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v2021 Boris Continuum Primatte Studio

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Easily chroma key and composite using the same Academy Award-nominated compositing tech

Easily chroma key and composite using the same Academy Award-nominated compositing tech (Photron’s Primatte) as major blockbusters like the Lord of the Rings series, Harry Potter films, and Spider-Man. The new Primatte Studio is the ultimate blue/green screen toolset.

Toolfarm Top 10 2018 Features

  • Automatic green/blue screen analysis
  • Manual transparency tuning
  • Adjust lighting to correct unevenly lit screens
  • Foreground object detection to deliver a perfect key with a single color sample
  • Integrated Academy Award-winning Mocha masking and planar tracking system
  • Includes Compare Mode to easily see the source and result while fine-tuning

New in Continuum 2019.5

  • Spill Remover: Instantly get rid of pesky light spill on green screen
  • Light Wrap Spill: Wrap a background image onto the spill region

The Continuum Primatte Studio filter offers multi-host support with a single license.

Note: Primatte Studio is not available for Apple FCPX

 

boris continuum primatte studio auto image analysisAuto Image Analysis

Primatte Studio is a 3D keyer that automatically analyzes chroma and luminance information in your source shot to generate the base key. The result of the initial key is a 3D color cube that can be easily refined to produce the final key matte using Primatte’s powerful built-in tools.

 

boris continuum primatte studio mocha integrationMocha Integration

Sometimes generating a key that simply removes green or blue screen isn’t enough. You might have shots with props, boom stands, tracking markers, etc. that won’t be removed with the initial key matte. Luckily, you’ve got the Academy Award-winning Mocha module integrated directly within Primatte Studio. Use the Mocha Outside Mask Shape option to create and track multiple mask shapes to easily remove any non-keyable objects from the scene. Or use the Mocha Inside Mask Shape to protect tricky reflections like earrings, watches or other jewelry from the key matte.

 

boris continuum primatte studio toolbarUnique Toolbar Feature

Generating key mattes often requires a wide range of tools. Primatte Studio’s all-in-one approach provides you with every tool you need. The specially-designed toolbar is laid out to walk you through each step needed to generate a perfect matte and composite a clean, realistic shot.

boris continuum primatte studio compare modeCompare Mode

Almost every filter in Continuum includes a handy Compare Mode. Primatte Studio offers users even more with the ability to view any stage of the keyer in either the left or right side of the viewer. Display the in-progress matte on one side, while viewing the final composited result on the other.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio view optionsView Options Including Matte Status

It’s difficult to see fine pixel data at the extremes of the matte range. You may think you’ve successfully creating a robust matte, when in reality you haven’t. To help refine your matte key confidently and accurately, Primatte Studio includes an interactive feature called Matte Status. The feature gives you a clear picture of which pixels in the matte are not at either 0 or 100 percent opaque using white to represent fully opaque pixels, black to represent transparent pixels, and mid-grey to represent semi-transparent pixels.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio adjust lightAdjust Light Option for Uneven Screens

How often do you get footage to key out that is perfectly and evenly lit? Just about never, right? Primatte Studio has your back with the Adjust Light feature. Adjust Light allows you to even out the background lighting of a shot before working on the key itself, making it easier to clean the background from any extraneous semi-transparent pixels. Say yes to cleaner and more robust final composites.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio spill controlSpill Control

Neutralize that spill! Don’t let light bouncing off your green/blue screen and into the foreground ruin your composite. Primatte Studio includes the best spill controls in the industry, making eliminating any background spill an easy task.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio matte refinementMatte Refinement

Primatte Studio’s algorithms can easily handle just about any source shot, but occasionally it still needs a human touch before it’s ready for your final composite. Further tweak your matte manually with refinement tools like soften, shrink, grow, gamma, and choke. Pull a perfect matte key from even the most difficult shots.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio foreground color correctionForeground Color Correction

It goes without saying that your green/blue screen footage was shot under different lighting conditions than your background footage. To create a believable, final composite, Primatte Studio includes a comprehensive suite of color correction tools to color balance your foreground image quickly and easily.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio light wrapLight Wrap

High-end compositors know the importance of a light wrap — and it typically takes a lot of steps. Primatte Studio’s Light Wrap features does all the heavy-lifting for you with a few simple clicks. This final finishing step ensures your background image is not simply mirrored over the edges of the foreground, but is added in a way that brings a touch of background color to the edge of the foreground, delivering a seamless composite.

Boris Continuum Primatte Studio hybridHybrid Mode Option

Primatte Studio’s Hybrid Mode is a unique and useful tool when you’ve exhausted all other options. Most users will never need to reach for this tool since Primatte’s algorithms are second-to-none, but if you’re struggling to generate the result you need, Hybrid Mode will be the difference between generating a usable key or having to ask for a reshoot.

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 2020.5 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 2020.5 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 2020.5 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.

New in Continuum 2021

Edge Cleaner:

New Edge Cleaner tool which uses advanced filtering techniques to clean up the edges of rough keys without degrading clean edges and including a temporal correlation technique to minimize chatter in grainy or compressed chroma key footage. This is integrated directly into Primatte Studio in all hosts, and it comes in standalone form for Adobe hosts only. Note this is specifically designed to work with keyed footage, not synthetic alpha edges such as graphics.

Primatte Studio:

  • Integrated Edge Cleaner
  • Resolve now supports Spill Removal Method of Softened Background and Light Wrap based on background when applied in Resolve’s Color pane with the background image piped into the node.
  • Guidance message added when Spill Removal Method of Softened Background is used but when no Background layer has been selected/piped in.

New in Continuum 2019.5

Easy Spill Removal: The powerful Key and Blend Unit add a drag-and-drop Spill Remover that cleans unwanted light spill in just one click. The Spill Remover is both an individual filter and integrated directly inside Primatte Studio for an even more streamlined keying and compositing workflow. A new Light Wrap Spill feature also allows users to wrap a background image onto the spill region.

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