For my first stop at the
National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) trade show in Las Vegas, I had a talk with Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president of
Boris FX. He gave me a tour of the latest version of Boris Red, the company’s 3-D compositing, titling, and effects plug-in for non-linear editors such as Final Cut Pro and Avid products.
Version 4, which should ship in August 2006, includes 16-bit per color channel processing, a new raster paint engine, the ability to convert bitmap files to vectors (which can then be extruded and animated), and
native compatibility for Intel-based Macs. This will be the company’s second Universal Binary release, since Boris Calligraphy, which is bundled with
Final Cut Pro, was updated to include Intel support for inclusion with Apple’s
Final Cut Pro 5.1 update