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v2020 Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan

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Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan
  
Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan

The Swiss Army Knife of Plug-ins

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.

Maximize the value of your Boris FX purchase with the Upgrade and Support Plan

Designed to make upgrading and budgeting for Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro more convenient, the Upgrade and Support Plan is an annual program that ensures you have access to the latest available features, increased licensing flexibility, and the support you need. Each purchase of a new License or an Upgrade includes the 12-month Upgrade and Support Plan. The benefits of this plan are detailed below:

Automatic upgrades: Never fall behind on a Sapphire, Continuum, or Mocha Pro release again! Active Upgrade and Support customers are automatically entitled to all upgrades released during their 12-month contract which begins from the date of purchase.

Full Phone and Email Support: Upgrade and Support customers have unlimited access to phone and email support during business hours.

Floating licenses: Floating licenses are pooled licenses that can be shared across a group of users. Floating licenses are available to customers on the U/S plan for a flat discounted fee of $500. A minimum of 5 floating licenses per facility is required.

Unlimited burn and render licenses: Formerly, $99-$499 per license, render licenses are free to customers under the Upgrade and Support Plan.

Easier Budgeting: The yearly fixed cost allows for clearer planning and budgeting.

Permanent Licenses: All licenses acquired during your Upgrade and Support contract (including upgrades, floating, and render licenses) are permanent and will continue to be functional even if your contract expires.

Please contact sales@toolfarm.com for additional information.

Note: Subscriptions and Units are not part of the Boris FX Upgrade and Support Plan


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.

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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Two Way Key
    • Alpha Process
    • Boost Blend
    • Chroma Key
    • Chroma Key Studio
    • Composite
    • Composite Choker
    • 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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