Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE (BCC 7 AE). BCC 7 AE brings over 200 filters to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features 11 new filters including a 3-way color grade filter with built-in keying and masking tools, a new video noise reduction tool, a spline-based warp filter, an audio-driven keyframe generator, a new OpenGL particle engine, and still and video morph technology. Each Boris Continuum Complete filter has been re-engineered to take advantage of 64-bit processing and OpenGL acceleration.
“BCC 7 AE is the next generation of our award-winning visual effects plug-in suite,” commented Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX. “Each filter harnesses the power of multiple 64-bit processors and modern graphics cards to deliver an interactive experience for editors and compositors. In addition, BCC 7 AE delivers highly sought-after technologies such as 3-way color grading, noise reduction, audio-driven keyframe generation, and still image and video morphing.”
“BCC 7 AE is by far the most advanced release of BCC to date and represents a significant upgrade from earlier versions,” commented Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, DV Magazine. “OpenGL and 64-bit compatibility provide faster screen redraw as well as rendering. The new 3 Way Color Grade provides options for masking as well as motion tracking an area. And my favorite addition to the collection is the Beat Reactor technology, available within a number of the plug-ins, which sets keyframes to the clipâ€™s audio track. BCC users should not miss this upgrade. And for new users who may have shown some hesitancy in the past, nowâ€™s the time to jump on the bandwagon. BCC AE is now a fully-mature 32 and 64 bit plug-in suite.”
Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE New Feature Highlights
â€¢ Adobe CS5 Support. Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE supports CS5, CS4, and CS3 under Macintosh OS X and 64-bit and 32-bit Windows operating systems.
â€¢ BCC 3 Way Color Grade provides a professional color grading process complete with three custom color wheels for pedestal/gamma/gain adjustment. The filter includes built-in masking and keying tools to isolate areas of secondary color correction. Separate color grading can be applied to the inside and outside of a mask, eliminating an extra compositing step.
â€¢ BCC Noise Reduction smoothes out video noise using spatial and temporal information derived from the video clip – especially in dark areas of an image
â€¢ BCC Lens Blur emulates a popular lens blur or rack defocus effect where out-of-focus highlights of an image clip take on the shape of the lens shutter. The filter includes a gradient map layer to control the depth of focus.
â€¢ BCC Lens Shape is a designer effect similar to a rack defocus effect where the shape of the bokeh can be imported from an external layer.
â€¢ BCC Lens Transition is a wipe filter that applies a lens blur or rack defocus effect to the specular highlights of outgoing and incoming image clips.
â€¢ BCC Beat Reactor automatically generates keyframes based on timeline audio. In addition to being available as a standalone After Effects keyframe generator, the Beat Reactor group is built into many existing BCC filters for easy access.
â€¢ BCC Particle Array 3D creates a grid of particles oriented in 3D space. The filter fully supports After Effectsâ€™ camera and lights.
â€¢ BCC Pin Art 3D creates a pin board look based on a layer image.
â€¢ BCC Warp is a spline-based warp tool that can be used to generate a wide range of distortion effects. Native After Effects masks are used to control the warps.
â€¢ BCC Morph is a still image morphing tool designed to produce a smooth morph effect from one image to another similar image. The warps are guided by native After Effects masks.
â€¢ BCC Video Morph is a video morphing tool designed to produce a smooth morph effect from one video clip to another similar video clip.
â€¢ Other Enhancements include a split-screen preview mode for streamlined workflow and full support for Boris XML Transfer, an Adobe After Effects plug-in designed for seamless transfer of Apple Final Cut Pro program sequences to Adobe After Effects.
Pricing and Availability
Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE will be available in May 2010 for an MSRP of $995 USD. Owners of previous versions of Boris Continuum Complete AE may upgrade for an MSRP of $295 USD. Customers who purchase Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE as of April 12, 2010 will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE.
Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug for Apple Final Cut Studio and Apple Final Cut Express and Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid editing and finishing systems are scheduled for release later in 2010. Customers who purchase Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug or Boris Continuum Complete 6 AVX as of April 12, 2010 will receive a free upgrade to Version 7.