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Boris FX Ships Final Effects Complete 5.0 for AEMajor update to legendary effects package adds award-winning Boris FX technology, multi-processing acceleration, 16 bit color (February 05, 2008)
"This is the first significant upgrade for the FEC package since it was acquired by Boris FX three years ago. Long-time FEC users will be thrilled with the additions we made. Features such as BCC`s Pixel Chooser and the integrated Motion Tracking add an immense amount of creative flexibility while the new preset save and load functions allow effects to be shared across workstations, platforms and editing systems. A phenomenal extension of the effect options which are further enhanced with comprehensive online help and factory installed standard presets? and this is just a taste of what the release offers," comments Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president, Boris FX.
The new FEC release offers a modernized workspace for optimal effects creation. Contextual tools and onscreen widgets streamline effects workflow while the multi-processor acceleration increases the FEC package performance by up to 30%. Rounding off the FEC 5 for AE package are the 800 plus preset effects which can be used to quickly create professional quality transitions and composites or modified to create a more unique look. The presets can be shared with other Boris users, working with different Boris packages on different hosts and platforms.
FEC 5.0 for AE Workflow Highlights
? Host Support: Adobe CS 3 for After Effects operating on Intel-Mac and Windows Vista
? Multi-processor acceleration increases effects production
? Boris Motion Tracker and Pixel Chooser borrowed from BCC allow users to selectively apply filters to specific areas of the image. The method is superior to layer duplication and masking because it is more flexible and efficient.
? New FEC Native Parameter UI sports new control groups, contextual controls, on-screen widgets, custom controls and many other improvements. All parameter options are now readily available as native parameters without a need to open modal dialog windows.
? Load and Save Presets allow users to carry and use their favorite effects with other Boris applications in other supported hosts on Windows or Macintosh.
? The built-in Electronic Help system provides comprehensive information to maximize productivity.
FEC 5.0 for AE Filter Enhancements
FEC 5 AE adds new features as well as improves upon every one of the 108 existing filters some of which include;
? Auto-animation in many of the transitions
? Extensive new controls in FEC Hair such as the ability to generate curly hair as well as the ability to modulate the gravity direction across the image based on a gradient map
? New controls in FEC Bubbles include drift direction, particle randomness, and source texture pinning. In addition, FEC Bubbles now includes a Deflector point to create regions with no bubbles.
? Better lighting controls in Mr Mercury, Blobblylize, Glue Gun, Glass, and Ball Action
? Two new particle types in Particle Systems II - Advanced Sphere and Advanced Lens. These new particle types allow you to generate different looking spheres with more extensive lighting control.
? New bend styles added to the FEC Bender menu
Pricing and Availability
FEC 5.0 for AE 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) , $295.00 (upgrade to FEC 5.0 for AE from any other version) and $295.00 (for cross-grades from BCC).
FEC 5.0 for AE and BCC 5.0 for AE can be purchased as a bundled set for $1095.00 (a saving of $695.00)
FEC 5.0 for AVX and FEC 5.0 for FxPlug packages will be available later in Q1 2008.
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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