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BCC 5.0 for FxPlug ShipsBCC product family adds FxPlug to the list; native support for Apple?s proprietary FxPlug architecture (July 11, 2007)
?Porting our award-winning Boris Continuum Complete application to FxPlug greatly improves our native integration with Apple video applications. BCC 5.0 for FxPlug leverages the Apple API and platform to take full advantage of big performance boosters such as multi-core processing and Open GL for an exceptional interactive effects design environment. No other plug-in set comes close to providing both the performance and image processing power for Apple Final Cut Studio than BCC 5.0 for FxPlug, said Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX.
The Apple FXPlug interface allows Boris Continuum filters to process images in 16 bit per channel; reducing the color shift associated with YUV to RGB conversions. The newly developed up-scale technology is found in both the SD to HD converter tool - BCC UpRez, and in the comprehensive Ken Burns effect generator - BCC Pan and Zoom. New BCC contextual controls are implemented throughout the package; reducing screen clutter and accelerating effect production. Because FXPlug is common for both Final Cut and Motion the new BCC 5 filter set is equally and easily accessible in both applications.
New BCC 5.0 filter highlights;
BCC UpRez is used for high-quality SD to HD conversions; BCC UpRez is designed to facilitate the resizing of image clips while minimizing the data loss that is usually associated with resizing media in a host. The BCC UpRez filter includes several high-end image processing algorithms to enhance the apparent sharpness and / or smoothness of the final result.
BCC Pan and Zoom known as the ?Ken Burns effect; BCC Pan and Zoom provides users extensive controls for precise image scaling and re-sampling. Overall better workflow and image quality is achieved with special filter features such as the ?watch folder and new ?UpRez filter.
BCC MatchMove based on the award-winning motion tracking technology in Boris Red, the new BCC MatchMove filter allows users to combine motion tracking with transformation/compositing of a layer. With the BCC MatchMove filter, users can lock the movement of one image clip to another image clip using the built-in motion tracking function. BCC MatchMove provides controls for DVE functions such as tumble, spin and rotate, as well as realistic lighting controls.
BCC Led makes an image, clip or text element with alpha appear as though it was constructed out of an array of blinking or solid LED lights - similar to the display boards in sports stadiums. This filter is part of the new OGL category of filters in BCC that benefit from hardware acceleration to reduce render time.
BCC Prism can be used to simulate the photographic effect of chromatic aberration in which a bad lens can generate prismatic color fringing along edges of high contrast within the image. This filter is also part of the new OGL category of filters in BCC, which benefit from hardware acceleration to reduce render time.
BCC Scan Lines is another filter from the new BCC OGL category. This filter generates rolling RGB scanlines over the source image clip, emulating the effect of a computer monitor which was shot on video tape or film. The filter also includes a user controlled noise generator function for added realism.
BCC Damaged TV a filter in the Open GL category; BCC Damaged TV is designed emulate the appearance of a CRT style television set that is receiving a bad antenna signal or is in need of repair, complete with gun offset, distorted edges, image roll, noise, scan lines, and interference lines, this powerful filter features both automatic and manual modes.
BCC Turbulence generates auto-animated gel-like distortion fields in an image clip based on input from the built-in noise map and turbulence controls. This filter includes dozens of preset effect settings for accelerated effect production.
BCC Noise Map 2 generates procedurally based, resolution independent, auto-animated image clips that are used for backdrops or as a mask track input for other image clips. Dozens of presets are included with this filter for producing complex animations quickly and easily. BCC Color Choker posterizes and blurs colors in an image clip. Colors in the clip to which the filter was applied can be attenuated or remapped individually or as an RGB group. Controls allow users to convert images to monochrome before applying a blur or choke for additional creative results.
?Boris Continuum Complete has always been the most versatile and feature-inclusive of all the plug-in packages, comments Ned Soltz of 2-pop.com, DV Magazine, Videography Magazine, and Television Broadcast Magazine. ?The release of BCC 5.0 for FxPlug brings not only new filters such as Pan Zoom, it also provides users of FCP 5.1.4 and greater as well as Motion the benefits of the new FxPlug format. FxPlug takes full advantage of GPU acceleration for much faster rendering.
Pricing and Availability
BCC 5.0 for FxPlug is designed to support Apple Final Cut Studio applications that offer the FxPlug plug-in architecture. BCC 5.0 for FxPlug is available today through Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct through Boris FX web site at www.borisfx.com for an MSRP of $895.00 (new) and $295.00 (upgrade). Special cost effective cross grade options are available for BCC AVX and BCC AE products.
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®, Autodesk®, Avid®, Eyeon®, Grass Valley, Matrox®, Media 100®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®. For more information, visit www.borisfx.com.
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