Boris FX Continuum Complete 8 AVX Academic Edition for Windows

Boris FX Continuum Complete 8 AVX Academic Edition for Windows

Boris FX Continuum Complete 8 AVX Academic Edition for Windows

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Product Highlights

  • Student/Teacher-Discounted Full Version
  • VFX Plug-Ins for Avid Media Composer
  • Also Fully Supports Symphony/NewsCutter
  • 8 New Filters and Store of New Features
  • 200+ Filters / 1000+ Presets
  • 3D Objects / Art Looks / Film Style
  • Blur and Sharpen / Color and Tone
  • Image Restoration / Keys and Blend
  • Lights / Match Move / Particles
  • Easy Migration Between Editing Systems
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Boris FX Complete 8 AVX overview

  • 1Description

The Boris FX Continuum Complete 8 AVX Academic Edition for Windows is the full version of Continuum considerably discounted for accredited elementary-school through higher-education students and teachers.

Continuum AVX is a vastly comprehensive visual effects plug-in suite for Avid Media Composer 6, Avid Symphony 6, and Avid NewsCutter 10.

The program offers over 200 filters including 3D objects and particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, award-winning chroma keying and compositing, a full suite of color correction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. Every one of the filters takes advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration, providing for an interactive effects design experience.

1000+ presets are included in the software. You can additionally save and share your own presets and also put together preset collections geared toward particular project types.

An important feature of Continuum is Boris Transfer, which allows saved files to easily be migrated between Adobe, Avid and Apple editing platforms. The parameters and keyframes stay intact.

Continuum 8 offers 8 new filters and a store of new features over the previous version.

Reasons to Upgrade to Version 8

Support for 64-bit Avid Editing Systems
Re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems, Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX fully supports Avid Media Composer 6, Avid Symphony 6, and Avid NewsCutter 10.
A convenient utility for checking color levels at any stage of your project. Simply insert the filter in the desired location and view overlaid scopes in the project window. Ensure broadcast-legal colors of your final output or any individual element of your project. Quickly find out which effect or filter is overstepping the limits!
Film Glow
Create the soft feel of exposed film with this powerful yet very easy-to-use effect. Make your highlights bloom and shadows spread out as you experiment with your own unique looks. Or try one of the professionally-designed presets included with the filter. Use BCC Film Glow to marry two clips shot on different cameras or set the mood for the entire project. It works great on text and logos, too!
Flicker Fixer
Save your flickering shot with this powerful, sophisticated image restoration tool. Based on state-of-the-art research, the underlying engine offers a choice of intra-frame analysis or temporal flicker smoothing. Repair video affected by a flickering light source or uneven shutter exposure. One day this filter will save your life!
Beat Reactor
Built into many Boris Continuum Complete filters, Beat Reactor makes it easy to generate audio-driven effects such as a pulsing light, a glow, or even an image wipe that follows along with the beat of an audio track.
Lens Flare 3D
Powered by GPU acceleration, the new 3D Lens Flare effect can be used to create cinematic looks, stylish broadcast design elements, and beautiful transitions.
Stage Light
Add striking realism to your 3D composite with this powerful volumetric lighting tool. Simulate production lights, projectors, or stage lighting where your viewer can see light beams emanating from powerful light sources. Instantly recreate an atmosphere of a stage performance, a night scene, or a rock bar. Or simply add light beams to the headlights of a car. Try a built-in smoke texture for even more drama!
Particle Emitter 3D
BCC Particle Emitter gives 3D broadcast designers the ultimate particle machine, providing an incredibly powerful, flexible, and OpenGL-accelerated particle system.

This feature will be available to BCC 8 AVX users as a free software update
Organic Strands
Enhance your broadcast graphics with organic design elements such as flowing strands of matter, glowing plasma, or hundreds of other creative options.

This feature will be available to BCC 8 AVX users as a free software update
Wild Cards
Build complex designs of 2D images in 3D space with this powerful and yet easy-to-use particle-based filter.

This feature will be available to BCC 8 AVX users as a free software update

Full Filter List

3D Objects
Extruded Spline
Extruded Text
Layer Deformer
Type-On Text
Extruded EPS
Art Looks
Artist's Poster
Cartoon Look
Charcoal Sketch
Pencil Sketch
Spray Paint Noise
Tile Mosaic
Water Color
Blur and Sharpen
Directional Blur
Gaussian Blur
Lens Blur
Lens Shape
Motion Blur
Pyramid Blur
Radial Blur
Spiral Blur
UnSharp Mask
Color and Tone
Brightness and Contrast
Color Balance
Color Choker
Color Correction
Color Match
Color Palette
Correct Selected Color
Invert Solarize
Levels Gamma
MultiTone Mix
Safe Colors
Videoscope - new to v8
Film Style
Film Damage
Film Grain
Film Process
Film Glow - new to v8
Match Grain
Image Restoration
Dust and Scratches
Flicker Fixer - new to v8
DV Fixer
Noise Reduction
Motion Key
Optical Stabilizer
Pixel Fixer
Smooth Tone
Wire Remover
Keys and Blend
Alpha Process
Boost Blend
Chroma Key
Composite Choker
Glow Matte
Light Matte
Light Wrap
Linear Color Key
Linear Luma Key
Make Alpha Key
Matte Choker
Matte Cleanup
RGB Blend
Star Matte
Super Blend
Alpha Spotlight
Edge Lighting
Lens Flare 3D - new to v8
Light Sweep
Rays Cartoon
Rays Puffy Light
Rays Radiant Edges
Rays Radiant Spotlight
Rays Ring
Rays Ripply
Rays Streaky
Rays Textured
Rays Wedge
Reverse Spotlight
Stage Light - new to v8
Match Move
Corner Pin
Match Move
Witness Protection
2D Particles
Fire and Smoke
Organic Strands - coming soon via a free update
Particle Array 3D
Particle Emitter 3D - coming soon
Pin Art 3D
Wild Cards - coming soon
3D Extruded Image Shatter
3D Image Shatter
DVE Basic
Fast Flipper
Page Turn
Pan and Zoom
Z Space I
Z Space II
Z Space III
Alpha Pixel Noise
Colorize Glow
Damaged TV
Drop Shadow
Glow Alpha Edges
RGB Edges
RGB Pixel Noise
Bump Map
Fractal Noise
Mixed Colors
Noise Map 2
Steel Plate
Veined Marble
Wood Grain
Wooden Planks
Jitter Basic
Optical Flow
Posterize Time
Temporal Blur
Time Displacement
Trails Basic
Velocity Remap
Burnt Film
Criss-Cross Wipe
Lens Transition
Linear Wipe
Multi Stretch Wipe
Multi Stripe Wipe
Radial Wipe
Rectangular Wipe
Sphere Transition
Swish Pan
Textured Wipe
Displacement Map
Vector Displacement
Lens Flare
Lens Flare Advanced
Light Zoom
Particle System
Rough Glow

Classic Effects Features

Advanced Keying & Compositing
Stack multiple filters on keyed elements or titles without affecting the background elements. The new Multi-filter feature enables more precise keying and expands the range of effects by providing an easy workflow for applying multiple filters that only affect a foreground element rather than the entire video image.
PixelChooser Masking with Custom Vector Region
The PixelChooser Region option allows the Avid user to create a custom animated mask by drawing a vector-based polygon onscreen.
Integrated Motion Tracking
Built-in Motion Tracking allows Position parameters to follow the movement of something in the video image.
Acceleration Control for Smoother Animation
Acceleration Control allows spatial parameters to use something other than linear interpolation for more natural animations.
Performance Improvements
General optimizations and improved memory handling including multi-processor and OpenGL optimizations for more Draft Quality RT playback and / or faster rendering to disk. The BCC AVX set now consists of fewer AVX files which results in faster AVX initialization and faster Avid launch times.
Advanced Film Effects
Deinterlace, Film Process, and Match Grain - Film effects let you give video footage the appearance of having been shot on film. Emulate popular film stocks or integrate different types of media in a single project. For example, match computer-generated animations with archival film stock. Deinterlace takes interlaced video and converts it to frame based footage while maintaining the highest image quality and resolution possible. This filter also includes options for simulating telecine 24fps material with pulldown. Film Process offers precise controls to simulate the tinting and gamma of film stocks. Match Grain allows you to apply a preset grain signature or sample the grain from one source and apply a similar grain to another clip.
Witness Protection & Wire Remover
The Witness Protection filter allows Avid Editors to track the motion of an object in the image. You can then use the motion tracking data to position an effect to be applied to the image. For example, track a logo on a t-shirt and use a blur to obscure it. Avid users can apply a mosaic, blur, tint or brightness/contrast effect to the specified area. The filter is useful for obscuring or highlighting a particular object in a shot.

The 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. Avid users can also use this filter to blend replacement pixels over video dropouts or film scratches. The Wire Remover filter includes two motion trackers. This allows Avid Editors to track the ends of the wire if the ends move.
Light Effects including Light Rays Effects and Lens Flare
Continuum adds several new effects for simulating volumetric light rays. While these effects have many controls in common, each effect is geared toward a particular way of filtering or masking the light source. For example, mask the light source based on the luma edges (Rays_Radiant Edges) or an outline around the edges (Rays_Cartoon), or mask the light source based on an animatable ring or wedge shape (Rays_Ring and Rays_Wedge). Avid users can also create dramatic effects where the light rays have a shimmering texture which auto-animates and can be generated based on a ripple or noise map.
Optical Flow Filter for Smooth, Keyframe-able Motion Effects
The Time effect Optical Flow uses motion vectors to analyze the image and create new intermediate frames providing very smooth, keyframable, slow motion effects.
Auto-Animating Wipe Transitions
Continuum offers a suite of Wipes which provide a variety of unique transitions. Avid Editors can apply and customize the wipes in no more than a few clicks (no keyframing required). Advanced features include animating patterns and noise that modify the shape of the wipe edge as well as multiple borders with options for softness and bias control. A unique Influence feature uses the luma or chroma values of the incoming or outgoing shot to influence the shape of the wipe edge, resulting in looks with a natural feel.
In the Box
Boris FX Continuum Complete 8 AVX Academic Edition for Windows
  • Installation DVD
  • Table of Contents
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    Boris FX Complete 8 AVX specs

    Application For Avid Media Composer 6, Avid Symphony 6, and Avid NewsCutter 10
    System Requirements Windows Vista, 7, or 8 (64-bit)
    (Boris FX recommends Windows 7 or higher)
    Supported Graphics Cards Minimum of 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM be recommended)

    NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500, 1700, 1800, 3450, 3500, 3700, 3800, 4500, 4600, 5500, 5600 (or higher)
    NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 4000, 5000 (or higher)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8600, 8800 (or higher)
    ATI FireGL V3300 and up, V5200 and up, V7200 and up, V8600 and up (or higher)
    ATI Radeon x1900, x1950 (or higher)

    Boris FX recommends the latest graphics card driver version supported by Avid
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.3"

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