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Boris Continuum (124 Tutorials)

Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

October 29, 2013

Creative Cow leader Kevin P. McAuliffe returns with a second Halloween-themed episode filled with quick tips and shortcuts for both MAC and PC users with BCC 8 AE and Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher.

Learn how to create a quick show animation from a still image — add flickering lights to a jack o'lantern and generate atmospheric lighting. Filters used: BCC Film Glow, BCC Linear Luma Key, BCC Rays Puffy, and BCC Stagelight.

Free Project file available.

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Boris Continuum Optical Flow Tutorial

September 26, 2013

Boris FX recently posted a tutorial on manipulating time in your video projects via BCC Optical Flow. Check out this article to learn the ropes!

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Avid Screencast #29: Glow Transition

July 9, 2013

In this episode, they create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.

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In Depth: Upscaling or Upsizing Video

May 21, 2013

If you ever need to work with old video footage that’s in standard format, here are several options and tools to make the job smoother and get better results.

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

May 7, 2013

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions – quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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Digitally Iron Clothing in After Effects with Boris Continuum SmoothTone

February 27, 2013

Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm takes you through a unique use of the Boris Continuum Complete BCC SmoothTone filter for Adobe After Effects, which is made for smoothing skin. She walks you step-by-step through how to make a wrinkled shirt appear smoother, while retaining the sharpness in other details. The tutorial explains PixelChooser.

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 07a – Using Transform Data in After Effects

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 07a – Using Transform Data in After Effects

February 13, 2013

This tutorial shows how to take the tracked footage in mocha and use that data in After Effects.  We start with a simple matchmove.  Then see how to get more flexibility through the smart use of Null objects and parenting. Finally we look at importing the same data directly into a Boris Continuum Complete lens flare plug-in.

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 1 of 2

January 24, 2013

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

January 24, 2013

By Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: Use the new Metropolitan with Element 3D to create a realistic city title, Use Randomize Angle feature to distribute buildings into the scene

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In Depth: Noise/Grain Plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut and Other NLEs, Part 1 of 2

January 3, 2013

Here’s the rundown of noise and grain reduction plug-ins on the market for After Effects and other NLE’s, rated on speed, accuracy and quality, as well as return on investment. This article will focus mostly on grain and noise reduction but also touch upon matching and adding grain and noise.

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Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

November 21, 2012

Using Boris Continuum Complete’s powerful Lens Flare 3D filter, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to set up lighting effects in your favorite Avid video editing system. First, Kevin demonstrates how to create multiple lights that blink automatically. Then, he combines BCC Extruded Text with BCC Lens Flare 3D to create a starting title sequence.

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How to Read and Use Histograms

October 22, 2012

A skill all people working with digital imagery and video should have.

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Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

October 10, 2012

Kevin P. McAuliffe harnesses the power of Boris Continuum Complete v8 AVX's Particle Emitter 3D filter to create engaging particle effects directly from within Media Composer, giving his Avid titles a “particle overhaul”.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects, Part 1 of 5

August 23, 2012

More than you ever wanted to know about Lens Flares! This is the first of a 5 part series and will give an overview of lens flares and the plug-ins that can generate them.

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Michele Yamazaki’s Particles Webinar Replay -June 27, 2012

June 28, 2012

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Michele Yamazaki tapped Boris Continuum Complete v8 AE’s state-of-the-art particle system effects to develop and enhance broadcast graphics in Adobe After Effects CS6. Using BCC Particle Emitter 3D and other Boris Continuum Complete VFX filters in conjunction with After Effects’ native 3D camera and lighting systems, Michele made ordinary graphics and titles pop off the screen in 3D particle bursts.

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