Boris Continuum (124 Tutorials)
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.
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!
July 9, 2013
In this episode, they create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
October 22, 2012
A skill all people working with digital imagery and video should have.
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”.
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.
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.