The Boris FX Continuum 11 Warp Unit is a collection of filters that let you distort and morph footage in various ways. The filters include fun-house mirror effects, ripple, wave, and twirl pixel twisters, morph face animation effects, and much more. 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 Warp 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
- 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
For example, when morphing a face from one video clip into a different face in a second video clip, the user creates and animates matched pairs of open or closed spline shapes on the source image clip that follow the contour line of key elements in the source and destination images, such as the jaw line, eyes, ears, etc., and the filter uses these shapes to aid in generating a smooth morph transition between the two clips. While it is creating the image warp, the filter also generates a blend over time between the source and destination clips.
In addition to the AE spline mask shapes, which the filter uses to define the warp, Video Morph also uses Key Markers, which serve as instruction points for the filter's software algorithms. The Key Markers' function is to instruct the filter on when to start and stop the image morph.