Boris FX (http://www.borisfx.com) has released Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX (BCC 8 AVX). The new version delivers 200-plus VFX and compositing filters to Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony.
Flicker Remover and Videoscope tools, integrated Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effect animation, a new Film Glow filter, and support for 64-bit operating systems headline the version 8 release. BCC AVX gives Avid editors a comprehensive VFX and compositing plug-in suite
Filters include 3D Objects such as Extruded Text, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, chroma keying and compositing, a full suite of color correction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. All BCC AVX filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience.
Over 1,000 presets are included free with every installation of BCC. Customers can save and freely share their own presets and build customized preset collections tuned to the specific needs of a project. Presets can be shared with matching BCC installations on any host application in which BCC is installed.
In addition, via the Boris Transfer workflow utilities, BCC allows VFX migration between Avid, Adobe, and Apple editing software — with parameters and keyframed information intact. Boris Transfer AE transfers Avid or Final Cut Pro sequences to After Effects while Boris Transfer FCP transfers sequences between Avid and Final Cut Pro.
BCC 8 AVX is available immediately through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site at an introductory manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$995 (the regular MSRP will be $1,995). Owners of previous versions of BCC AVX may upgrade for an introductory MSRP of $295; the regular upgrade MSRP will be $599. A 14-day trial version is available at the Boris FX website.