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Boris Ships RED 2.5

New version supports Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Boris FX has released RED 2.5, the long-awaited update that adds support for Mac OS X, as well as Windows XP. It also adds a host of new features and is available as a free update for those who purchased 1.1 since January.

Boris RED combines two packages--Boris FX and Graffiti. To this it also adds vector painting, motion tracking, rotoscoping and advanced 3D compositing. It integrates with non-linear editors and also operates as a standalone effects creator using the RED engine.

Aside from new operating system support, RED 2.5 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • New title, transition settings and style palette elements;
  • Animated style parameters;
  • Draft typing (turns off while typing and then redraws when complete);
  • New gradient styles;
  • Ability to animate the angle of text as it moves along a path;
  • Support for Direct Show;
  • Several interface enhancements.

Boris RED 2.5 is free for those who purchased version 2.1 after Jan. 1. Upgrades from RED 2.x run $50. Upgrades from RED 1.x run $295. Boris FX, Calligraphy and Graffiti users can upgrade for $999. The full version costs $1,595. 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

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