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v2022 Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan

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Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan

The Swiss Army Knife of Plug-ins

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.

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 in Boris Continuum 2022

  • Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
  • Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support for 350+ effects
  • Native Apple M1 support
  • 60+ movie looks (BCC+Film Stocks) and 50+ gobo presets (BCC+Lights)
  • 6 speedy blurs effects with 80 presets (BCC+Blur)
  • BCC+ adds integrated Mocha tracking & masking
  • BCC+BeautyStudio: Full GPU processing and a cleaner user interface
  • Improved & streamlined PixelChooser
  • Enhanced FX Editor with a slick new user-interface

Particle Illusion: Fast, Fluid Dynamics

The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings fluid dynamics to the user-friendly 3D particle generator. Quickly add organic particle motion to existing emitters that swirl and flow just like in the real world.

Particle Illusion 2022 includes 20+ new presets designed by the pros and delivers a new workflow to easily create your own custom animations. Library Scenes allow you to save multiple emitters, forces/fluids, deflectors, and animation positions as a single preset right inside the massive preset library.

Create stunning particle animations in no time thanks to huge performance increases delivering up to 5x faster speeds across all supported plugin hosts.

Major Speed Gains

Continuum 2022 is the fastest version of the award-winning plugin collection yet.

Get ready for dramatic speed gains inside After Effects with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support on over 350 effects, speedier workflows with native Apple M1 support, and overall performance boosts with the addition of more fully GPU-accelerated effects (BCC+). For a full list of MFR speed improvements, click here.

Blazin’ Blurs

The brand-new, innovative BCC+ Smear Blur filter is joining BCC blurs collection adding the ability to create artistic blur effects by smearing or blurring pixels forward and backward along the Z axis while providing the unique option to rotate the smeared/blurred pixels around the Z axis.

The redesigned BCC+ Prism filter also offers the push and twist effect that the Smear Blur offers but in addition to this, it displaces RGB pixels to generate a color separated prismatic effect.

Movie Looks & Gobos

The 2022 release adds 60+ film and TV-inspired color grades (BCC+Film Stocks) to help you transform your footage into iconic and fan-favorite looks with just one click. Highlighted presets include The Wizard of Oz, E.T., The Grand Budapest Hotel, Euphoria, and Stranger Things.

BCC+Light adds 50+ digital gobos presets to bring the overall number of gobos available to over 800 options. Easily test out different gobos in seconds without the added production costs.

Improved Tracking and Masking

Mocha’s planar tracking and masking tools have been integrated into Continuum for years, making it easy to accomplish advanced VFX tasks without leaving your Continuum project. The 2022 release brings those same beloved tools to over 100 BCC+ effects. Track and isolate effects with ease.

The built-in PixelChooser, a long-time user favorite, is redesigned with full GPU processing, a simple user interface, and a new practical workflow that allows you to combine multiple tracked mask shapes with gradients and image mattes to isolate filtered pixels. Available in all BCC+ effects.

PARTICLE ILLUSION 2022

Fast and Easy Fluid Dynamics
Organic swirling flowing particle movement is now possible in Particle Illusion thanks to the addition of Fluid Dynamics. Easily add complex real-world motion to existing emitters or create exciting, entirely new effects that mix artistry and realism.
The 2022 release also delivers much greater speed and interactivity. Depending on your host and project details, this could mean 5x faster performance or more!

Expanded Libraries
One of Particle Illusion’s strengths is its huge collection of presets, and in 2022 Emitter Libraries just got a lot more powerful! Libraries can now store “scenes” — essentially entire projects! Multiple emitters, forces, deflectors can all be included, and scenes store the position data too.

The 2022 Emitter Library contains several scenes that showcase the power of fluid dynamics, so you can jump right into fluids with no effort.

Consistent Updates with New Features

  • New! 3D Particles
  • New! 3D cameras and views
  • New! Lines
  • New! Turbulence
  • New! Deflector improvements
  • New! Emitter Presets: Stunning drag and drop presets added to the included Emitter Library

Plus, all of the advantages of using Particle Illusion as a plugin, including Mocha integration, the ability to apply your animations directly to footage, using the Beat Reactor to sync your particles to audio, and integrated glow.

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

OS Requirements:

  • Mac OSX: 10.14 or higher
  • Windows: Windows 8 and 10

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

  • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores
  • Memory: 8 GB or more
  • Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage
  • Graphics Card: Most modern graphics cards from ATI, Nvidia and Intel are supported. click here for a full listing

Licensing options:

Node-locked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, please contact us.

Supported Host Applications:

  • ADOBE :
    • After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • AVID :
    • Media Composer
  • OFX :
    • Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve
    • Vegas Pro
    • Foundry Nuke

Host & OS Support

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see the Host Compatibility Page.

Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 for Adobe supports the following Adobe host applications:

macOSX 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Premiere Pro versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. After Effect does not itself run natively on M1/ARM64 at the time of this release. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host enviroments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64.

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at time of Continuum release)

Windows 10 x64, Windows 11:

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at time of Continuum release)

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) for Avid AVX supports the following host applications:

Macintosh:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at time of Continuum release) and running macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). (Intel chipsets only. M1 / ARM chipsets are not supported by the Avid host at the time of this release.)

Windows:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at time of Continuum release) and running Windows 10 or Windows 11

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) 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, Vegas Pro, and Nuke. Note that official Resolve support does not yet include the embedded Fusion page within Resolve. Note that the Apple App Store version of Resolve is not fully supported and direct downloads of Resolve from the Blackmagic Design site should be used instead.

macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use): Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Resolve host versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host enviroments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64. [Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Nuke 12, 13

Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 [Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Magix Vegas15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • Nuke 12, 13 (4k monitor support on windows requires Nuke 12.1 or higher)

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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