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Boris Continuum Complete 5

Exceptional plug-in set for Final Cut Pro and Motion By Kevin McAuliffe

I started out my last review of a Boris FX product by saying "I really didn't have my expectations set very high, as I have always had a bit of a preconceived notion in my head of what the package is and what it can do".  Well, needless to say that after that review my expectations changed, and now sitting down to look at Boris Continuum Complete 5 (BCC5), I've set the bar pretty high.  Let's see if BCC5 lives up to my expectations.

Installation of BCC5 is quick and easy, and you should be up and running with the plug-ins in about five minutes.  One thing I'm glad to see is that Boris offers a 14 day trial of the plug-in set so you can try before you buy.  These days, that's big for me. Installation: 10 (out of 10)

What You Get
BCC5 gives us the users over 180 effects, transitions and generators to spice up our projects.  New for version 5.0 are:

  • BCC UpRez
  • BCC Pan and Zoom
  • BCC MatchMove
  • BCC Prism
  • BCC Scan Lines
  • BCC Damaged TV
  • BCC Turbulence
  • BCC Noise Map 2
  • BCC Color Choker

Carried over from version 4:

  • BCC Motion Key    
  • BCC Median Filter
  • BCC Corner Pin Tracker
  • BCC Optical Stabilizer
  • BCC 3D Extruded Image Shatter
  • BCC Color Match Filter
  • BCC Halftone Filter

My own personal highlights:

  • BCC Witness Protection
  • BCC Rays Ring
  • BCC Wire Removal
  • BCC Glint
  • BCC Glitter
  • BCC Glow
  • BCC Film Damage

The amount of tools at your disposal with BCC 5 is staggering, and there almost seems like there is an effect for everything you might need to do.  One thing I want to make mention of in this section is that I think that Boris is onto a great idea.  It seems as though they are looking at competing companies, and the plug-ins that they offer, and are creating their own versions of these same effects.   UpRez, Pan and Zoom and Rays Ring are perfect examples of this.  Why go out and buy these plug-ins on an "a-la-carte" basis from a competing company, when you can buy BCC5 and get a plug-in that is just as good, and in most cases better, and in the process, save yourself both time and money. What You Get: 10 (out of 10)


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