Compositing and titling tool Boris RED has been updated to version 2.1, with new features including new host integration, faster 3D rendering, improved motion tracking, improved Flash export, export to DV, and workflow enhancements. The tool integrates 2D and 3D compositing, says makers Boris, and includes titling, vector tools, 3D modelling and animation, and software DVE technology.
Expanded host support means RED 2.1 now works directly inside solutions from Canopus, DPS, Discreet, Fast, in-sync, Matrox, Sony, and Ulead. Interface changes include new controls for fast access to options such as Make Texture Track, Make Motion Path, and wireframe mode, plus a new track naming scheme automatically names tracks by their media type.
Expanded motion-tracking debuts, and the history of production points now follows motion. The size and quality of Flash animations can be controlled, and animation can include MP3 audio in both mono and stereo. Animations can be exported directly as native DV.
Boris RED 2.1 is a free upgrade to version 2.0 users, with upgrades from previous versions costing around £200.