Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 5.0 for Avid AVX 2.0. BCC 5.0 for AVX is a plug-in package offering over 180 filters for professional visual effects creation. Leveraging the new AVX 2.0 API features, BCC 5.0 delivers a number of user workspace enhancements including on-screen and contextual controls for faster and better effects design, according to Boris FX. Other significant additions are the new BCC 5.0 for AVX filters that incorporate high powered image scaling and motion tracking as well as OGL acceleration for creating unique looks and organic effects.
The new BCC 5.0 on-screen controls are designed specially for Avid AVX systems. They provide Avid editors an organized workspace in which they can visually set up often used geometric parameters such as Motion Tracker and Pixel Chooser. The new BCC 5.0 contextual controls reduce the user interface clutter whilst the new EZ mode helps users keep their focus on the main filter parameters.
The new BCC 5.0 filters are either multi-core processor or OGL accelerated to take full advantage of new desktop and laptop hardware. They include BCC Pan and Zoom for creating what is known as the 'Ken Burns' effect. BCC Pan and Zoom improves on the Avid Pan and Zoom filter by giving users more extensive controls for precise image scaling and re-sampling.
Overall better workflow and image quality is achieved with special filter features such as the 'watch folder' and new UpRez filter. BCC UpRez allows common SD to HD conversions.
BCC Match Move adds motion tracking to the plug-in suite. Based on the motion tracking technology in Boris Red, the new BCC Match Move filter allows users to combine motion tracking with transformation/compositing of a layer. With the release of version 5, the Motion Tracker has an improved UI, making it even easier to use.
Enhanced noise and edge detection algorithms add improvements to the BCC Turbulence, Noise Map 2 and Color Choker filters.
For Xpress Pro systems, BCC 5.0 for AVX costs $895 (around £445) or $295 (£146) as an upgrade for. Media Composer and Symphony users will pay $1,995 (£990) or $599 (£295) as an upgrade.