updated 10:30 pm EST, Mon November 17, 2003
Boris FX 7.0 now shipping
Boris FX is now shipping , an update to its integrated effects and compositing application with new OpenGL acceleration and faster renders as well as keyframe control with over 20 new filters and paint tools for advanced masking and compositing. Other new features include new filters, hundreds of customizable animation presets for Natural Media, vector paint tools for advanced masking and compositing, vector spline editing for rotoscoping and masks, motion blur for all shapes, animated gradients, and more. Upgrades are $200.
The industry standard integrated effects solution offers fast transitions with unlimited layers with shapes, motion blur, apply modes and the ability to preview effects with audio in real-time and access video directly from the NLE timeline. It can self-animate natural effects such as snow, rain, fire, clouds, sparks, and comets, interact with imported media or video from the NLE timeline and access hundreds of preset effects. FX also lets you add realistic lighting, particle filters, advanced keying, color correction, hundreds of customizable preset effects, support for third-party After Effects filters, and more. New filters include Light Zoom, Film Grain, and Spiral, Radial, and Z-Blur.
Boris FX 7.0 can be used to create custom looks for transitions and composites directly inside the NLE timeline using pre-built effects; it supports most Adobe After Effects filters by providing high level of keyframing and animation functionality.
Version 7 also includes a streamlined workflow with customizable keyboard shortcuts, saved custom workspaces, a new History palette, and Filter palette with custom filter sets. It also features hardware and software integration, including more options for video out to television monitors, new host support such as Sony Digital Pictures Vegas, and timeline import through Automatic Duck.
Boris FX is $600; upgrades are $200. It runs on Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later.