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The Most Comprehensive Plug-in Toolkit

The film and television industry’s busiest editors and artists choose Boris FX Continuum. The powerful, timesaving plugins streamline post workflows with seventeen creative effect, titling, and quick fix plug-in categories. Includes over 250 effects and 4000+ presets. One collection that fits every project need.

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Continuum is available as a Complete Collection or as individual Continuum UNITS.

Available now for the following hosts: Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts such as Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Magix VEGAS Pro.

 


What’s New

  • 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 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.

NEW! CORNER PIN STUDIO

Boris Continuum 2020 Corner Pin Studio

Corner pinning and compositing inserts just got a lot easier. Corner Pin Studio’s next-gen workflow makes replacing screens/billboards/devices a cinch with a single Mocha planar tracker that targets the surface and four offset pins to accurately position the source shot onto the target. Includes post-processing options for foreground color correction, edge chokes, drop shadow, light wrap, and 27 unique blend modes.

NEW! REFLECTION

Boris Continuum 2020 reflection

Need to add a reflection to an element or titles? The Reflection effect instantly generates a planar reflection using a filtered source image. Reflections can be easily tweaked with options for blurring, shimmering, scaling, repositioning, and independent animation. Includes a built-in animatable 3D camera system to fill the gap if your host application doesn’t offer native cameras. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras.

NEW! CAST SHADOW

Boris Continuum 2020 Cast Shadows Effect

Throw a shadow onto your shot! The Cast Shadow effect generates true 3D shadows using an integrated point or parallel light source positioned in 3D space. Includes options to control the intensity, color, and length of a shadow blur, plus a ripple feature if you’re casting a shadow over water. Use the built-in animatable 3D camera system to reposition the source as needed. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras and lights.

NEW! CURL

Boris Continuum 2020 Curl Effect

Curl is a warp effect that’s perfect for creating heat haze, underwater distortions, and smoky effects. Users can easily tweak the number, speed, and angle of curls. Includes the integrated Beat Reactor to make your effect bounce to music.

 

NEW TRANSITIONS FOR 2020

Continuum 2020 features 6 brand new drag and drop transitions for editors looking to spice up their sequences.

  • Boris Continuum 2020 Curl DissolveCurl Dissolve – Based on the new Curl effect, the Curl Dissolve transition adds a psychedelic look to projects. Simply drag-and-drop the dissolve in between clips, use one of the included presets, or customize.

 

 

  • Boris Continuum 2020 Colorize Glow DissolveColorize Glow Dissolve – The Colorize Glow Dissolve transition pumps up projects with a slick stylized dose of color between shots. Easily control the color glow with the included gradient generator.

 

  • Boris Continuum 2020 RGB Displace DissolveRGB Displacement Dissolve – The RBG Displacement Dissolve transition separates color channels then adds warp displacements. Perfect for music videos or highly-stylized looks.

 

  • Boris Continuum 2020 RGB Blur DissolveRGB Blur Dissolve – The RGB Blur Dissolve transition gives editors even more options to play with the RBG color channels between two clips. Includes a master level blur control, separate horizontal and vertical scale controls, or individual blur level by color channel.

 

  • Boris Continuum 2020 Kaleidoscope DissolveKaleidoscope Dissolve – Remember how much fun you had using a kaleidoscope as a kid? You can now apply those geometric designs between clips! The Kaleidoscope Dissolve transition includes two independent tile controls that come with their own set of presets as well as an undistort option.

 

  • Boris Continuum 2020 Prism DissolvePrism Dissolve – The Prism Dissolve transition adds a subtle chromatic aberration with prismatic color separation that dissolves between clips.

 

MOCHA IMPROVEMENTS – NEW AREA BRUSH

If you’re not a fan of working with splines, you’ll love Mocha’s new Area Brush tool with Quick Mask mode. Track and mask even faster by painting over track search areas. Includes full support for Wacom tablets. Paint strokes automatically convert into splines for a simple new workflow.

 

PARTICLE ILLUSION IMPROVEMENTS

Particle Illusion’s fast and easy-to-use real-time particle and motion graphics generator gets a major update with new functionality and UI improvements. Highlights include:

  • New professionally-designed emitters
  • New high-resolution thumbnails for all emitters
  • Particle sprites can now be selected from any emitter library
  • New Preview Window toolbar with ability to choose background color
  • Motion blur enable / disable in emitter preview window
  • List and grid views for emitter library
  • Resizable thumbnails in the grid view
  • Improved visible emitter tagging and emitter search function
  • Emitters can now be renamed, modified, saved, deleted

TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS

Boris Continuum 2020 Title Studio

Title Studio’s Cinema 4D integration results in the best and most accurate renders of any 3D model plugin for NLE and compositing systems — and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. Highlights include:

  • New preset templates added and updates to earlier ones to help you work faster
  • New Vertex and Pixel shaders allow users to create 3D warps for 3D titles and imported 3D models or map real-world materials (sand, stone, marble, metals) independently over any 3D object surface
  • New Texture Specular Bump Reflection and Texture Specular Reflection materials makes adding reflections simple


Features

TITLE STUDIO & 3D OBJECTS

Continuum’s 3D Objects Unit includes the popular Title Studio plugin for all your 2D/3D titling needs. Title Studio includes its own easy-to-use interface, fast and high-quality renders with improved integrated Maxon Cinema 4D model support, and tons of presets to get you started quickly. Other highlighted features include Extruded .EPS, Extruded Spline, Extruded Text, and Layer Deformer.

The Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking application is integrated inside almost every single filter in Continuum! This empowers editors to do more advanced finishing work right within the filter without having to leave editing project timelines.

Mocha can be used to generate user-defined closed spline shapes, which can be tracked individually or as a group using the Mocha planar tracker. These static or animated mask shapes can then be used to isolate the result of any filter to a specific region in the source shot (e.g., isolating a blur to someone’s face). The Mocha tracker can also be used to drive other filter parameters, such as screen/billboard replacement, face tracking, etc.

Fun Fact: Mask and tracking data from any Mocha session can be exported and used in any other Mocha session. This includes sharing tracking mask and tracking data from Mocha Pro and the integrated Mocha in Continuum, or even, Sapphire.

ART LOOKS

Instantly recreate popular art styles. Continuum’s Art Looks Unit transforms footage into museum-worthy paint styles, comics, graphic novels, and more. Highlighted effects include Artist’s Poster, 3D Bump Map, Cartoon Look, Halftone, and Watercolor.

BLUR AND SHARPEN

Direct your viewers to where you want them to focus. Continuum’s Blur and Sharpen Unit lets you add depth and blur, pull rack focus, create high-quality lens blurs, and more. Highlighted effects include Fast Lens Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Shape, Radial Blur, and Z-Blur.

COLOR AND TONE

The well-defined color palette can instantly set the mood of your project. Continuum’s Color and Tone Unit gives users tons of options for color correcting, color matching, and hue-saturation tools. Highlighted features 3-Way Color Grade, Tritone, Brightness-Contrast, Color Match, and Correct Selected Color.

FILM STYLE

Continuum’s Film Style Unit lets you recreate beloved classic film looks from every decade. Add glam and grit to your next project. Highlighted effects include Fast Film Glow, Fast Film Process, Film Damage, Match Grain, and Two-Strip Color.

IMAGE RESTORATION

Fix it in post. Continuum’s Image Restoration Unit is the must-have toolset that saves imperfect footage fast. Become a problem-solving hero. Highlighted effects include Beauty Studio, Flicker Fixer, Magic Sharp, PixelFixer, and Reframer.

KEY AND BLEND

Create seamless composites without all the layering. Continuum’s Key and Blend Unit features the green screen and compositing power duo of Academy Award-nominated Phototron Primatte tech and Academy Award-winning integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking. Highlighted effects include Primatte Studio, Spill Remover, Light Wrap Spill, Chroma Key Studio, Luma Key, Make Alpha, and Light Wrap.

LIGHTS

Continuum’s Lights Unit offers a lighting option to fit any need. Add subtle or over the top spotlights to stage performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Highlighted effects include Glare, 3D LensFlare, Light Leaks, Light Sweep, Spotlight, and Rays.

MATCH MOVE

Continuum’s Match Move Unit makes image replacement easy. Blur out unwanted people and objects, replace screens, and accomplish tricky match moves between shots. Includes integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking for quick effect isolation.

PARTICLES

Continuum’s Particles Unit is home to the powerful new Particle Illusion plug-in. Particle Illusion’s real-time generator makes adding stunning particle-based motion graphics a cinch. The easy-to-use interface features thousands of drag-and-drop presets. Other highlighted effects include Comet, Pin Art 3D, Organic Strands, Rain, and Snow.

PERSPECTIVE

Work with a lot of stills? Continuum’s Perspective Unit will turn you into the next Ken Burns. Quickly add 3D perspective to 2D images with animatable camera, lights, and shadows. The renowned 3D Pan & Zoom effect is favored by top documentary, newcast, and reality TV projects. Other highlighted effects include 3D Extruded Image Shatter, Cube, Fast Flipper, and Sphere.

STYLIZE

Continuum’s Stylize Unit is designed for the fast paced world of commercial and promo work. Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Highlighted effects include Damaged TV, Grunge, Misalignment, Scatterize, and Video Glitch.

TEXTURES

Continuum’s Textures Unit lets you quickly generate organic photorealistic backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces. Highlighted effects include Brick, Cloth, Granite, Reptilian, Steel Plate, and Wood Grain.

TIME

Continuum’s Time Unit makes it easy to speed up, slow down, and reverse your clips. Punch up action sequences with temporal blur or add time loops. Highlighted effects include Jitter, Looper, Optical Flow, Posterize Time, and Temporal Blur.

TRANSITIONS

Cut. Add a slick transition. Repeat. Continuum’s Transitions Unit includes nearly 40 drag-and-drop styles and over 500 presets. Highlighted transitions and dissolves include Particle Illusion Dissolve, Swish Pan, Flutter Cut, Fast Film Glow, Light Leaks, Lens Blur, and Damaged TV.

VR

Continuum’s VR Unit seriously speeds up 360 immersive editing and finishing workflows. Stay inside your host timeline while avoiding the seams inherent to regular non-VR filters. Supports 180, 360, mono, and stereoscopic formats. Based on Mocha VR’s award-winning 360/VR tech. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.

WARP

Continuum’s Warp Unit lets users distort and morph footage in every which way. Highlighted effects include Bulge, Ripple, Turbulence, Twirl, and Warp.

THOUSANDS OF PRESETS

Continuum’s presets allow users to quickly add professionally-designed effects and looks without the hassle of starting from scratch. Simply drag & drop any preset. Presets can be easily tweaked, saved, and shared among teams who also have access to Continuum — regardless of host application — for an even more streamlined workflow.

FLEXIBLE PRICING

Continuum offers a wide variety of convenient licensing options to fit any budget. Choose from the full suite, individually-priced Continuum Units, annual subscriptions or RLM server-based floating licenses.

 

 

Effects

Click on the link for more info on each Unit.

  • 3D Objects
    • Extruded EPS
    • Extruded Text
    • Extrude Spline
    • Layer Deformer
    • Title Studio
    • Type-on Text
  • Art Looks
    • Posterize
    • Median
    • Halftone
    • Artist’s Poster
    • Bump Map
    • Cartoon Look
    • Cartooner
    • Charcoal Sketch
    • Pencil Sketch
    • Spray Paint Noise
    • Tile Mosaic
    • Water Color
  • 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
    • Tritone
    • 3 Way Color Grade
    • Brightness and Contrast
    • Color Balance
    • Color Correction
    • Color Match
    • Colorize
    • Correct Selected Color
    • Hue-Sat-Lightness
    • Invert Solarize
    • Levels Gamma
    • MultiTone Mix
    • Safe Colors
    • Videoscope
  • Film Style
    • Vignette
    • DeInterlace
    • Fast Film Glow
    • Fast Film Process
    • Film Damage
    • Film Grain
    • Match Grain
    • Two Strip Color
  • Image Restoration
    • Broadcast Safe
    • Flicker Fixer
    • Beauty Studio
    • DV Fixer
    • Dropout Fixer
    • Dust and Scratches
    • Lens Correction
    • Magic Sharp
    • Motion Key
    • Noise Reduction
    • Optical Stabilizer
    • Pixel Fixer
    • Reframer
    • Remover
    • Smooth Tone
    • Uprez
    • Wire Remover
  • Key and Blend
    • Primatte Studio
    • Composite Choker
    • Two Way Key
    • Alpha Process
    • Boost Blend
    • Chroma Key
    • Chroma Key Studio
    • Composite
    • Glow Matte
    • Light Matte
    • Light Wrap
    • Linear Color Key
    • Linear Luma Key
    • Make Alpha Key
    • Matte Choker
    • Matte Cleanup
    • Pixel Chooser
    • Premult
    • RGB Blend
  • Lights
    • Glare
    • Spotlight
    • Glint
    • Edge Lighting
    • Glitter
    • Laser Beam
    • Lens Flare 3D
    • Light Leaks
    • Light Sweep
    • Lightning
    • Rays Cartoon
    • Rays Puffy
    • Rays Radiant Edges
    • Rays Radiant Spotlight
    • Rays Ring
    • Rays Ripply
    • Rays Streaky
    • Rays Textured
    • Rays Wedge
    • Reverse Spotlight
    • Stage Light
  • Match Move
    • Corner Pin
    • Match Move
    • Witness Protection
  • Particles
    • Particle System
    • 2D Particles
    • Comet
    • Organic Strands
    • Particle Array 3D
    • 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
    • Color Choker
    • 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
    • Clouds
    • Fractal Noise
    • Granite
    • Mixed Colors
    • Noise Map 2
    • Rays
    • Reptilian
    • Rock
    • Stars
    • Steel Plate
    • 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 Sharpen
    • VR Flicker Fixer
    • VR Reorient
    • VR Blur
  • Warp
    • 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 our Continuum Compatibility Matrix.

Adobe Compatible

Continuum 2020 v13.0.0 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, and CC 2019

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, and CC 2019

Apple Compatible

Continuum 2020 v13.0.0 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 v13.0.0 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 v13.0.0 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 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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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 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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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.

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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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Burning Question: Making The Super Moon

They say it’s the Super Moon of the Century! Here are some ways to recreate the moon in After Effects or your NLE or editor, if you’re unable to capture the moon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BCC + RED + Media Composer “Favorites” Bin

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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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

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.

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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.

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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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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

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!

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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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How to Read and Use Histograms

A skill all people working with digital imagery and video should have.

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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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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.

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Webinar Replay: Creating FOX’s Fringe 3D Text Effect and the TRON Legacy Title Animation Effect

If you couldn't make it to last week's webinar, check out Michele Yamazaki's Presentation showing how to make a couple of different title effects with Boris Continuum  3D Objects in Adobe After Effects. I also use mocha AE.

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Burning Question: Which After Effects Glow Plug-in Should I Get?

We answer a customer’s question regarding glows for After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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