Boris FX Continuum 11 Image Restoration Unit (Upgrade, Download)

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Boris FX Continuum 11 Image Restoration Unit (Upgrade, Download)
Key Features
  • Various Fixes Such As Noise Reduction
  • Multi-Host Plug-In
  • For Adobe, Avid, Resolve, Vegas, Nuke
  • Fix Flicker, Remove Damaged Pixels
The Boris FX Continuum 11 Image Restoration Unit is a collection of varied filters for applying fixes such as noise reduction and damaged pixel removal. 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 Image Restoration Overview

The Boris FX Continuum 11 Image Restoration Unit is a collection of varied filters for applying fixes such as noise reduction and damaged pixel removal. 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 Image Restoration 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 Image Restoration 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


Broadcast Safe (New)

Broadcast Safe ensures that all of your projects are color and luma safe for delivery to any broadcast market. Simply apply the filter at the top level of your sequence or comp, select the preset that corresponds to the broadcast standard that you require and render. The advantage of this filter over those that come standard within many NLEs or compositors is that it utilizes a soft knee approach to maintaining safe color and luma levels and by default does not hard clip the output. This allows you to avoid crushed highlights in the corrected output. The included Custom option opens up all of the controls for you to create your own customized presets.

Motion Key

Motion Key allows you to isolate and remove a moving foreground object based on motion estimation. For example, you have a static shot of some buildings and a car passes by on the street in front of the buildings. You could use this filter to remove the car and replace it with the buildings.

Beauty Studio

Akin to digital make-up, Beauty Studio was designed to automate the process of eliminating wrinkles, pores, and other undesirable blemishes from the skin-tones in a close up shot of a person's face. There are two stages to the filter: Building an isolation matte for the skin-tone, and smoothing the skin-tone. Additionally, you can use the integrated color correction tools to modify the hue, saturation, and brightness of the image. The color correction can be applied to the entire image or confined to the masked skin-tone. In this filter, the built-in PixelChooser by default has a color key enabled to begin isolating skin tones. It is critical for optimum results in Beauty Studio to review and if necessary fine-tune the skin isolation matte/mask generated by the PixelChooser.

DV Fixer

DV Fixer is designed to remove diagonal stair-casing (also known as aliasing or jaggies) that are apparent in images or clips that have been subject to DV compression, while maintaining the overall sharpness of the original image.

Dropout Fixer

Dropout Fixer lets you fix field glitches / artifacts in a source clip which are present as a result of digitizing tape-based media with faulty equipment. Sometimes digitized media will have fields that contain artifacts due to brief signal loss; Dropout Fixer provides a way to isolate the exact frame with the field artifact and replace the damaged portion of the field with data from a near field. (Note: This filter only works on interlaced media, and output rendering must be fielded. Each instance of the filter affects only one field, but can affect that field on multiple frames. If the same area of the same field has dropouts on several consecutive frames, they can be fixed with one instance by setting a higher value in the Dropout Length parameter.)

Dust and Scratches

Dust and Scratches removes unwanted dust and scratches from an image to help restore old and damaged footage.

Lens Correction

Lens Correction is designed to reduce or remove image distortion in source clips that were shot using a wide-angle or fish-eye lens. It can also be used to make simple perspective corrections. Lens Correction includes a number of presets specifically designed for GoPro action cameras.

Magic Sharp

Magic Sharp uses algorithms to enhance image detail while minimizing artifacts associated with traditional sharpening tools. The core sharpening algorithm performs up to four passes labelled: Fine, Small, Medium, and Course. Each pass targets physical details that have wider and wider pixel dimensions, with each stage focusing on details of roughly twice the pixel dimensions as the previous stage. Additional controls allow fine tuning the amount of sharpening applied to individual color channels and to independent luma ranges along with the ability to suppress noise or grit introduced during the sharpening process.

Flicker Fixer

Flicker Fixer is designed to eliminate flicker from source footage. It provides three different methods for removing flicker: Frame Analysis and two Temporal Smoothing methods. Frame Analysis is for clips with flicker that is uniform throughout the frame -- e.g. flicker that is caused by unintended shutter speed or aperture variations from frame to frame. The Temporal Smoothing methods are for use with clips in which the flicker varies from pixel to pixel within the frame -- e.g. a scene that is lit partly by natural light and partly by a flickering artificial light.

Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction smooths out noise by comparing each pixel with the pixels in its immediate temporal and spatial neighborhood. For each pixel, it blends in pixels that are close (in color) to the pixel, while ignoring pixels that are distant in color. This allows us to smooth out the noise without losing detail. This filter is designed to remove noise from camera images and will not work properly unless the input is fully opaque.

Optical Stabilizer

Optical Stabilizer enables you to quickly and easily stabilize shaky video footage, such as clips that were shot with a hand-held camera. Optical Stabilizer uses optical flow technology to analyze every frame in the source clip to determine the movement of the camera and then adjusts the position, rotation, and scale of the clip to compensate for the unwanted camera movement. Depending upon filter parameter settings, the motion in the clip will either be smoothed or completely locked down. Unlike many image stabilization tools, Optical Stabilizer does not require you to set and keyframe user-defined tracking points, which is very useful for images where point tracking data is unreliable. Because the very nature of post camera image stabilization causes the image to be cropped, this filter includes post image stabilization options to fill the blank areas around the of the frame.

An autoscale function is also included in the filter, which automatically transform-scales the image so that it fills the frame across time. Also included are seven user-selectable transform scale algorithms that ensure optimal post-transform image sharpness. (Note: Optical Stabilizer is designed to be applied to individual clips without cuts. If you have a "compound" clip that contains multiple cuts you should first split the content into separate segments for each cut and apply Optical Stabilizer separately to the individual segments. Similarly, Optical Stabilizer is not designed to be applied to Adjustment Layers or Precomps that span multiple separate clips, but instead should be applied separately to each individual clip.)

Pixel Fixer

The primary purpose of the Pixel Fixer is to fix bad pixels caused by bad pixels on the sensor in digital video and still cameras. The filter may also be used to fix bad spots on digital still images caused by dust on the sensor.


Reframer was designed to ease the work of integrating video that was shot in portrait format into a landscape video frame. Typical application of this filter might be inserting footage that was sourced on a smartphone into an HD format sequence. Due to the special nature of this filter, the parameter list and suggested workflow can vary considerably from one host to another.


Remover provides a semi-automatic way of removing small undesired elements from an image or video clip by cloning pixels from one user-defined section of the image to another section of the image. There are three stages involved in setting up this filter: Setting the destination (pixels to be removed / replaced), setting the source (pixels to fill the area to be removed), and selecting a method of removal.

There are four distinct modes of object removal: Auto-Fill Sharp (fills the distinction shape with surrounding pixels), Auto-Fill Smooth (fills the distinction shape with surrounding pixels, then smooths the result), Clone Spot (clone stamp from source to destination, similar to paint cloning), and Clone Shape (fills the destination region with pixels from the source region). Each of these methods will yield a different result and, given the subjective nature of object removal from an image frame, a trial and error approach of going through the different modes is recommended. As you become more familiar with the filter and how it will operate on different types of images, the mode selection will become more predictable.

Smooth Tone

Smooth Tone controls the smoothness of an input image or clip while retaining as much of the original image detail as possible. This process is achieved via the use of the image processing algorithms that are at the heart of the filter. The degree of smoothing is controlled by adjustments to the radius parameter, with higher values generating a smoother result, and the degree of image sharpness is controlled by making adjustments to the range parameter, with higher values preserving less image detail.


Uprez is used to increase the resolution of source clips (for example SD to HD or SD/HD to 4K) while ensuring maximum possible image quality. Uprez uses advanced techniques to maintain and fine-tune image details, generating much higher-quality final images than can be obtained with standard host upscaling. Due to the special nature of this filter the parameter list and suggested workflow can vary considerably from one host to another.

Wire Remover

Wire Remover removes wires and unwanted objects from still or moving images by either cloning or blending pixels together from surrounding areas. This filter has several uses. When working with blue or green screen shots, use this filter to remove wires or eliminate unwanted rigs or objects prior to keying. You can also use it to blend replacement pixels over video dropouts or film scratches. Wire Remover also includes two motion tracker parameter groups. This allows you to track the ends of the wire if the ends move.

Boris FX Image Restoration 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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