updated 02:55 am EDT, Mon September 15, 2003
Boris FX last week announced . Users can easily integrate filters such as snow, rain, stars, fire, clouds, and other eye-catching particle effects into their video footage as well as easily create professional effects using advanced filters such as Burnt Film, Cartooner, 3D Image Shatter, and Light Sweep. Boris Continuum Basics is available for $250, with a special $200 upgrade offer for Boris FX, Graffiti, and RED customers, CONTINUUM Basics users through the end of October.
Red 3GL offers integrated titling, compositing, and effects
Boris Red 3GL offers advanced 2D and 3D compositing, software DVE technology, robust 3D modeling and animation, native vector titling, motion tracking, vector paint, rotoscoping, and Adobe Illustrator file animation and extrusion. The update adds OpenGL hardware acceleration, expanded 3D effects, 2D and 3D animated charts, advanced title animation, direct editing of titles on the video image, 40 new filters, Optical Flow technology for smoother animation, instant effects, improved workflow, and faster rendering.
Boris Red 3GL also expands the range of compatible hardware to provide video preview of effects and titles to broadcast monitors, including native FireWire connections built into many new computers. Red 3GL also now offers the option to import NLE sequences using Media 100's Sequence Import plug-in or Automatic Duck Pro Import for Avid and Final Cut Pro.
It is expected to ship on September 17 in both plug-in and standalone versions and is compatible with Final Cut Pro as well as nonlinear editors from Adobe, Avid and others. Boris Red 3GL is priced at $1,600, with updates starting for Boris Red users priced at $300. Registered users of other Boris products can purchase the application for a special price of $800 through the end of October.