Key features of Flame

Accelerate your post-production workflow with cutting-edge visual effects (VFX) and editorial finishing tools right at your fingertips.

Scene of Camila Cabello singing and dancing in a dress, VFX and color grade by Studio Rufus in Flame

3D compositing toolset

Combine the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects in Action

Machine learning image segmentation

Easily isolate skies, human bodies, heads, facial features, or other objects using semantic keyers

Timeline editing tools

Insert, cut, and apply effects to video and audio files

Next-generation camera tracking

Generate camera data, a point cloud, and Z-Depth map to easily position objects in a scene

MasterGrade creative color tool

Blaze through color work with a high dynamic range (HDR) ready and float-point capable color tool

Integrated finishing core toolset

Color grade in an integrated environment that connects to colorist control panels

Explorer bin

Store grabbed references and Timeline FX setups in a dedicated bin and reference comparison area

NDI video preview streaming

Stream audio and Network Device Interface (NDI) video across a network for more productive client sessions

Dolby Vision HDR content tools

Create HDR content with Dolby Vision technology for an enhanced viewing experience

Flame features

Power through 11th-hour post-production editing with robust Flame tools and workflows.


3D compositing toolset

Combine the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects in Action.

Keying on the Timeline

Easily create chroma keys directly on the Timeline using the Modular Keyer in Action or Keyer tools in Batch FX.

Camera tracking

Perform automatic 3D tracking based on the camera properties of the device used to acquire the image sequence you want to track.

Node-based compositing

Batch and Batch FX integrates with the Timeline and desktop to combine 2D and 3D elements iteratively.

Animation Channel Editor

Gain more control of your animation and fine-tune changes across all animation channels for your current effect or tool.

Selective isolation

Create 2D isolations on surfaces or in cameras.


Editorial Timeline

Oversee projects, create consistent looks, edit on the Timeline, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots to editorial intention.

2D compositing on the Timeline

Use Timeline FX to control the composition of a segment with the input on the track beneath it.

Mattes and masks

Increase the versatility of the effects you apply on the Timeline.


Effects environment

Task based environment that brings a new level of grading and VFX integration directly into the Timeline.

MasterGrade creative color tool

Use modes optimized to grade the three types of colors spaces: video, logarithmic, and scene-linear.

Explorer bin

Save and recall color grading and FX work in a dedicated bin and reference comparison area.

Dolby Vision HDR compatible

Import, author, display, and export Dolby Vision HDR animatable metadata.

Integrated finishing core toolset

Control the effects environment using Tangent controls. Apply color and effects in an integrated environment connected to Tangent colorist control panels.

Image Timeline FX and Batch node

Use an integrated toolset for color, beauty work, production fix-it tasks, or freeform creative treatments on any image.

Matchbox and Lightbox

Load several Matchboxes and Lightboxes either provided with Flame or created by a third party to apply effects using GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) shaders.

Modern color management workflow

Track color space data on a per-clip basis, from source to screen. Gain the ability to lock exported color policies.

Machine learning technology

Enhanced Camera motion solver

Apply Advanced Camera solver based on SFM (Structure from Motion) and Visual SLAM, with machine learning object detection.

Human face extraction

Extract mattes using machine learning with a human-face region semantic keyer.

Sky extraction

Isolate skies with a single click to perform sky replacement, add treatments to sky backgrounds, and more.

Human body and head extraction

Isolate human bodies and heads for fast, iterative color grading and light FX treatments on shots.

Custom Object extraction

Find and provide a matte for the most obvious object within a bounding box using object recognition tools.

Z-depth map generator

Use machine learning for live-action, scene-depth reclamation. Color correct and apply effects based on camera distance.

Human face normal map generator

Generate 3D surface-orientation bump maps with machine learning for color adjustment, relighting, and retouching.

Hardware and configurations

NDI video preview streaming

Remotely stream content with Fullscreen Video over IP to any NDI receiver or webcasting software.

Python API

Drive many parts of the application using scriptable commands.


Use a scriptable handler to process your images via external renderers within the Batch environment.

Blackmagic RAW support

Import Blackmagic Design RAW media.

Matchbox and Lightbox API

Use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve challenges in the 3D compositing environment in Batch and Action.

OpenFX plug-ins

Load and use OpenFX plug-ins including general plug-ins, as well as filters, generators, and transitions.

Cloud workflows and collaboration

3D data in the FBX format

Exchange 3D data for scene compositions between tools and packages developed by different manufacturers.

Flow Production Tracking integration

Access the power of the Flow Production Tracking (formerly ShotGrid) review and production tracking toolset.

Connected Conform workflow

Use a unified effects management approach to share and sync effects across multiple sequences.

AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI)

Broadcast an uncompressed signal in an AWS cloud deployment.

Media formats

Media management

Manage media better with support for additional formats and enhanced sharing and handling.

Media export

Export multiple clips, movies, sequences, and more to a desired file format.

Displaying media metadata

View detailed metadata for each clip or sequence directly in the Player.