HDVideoPro blog has posted a detailed review of Boris Continuum Complete v.10. Packed with effects, the multi-host edition makes this software toolset a great value for professional editors.
"Overall, BCC 10 is an impressive arsenal of powerful effects..."
Boris Continuum Complete
HDVideoPro By Justin Sucara
Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) is a comprehensive set of over 230 VFX plug-ins designed to complement postproduction tasks—from editing and effects, to graphics and finishing. Prior to sampling the tools in the new BCC 10 release, I honestly was a bit skeptical; I’ve never used Boris plug-ins, and the company’s website and branding don’t match my personal design aesthetic. After testing the suite for a week, however, I admit I was wrong—BCC 10 is a professional-quality effects package that can be compared to plug-in tools from companies like GenArts and Red Giant.
First of all, BCC 10 is blazingly fast in comparison to the standard effects in Adobe After Effects and Premiere or Avid Media Composer. BCC effects are GPU-accelerated through OpenCL, making previews interactive and saving lots of time on renders. For example, I was able to apply six film effects (including film grain, which is typically render-intensive) and build a preview in half the time of just one instance of the native film grain effect in AE.
In addition to performance, one of the key new features in every BCC 10 effect is integrated mocha tools. Boris recently acquired Imagineer Systems, and together they have added the power...[continue reading]