is the latest in a growing list of NAB 2003 exhibitors who are getting a jump start on next week’s show by offering information about their forthcoming product introductions. The company plans to use the National Association of Broadcasters event to premiere RED 3GL, the latest generation of their integrated 3D compositing, titling and effects application for Mac OS X and Windows XP.
RED 3GL, as the name suggests, adds the ability to support OpenGL-based hardware graphics acceleration. The software provides users with expanded compositing and effects capabilities by add more than 30 new filters, tools and technologies. It works with more than 20 different non-linear video editing applications, including Final Cut Pro, Xpress DV, Media 100 i, Premiere and others.
Features highlighted in the new version include “Optical Flow” technology for high-quality footage retiming and motion blur; precise control for character randomization and jitter in title animation; new filters including Lens Flare, Light Zoom, Film Grain and more; expanded 3D effects; optimized render speeds; video output to Cinewave, AJA, and other cards, and video output through FireWire; new interpolations and automatic keyframe generation; image warping and morphing technology; expanded support for Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10, and more.
Planned for release during the second quarter of 2003, Boris RED 3GL carries a suggested retail price of US$1,595. Upgrades from previous versions cost $295, while new licenses for users of some other Boris FX products cost $999. Upgrades are free for new Boris RED 2.5 or Motion Graphics Pack users starting today.
Look for Boris FX at NAB 2003 in booth SL1539. NAB 2003 runs from April 7 – 10, 2003 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.