Artel Software has updated Boris FX, its integrated effects/compositing creation in nonlinear editing, to version 6.1, which adds Mac OS X compatibility.
Boris FX is a tool for integrated effects creation in nonlinear editing. Advanced compositing features include animated apply modes, motion blur, particles, lighting effects and displacement mapping. composite unlimited layers of timeline video or imported media in three dimensions and more.
Version 6.1 adds an Intelligent Assistant that provides an online help system ever offered, purportedly including the equivalent of over 500 pages of searchable, hyperlinked text and over 1.5 hours of narrated video. Text and video are presented in a resizable floating window above Boris FX, so that you can work along with provided examples. Alas, though the Intelligent Assistant is available now on Mac OS 9, it’s not yet supported on Mac OS X. However, that support is due soon.
Boris FX 6.1 also adds the ability to import Avid OMF media files directly as movie files. The software can also now impors movie files created with Microsofs Direct Show format. Finally, there are interface enhancements that include an improved Library Browser for animated previews of saved effects, three new gradient types, multiple keyframe selection and dragging, and timeline user marks with comments. Upgrades to version 6.1 for registered users of Boris 6 are US$199. For new users the product costs $594.99