Boris Continuum Complete AVX Version 4.0 Now Available Integrated visual effects are the first to use the new AVX 2.0 Architecture

Boris Continuum Complete AVX Version 4.0 is now available. These integrated visual effects are the first to use the new AVX 2.0 architecture.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2005 -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, today announced that version 4.0 of Continuum Complete AVX (BCC AVX) is now available. Version 4.0 runs on the new AVX 2.0 architecture. Avid® Visual Extensions (AVX™) is a plug-in architecture that dynamically extends the effects supported by Avid systems.

BCC AVX is a comprehensive suite of native plug-in filters and transitions designed to streamline workflow for Avid editors. BCC AVX filters are animated directly in the Avid Effect Editor window. More than 170 sophisticated filters include Corner Pin, Optical Stabilizer, Lens Flare, Glint, Glare, DeGrain, Match Grain, DeNoise, DeInterlace, Optical Flow, Motion Blur, Glow, Wire Remover, and Witness Protection. A subset of the filters preview in real time on Avid systems with supported hardware. BCC AVX is bundled with all Avid Media Composer® Adrenaline™ systems.

“Both new and existing users will benefit from the significant new features that we’ve added to BCC AVX’s already robust integration,” said Boris FX founder and president Boris Yamnitsky. “With performance and productivity enhancements, BCC AVX continues to offer Avid editors the industry standard in native filter effects.”

Version 4.0 improvements include:
- Access to Avid’s Advanced Keyframing model.
- The filters offer 16-bit color processing.
- Improved Motion Tracker provides increased accuracy.
- The unique PixelChooser lets you create animatable vector masks with bézier handles.
- Motion key technology removes moving foreground objects based on motion estimation.
- New filters include Color Match, Halftone, Corner Pin, Optical Stabilizer and an OpenGL-based 3D Extruded Image Shatter.
- Hundreds of new presets have been added.
- Settings remain fully compatible with the Version 3.0 release.
- AVX 1.5 effects are easily promoted to AVX 2.0.

“It’s exciting to see the Avid developer community begin to take advantage of the AVX 2.0 architecture’s extended features including deeper colorspace and advanced keyframing,” said Tim Wilson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Avid Technology, Inc. “Avid customers benefit from the combination of the richest core nonlinear editing toolset and the innovative solutions that the AVX developer community provides.”

Since the AVX 2.0 architecture will initially support only Windows systems, version 4.0 is a Windows-only release for this architecture. A future version will add AVX 2.0 support for Macintosh systems once it becomes available.

Continuum Complete AVX offers powerful integration features including built-in motion tracking and the ability to apply multiple filters to keyed elements or titles without affecting the background. Hundreds of presets and integrated online help provide fast and precise effects creation with a minimal learning curve. When paired with multi-processor and OpenGL acceleration, Continuum Complete AVX 4.0 provides a powerful, complimentary feature set for Avid editing systems.

Pricing and Availability
A 14-day trial version is available at www.borisfx.com. BCC AVX is bundled with all Avid® Media Composer® Adrenaline™ systems. Avid Adrenaline customers can upgrade from previous versions for $599 US. Continuum Complete AVX is available through the BorisFX worldwide reseller channel and direct through BorisFX for $795 US for Avid Xpress DV and Xpress Pro users. Avid Xpress DV and Avid Xpress Pro users can upgrade from previous versions for $249 US.

About Boris FX
Founded in 1995 in Boston MA, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the broadcast, post production, film and multi-media industries. Since the company's inception, Boris products have grown to serve over 200,000 artists worldwide. A great part of its success lies in the ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers including Adobe®, Apple®, Avid®, Canopus®, Discreet®, DPS®, eyeon®, in-sync®, Incite®, Leitch®, Matrox®, Media 100®, Quantel®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®. For details, visit www.borisfx.com.

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