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v2021 Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer

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Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer

Banish Camera Shake

Quickly and easily stabilize shaky video with Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer. Smooth camera motion or completely lock shots down. Say goodbye to setting and keyframing user-defined tracking points, an added bonus when point tracking data is unreliable.

Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer Features

  • Optical Flow-based image stabilization
  • Auto-scale function eliminates guesswork to ensure the image always fills the frame
  • Stabilize with fully locked down result or Smooth Motion options
  • User selectable option for any combination of translation, rotation, and zoom
  • Edge handling options including repeat, reflect, tile
  • Visible motion vectors to aid in tuning the result

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Integrated Compare Mode

View the filtered result beside the unfiltered source shot without having to toggle the filter on and off. In other words, it’s a convenient way to fine tune the filter. Choose from 3 modes: side-by-side, split wipe bar, or compare the result to a separate source clip in the view pane.

 

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Auto-Analyze

Auto-analyze your source clip with just one click. Optical flow image analysis tracks all the pixels in an image frame-by-frame (under the hood), allowing you to avoid defining points in your image, motion tracking, and keyframing. The result? Automatically stabilizing your shot!

 

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Multiple Modes

There are several modes in Optical Stabilizer. Set-up Region bases stabilization around a user-defined portion of a shot. Stabilize Mode produces a total camera lock-down. Smooth Mode reduces camera movement. See which pixels the Optical Flow algorithm affects, including the direction and the amount by which pixels are moving in the scene.

 

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Stabilize Options

You can choose to stabilize various movements within the clip after it’s been analyzed. Eliminate movement along the X and Y axis with Translation, stabilize rotation, and zoom. In fact, all within the pop-up menu. Any changes you make to these options won’t affect the image analysis, making it easy to see what setting works best.

 

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Reference Frame

When you need total camera lockdown on a shot, you might want to single out a specific frame to stabilize the shot around. The reference frame parameter does just that, making it extra useful for those times you need to keep a person or element in place.

 

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Smooth Range

If your video is shaky and you want to keep some camera movement, but not that much, simply select a frame range. The frame range is used to calculate smoothing levels. Choose a shorter frame range to remove less camera movement or go longer to produce a smoother result.

 

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Edge Handling Options

Sometimes you might not be able to use transform scaling on a shot, but you still need to stabilize jitter. Edge handling gives you options including repeat, reflect, and tile to fill the comp with already existing image pixels or simply fill the transparent areas with solid colors.

 

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Post Processing

Eliminating movement in a shot may result in a clip that doesn’t fill your entire comp. Optical Stabilizer adjusts itself and auto-scales the image (or you can set an X/Y position point in the frame to base auto-scaling around) to compensate for the transparent region left around a clip. Continuum’s renowned Magic Sharp algorithm is also included in post-processing to help you bring back any loss of detail that may occur. If you’d rather manually keyframe translation, rotation, and scale, easily disable the feature altogether.

 

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Optical Flow

Optical Stabilizer uses powerful optical flow algorithms that automatically trace the movement of pixels over time. The data tells the plug-in what movement to stabilize within the shot. You’ll rarely need to make adjustments to the default optical flow parameters, but if you’re facing an extremely tricky shot, the optical flow parameters are exposed and can be manually adjusted to help produce the desired result.

Host & OS Support

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see our Continuum Compatibility Matrix and/or the Host Compatibility page.

Adobe Compatible

Continuum 2021 for Adobe supports the following Adobe host applications:

macOSX 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019 and CC 2020

Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10 x64 [recommended] (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019 and CC 2020

Apple Compatible

Continuum 2020.5 for Apple FxPlug officially supports the following host applications:

macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4 Motion 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4

Note: Particle Illusion is not supported in Apple hosts.

Avid compatible

Continuum 2021 for Avid AVX supports the following host applications:

Macintosh:

  • Avid Media Composer 6.5, 7, 8.x, 2018.x, 2019.x (up to avid versions released at the time of Continuum release) and running macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 (as appropriate for the host version in use):
  • Avid Symphony 6.5, 7, and 8.x running macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 (as appropriate for the host version in use).

Windows:

  • Avid Media Composer Media Composer 6.5, 7, 8.x, 2018.x, 2019.x (up to avid versions released at the time of Continuum release) and running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10 (as appropriate for the host version in use).
  • Avid Symphony 6.5, 7, and 8.x running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10 (as appropriate for the host version in use).
  • Avid NewsCutter running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10 (as appropriate for the host version in use).

OFX Compatible

Continuum 2021 for OFX (OpenFX) officially supports the following host applications:

Note that Continuum OFX may work to varying degrees in other OFX hosts, but at this time it is only officially supported in Resolve and Vegas. Note that official Resolve support does not yet include the embedded Fusion page within Resolve.

macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 11, 12, 12.5, 14.x, 15.x, 16.x (If using Resolve 14 then 14.1 or higher is strongly recommended.)

Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10 x64 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 11, 12, 12.5, 14.x, 15.x (If using Resolve 14 then 14.1 or higher is strongly recommended.)
  • Vegas 13 (Sony)
  • Vegas 14, 15, 16, 17 (Magix)

Additional OFX Host Version Requirements:

Note that due to variation from one OFX host to another, some features or effects may not be available in all OFX hosts. Furthermore, some Continuum features have additional host version requirements:

  • In order to access dynamic host frames in previews inside custom UI panes such as Mocha, Particle Illusion, Title Studio, and the FX Browser in Resolve you must use the paid Studio version of Resolve and you must use Resolve Studio 12.5 or higher. Similarly, BCC Optical Stabilizer requires the paid Studio version of Resolve.

Graphics Cards:
We recommend that you run the latest graphics card driver version supported by your host application. A graphics card with a minimum of 1GB of RAM is required; 2GB of RAM is recommended.


Graphics Cards: Guidelines for Graphics Card Support

  • We recommend that you run the latest graphics card driver version supported by your host application.
  • Graphics Cards must support OpenGL 2.1 or higher.
  • Editing in HD? A graphics card with a minimum of 1GB of RAM is recommended for best performance.
  • Editing in 2K or Higher? A graphics card with a minimum of 2GB of RAM is recommended for the best performance.