Boris FX (, a developer of integrated effects
technology for video and film, announced Boris Continuum Complete 6
Sparks for Autodesk Effects and Finishing Systems (BCC 6 Sparks) at
this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las
Vegas, Nevada.

XML-based Animatable Presets are now compatible across all Boris
Continuum Complete host applications, including Adobe After Effects,
Apple Final Cut Pro, and Linux-based Autodesk effects and finishing
systems. Effects can be animated offline and saved for future
application in any supported host application.

Boris Continuum Complete 6 Sparks offers new, fast-rendering OpenGL
filters such as Lightning, Prism, Scanline, and Tile Mosaic,
according to Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX. The
Pixel Fixer removes bad pixels resulting from a faulty digital camera
sensor or dust on a camera lens. Up to 10 bad spots can be repaired
with a single filter application.

Smooth Tone is an “electronic makeup” method that automatically
smoothes or softens human skin tones while preserving detail
contrast. Other New Effects include Swish Pan, Lens Blur, Charcoal
Sketch, Pencil Sketch, Water Color, Cartoon Look, a Swish Pan
transition filter, and DV Fixer for removal of jaggies from an image
clip. Every BCC 6 Sparks filter is either OpenGL-based or
multiprocessor-accelerated for faster rendering speed.

Boris Continuum Complete 6 for Autodesk Effects and Finishing Systems
will be available in June at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price
of US$2,495. Owners of previous versions of BCC Sparks can upgrade
for $59. Customers who buy BCC 5 Sparks now will receive a free
upgrade to BCC 6 Sparks when it is available.