The Boris FX Continuum 11 Time Unit is a collection of filters that let you manipulate time with visual time effects, such as time loop effects. 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 Time 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.
- 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
Jitter & Jitter Basic
The Time Unit includes a Jitter filter and Jitter Basic filter. The two are almost identical. Jitter provides more options for controlling the effect, while Jitter Basic does not offer all the parameters and is streamlined for creating a simple Jitter effect.
Optical Flow synthesizes frames needed to complete the effect instead of blending adjacent frames as most retiming applications do. In essence, Optical Flow manufactures entire frames. Optical Flow analyzes the frames before and after the current frame to determine which pixels are moving. Then, only the moving pixels are synthesized, repositioned, and composited into the new frame. The intervening information is created by warping the two frames, estimating where each individual pixel should be at every new in-between point.
Trails & Trails Basic
The Time Unit features both the Trails filter and Trails Basic filter. The two are almost identical. Trails provides more options for controlling the effect, while Trails Basic does not offer all the parameters and is streamlined for creating a simple Trails effect.