Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
"Tools to create grungy, organic looks have been sorely missing in Adobe After Effects. The new BCC Grunge effect includes everything I need to create a "beautiful mess" in my broadcast graphics projects," comments John Dickinson of MotionWorks.
"The BCC 9 FX Browser™ raises the bar for effect selection and previewing ," says Kevin P. McAuliffe of MIJO International. "With time-accurate motion video preview of every effect, selecting the right look is a breeze."
Boris Continuum Complete gives editors and visual artists the most comprehensive VFX plug-in suite ever created. An expansive 200+ filter collection includes 3D Objects, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, keys and mattes, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. All filters take advantage of either Open CL, NVIDIA CUDA, multi-threading or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience.
Over 1,000 professionally designed presets are included free with every installation of BCC. All presets can be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window. Custom presets can be saved and shared among teams within the same organization or across the globe. Both static and animated BCC presets are supported in After Effects and Avid platforms. BCC is the only plug-in collection that allows easy VFX migration between Adobe, Avid, and Apple video editing software via Boris Transfer, which keeps parameters and key frame information intact.
"During BCC 9 development, our team was tasked with creating the best effects browser," states Boris Yamnitsky, Founder and CEO of Boris FX. "The FX Browser™ is capable of not only previewing presets of the current filter, but also across the entire library, saving customers many frustrating trial and error steps. It shows the effects in full motion over video from the host timeline."
Boris Continuum Complete 9 New Feature Highlights
Stylize Group — BCC Grunge is packed with photo-realistic materials and textures and gives the user unlimited creative control over dirt, dust, bumpiness, and scratches; BCC Edge Grunge gives standard text or logos the etched look of real objects.
Film Group — BCC Vignette mimics the soft feel of a camera lens projected on screen with added luminosity and defocus controls; BCC Two Strip Process is a one-stop solution for the highly saturated retro look of Hollywood's first color films.
Image Restoration Group — BCC Magic Sharp restores perfect contrast and makes blurry footage look its best; BCC Lens Correction is specifically tuned to remove fish-eye distortion - a must-have for a GoPro enthusiast.
Keying and Composite Group — BCC Chromakey Studio combines Boris FX's award-winning Chroma Key process into one new convenient filter that provides users with every pre/post green screen composite tool needed.
Lights Group — BCC Laser Beam creates beams of light or strobing backgrounds in 3D space and includes a smoke/fog parameter that reacts to the beam as it is animated through 3D space. The filter uses AE's built-in 3D lights and cameras in Adobe After Effects. Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid use built-in 3D lights and cameras created by Boris FX.
Perspective Group — BCC Pan and Zoom can now rotate images in 3D and offers cropping and other adjustment options.
Transition Group — 20+ new transitional effects bring the total number of transitions to over thirty
Whether you're working on fast-paced commercials, intimate indies, cutting-edge tv series, Hollywood blockbusters or award-winning documentaries, BCC 9 has something for every artist and editor.
NEW! FX Browser™ is integrated into every BCC filter/ transition to instantly view effects. Work more easily.
NEW! 30 Filters & Transitions. Work more creatively.
NEW! Open CL and CUDA acceleration for supported graphics cards. Work even faster.
The FX Browser™ can be accessed both in each individual filter and as a standalone to browse the entire BCC effects library. The built-in browsing history lets you keep track of your most recent searches. All effects play back over moving video in your timeline, not just a poster frame.
The Transition Group
BCC 9 delivers 23 new transitions to editors. You now have 30+ dissolves and wipes. (3x the amount of BCC 8!) Add Flutter Cuts, Blur and Glow dissolves, a retro Damaged TV dissolve, and much more to your arsenal.
Animating your transitions just got better thanks to unique overlay curves showing you exactly where a wipe or dissolve starts and where the effect takes place in the transition. No keyframing needed!
The Film Group
Apply a soft camera lens or screen projection over your footage with added luminosity and defocus controls.
BCC 2-Strip Color
Mimic the over-saturated Technicolor look of classic Hollywood Films.
The Image Restoration Group
BCC Magic Sharp
Be a hero by rescuing blurry footage.
BCC Lens Correction
Get rid of the fish-eye warp produced by a wide angle camera lens - especially handy for all you GoPro camera users.
The Stylize Group
BCC Grunge and BCC Edge Grunge
Add grit, grim, and atmosphere to titles and clips within seconds.
The Keying and Composite Group
BCC Chromakey Studio
Your one stop shop. Junk mattes, green screen smoothing, final matte cleanups, pulling a perfect chroma key, light wraps, and color correcting - all in one powerful filter! No more layering filters upon filters!
The Lights Group
BCC Laser Beam
Engrave titles or trace-on effects onto your footage complete with fog and glows.
The Perspective Group
BCC Pan & Zoom
The ever-popular go-to for Avid users now rotates images in 3D! Plus, more cropping and adjustment options.
New Online Help System
Chock full of detailed information for each filter, tips, and tutorials.
Open CL and CUDA Acceleration is now available for supported graphics cards. Popular filters such as Lens Blur, Film Glow or Film Process render 2X faster than before.