as the most powerful compositor in the market today. It doesn't matter if you are making a film, a commercial, a TV show, game cinematics or creating an art installation, you will never be disappointed with its unique scalability and raw versatility."

Nuke 8 is available to buy now from The Foundry's website. There's a free 15-day trial available, after which you'll pay £2,499 (excluding VAT) for the permanent license or £800 per quarter to rent the software.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to take a closer look at the new features in Nuke 8.