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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.

Continuum 2021.5 Highlights

  • New! Particle Illusion features
    • Node View: Select any particle node in the tree and corresponding parameters instantly display in the control panel
    • 3D Emitter Shapes, Forces, Deflectors, and Emission: From flat 2D to true 3D
    • Deep Integration with After Effects: Emitters can trace AE native live text and mask layers and emitters can attach to host native lights and 3D layers
    • Emitter Presets: Stunning drag and drop presets added to the included Emitter Library
  • New! 9 GPU-accelerated, HDR-compliant cinematic effects (Watch overview video): BCC+Multi-Star, BCC+Vignette, BCC+FilmGrunge, BCC+TwoStrip, BCC+Flashing, BCC+Composite, BCC+F-Stop, BCC+Fluorescent, and BCC+Haze; includes over 200 drag and drop presets
  • New! Avid infrastructure controls added to all BCC+ filters: Apply to Title Matte Option, Safe Levels Option, and True Bypass Switch

What’s New in Boris Continuum 2021

Continuum 2021 is the biggest release in its storied history with 80+ new effects, 1000+ new professionally-designed presets, 3 new Unit categories, major additions to Particle Illusion, a new keying effect, improvements to Mocha’s planar tracking, and more.

  • New! The Cinematographer’s Toolkit features 80+ HDR compliant effects including film stocks, look development, optical filter simulations, and lighting.
  • New! Particle Illusion’s lightning-fast particles can now be emitted in 3D! Plus, a new turbulence feature for more natural moving particles, a line renderer to quickly join particles together, and a bunch of exciting new presets.
  • New! Even easier green screen cleanup. Edge Cleaner recovers fine details while smoothing the edges of keyed compressed footage.
  • New! 1000+ drag and drop presets designed by the pros.
  • Improved Effects: Improvements to Title Studio, Mocha planar tracking, and more!

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Particle Illusion 2021

3D particles with just one click

Particle Illusion’s popular real-time motion graphics generator can now emit particles in 3D! The 2021 release also adds a new built-in 3D camera, geometric beauty with lines, enhanced realism with turbulence controls, new deflection options, and tons of presets! The new features are also included in the free Particle Illusion standalone application, which remains totally free.

3D Cameras and Views

Particle Illusion now includes a built-in 3D camera with easy to use controls that enable you to navigate through generated particle fields.

The built-in camera offers target, position, pan, and orbit modes and new 3D orthographic views, and an off-axis isometric world view with a visible grid floor to make animating the camera position quick and easy.

Adobe users can also use the integrated After Effects host camera which enables users to add 3D particles to their 3D scenes.

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Connect particles with lines! Create fresh mograph looks and instantly add new life to hundreds of existing presets.

Lines can be used to connect particles to emitters.

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Add complex organic motion to particles for greater realism and new possibilities.


Deflector Improvements

Deflector collisions are even more realistic with added randomness and the ability to break particles on impact.

Deflector improvements

New Emitter Presets

As always, each release includes a collection of emitters that showcase the new features. Ready to use and inspire!


Primatte Studio 2021

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.


Title Studio 2021

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.

Professionally Designed Presets

Stunning Results in Seconds

Continuum 2021 includes 1000+ new presets. Simply drag-and-drop onto footage or customize as you see fit. Save yourself tons of time with Continuum’s nearly 4000 available presets.

Boris Continuum 2021 Professionally Designed Presets

Full List of Continuum 2021 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


  • 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

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

Color and Tone

  • 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

  • Film Damage
  • Film Grain
  • Film Stocks
  • Looks
  • Match Grain
  • 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

Image Restoration

  • Broadcast Safe Effects
  • Flicker Fixer
  • Beauty Studio
  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Dropout Fixer
  • Dual Gradient
  • Dust and Scratches
  • DV Fixer
  • Gels
  • Lens Correction
  • Magic Sharp
  • Motion Key
  • ND Gradient
  • Noise Reduction
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Photographic
  • Pixel Fixer
  • Radial Tint
  • Reframer
  • Remover
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Smooth Tone
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset
  • Uprez
  • Wire Remover

Key and Blend

  • Alpha Process
  • Boost Blend
  • Chroma Key
  • Chroma Key Studio
  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Composite
  • Dual Gradient
  • Gels
  • Glow Matte
  • Light Matte
  • Light Wrap
  • Linear Color Key
  • Linear Luma Key
  • Make Alpha Key
  • Matte Choker
  • Matte Cleanup
  • ND Gradient
  • Photographic
  • Pixel Chooser
  • Premult
  • Radial Tint
  • RGB Blend
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset


  • Alpha Spotlight
  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Dual Gradient
  • Edge Lighting
  • Gels
  • Glitter
  • Laser Beam
  • Lens Flare 3D
  • Light Leaks
  • Light Sweep
  • Lightning
  • ND Gradient
  • Photographic
  • Radial Tint
  • Rays Cartoon
  • Rays Puffy
  • Rays Radiant Edges
  • Rays Radiant Spotlight
  • Rays Ring
  • Rays Ripply
  • Rays Streaky
  • Rays Textured
  • Rays Wedge
  • Reverse Spotlight
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Stage Light
  • Sunset

Match Move

  • Corner Pin
  • Dual Gradient
  • Gels
  • Match Move
  • ND Gradient
  • Photographic
  • Radial Tint
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset
  • Witness Protection


  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Comet
  • Dual Gradient
  • Gels
  • ND Gradient
  • Organic Strands
  • Particle Array 3D
  • Particle Emitter 3D
  • Photographic
  • Pin Art 3D
  • Radial Tint
  • Rain
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Snow
  • Sparks
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset
  • Wild Cards


  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Cube
  • Cylinder
  • Dual Gradient
  • DVE
  • DVE Basic
  • Fast Flipper
  • Gels
  • ND Gradient
  • Page Turn
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Photographic
  • Radial Tint
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Sphere
  • Sphere Transition
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset


  • Mosaic
  • Emboss
  • Alpha Pixel Noise
  • Color Choker
  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Glow
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Damaged TV
  • Drop Shadow
  • Dual Gradient
  • Edge Grunge
  • Gels
  • Glow Alpha Edges
  • Grunge
  • LED
  • Misalignment
  • Multi Shadow
  • ND Gradient
  • Photographic
  • Prism
  • Radial Tint
  • RGB Edges
  • RGB Pixel Noise
  • Scanline
  • Scatterize
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Sunset
  • Video Glitch


  • Clouds
  • Color Gradient
  • Color Spot
  • Colorize Gradient
  • Dual Gradient
  • Fractal Noise
  • Gels
  • Granite
  • Mixed Colors
  • ND Gradient
  • Noise Map 2
  • Photographic
  • Radial Tint
  • Rays
  • Reptilian
  • Rock
  • Sepia
  • Skin
  • Split Tone
  • Stars
  • Steel Plate
  • Sunset
  • Veined Marble
  • Weave
  • Wood Grain
  • Wooden Planks


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


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


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

Host & OS Support

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see 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:


  • 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).


  • 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.
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Customer Reviews

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

New in Continuum 2020.5

Released May 4th 2020

  • New! Particle Illusion: Forces feature, retro cartoon emitters & presets, save your faves
  • New! Title Studio: Native composite modes & a cast shadow shader
  • New! Transitions: Crash Zoom Dissolve, Spin Blur Dissolve & presets
  • New! Improved Effects: Remover, Cast Shadow, Particle Illusion Dissolve

What’s new in Continuum 2020

28 October 2019

  • New! Corner Pin Studio: Simplify screen inserts and more with built-in Mocha planar tracking and integrated color correction, light wrap, and drop shadow
  • New! Reflection Effect: Quickly generate mirror surface reflections
  • New! Cast Shadow Effect: Easily generate true 3D cast shadows with a built-in 3D camera and light system
  • New! Curl Effect: Instantly create auto-animating heat haze, surface drops, and curlycue distortions
  • New! Transitions: Add 6 more slick auto-animating transitions with on-screen controls to your toolkit New in Continuum 2020: Curl Dissolve, Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, and Prism Dissolve.
  • New! Mocha Area Brush: Track and mask faster using paint-like gestural strokes
  • New! Particle Illusion: updates include a new professionally-designed emitter, improved search, and tons of new time-saving functionality
  • New! Title Studio: updates include new professionally-designed preset templates, new materials & shaders, and overall interface improvements to work faster

Continuum 2020 is the latest major release of the post-production industry’s most comprehensive plugin collection. Key new features include 4 effects, 6 transitions, and nearly 100 professionally-designed presets. You’ll work even more efficiently with Particle Illusion and Title Studio’s new functionality and updated interfaces. And tracking and masking takes seconds with the addition of an Area Brush tool to integrated Mocha.


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Vegas Pro Color Correction and Color Grading Tutorial Roundup

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


Boris 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.


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.


In Depth: Time Effects - Time Displacement aka Slit Scan, with Examples

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.


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.


BorisFX: 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.


Sky Replacement in FCP X + Other Hosts

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.


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.


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.


Chroma keying, Masking, and More Using Vegas Pro and Continuum

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.


Boris 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.


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.


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.


In Depth: 32 Uses of 360° VR + Some VR Tools to Get You In the Game

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.


Using and Creating Presets with Boris Title Studio + Free Presets

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.


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.


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.


Boris 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.


Boris Continuum BCC Beauty Studio Digital Retouching

Boris Continuum BCC Beauty Studio is here. With HD and so much high res video, every pore on your actor now shows. Beauty Studio all-in-one digital makeup filter for giving your actors a bit of touching up during post-production.


Mocha’s Remove Module

Here’s a 5 minute tutorial on the Remove Objects plug-in in Mocha Pro. Remove objects doesn’t use a manual clone or paint. Mocha Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, explains how to use Remove Module inside Adobe After Effects, the same basic technique used in the mocha Pro 5 standalone or plug-in on other supported hosts.


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.


Free Training: Boris 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.


2016: Toolfarm's Most Popular Posts

Just in case you missed them or want to see them again, here are the most popular articles we posted in 2016.


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.


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 6: Toolfarm’s NAB Survival Video Open

If you’ve had a chance to check out our NAB Survival Video, you should! It’s lots of fun. I dove back into Cinema 4D to create the open animation. Here’s how I did it.


Free Whitepaper on Smoothed Aggregation Multigrid for Cloth Simulation

The Disney Research Hub has a video and paper on cloth simulations based on “geometric multigrids” that you can download for free.


Tracking Options for Avid Users: BCC 10 & mocha Pro plug-in

Are you an Avid Media Composer user? Dan Harvey shows you how easy it is to motion track footage in Avid, with three different approaches: BCC’s native motion tracking, the integrated mocha/PixelChooser, and the new mocha Pro plug-in.


Digital Makeup and Anti-Aging Techniques with Boris FX, mocha and After Effects

Found - The Fountain of Youth! Mary Poplin demonstrates how to make talent look younger - Covers: mocha masking techniques, BCC Remove and BCC Warp, and general beauty techniques.


Using Boris Continuum Particle Array 3D to Create a Custom Transition

Learn how to use the BCC 10 Particle Array 3D tool in Premiere Pro to create and save a custom wipe transition.


Boris Continuum Transitioning with Cross Zoom and Removing Dead Pixels

Transitioning with Cross Zoom for BCC, Media Composer & Premiere Pro and Quick Tip: Removing Dead Pixels for BCC & After Effects


DaVinci Resolve and BCC 10 - Light Leaks and Video Glitch

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


BCC & Avid: Advanced Credit Rolls and Crawls

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.


BCC: Broadcast Graphics & Effects in Sony Vegas Pro

In this webinar replay, VASST trainer John Rofrano teaches you how to create a Marvel-like 3D logo with BCC Extruded EPS in Sony Vegas Pro. Plus, use BCC Particle Array 3D to transition your logo onto the screen as a tornado of particles. Finally, discover how to create and save custom transitions.


Michele Learns Cinema 4D Ep. 6: Toolfarm’s NAB Survival Video Open

If you’ve had a chance to check out our NAB Survival Video, you should! It’s lots of fun. I dove back into Cinema 4D to create the NAB Survival Video Open.


Michele Terpstra’s Boris Webinar Replay - Surviving Peru

In this one hour tutorial, Toolfarm’s Pluginologist Michele Terpstra guides Adobe Premiere Pro users through building a reality show style opening title sequence using the new Boris Continuum Complete 10.Topics covered: 3D titling, light leaks, glitch, color grading & transitions.


Quick Tips - BCC Particle Emitter 3D

"In the first of a series of Quick Tips, Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong dives into BCC Particle Emitter 3D. Learn how to easy it is to use randomization and post processing to produce a more varied and organic look even when you’re using a single repeated particle image." - Jessie Electa Petrov


Guiding Light with Boris Continuum Complete

Not the long-running CBS soap opera, but the Guiding Light in this tutorial refers to the use of BCC Rays Puffy to your create realistic light rays in a scene. Paul Ezzy shows you how in this Boris TV tutorial.


Fix Vertical Cell Phone Footage with BCC Reframer

Fixing vertical cell phone footage is easier than ever with BCC Reframer by Boris FX.  Learn how this Avid plug-in works in this tutorial by freelance editor Nathan Ryan.


Remove Objects with new BCC Remover & mocha powered PixelChooser

In this new video tutorial, Mary Poplin shows you how to use the new BCC Remover plug-in to clone out an unwanted sign and the integrated mocha masking tools to roto-mask the foreground back on top.


Classic 8-Bit Video Game Effect

Paul Ezzy shows you how to make this super cool animated 8-bit Pac-Man from scratch in Boris Continuum Complete inside Adobe After Effects.


Retro Film Effects with BCC OFX

Learn how to recreate the look of a silent film using BCC Film Styles using BCC for OFX in DaVinci Resolve. Trainer Andrew Devis shows also explains when to apply a filter to a clip versus your timeline.


Make it Rain with Boris FX and mocha AE

In this simple After Effects tutorial, Imagineer System’s Mary Poplin shows you how to add realistic rain to a shot with plug-ins from Boris FX and mocha AE.Mary uses the bundled mocha AE CC for planar tracking and masking and Boris Continuum Complete BCC Rain.


Webinar Replay: Advanced Tips & Techniques with mocha & AE

Join Ben Brownlee of Curious Turtle as he gives some great advice on using Imagineer mocha with After Effects. Ben really knows his mocha.


BCC: Up Rez in FCP X & Motion 5

Learn how to UpRez SD footage to HD using BCC UpRez from Image Restoration, in FCPX and Motion 5.


BCC Magic Sharp in Resolve 11

Learn how to manipulate the different parameters, including channel sharpening, detail tuning, and channel tuning, to make your footage pop.


Save the Shot with Boris Continuum Complete and Sony Vegas Pro

John Rofrano shows you how to save otherwise-unusable shots using two image restoration tools from Boris Continuum Complete: BCC Smooth Tone and BCC Noise Reduction. BCC Smooth Tone smooths or softens an image while preserving the important detail contrast areas while BCC Noise Reduction eliminates unwanted video noise from image clips.


Repair Video with BCC Flicker Fixer

Repair video affected by uneven shutter exposure or a flickering light source with Boris Continuum Complete v8 AE’s Flicker Fixer filter, part of Boris Continuum Unit: Image Restoration.


Fast Lens Correction in Resolve with Boris Continuum Lens Correction

Want to get rid of that fish-eye from your GoPro footage directly in DaVinci Resolve? BCC Lens Correction will allow you to fix the problem by changing the distortion amount,  the vertical perspective, adjust pan and lens center, and scale your footage.


Boris Continuum Match Move in Vegas Pro

John Rofrano explains how to use BCC’s Match Move plug-in for OFX in Sony Vegas Pro to match text to movement on screen.


BCC + RED + Media Composer “Favorites” Bin

Learn how to incorporate the Media Composer “Favorites” bin into your BCC and RED workflows.


In Depth: Spill Suppression on Keyed Footage

Spill is the colored light reflected from your background and onto your actor. Spill can show up on light colored clothing or hair, on shiny or reflective elements, around the edge of footage, and it can be a big problem! It can be very easy to fix, or difficult on finely detailed, extremely reflective or semi-transparent areas. Here are some methods of fixing spill.


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.


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.


Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

Class up your holiday graphics with a gorgeous 3D Spinning snowflake with glints of light reflecting off of it. Here’s a fairly popular tutorial from about 5 years ago that is just as relevant today.  Although all the software used has been updated, the formula is the same.


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.


Doctor Who Inspired Titles

Paul Ezzy explains how to create some Doctor Who inspired titles with Boris Continuum Complete


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.


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.


Using BCC to Create the MediaMotion Ball Logo by Carey Dissmore

It’s Tutorial Tuesday! In this BorisFX Webinar, MediaMotion Ball and International Media Users Group (IMUG) founder, Carey Dissmore gives you an inside look at how he created this year’s animated logo.


Comic Book Graphics in Sony Vegas Pro

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s John Rofranom, a VASST trainer, explaining how to make a comic book 3D logo straight out of Marvel, with Boris Continuum Complete Extruded EPS in Sony Vegas Pro. He uses BCC Particle Array 3D to blow the logo onto the screen like a tornado of particles, then shows how to create and save custom transitions.


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.


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.


Boris Continuum Optical Flow Tutorial

Boris FX recently posted a tutorial on manipulating time in your video projects via BCC Optical Flow. Check out this article to learn the ropes!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


Michele Yamazaki’s Particles Webinar Replay -June 27, 2012

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Michele Yamazaki tapped Boris Continuum Complete v8 AE’s state-of-the-art particle system effects to develop and enhance broadcast graphics in Adobe After Effects CS6. Using BCC Particle Emitter 3D and other Boris Continuum Complete VFX filters in conjunction with After Effects’ native 3D camera and lighting systems, Michele made ordinary graphics and titles pop off the screen in 3D particle bursts.