The Boris FX RED 5 (Windows) is an integrated 3D compositing tilting and effects software for post-production work using Adobe, Apple, Avid, Grass Valley, Media 100, and Sony video editing software (Mac OS). Featuring a stand-alone engine for effects creation, the Red 5 also includes a wide range of features on your NLE timeline. It integrates broadcast-quality text generators, paint, rotoscoping, tools to create and extrude vector objects, true 3D shapes and animation, and a comprehensive image processing filter suite.
Including a compare mode, the RED 5 allows comparing the original with the final result simultaneously via side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. The side-by-side view allows you to view both filtered and unfiltered images simultaneously, while the live split-screen allows monitoring of both original and final results in different zoom levels for a detailed inspection. The application includes ergonomic, drag-and-drop panels and a curve editor for smooth parameter animation. It includes more than 40 filters from Final Effects Complete VFX plug-in collection and comes with newly-added designer effects and transitions include Mr. Smoothie, Ball Action, Bubbles, and Wiggle Edges.
With high-quality image restoration tools, the software allows you to fine tune a video clip for eliminating imperfection. It includes a multi-processor accelerated BCC noise reduction filter that removes unwanted video noise by combining temporal and spatial methods, and removes artifacts from image clips while preserving image quality and further enhances the final result by sharpening of images post-production. Including the Smooth Tone filter which uses a complex image smoothing algorithm, it can be used to smoothen and soften skin tones while preserving other detail contrast within the image.
Using the Pixel Filter, the RED 5 automates the process of clone-painting to remove or disguise the bad pixel in each frame and this fast-to-render filter can be used to remove up to 10 bad pixels per filter instance. It has a DV fixer that uses proprietary algorithms and provides easy to use option which enables you to fine tune jaggy edges prior to performing any image processing.
The RED 5 includes a BCC Particle Array 3D that is an OpenGL accelerated particle based 3D generator for generating a 3D array of particles and offers several interesting ways of manipulating the array based on graph controls, alternate AE layers, fractal noise patterns, random dispersion, etc. It also includes an integrated beat reactor group for creating dynamic animations influenced by audio layers. Similarly, the RED 5 includes BCC Pin Art 3D an OpenGL accelerated particle based 3D generator which can be used to achieve wide range of both 2D and 3D-looking surfaces and with built-in wipes and integrated Beat Reactor group creates dynamic animation within the filter. It also includes the UpRez filter which helps you enhance the sharpness and smoothness of the image which undergoes SD to HD conversions.
Featuring realistic in-camera effects like the Lens Blur filter, the software can be used to create emulations of the circular or multi-sided iris shaped highlights and with pop-up generates different looks achieved using various aperture settings. The Lens Blur filter uses a z-map control group for generating depth-of-field rack focus effects and generates pleasing optical results referred to as Bokeh.
Allowing you to generate stylized image highlights that take their shape from an alternate alpha image source, the BCC Lens Shape filter simulates a lens out of focus effect and employs z-depth option to emulate real-world depth of field camera lens effects. Offering generation of stylized transition between a pair of image clips, the BCC Lens Transition filter simulates the look of a camera lens rack focus effect and with on-screen controls provide control over the transition velocity and duration.
With the BCC Swish Pan transition, it can be used to emulate panning of a camera at high speeds in a 180° arc creating the look of a fast blur between outgoing and incoming clips. In addition, the RED 5 includes OpenGL accelerated effects like LED, Damaged TV, Tile Mosaic, Scan Lines, Prism, Lightning, Glare, Glint, Glitter, and Lens Flare effects. It also includes painterly effects which simulates pencil-sketched images, the wash look of a water color painting, a rotoscope toon-animation look, and charcoal drawings.
The version 5 offers support for 64-bit applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5, and 60+ Continuum Complete and Final Effects Complete filters and include 50+ new transition effects.