Review: Boris FX’s Continuum 2020.5 the Swiss Army Knife of Plugins?
Ned Soltz reviews the latest release of Continuum 2020, aka the “Swiss Army Knife of Plugins”. Specifically, it’s a huge package with a lot of facets to review. Just read the first paragraph!
A number of years ago, I wrote that BorisFX is the Swiss Army Knife of visual effects plug-ins. As the soft-spoken but highly driven Boris engineered acquisitions such as Imagineer Systems (Mocha Pro), Sapphire, Particle Illusion and Silhouette, I could now extend the analogy to the 33-tool Swiss Champ XAVT behemoth.
First, he talks about Particle Illusion. Then, he goes over Title Studio and Transitions. Finally, he talks about the Remove Tool. Another key point, all of these tools are available in the full Continuum package or as their own plugins or unit.
Consequently, Ned briefly covers Sapphire 2020.5 in the review. He finishes with:
The 2020.5 updates to the BorisFX family combine new features and speed to hone that Swiss Army Knife of plugins even sharper.
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 effects, titling, and quick fix plug-in categories. Includes over 250 effects and 4000+ presets. One collection that fits every project need.
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.
Sapphire is the most in-demand, unequaled, work-horse plug-in suite for visual effects.
Sapphire plug-ins let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Key features include over 270 effects and 3000+ presets, a powerful Effect and Transition Builder, and integrated tracking and masking with the Academy Award-winning Mocha. Sapphire’s superior image quality, control, and render speed offer massive time-savings — allowing creatives to focus on what matters most, delivering an impact that keeps audiences coming back.
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