Boris FX Continuum 11 Color and Tone Unit (Upgrade, Download)

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Boris FX Continuum 11 Color and Tone Unit (Upgrade, Download)
Key Features
  • Grading and Toning Filters with Scopes
  • Multi-Host Plug-In
  • For Adobe, Avid, Resolve, Vegas, Nuke
  • Tri-Band Chroma and Luma Color Matching
The Boris FX Continuum 11 Color and Tone Unit is a collection of professional color-grade and toning filters with scopes for ensuring safe colors. Some of the filters also feature a built-in PixelChooser with integrated Mocha planar tracking that allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.
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Boris FX Color and Tone Overview

The Boris FX Continuum 11 Color and Tone Unit is a collection of professional color-grade and toning filters with scopes for ensuring safe colors. Some of the filters also feature a built-in PixelChooser with integrated Mocha planar tracking that allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

The Color and Tone Unit is a multi-host plug-in compatible with Adobe, Avid, Resolve, Vegas Pro, and Nuke. It can be used in all host applications at the same time as long as they are on the same computer.

This upgrade is valid for owners of any previous version of Continuum Color and Tone Unit.

Key Features

  • Built-in presets
  • On-screen control widgets
  • FX browser (not supported in Apple hosts)
  • PixelChooser matte and masking system with integrated Mocha planar tracking for select filters
  • Hardware acceleration (OpenGL/OpenCL) for select filters
  • Multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) support
  • Beat Reactor for audio-generated VFX
  • Support for Adobe host native mask shapes light


Correct Selected Color

Correct Selected Color allows you to adjust a specified range of colors in the source image, leaving colors outside the range unaffected. To correct two or more separate colors within an image, apply the Correct Selected filter as many times as needed.


Tritone creates a toned image from the source image's luma channel or any of its RGB channels. The Input Channel maps to a color range that goes from the Black Color to the Middle Color to the White Color. The default Tritone uses the source's luma channel as the Input Channel to produce an image that is black where the source is black, white where the source is white, and blue-toned in the gray regions.

Brightness and Contrast

Adjusts the brightness and contrast in your image.

Color Balance

Color Balance performs a true photographic RGB color correction, allowing you to make independent adjustments to the red, green, and blue channels of the image.

Color Correction

Color Correction improves the color of images or creates dramatic color effects. In addition to the ability to adjust luminance levels and saturation, the filter allows users to fine tune Brightness, Contrast, and Hue.

Color Match

Color Match simplifies the process of matching the color or luma values of two clips in the timeline. For instance, if two clips with different lighting conditions are spliced together, the color and luma values will differ between the clips. Match Color automates the process of removing or balancing the difference between the two clips by setting color or luma values for the quarter, mid, and three-quarter areas of the image. Ideally, you want to view both the Source and Target clips so that you can sample colors.


Colorize uses a gradient of up to six colors to tone the image. All of the parameters in this filter can be animated and linked to other parameters.

3 Way Color Grade

3 Way Color Grade enables you to color-correct an input image using industry standard Lift-Gamma-Gain controls with an intuitive color sphere and slider interface. The filter includes a built-in keying option for isolating secondary colors from the primaries and power window style masking (with 2-point motion tracking), which allow you to isolate or selectively apply the color correction to specific region of the image. Independent color correction adjustments can be applied to points inside and outside of the key-mask selection within a single instance of the filter. Compare controls, located at the top of the filter, let you compare the input and processed image, or two independent color correction settings applied to the image. All internal processing in this filter is done in 32-bit floating point for maximum precision, thereby eliminating any round-off errors. This allows you to combine extreme settings of the different controls without introducing banding on the image output.


Hue-Saturation-Lightness converts the image to the Hue/Saturation/Lightness color space, makes corrections to the image, and converts it back to RGB.

Invert Solarize

Invert Solarize inverts one or more channels in the source image. With the Channels menu, you can specify which channels to invert. You can choose from a number of available options, such as RGB, RGBA (RGB and Alpha), Alpha, Luminance, Hue, Saturation, Lightness, and any combination of red, green, and blue.

Levels Gamma

Levels Gamma provides options for adjusting contrast and eliminating noise in your image. Video shot at night or in poorly-lit settings often contains noise in the dark areas. Increasing Input Black removes this noise by treating all areas darker than the Input Black setting as black. Washed out or overexposed images do not contain the full range of levels. Increasing Input Black and/or decreasing Input White can boost the contrast of the image.

MultiTone Mix

MultiTone Mix uses the source image's color, luma, or alpha information to create a toned image that uses up to five independent colors. MultiTone Mix works by creating a color map based on a specific channel in the source image, then replacing each color range in the map with a new color.

Safe Colors

Safe Colors prevents clips from having saturation values that exceed the legal limits of broadcast standards. Use this filter to limit the values that are present in the image. In addition to being able to adjust the saturation limits, the filter allows you to fine-tune the pixels in the image that are affected.


Videoscope was designed to provide a helpful way to measure the chroma and luma values in a clip. Because it is applied as a filter, it can be moved or positioned anywhere in the filter effects stack in the effects controls window and thereby display important information.

Boris FX Color and Tone Specs

Delivery MethodDownload
License TypeUpgrade
Number of Users Supported1
System Requirements
VRAM Requirement1 GB (Minimum)
2 GB (Recommended)
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I do not own any version of Key and Blend. Do you need a previous version of Key and Blend for this product to work? It says Upgrade in the title, which makes me wonder if this acts like an update.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Boris FX Continuum Key and Blend Upgrade (Download) cannot be used without a prior version.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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