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2022.5 Boris FX Continuum Perpetual License

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The Swiss Army Knife of Plugins

Meeting tight turnarounds just got easier. The post-production industry’s most complete plugin collection delivers nearly 350 creative effects in 20 categories, 4000+ presets, built-in Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking, a Beat Reactor that drives VFX to music, and the FX Browser. Busy editors and artists rely on Continuum to get the job done.

 

 

 

What’s New in Boris Continuum 2022

  • Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
  • Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support for 350+ effects
  • Native Apple M1 support
  • 60+ movie looks (BCC+Film Stocks) and 50+ gobo presets (BCC+Lights)
  • 6 speedy blurs effects with 80 presets (BCC+Blur)
  • BCC+ adds integrated Mocha tracking & masking
  • BCC+BeautyStudio: Full GPU processing and a cleaner user interface
  • Improved & streamlined PixelChooser
  • Enhanced FX Editor with a slick new user-interface

Particle Illusion: Fast, Fluid Dynamics

The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings fluid dynamics to the user-friendly 3D particle generator. Quickly add organic particle motion to existing emitters that swirl and flow just like in the real world.

Particle Illusion 2022 includes 20+ new presets designed by the pros and delivers a new workflow to easily create your own custom animations. Library Scenes allow you to save multiple emitters, forces/fluids, deflectors, and animation positions as a single preset right inside the massive preset library.

Create stunning particle animations in no time thanks to huge performance increases delivering up to 5x faster speeds across all supported plugin hosts.

Major Speed Gains

Continuum 2022 is the fastest version of the award-winning plugin collection yet.

Get ready for dramatic speed gains inside After Effects with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support on over 350 effects, speedier workflows with native Apple M1 support, and overall performance boosts with the addition of more fully GPU-accelerated effects (BCC+). For a full list of MFR speed improvements, click here.

Blazin’ Blurs

The brand-new, innovative BCC+ Smear Blur filter is joining BCC blurs collection adding the ability to create artistic blur effects by smearing or blurring pixels forward and backward along the Z axis while providing the unique option to rotate the smeared/blurred pixels around the Z axis.

The redesigned BCC+ Prism filter also offers the push and twist effect that the Smear Blur offers but in addition to this, it displaces RGB pixels to generate a color separated prismatic effect.

Movie Looks & Gobos

The 2022 release adds 60+ film and TV-inspired color grades (BCC+Film Stocks) to help you transform your footage into iconic and fan-favorite looks with just one click. Highlighted presets include The Wizard of Oz, E.T., The Grand Budapest Hotel, Euphoria, and Stranger Things.

BCC+Light adds 50+ digital gobos presets to bring the overall number of gobos available to over 800 options. Easily test out different gobos in seconds without the added production costs.

Improved Tracking and Masking

Mocha’s planar tracking and masking tools have been integrated into Continuum for years, making it easy to accomplish advanced VFX tasks without leaving your Continuum project. The 2022 release brings those same beloved tools to over 100 BCC+ effects. Track and isolate effects with ease.

The built-in PixelChooser, a long-time user favorite, is redesigned with full GPU processing, a simple user interface, and a new practical workflow that allows you to combine multiple tracked mask shapes with gradients and image mattes to isolate filtered pixels. Available in all BCC+ effects.

PARTICLE ILLUSION 2022

Fast and Easy Fluid Dynamics
Organic swirling flowing particle movement is now possible in Particle Illusion thanks to the addition of Fluid Dynamics. Easily add complex real-world motion to existing emitters or create exciting, entirely new effects that mix artistry and realism.
The 2022 release also delivers much greater speed and interactivity. Depending on your host and project details, this could mean 5x faster performance or more!

Expanded Libraries
One of Particle Illusion’s strengths is its huge collection of presets, and in 2022 Emitter Libraries just got a lot more powerful! Libraries can now store “scenes” — essentially entire projects! Multiple emitters, forces, deflectors can all be included, and scenes store the position data too.

The 2022 Emitter Library contains several scenes that showcase the power of fluid dynamics, so you can jump right into fluids with no effort.

Consistent Updates with New Features

  • New! 3D Particles
  • New! 3D cameras and views
  • New! Lines
  • New! Turbulence
  • New! Deflector improvements
  • New! Emitter Presets: Stunning drag and drop presets added to the included Emitter Library

Plus, all of the advantages of using Particle Illusion as a plugin, including Mocha integration, the ability to apply your animations directly to footage, using the Beat Reactor to sync your particles to audio, and integrated glow.


The Cinematographer’s Toolkit

Analog filmmaking meets digital video

The Cinematographer’s Toolkit gives artists access to 80 new effects, 3 new Continuum Units, and 1000+ new presets that pay homage to the bygone era of shooting on film. The built-in FX Editor makes it simple to browse the presets and create your own custom presets directly inside the interface. Recreate classic Hollywood looks in just one click.

Each new effect is GPU-accelerated, HDR compliant, and includes OCIO color management support.

Analog BeforeAnalog After

Film Stocks

Quickly transform digital video into beloved analog looks.

BCC+FilmStocks features nearly 300 customizable presets organized by color, black & white, photographic films, and motion picture film stocks including Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Fuji, Agfa, and Polaroid. Easily adjust a film’s most important elements: black & white, film response, color correct, color filters, sharpen, diffusion, vignette, and grain. See Full Effects list.

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Look Development

Easily establish a signature look for your film or episodic.

BCC+Grade includes 85+ color grading presets from Academy Award-nominated films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, and Titanic.

Create your own custom look using a visual Color Wheels interface or manipulate hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, gamma, cyan/magenta, RGB values, mid-tones, highlights, and shadows. Included in the Continuum Color & Tone Unit.

BCC+Looks lets you create virtually any look with 65+ stylized color and black & white looks or tweak color correct, diffusion, color gradient, gels, lab, and grain modules. See Full Effects list.

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Optical Filter Simulations

Get the look of glass camera filters without the hassle.

Dial in the exact look your cinematographer wants with digital optical filter simulations that you can change at any time. Darken a sky with a polarizing filter, reduce wrinkles with diffusion filters, add stars to specular highlights with multi-star filters, saturate colors with enhancing filters, and add a pop of color with color-graduated filters.

BCC+Optical Diffusion filters include Double Fog, Fog, Frost, Halo, Mist, Net, Rack Focus, and Silk. See Full Effects list.

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Lights

No more waiting for light setups! Add natural and realistic effects fast.

Create a stylized atmosphere with gobos, enhance a scene with realistic lens flares that can be customized with the new Flare Editor, add drama with volumetric light rays and glows, or choose a gel from the Kodak® Wratten set.

BCC+Light includes BCC+Glow, BCC+Glow Darks, BCC+Glow Edges, BCC+Photographic, BCC+Color Gradient, BCC+Radial Tint, BCC+Sunset, and many more. See Full Effects list.

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Gobos

The production team forgot to add a gobo to the lights during the shoot. Now what? Apply gobo effects in post complete with realistic shadowing!

Browse the factory-installed digital gobo library featuring 750+ gobo options sorted into seven distinct categories: Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures, and Windows.

You can also import your own gobo images into the BCC+Lights FX Editor and create your own custom gogo library for use in any project. See Full Effects list.

Boris Continuum Gobos

Lens Flares

Add subtle realism to a shot or go for a certain director’s signature lens flare style.

Choose from 300+ factory-installed presets, all of which are completely editable, or create your own unique custom lens flare from scratch using the new Flare Editor directly from within the BCC+Lens Flare FX Editor. With the FX Editor, you can save customized presets into the Custom preset category and use the favorites starring feature to instantly retrieve your favorite looks.

Lens flares are broken into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst, and Stylized categories. See the Full Effects list.

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Light Rays & Glows

Create a sense of drama or dreamy atmosphere.

The lighting effect filters in this update are all hardware accelerated, easy to use, and come with dozens of preset looks. Whether your shot calls for a subtle glow or some in your face volumetric rays, this new set of filters generates sublime results.

Featuring 6 new realistic glow effects and stunning volumetric lighting effects. Each effect is fully customizable. See the Full Effects list.

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Gels

Set the mood with color. Choose from 200+ lighting gels and 95 photographic filters to colorize footage using the same names known to cinematographers.

Warm-up a shot with a 22 Deep Orange or 23A Light red glass filter emulator and use the integrated graduated filter to isolate the effect to the foreground or background. Or select the L725 Old Steel Blue gel to cool the image and use the integrated ND filter to control light exposure in the filtered shot.

The BCC+Photographic filter is the digital equivalent of the Kodak® Wratten set licensed under Tiffen. See the Full Effects list.

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New in Primatte Studio

Edge Cleaner

Continuum’s powerful chroma keying tools featuring Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology just got better.

The new Edge Cleaner effect gives users spatial and temporal control over keyed edges. Easily tackle compressed green screen footage that displays jittering edges around areas with fine detail such as hair. Edge Cleaner is available as an individual effect within the Continuum Key & Blend Unit and is also built-into Primatte Studio.

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New in Title Studio

New Improvements

Maxon C4D 3D model integration with Title Studio continues its road of improvement and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. The C4D 3D model support and rendering in Title Studio has been independently reviewed as having the best and most accurate render results of any 3D model plug-in for NLE and compositing systems.

New Texture Composite and Procedural Noise Shaders

With the new Texture Composite shader, you can texturize 3D objects with procedural generators, gradients, images or even video clips from the filtered host timeline.

Use the new Procedural Noise shader, which includes over a dozen texture types, to generate custom materials, which can be applied to any 3D element in Title Studio. These custom textures can be saved as new material assets in your title studio custom library for easy and quick retrieval in any Title Studio project.

New C4D 3D Models

We’ve added 15 brand new professionally generated 3D models that were created using Cinema 4D and developed specifically for this version update of Title Studio. Included in this new batch are spherical elements and a series of backdrops, some with curved arc surfaces, some with a lo-poly terrain surface distortions.

NEW! FX EDITOR

Stunning Results in Seconds

Built-into every one of the 80 new HDR compliant BCC+ filters that have been added to Continuum 2021 is the new FX Editor. This brand new preset editor provides a visual way to interact with the 4000+ factory installed and custom generated presets and includes an interactive color curves editor, interactive 3-way color wheels, a visual histogram, a snapshot compare mode with split and side-by-side views and OCIO color LUT options.

Boris Continuum 2021 Professionally Designed Presets

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Full List of Continuum 2022 Effects

3D Objects

  • Extruded EPS
  • Extruded Spline
  • Extruded Text
  • Layer Deformer
  • Title Studio
  • Type-On Text

Art Looks

  • Posterize
  • Median
  • Halftone
  • Artist’s Poster
  • Borders
  • Borders
  • Bump Map
  • Cartoon Look
  • Cartooner
  • Charcoal Sketch
  • Color Shadow
  • Infrared
  • Night Vision
  • Pencil Sketch
  • Spray Paint Noise
  • Tile Mosaic
  • Water Color
  • X-Ray

Blur

  • Detail
  • Directional Blur
  • Fast Lens Blur
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Lens Shape
  • Motion Blur
  • Pyramid Blur
  • Radial Blur
  • Spiral Blur
  • Unsharp Mask
  • Z-Blur

Blur and Sharpen

  • Directional Blur
  • Fast Lens Blur
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Lens Shape
  • Motion Blur
  • Pyramid Blur
  • Radial Blur
  • Spiral Blur
  • Unsharp Mask
  • Z-Blur

Color and Tone

  • Fluorescent
  • Haze
  • Tritone
  • 3 Way Color Grade
  • Black and White
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Color Balance
  • Color Correction
  • Color Match
  • Colorize
  • Correct Selected Color
  • Defog
  • Develop
  • Enhance
  • Grade
  • High Contrast
  • Hue-Sat-Lightness
  • Invert Solarize
  • Kelvin
  • Levels Gamma
  • Low Contrast
  • MultiTone Mix
  • Polarizer
  • Safe Colors
  • Selective Saturation
  • Videoscope

Film Style

  • Bleach bypass
  • Cross processing
  • Day for Night
  • DeInterlace
  • Fast Film Glow
  • Fast Film Process
  • Film Damage
  • Film Grain
  • Film Grunge
  • Film Stocks
  • Flashing
  • Looks
  • Match Grain
  • Two Strip
  • Three Strip
  • Two Strip Color
  • Vignette

Grads & Tints

  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Dual Gradient
  • Gels
  • ND Gradient
  • Photographic
  • Radial Tint
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset
  • Tint

Image Restoration

  • Broadcast Safe Effects
  • Flicker Fixer
  • Beauty Studio
  • Dropout Fixer
  • Dual Gradient
  • Dust and Scratches
  • DV Fixer
  • Lens Correction
  • Magic Sharp
  • Motion Key
  • Noise Reduction
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Pixel Fixer
  • Reframer
  • Remover
  • Smooth Tone
  • Split Tone
  • Uprez
  • Wire Remover

Key and Blend

  • Alpha Process
  • BCC Edge Composite
  • Boost Blend
  • Chroma Key
  • Chroma Key Studio
  • Color Paste
  • Composite
  • Composite Choker
  • Glow Matte
  • Holdout Composite
  • Light Matte
  • Light Wrap
  • Linear Color Key
  • Linear Luma Key
  • Make Alpha Key
  • Math Composite
  • Matte Choker
  • Matte Cleanup
  • Non-Additive Mix
  • Optical Dissolve
  • Pixel Chooser
  • Premult
  • Primatte Studio
  • RGB Blend
  • Two way key

Lens

  • Camera Shake
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • DeFringe
  • Lens Distortion
  • Radial Exposure
  • Wide Angle

Lights

  • Alpha Spotlight
  • Ambient Light
  • BCC+Rays
  • Chroma Bands
  • Edge Lighting
  • Eye Light
  • Glare
  • Glint
  • Glitter
  • Glow
  • Glow Darks
  • Glow Edges
  • Ice Halos
  • Key Light
  • Laser Beam
  • Lens Flare
  • Lens Flare 3D
  • Light
  • Light Leaks
  • Light Sweep
  • Lightning
  • Overexpose
  • Multi Star
  • Rays
  • Rays Cartoon
  • Rays Puffy
  • Rays Radiant Edges
  • Rays Radiant Spotlight
  • Rays Ring
  • Rays Ripply
  • Rays Streaky
  • Rays Textured
  • Rays Wedge
  • Reflector
  • Relight
  • Reverse Spotlight
  • Spotlight
  • Stage Light
  • Streaks

Match Move

  • Corner Pin
  • Match Move
  • Witness Protection

Optical Diffusion

  • Center Spot
  • Depth of Field
  • Diffusion
  • Double Fog
  • Fog
  • Frost
  • Halo
  • Mist
  • Net
  • Rack Focus
  • Silk
  • Split Field

Particles

  • Particle System
  • 2D Particles
  • Comet
  • Organic Strands
  • Particle Array 3D
  • The BCC Particle Emitter 3D filter enables the generation of particle stream effects, and can be used to create a large variety of natural occurring e…
  • Particle Emitter 3D
  • Pin Art 3D
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Sparks
  • Wild Cards

Perspective

  • 3D Extruded Image Shatter
  • 3D Image Shatter
  • Cube
  • Cylinder
  • DVE
  • DVE Basic
  • Fast Flipper
  • Page Turn
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Sphere
  • Sphere Transition

Stylize

  • Mosaic
  • Emboss
  • Alpha Pixel Noise
  • Color Choker
  • Colorize Glow
  • Damaged TV
  • Drop Shadow
  • Edge Grunge
  • Glow Alpha Edges
  • Grunge
  • LED
  • Misalignment
  • Multi Shadow
  • Prism
  • RGB Edges
  • RGB Pixel Noise
  • Scanline
  • Scatterize
  • Video Glitch

Textures

  • Brick
  • Caustics
  • Cloth
  • Clouds
  • Fractal Noise
  • Granite
  • Mixed Colors
  • Noise Map 2
  • Reptilian
  • Rock
  • Stars
  • Steel Plate
  • Textures
  • Veined Marble
  • Weave
  • Wood Grain
  • Wooden Planks

Time

  • Beat Reactor
  • Jitter
  • Jitter Basic
  • Looper
  • Optical Flow
  • Posterize Time
  • Temporal Blur
  • Time Displacement
  • Trails
  • Trails Basic
  • Velocity Remap

Transitions

  • Blobs Wipe
  • Blur Dissolve
  • Burnt Film
  • Checker Wipe
  • Composite Dissolve
  • Criss-Cross Wipe
  • Cross Glitch
  • Cross Melt
  • Cross Zoom
  • Damaged TV Dissolve
  • Fast Film Glow Dissolve
  • Flutter Cut
  • Grid Wipe
  • Lens Blur Dissolve
  • Lens Distortion Wipe
  • Lens Flare Dissolve
  • Lens Flare Round
  • Lens Flare Spiked
  • Lens Flash
  • Light Leaks Dissolve
  • Light Wipe
  • Linear Wipe
  • Multi Stretch Wipe
  • Multi Stripe Wipe
  • Radial Wipe
  • Rays Dissolve
  • Rectangular Wipe
  • Ribbon Wipe
  • Rings Wipe
  • Ripple Dissolve
  • Swish Pan
  • Textured Wipe
  • Tile Wipe
  • Tritone Dissolve
  • Twister
  • Vector Blur Dissolve
  • Vignette Wipe
  • Water Waves Dissolve

VR

  • VR Insert
  • VR Flicker Fixer
  • VR Reorient
  • VR Blur
  • VR Sharpen

Warp

  • Morph
  • Bulge
  • Displacement Map
  • Polar Displacement
  • Ripple
  • Turbulence
  • Twirl
  • Vector Displacement
  • Video Morph
  • Warp
  • Wave

OS Requirements:

  • Mac OSX: 10.14 or higher
  • Windows: Windows 8 and 10

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

  • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores
  • Memory: 8 GB or more
  • Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage
  • Graphics Card: Most modern graphics cards from ATI, Nvidia and Intel are supported. click here for a full listing

Licensing options:

Node-locked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, please contact us.

Supported Host Applications:

  • ADOBE :
    • After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • AVID :
    • Media Composer
  • OFX :
    • Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve (Note: Title Studio does not yet work in Resolve 17)
    • Vegas Pro
    • Foundry Nuke

Host & OS Support

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see the Host Compatibility Page.

Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 for Adobe supports the following Adobe host applications:

macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Premiere Pro versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. After Effect does not itself run natively on M1/ARM64 at the time of this release. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host environments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64.

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at the time of Continuum release)

Windows 10 x64, Windows 11:

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at the time of Continuum release)

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) for Avid AVX supports the following host applications:

Macintosh:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at the time of Continuum release) and running macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). (Intel chipsets only. M1 / ARM chipsets are not supported by the Avid host at the time of this release.)

Windows:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at the time of Continuum release) and running Windows 10 or Windows 11

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) 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, Vegas Pro, and Nuke. Note that official Resolve support does not yet include the embedded Fusion page within Resolve. Note that the Apple App Store version of Resolve is not fully supported and direct downloads of Resolve from the Blackmagic Design site should be used instead.

macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use): Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Resolve host versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host environments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64. [Up to host versions released at the time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Nuke 12, 13

Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 [Up to host versions released at the time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Magix Vegas15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • Nuke 12, 13 (4k monitor support on windows requires Nuke 12.1 or higher)

 


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.
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Review: Boris FX Continuum 2020.5 and Sapphire 2020.

BorisFX has created THE toolbox for editors. From fixing lighting shifts using Continuum Flicker Fixer, Continuum Gaussian Blur with Mocha Tracking, to even Sapphire's S_Glow - Continuum 2020.5 and Sapphire 2020 are must have plugins for Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and many more apps.

Read the full review by Brady Betzel at Post Perspective

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Brady Betzel
Date: May 15, 2020

If your going to use DaVinci Resolve for more then just Grading then this is the bundle you need. The last thing I wanted was to flip flop in between different programing to get one result. I love not needing to branch out and kill my project and time with transcoding issues. Boris allows you to make is simple or complex without being render heavy on your GPU. I edit anything from talking heads, to high motion racing events and this product has not been a waste of money by any stretch. Highly Recommend this suite.. Best, Matt Color Room Productions LLC

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Matthew Ditzel
Date: December 18, 2017

New in 2022.5 – Faster Speeds, Powerful Transitions, and 3D Objects for Particles

  • 15 new accelerated transitions & 5 effects
  • Lots of presets: 60+ new transition and effect presets including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, and Camera Shake
  • Speed improvements: Up to 35% quicker renders for all BCC+ effects
  • FX Editor: New user-friendly onscreen controls
  • Particle Illusion: UI improvements, Text/Mask Emitters and 3D model support
  • Mocha masking workflow improvements

New in 2022.5: It All Starts with Transitions

Every editor knows the importance of transitions to drive stories forward. Continuum 2022.5 includes 15 GPU-accelerated transitions to assist you in a variety of content creation. Transport viewers to another scene with Crash Zoom, use light leaks to elegantly move between scenes, and up your essential dissolve arsenal with both Film Glow and Prism Dissolve. Work faster with new FX Editor presets and even blend essential dip to color or blur effects to the mix.

New in 2022.5: Take the Leap with 3D Models and Particle Illusion

The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings 3D models to the user-friendly generator. Import Maxon Cinema 4D files and map particles to different surface setups for full creative particle control. After Effects users also have the ability to use text or masked shapes for line simulations.

New in 2022.5: 5 Essential Effects Rebuilt for Speed

Continuum 2022.5 gives creators access to 5 rebuilt stylistic effects. BCC+Film Glow, Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Magic Sharp, and Radial Blur are reengineered to take full advantage of your GPU. Each effect contains new presets to help you visualize your imagery every step of the way.

You can also save your own presets and share them with any host that runs Continuum.

New in 2022.5: Presets and FX Editor Enhancements

The FX Editor is a versatile way to work with every BCC+ effect. New easy-to-use overlay widgets have been added to speed up your workflow along with 60+ new effect and transition presets.

New in Continuum 2022

  • Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
  • Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support for 350+ effects
  • Native Apple M1 support
  • 60+ movie looks (BCC+Film Stocks) and 50+ gobo presets (BCC+Lights)
  • 6 speedy blurs effects with 80 presets (BCC+Blur)
  • BCC+ adds integrated Mocha tracking & masking
  • BCC+BeautyStudio: Full GPU processing and a cleaner user interface
  • Improved & streamlined PixelChooser
  • Enhanced FX Editor with a slick new user-interface

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Get advice from seasoned pros on putting together a reel that will get you jobs! Learn what work to include on your reel, music choices, etc.

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Whip Pans, Swish Pans, and Crash Zooms are stylish transitions that add energy and cause and effect to a scene. Learn more about them!

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Watch Boris FX Live presentations for Virtual IBC! They are featuring customer presentations, sneak peeks of 2021 releases, giveaways.

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John Dickinson shows how to create a slick mograph look using the new free Particle Illusion Standalone application, together with the plugin version.

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Ben Brownlee shows Avid Media Composer editors how to use Continuum's integrated Beat Reactor that uses audio to drive effects. No keyframing needed!

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Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

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In this webinar replay, learn about all the new features inside Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro 2019.5, from Ben Brownlee, the new Director of Learning and Content at Boris FX.  You may remember him from Curious Turtle training videos.

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Boris FX Particle Illusion - 4 Part Training Series

Boris FX has just made Particle Illusion a standalone Premium Filter.  If you're new to Particle Illusion you'll want to check out this 4 part training series from Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and Curious Turtle trainer, that will get you up and running in After Effects with this powerful particle generator in no time.

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Boris FX Particle Illusion: GOT-Inspired Flaming Sword Effect

Here's a fun tutorial for all you Game of Throne fans.  Learn how to create a GOT-inspired flaming sword effect using Particle Illusion in Vegas Pro 16, with this tutorial by Boris FX Product Speicalist Vin Morreale.

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Benjamin Eshagpoor shows you some slick tricks of Boris FX's Particle Illusion, which comes with Boris Continuum and the Continuum Particles Unit.

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Burning Question: How Do I Remove Flicker from my Footage?

Flicker is a really annoying problem in video. It occurs when the frequency of the lights and your camera's shutter speed don't jive. Learn how to fix it.

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First, we'll start out with Vegas Pro Color Correction since you'll do a color correction before you will grade your footage. 

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Boris FX Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

In this tutorial, Vin from Boris FX shows you how to create Doctor Who inspired titles in VEGAS Pro using only Boris Continuum Title Studio.

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Boris FX Continuum: Particle Illusion Overview and Tutorial

Learn how to apply high-end particles like fireworks and explosions in Premiere Pro using Particle Illusion, part of Continuum 2019, in this tutorial from Youtuber Surfaced Studio.

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Learn all about the Time Displacement filter, which creates an effect known as slit scan, a trippy looking time manipulation that can be used to represent a time travel, a warp in the space time continuum, a drug trip and much more.

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Boris FX: How to be Broadcast Safe with Continuum

Learn how to make sure your videos are broadcast safe and stay within the broadcast standard legal color ranges with the Broadcast Filter from Boris FX.

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Boris FX: Achieve Incredible Lighting Effects with Stage Light

Continuum expert, Vin Morreale shows you how to use the Stage Light filter to augment the built in lights in Adobe After Effects. It can also function as a self-contained 3D lighting system when used in Vegas, Resolve, and other Continuum-supported host applications.

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Steve at Ripple training shows you how to do a Sky Replacement with Final Cut Pro X’s powerful Keyer effect and a few color correction tools.

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Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

This article features tutorials on general match moving, Vicon Boujou, The Pixel Farm PF Track, Boris Continuum: Match Move, and Boris Mocha Pro.

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Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

Learn how to remove a person from a scene using the Mocha Pro Remove Module. Plus this tutorial also shows you how to create a disintegrate/transporter beam effect à la Star Trek using VFX in Sapphire and Continuum. It even comes with the project file and footage.

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Boris Continuum 11 came out recently and in this tutorial, Dan Harvey gives an overview of how the keying and masking tools work in Vegas Pro.

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Boris FX Continuum BCC Reframer

Boris Continuum BCC Reframer makes a vertical video look great quickly and easily, with loads of customization options. It’s is included with Boris Continuum 11 and the Continuum Restoration Unit. This is a quick walkthrough on how it works.

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Skin Retouching in Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Gal shows you how to do a bit of Skin Retouching in Premiere Pro. Retouch and smooth skin in Adobe Premiere Pro with Continuum Beauty Studio.

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BCC Beauty Studio: In-Depth Digital Retouching

In this tutorial, UK-based colorist and trainer Dan Harvey explains the ins-and-outs of the BCC Beauty Studio skin smoothing and retouching filter. with Beauty Studio, quickly reduce blemishes, wrinkles, and imperfections to make your talent look better.

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We get asked all the time if we think that VR and 360° immersive video is something that is just a novelty or if it is an important technology. Plus, I’ll go over some of the 360° VR tools available for your favorite NLEs, 3D programs, and more to help you get started in VR.

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Dan Harvey, UK-based artist and trainer, explains how to use Continuum Title Studio to design lower thirds, customize and save presets, and shows the animation workflows. This tutorial shows Continuum 10 in DaVinci Resolve but the same techniques will work in any Continuum 10 host: Adobe, Apple, Avid, etc.

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Using Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017

Brian Fox from Boris FX walks you through the Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe’s 2017 release, with an emphasis on third party plug-ins in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Day for Night with Continuum & Sapphire

Editor Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Media Composer editors how to take day time footage and transform it into night using Continuum’s Color & Tone tools and sister product Sapphire’s Night Sky and Luna.

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Boris FX Continuum 11: Intro to the VR Unit

The VR Unit is new in Continuum 11 and is designed to help editors work in 360 VR formats which can be extremely time consuming and difficult.

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Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: BCC Film Looks

In this tutorial Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to transform your crisp HD footage to a more gritty organic film look by subtly layering multiple effects from Boris Continuum 10.

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Free Training: Boris FX Continuum Complete Fundamentals - Over 2 Hours of Free Training

Get over 2 hours of free Boris Continuum Complete training with BCC Fundamentals.  Learn the basics of BCC from titling to transitions, advanced keying to mocha tracking data and more.

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BCC and Avid: Remove Objects with BCC Remover

Avid editor, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Media Composer editors how to realistically remove unwanted objects with BCC Remover and the integrated mocha planar tracking tools.

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Colorist Dan Harvey shows DaVinci Resolve users how to quickly apply new style effects & transitions from Boris FX with BCC 10.

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Learn how the new BCC Title Studio easily delivers multi-page credit rolls in a minutes. Plus, working in any resolution and adding supers and title crawls – all without leaving your timeline.

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Guiding Light with Boris Continuum Complete

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Repair Video with BCC Flicker Fixer

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Fast Lens Correction in Resolve with Boris Continuum Lens Correction

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Boris Continuum Match Move in Vegas Pro

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BCC + RED + Media Composer “Favorites” Bin

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In Depth: Spill Suppression on Keyed Footage

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 3: More Plug-ins + Tutorials

Welcome to the final installment of this series on skin retouching. I’ve already covered loads of plug-ins available for After Effects and a few NLEs, linked to lots of tutorials and given you several tips on how to touch up skin, keeping your actor as natural looking as possible. This article includes even more plug-ins and some recent tutorials for all sorts of compositors and editing tools.

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Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

Take a bland, colorless sky and make it into a vault of heaven! Create an alluring azure sky with fluffy clouds, a sublime sunset or an moody moonlight scene. I’ll give several options, utilizing plug-ins from CoreMelt, Video Copilot, Boris FX, Red Giant, SUGARfx and Imagineer.

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Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

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Boris Continuum Grunge in DaVinci Resolve

Learn how to create quickly you can create a creepy grungy look using BCC Grunge in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Add shake, flicker, dust, and a vignette. Kevin P. McAuliffe will show you how.

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Doctor Who Inspired Titles

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Boris Continuum Complete Flutter Cut Transition

Paul Ezzy with Boris TV, created this tutorial of the new BCC 9 transition Flutter Cut in Adobe Premiere Pro.  Learn how to control the start and end frames, incoming and outgoing frames, add a color, have your footage flutter with another video layer, and add an effect type like invert or monochrome.

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Boris Continuum BCC Laser Beam Write-On Effect: Advanced

Paul Ezzy explains how to create a write-on effect with a new tool in BCC 9, BCC Laser Beam, in Adobe After Effects.

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Using BCC to Create the MediaMotion Ball Logo by Carey Dissmore

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Comic Book Graphics in Sony Vegas Pro

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Making Ken Burns Obey in FCP X

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about the Ken Burns Effect to do a move on a still image in FCP X… and improve upon the effect.

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In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

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Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

Creative Cow leader Kevin P. McAuliffe returns with a second Halloween-themed episode filled with quick tips and shortcuts for both MAC and PC users with BCC 8 AE and Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher.Learn how to create a quick show animation from a still image -- add flickering lights to a jack o'lantern and generate atmospheric lighting. Filters used: BCC Film Glow, BCC Linear Luma Key, BCC Rays Puffy, and BCC Stagelight.Free Project file available.

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Boris Continuum Optical Flow Tutorial

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Avid Screencast #29: Glow Transition

In this episode, they create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions - quick, easy, and versatile.Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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Digitally Iron Clothing in After Effects with Boris Continuum SmoothTone

Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm takes you through a unique use of the Boris Continuum Complete BCC SmoothTone filter for Adobe After Effects, which is made for smoothing skin. She walks you step-by-step through how to make a wrinkled shirt appear smoother, while retaining the sharpness in other details. The tutorial explains PixelChooser.

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 1 of 2

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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In Depth: Noise/Grain Plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut and Other NLEs, Part 1 of 2

Here’s the rundown of noise and grain reduction plug-ins on the market for After Effects and other NLE’s, rated on speed, accuracy and quality, as well as return on investment. This article will focus mostly on grain and noise reduction but also touch upon matching and adding grain and noise.

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Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

Using Boris Continuum Complete’s powerful Lens Flare 3D filter, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to set up lighting effects in your favorite Avid video editing system. First, Kevin demonstrates how to create multiple lights that blink automatically. Then, he combines BCC Extruded Text with BCC Lens Flare 3D to create a starting title sequence.

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Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

Kevin P. McAuliffe harnesses the power of Boris Continuum Complete v8 AVX's Particle Emitter 3D filter to create engaging particle effects directly from within Media Composer, giving his Avid titles a "particle overhaul".

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects, Part 1 of 5

More than you ever wanted to know about Lens Flares! This is the first of a 5 part series and will give an overview of lens flares and the plug-ins that can generate them.

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