Boris FX Ships Final Effects Complete 5.0 for FxPlug

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New version of Final Effects Complete now available for Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and Final Cut Express 4

Marlborough MA – March 13, 2008

Boris FX

, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Final Effects Complete 5.0 for FxPlug (FEC 5.0 for FxPlug) is now shipping. This is the second release in the FEC series which also includes FEC 5.0 for AE (shipping since February 2008) and FEC 5.0 for AVX (shipping Q2 2008). FEC 5.0 for FxPlug adds support for the Apple ® Final Cut Studio® 2 (FCS 2) and Final Cut Express® 4 running on the latest Apple OS X Leopard® operating system. “We have had an immense amount of positive feedback to the Final Effects Complete 5.0 release. Our customers greatly appreciate the optimization of the FEC package to the host environment as well as the high-quality and uniqueness of each FEC effect,� comments Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president, Boris FX. “With the large FEC user base and advancements in hardware performance we definitely see the FEC product line becoming the go to option for the more advanced effects and motion graphics production workflow. � Final Effects Complete for FxPlug is a set of 108 visual effects filters re-designed for Apple's FxPlug plug-in architecture, providing seamless integration with Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion. FEC 5 FxPlug adds new support for 16 bit-color processing and takes full advantage of FxPlug for a big performance boost including unlimited RT filters and native Final Cut Pro transitions. The same FEC filters are recognized by Motion and run within Motion's accelerated GPU environment for improved compatibility and flexible workflow.

FEC 5.0 for FxPlug Workflow Highlights

•Host Support: Apple Final Cut Studio including the Apple video applications Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and Motion •Multi-processor acceleration increases effects production •Boris Motion Tracker and Pixel Chooser borrowed from BCC allow users to selectively apply filters to specific areas of the image. The method is superior to layer duplication and masking because it is more flexible and efficient. •New FEC Native Parameter UI sports new control groups, contextual controls, on-screen widgets, custom controls and many other improvements. All parameter options are now readily available as native parameters without a need to open modal dialog windows. •Load and Save Presets allow users to carry and use their favorite effects with other Boris applications in other supported hosts on Windows or Macintosh. •The built-in Electronic Help system provides comprehensive information to maximize productivity.

Pricing and Availability

FEC 5.0 for FxPlug is available today through Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct through Boris FX web site at

for an MSRP of $895.00 (new) , $295.00 (upgrade to FEC 5.0 for FxPlug from any other version) and $295.00 (for cross-grades from BCC). FEC 5.0 for FxPlug and BCC 5.0 for FxPlug can be purchased as a bundled set for $1095.00 (a saving of $695.00) FEC 5.0 for AVX packages will be available later in Q2 2008. For more information, please visit the Boris FX web site at

. Please contact Ryan Wood at

for FEC 5.0 for FxPlug imagery or press review kit. About Boris FX Founded in 1995 in Boston MA, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the broadcast, post production, film and multi-media industries. Since the company's inception, Boris products have grown to serve over 200,000 artists worldwide. A great part of its success lies in the ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers including Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Avid®, Eyeon®, Grass Valley, Matrox®, Media 100®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®. For more information, visit

. Press Contact Ryan Wood Zazil Media Group (p) 617.817.6595