I saw an interested discussion on Twitter between Shawn Nelson and Emery Wells. It goes like this:
Shawn: "what's a good way to understand Nuke vs Flame vs Inferno vs Smoke vs Fusion and how they fit together or dont?"
Emery: "Think Nuke for one shot a time. Smoke for bringing it all together. Flame is like Nuke and Smoke combined. Fusion me no likey."
Shawn: "Thanks man! Which ones do you use in your pipeline? Or do you not handle that side of post?"
Emery: "Scratch for grading, Nuke for compositing, and getting Smoke for finishing."
Shawn: "Scratch for grading? I loved the results of the Quantel Pablo! I'm also interested to see Lustre in action. Why go Scratch?"
Then, Yohance Brown jumps in with this:
Yohance: "...price. Scratch $70K, Lustre $150K, Pablo $400K"
Emery adds: "Scratch still has the strongest red support in my opinion. Pablo is great but 6 times the cost. Bout 400k..."
These are all GREAT people you should be following: