updated 09:15 am EDT, Wed April 20, 2005
Boris FX 8.0 ships at NAB
, the "industry standard" for integrated effects creation, providing broadcast-quality effects and compositing features directly inside nonlinear editing systems. It features a new template mode as well as new Motion Tracking, Stabilizing and Corner Pin Tracker filters and performance improvements of up to 20 percent in rendering speeds. The company improved the Library browser, offering additional customizable presets to streamline effects creation and also added new hardware support, including Canopus Edius Pro 3, Media 100 HD and Pinnacle Liquid Edition. The FX package features realistic lighting, advanced keying and color correction, compositing, DVE, vectorpaint and support for third-party After Effects filters. It includes the KeyFramer, a (free) standalone application that creates effects offline using any computer. it is available for $600 or as a $200 upgrade.