Nuke 5 benefits from improvements to the user interface, a new stereoscopic 3D workflow and the addition of script language Python (from TCL in the previous version).
Nuke 5 has been developed with customers including MPC and Digital Domain.
Foundry chairman Bill Collis said: 'This is the first major new version of Nuke since we purchased it in 2005. The modifications have been driven by our customers.'
Nuke 5 will sell for $3,500 dollars (£1,700), the same price as the previous version. Nuke currently accounts for around 25% of The Foundry's revenues.
The company has also announced plug ins for Eyeon's Fusion and Autodesk's Combustion graphic solutions.
Grass Valley launches SportCam
Thomson Grass Valley unveiled its HD LDK 8000 SportCam at IBC.
The camera benefits from a slow motion functionality which means it can shoot at double speed - either 100Hz or 119.88Hz depending on the high definition format used - and record using EVS recording media to an external third party disc recorder.
The camera can capture 1080i images in multiple formats and frame rates.
The company has sold 80 units of the SportCam to a Belgium production company, and claims that 50 of these will be used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The camera will be available on general release in the fourth quarter of this year with a list price of Eu127,000 (£86,000).
Canon debuts automatic focus
Canon has debuted an automatic focus element for long-field HD lenses at IBC. It will be added to the Digisuper 100AF (100x9.3) and Digisuper 86AF (86x9.3).
This means, according to the company, that cameraman can concentrate on the shot's composition without worrying about its focus.
Canon has also launched the BU-40H HD Pan Tilt system, a 'cost effective' remote control pan and tilt camera designed for outdoor events such as sport and concerts.