updated 11:10 am EST, Wed March 17, 2004
Continuum Complete AVX v3
Boris FX announced that is now shipping. Continuum Complete AVX 3 is a comprehensive suite of native plug-in filters and transitions for Avid systems. Version 3 offers built-in motion tracking, the ability to apply multiple filters to keyed elements or titles without affecting the background, and a new PixelChooser option that allows the user to define a masked region by drawing an animatable vector-based polygon onscreen. It also provides integrated drop shadows and geometrics to scale, rotate and reposition the effect without adding additional filters as well as acceleration controls to allow spatial parameters to ease in and out of keyframes for more natural animation.
Complete AVX 3 filters include Lens Flare, Glint, Glare, DeGrain, Match Grain, DeNoise, DeInterlace, Optical Flow, Motion Blur, Glow Matte, Wire Remover, Witness Protection and dozens more.
"With the release of Continuum Complete AVX 3, Boris has once again proven itself a pioneer in AVX technology. Avid customers now have access to an expansive palette of effects that deliver exceptional precision for creating complex graphics and titles," said Alan Hoff, director of Post Editors for Avid. "Plus, with the power of both host processors and OpenGL acceleration, the Complete Continuum AVX 3 gives Avid editors significantly improved real-time performance."
Customers who purchased Continuum Complete AVX 1 after February 1, 2004 will receive a free upgrade (shipping not included) to Version 3. Continuum Complete AVX 3 for Avid Xpress DV software and Avid Xpress Pro software is $800 (upgrades $250), while a version for Avid Adrenaline and Meridien-based systems $2000. Continuum Complete AVX 1 will remain available for Avid DS systems for $2,500 ($600).