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Boris Continuum – Upgrade and Support Plan v2019.5 (12.5.0)

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

The Swiss Army Knife of Plug-ins

Continuum is the VFX toolset that helped Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America win the Academy Award. A plug-in collection for Adobe, Apple, Avid and OFX host applications, Continuum features range from Image Restoration, to Extruded Text, titling and 3D Objects, to Chromakey and Compositing, Particles, and Image Stabilization. Continuum serves NLE editors and Compositors alike with the newly integrated Masking and Planar Tracking Pixel Chooser powered by Academy Award-winning Mocha technology.


Highlights

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


New in Continuum 2019:


What's New

Particle Illusion

It's back! Renowned Particle Illusion (formerly particleIllusion) gets a total overhaul in Continuum 2019. Redesigned from the ground up as a 64-bit application, Particle Illusion gives editors and artists access to an easy-to-use, powerful, high-end particle and motion graphics generator. Instantly create preset-driven photorealistic motion-tracked particle effects for titles, lower thirds, and background graphics.

  • New! Real-time GPU-based Particles Generation: A slick new interface makes generating motion graphics like sparkles, smoke, fireworks, and explosions simple, and alpha blending options make compositing elements into live-action sequences a cinch.
  • New! Work Even Quicker: Lightning fast renders on longer clips and major overall performance improvements make user interactivity even smoother.
  • New! Edit Colors: The Properties Group now lets you easily edit particle colors, color gradients, and alpha gradients to help you create your perfect look.
  • New! Standalone Option: Particle Illusion can be run as a standalone application, but rendering is only available as a plug-in. Artists and Editors can use the standalone to create and save a preset effect outside a host application and then can render that saved effect from inside a host timeline.
  • New! Revamped Emitter Library: The Emitter library now includes a handy search function and has been rewritten, allowing users to access an unlimited number of emitters without needing to reload libraries.

Particle Illusion is available inside Continuum 2019 as a plug-in and as a standalone application. Particle Illusion is also included in the Particles Unit.


Mocha Essentials With New Tracking Tools

Users already know and love the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking tools integrated directly inside Continuum. The Continuum 2019 release provides some major updates. Say yes to faster effects masking and rotoscoping.

  • New! Mocha Essentials Workspace: Editors and artists will love the simplified, clean interface that focuses on only the most essential icons and tools. Master tracking quicker.
  • New! Spline Tools: 4 new spline tools make masking and roto work even more simple. Includes a new magnetic spline tool with edge-snapping, a freehand tool, and geometric shapes like ellipse and rectangle.
  • New! Parameter-driven Tracking: Position point parameters in Continuum filters can now be driven directly by Mocha. Track filters like Lens Flare 3D, Rays, and Spotlights.
  • New! High-DPI and Retina Display Support

What’s the difference between Mocha tracking inside Continuum and the full Mocha Pro version? Compare. 


Title Studio Updates

Title Studio is a next-gen 2D/3D titling plug-in that can be used as a custom interface plug-in or standalone application. Easily create high-quality professional 2D or 3D titles with custom bevels, fills and styles; import 3D models from Maxon C4D or Adobe Illustrator EPS files; and add OpenGL-accelerated features like 3D extrusions, materials, cameras, lights, and deformers.

  • New! Image Processing Shaders: Quickly add text treatments such as animated glows, blurs, and volumetric lighting to titles directly inside the application in real-time (GPU-accelerated). Shaders can also be applied at texture, shape or scene levels for even greater flexibility.
  • New! 3D Materials: Image processing shaders create new compelling materials previously not possible. New professionally-designed material presets can be found in the Materials Palette.
  • New! 8K or higher resolution support: New preferences allow users to define max texture size and display the size of each layer of text in pixels.
  • New! Grids & Guidelines: Now includes a very useful grid and guides feature. The grid is totally user configurable via the new Grids Palette and users can elect to have objects in the scene snap to the grid or the guides or both.
  • New! Onscreen Text Tool: Users can now select the text tool, click in the comp window and start typing, making the accurate placement and generation of titles faster and easier than ever before.
  • New! Onscreen Text Box: Text objects can now be repositioned and scaled with the click of a mouse. Scale faster and more accurately.
  • New! Preset Library: 150 new professionally-designed presets using the new Image Processing Shaders have been added to get users up-and-running quickly. Simply drag & drop or customize and save your presets in the new library.
  • New! Faster playback: Playback within the Title Studio UI now supports 8K or higher resolutions

Overall Improvements

  • Avid Effects Simplified: The introduction of Mocha-based parameter tracking renders most non-real time blue dot filters unnecessary. Non-real time filters have been moved into an obsolete folder to support the older legacy Continuum tracker.
  • External Broadcast Monitor Support: Applications like Title Studio and Particle Illusion now support external broadcast monitors. Currently only available for Blackmagic Design, AJA coming soon.
  • Deep Color 32-bit Support in Premiere Pro: The 32-bit float color processing option in Continuum, which has always been available in hosts such as After Effects, has been extended to include the Premiere Pro host with deep color support enabling users to generate HDR content without clipping.

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

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