Boris FX, the company that develops integrated graphics and effects technology for television, broadcast, postproduction and multimedia markets, has announced Continuum Complete, a package of over 80 filters for both Adobe After Effects 5.5 and Apple’s Final Cut Pro 3.
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Continuum Complete, which will be exhibited at next week’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters convention) trade show in Las Vegas, supports OS X and Windows XP, as well as earlier operating systems on both platforms.
“Boris AE and Boris Continuum are two of the most popular and highly-regarded After Effects filter packages,” Boris FX founder and president Boris Yamnitsky said in announcing the new product.
Product highlights include new apply modes, the ability to mix apply modes in a single layer, advanced animation tools, and new ways of managing multi-layer compositions, he said. Continuum Complete provides a Z Space compositing filter. Each layer has full 3D rotation capabilities with global 3D capabilities for hierarchical animation. Users can intersect layers in 3D space with soft cast shadows, true 3D spotlights and motion blur.
New filters include: Cartooner (which lets you turn a video source or still image file into outline animation); Color Palette (which provides a number of options for choosing and saving colors); Pixel Choose (a standalone version of the PixelChooser parameters included in several Boris filters), Time Displacement (which functions similarly to a displacement map affect, but displaces pixels in time rather than is space), and Z Space III (which is capable of intersecting 3D plane and sphere objects in one scene).
Continuum Complete will be available in the second quarter of the year for US$695. Registered users of Boris AE and Boris Continuum may upgrade for $199.