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v2021 Boris Continuum Unit: Film Style

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Boris Continuum Unit: Film Style
  

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Hollywood Style Film Effects and Looks

Go glam with the look of Classic Hollywood films. Mimic Technicolor’s highly saturated colors. Add film damage, soft glows, and film grain with Continuum Unit: Film Style. Includes 8 filters & 200+ presets. Cross-host license.

New! Continuum 11 Units Now Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX (Apple coming soon)

Highlights include:

  • Integrated Academy Award-winning Mocha masking and planar tracking system
  • Fast Film Glow hardware accelerated glow effect
  • Fast Film Process hardware accelerated looks generator
  • Film Damage with flicker, shake, grain, dirt, hair and scratches
  • Match Grain with included Kodak grain signatures and grain source sampler
  • Two Strip Color emulator
  • Vignette with both color and blur options

The Continuum Film Style Unit offers multi-host support with a single license.

Host support: Adobe After Affects & Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple FCP X & Motion 5, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Magix VEGAS Pro, and HitFilm 4 Pro

Features

  • On-screen control widgets
  • Professionally designed factory installed presets
  • Integrated FX Browser
  • Integrated PixelChooser matte and masking system
  • Support for Adobe host native mask shapes
  • Integrated Mocha masking and planar tracking system
  • Integrated Beat Reactor for audio generated VFX
  • Hardware acceleration (OpenGL/OpenCL)
  • Multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) suppor

Effects

Bleach Bypass

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, The BCC Bleach Bypass filter applies a film laboratory technique where, by skipping the bleach stage in the color processing sequence, silver is retained in the image along with the color dyes.

 

Cross Processing

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, The BCC Cross Processing filter creates a photographic technique where print film (C41) is processed in the set of chemicals usually used to process slide film (E6) or vice versa.

 

Day for Night

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, the BCC Day for Night filter simulates a technique used for shooting exteriors in daylight made to look like they were photographed at night.

 

DeInterlace

The BCC Deinterlace filter converts interlaced video clips into progressive-scan frames, such as footage shot on film. Deinterlace can render “simulated TeleCine” style by adding pulldown. This filter can also convert 29.97fps NTSC video into 24fps film-style frames.

 

Fast Film Glow

The BCC Fast Film Glow filter is a 100% GPU accelerated filter which uses OpenCL to deliver the same look and features of the original BCC Film Glow but with dramatically improved performance.

BCC Fast Film Glow generates a traditional film glow look where the frame is subjected to a strong light source causing the image to bloom.

The built in PixelChooser, with integrated mocha planar tracking allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

Fast Film Process

The BCC Fast Film Process filter is a 100% GPU accelerated version of the original BCC Film Process filter which uses OpenCL to deliver the same look and features as the original but with dramatically improved performance.  Fast Film Process allows you to give video footage the appearance of having been shot on film.

This filter allows you to integrate different types of media in a single project. For example, match computer-generated animations with archival film stock, make video appear like color-pushed film, infrared film, or color reversal film or make images appear warmer or cooler.

You may want to combine this filter with the BCC Deinterlace, BCC Film Grain, BCC Film Damage and BCC Match Grain filters for the most realistic results.

Film Damage

The BCC Film Damage filter simulates the appearance of old film stock, allowing you to create a wide variate of age related damage.

Among some of the features of the filter, you can add:

  • Scratches
  • Grain Particles
  • Hair or Fibers
  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Water Spots

BCC Film Damage also allows you to simulate camera shake and a flickering image.

Film Grain

The BCC Film Grain filter generates an auto-animated noise effect designed to simulate the appearance of grain particles in the emulsion of movie or photo film.

Built in filter parameters provide the ability to fine tune:

  • Film Tinting
  • Grain size
  • Monochromatic or RGB grain amount

The built in PixelChooser, with integrated mocha planar tracking allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

Film Stocks

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, the BCC Film Stocks filter is a unique filter that simulates 294 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes.

 

Looks

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021 the BCC Looks filter is a unique filter meant to simulate a variety of color and black and white photographic/film looks, diffusion and color grad camera filters, lighting gels, film stocks and optical lab processes.

 

Match Grain

The BCC Match Grain filter copies the grain signature from a source clip and applies it to a destibation clip. This allows for more realistic compositing. Grain that has been sampled from a source clip can also be stored and reused with the separate Grain Preset options

The built in PixelChooser, with integrated mocha planar tracking allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

Three Strip

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, The BCC Three Strip filter recreates the ultra-realistic, saturated levels of color, the Technicolor® Three Strip process known for.

 

Two Strip Color

The BCC Two Strip Color filter simulates the look of vintage two strip or three strip film color processes. It allows for greater control over the mixing of color through additive and suptractive processes to simulate a look similar to Technicolor.

The built in PixelChooser, with integrated mocha planar tracking allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

 

Vignette

The BCC Vignette filter provides a convenient way to darken and / or blur the outer region of the input clip. Built-in controls allow for the vignette shape to be anything between an oval and a square, with hard or completely smooth feathered edges and the built-in apply modes offer the ability to generate truly unique and interesting vignette effects.

 

Host & OS Support

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

Adobe Compatible

Continuum 2021 for Adobe supports the following Adobe host applications:

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

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

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

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

Apple Compatible

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

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

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

Note: Particle Illusion is not supported in Apple hosts.

Avid compatible

Continuum 2021 for Avid AVX supports the following host applications:

Macintosh:

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

Windows:

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

OFX Compatible

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional OFX Host Version Requirements:

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

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

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


Graphics Cards: Guidelines for Graphics Card Support

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

What’s new in 2021?

New Effects: Bleach Bypass, Color Processing, Day for Night, Film Stocks, Looks, Three Strip Color (6)

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