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Boris Brings Product Line to OS X

Lineup includes Graffiti, FX, Continuum and RED By Dave Nagel
Boris FX is bringing its entire product line into the Mac OS X family. Boris products include compositing and effects software for NLEs and motion graphics applications and include Boris FX, Continuum Complete and Graffiti, which are all available for Mac OS X now. Boris RED 2.5 will be available for OS X July 31.

In addition to the OS X releases, Boris says their software has been updated to support the latest releases of Apple Final Cut Pro; Adobe Premiere; Avid Xpress DV, Xpress and Media Composer; and Media 100 i. The company is showing off its new wares at this week's Macworld expo in New York.

Boris FX is an integrated effects package for non-linear editors. It allows for compositing with unlimited layers in 2D and 3D and supports animated apply modes, motion blur, particles, lighting effects and displacement maps. It also includes filter effects like rain and fire.

Graffiti is a 2D and 3D titling suite that supports vector text, animated tracking, kerning, rolls, crawls, fades and the like. It also allows users to map text to 3D shapes and extrude with textures and reflection maps.

Boris RED is a combination of FX and Graffiti and also adds vector paint, motion tracking, rotoscoping and expanded 3D compositing capabilities.

Finally, Continuum Complete is a straight package of filter effects for Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. IIt includes more than 80 filter effects and also includes new apply modes, as well as the ability to mix and match apply modes in a single layer. It also includes eight time filters and the ability to intersect planes and spheres.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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