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Boris Continuum Complete 5 Sparks Now Available

Major update to the popular visual effects package for Autodesk Advanced Compositing and Finishing Systems adds 13 new filter (May 22, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-5-22-- Boris FX , the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Boris Continuum Complete 5 for Autodesk Sparks (BCC 5 Sparks) is now available. Version 5 feature highlights include a new Optical Flow-based Motion Key for foreground object removal, Optical Stabilizer for smooth image stabilization, and a range of other new effects. OS and host support extends to the latest version of Linux and the 2009 lineup of Autodesk compositing and finishing systems: Flint, Flame, Inferno, and Smoke, including Burn network rendering. The BCC 5 Sparks package contains a total of 145 filters including the popular Glint, Glitter, and Glare series, Lens Flare, Film Process, Film Damage, Particle Systems, Volumetric Lighting Rays, and Wipe effects.
The new Autodesk Sparks update of the popular BCC package will save our customers time and money by automating tedious frame-by-frame rotoscoping jobs with Optical Flow technology, comments Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president, Boris FX. Many new effects and workflow suggestions came straight from our user forums as well as Autodesk s customer base.

Boris Continuum Complete is the only plug-in suite that allows users to swap filter presets with other BCC host applications regardless of the manufacturer or model. This streamlined workflow allows editors to copy effects from offline to finish and vice versa.  Additionally, the new BCC Sparks release includes over 1,500 preset effects, further accelerating effects production workflow.

New BCC 5 Sparks Filters

Motion Key " remove moving foreground objects based on the motion vector field automatically generated by the filter.
Extruded Image Shatter " break up an image into extruded shards flying in 3D space.
LED " transform a movie clip or text layer as if it was displayed on an array of blinking LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights.
Prism " simulate the photographic effect of chromatic aberration for artistic effects or auto-generated backgrounds.
Damaged TV " emulate the look of a badly-tuned or broken analog CRT television screen.
Scanline " create rolling RGB scanlines over the source image " for example, as if a computer monitor is shot by a video camera.
Optical Stabilizer " automatically lock a hand-held shot without having to set up tracking points.
Color Choker " Posterize and blur color channels to achieve creative and artistic looks.
BCC Cube " create a six-sided cube with your choice of media and transparency for each side.
BCC Turbulence " create gel-like distortion fields using noise map and turbulence controls.
Half-Tone " simulate the look of a newspaper print in grayscale or color.
Noise Map 2 " generate procedurally-based, resolution-independent, auto-animated clips.
Light Wrap " reflect the background layer in the foreground composite.

Pricing and Availability
BCC 5 Sparks is immediately available through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site at for an MSRP of $2495.00 for new licenses and $695.00 for upgrades. Users can test-drive BCC 5 Sparks by downloading a 60-day Trial Version from the Boris FX web site.
For more information, please visit the Boris FX web site at

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
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