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Boris FX Gains Mac OS X Support

Version 6.1 adds new features and includes free DigiEffects filters By Dave Nagel
Boris FX today announced Boris FX 6.1. Boris FX 6.1 is a visual effects tool for compositors and non-linear editors. The latest release includes support for Mac OS X and Windows XP, as well as several new features and enhancements.

Boris FX includes features like animated apply modes, particles, motion blur, lighting effects, displacement maps, unlimited video layers and self-animating natural effects, such as snow, rain, fire and clouds. New features, aside from OS X support, include:

  • Hundreds of customizable preset effects;
  • Explosive particles and fast blurs;
  • Lighting filters;
  • Advanced keying and color correction filters;
  • Displacement mapping for water and heat effects;
  • 27 compositing apply modes;
  • Pan and zoom large imported graphics;
  • Support for third-party After Effects filters;
  • Preview effects to RAM or disk with audio;
  • 3D DVE, Shape Effects, Motion Blur;
  • Four free filters from the DigiEffects Delerium filter set: Day for Night, Electrical Arcs, FireWorks and Fog Factory;
  • The Intelligent Assistant for Boris FX (OS 9 only right now);
  • OMF media import;
  • Direct Show import.

The software also includes interface enhancements, including an improved library browser, multiple keyframe selection and timeline user marks with comments. The upgrade for version 6.1 runs $199. The full version for Macintosh or Windows runs $595. For more information, visit

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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