In our last lesson, in our look at learning Media 100, we talked about how to, not only apply effects, but prepare our footage to work with in in Boris RED. Now that we have hit the “Edit” button in the “Edit Suite” tab, and we’re now in Boris Red 5, what do we do next? Well, let’s talk about that now!
Much like Adobe After Effects, Boris RED is essentially broken down into 4 main windows: The Project Window, The Canvas, The Timeline and the Controls window.
It’s important to note about the Controls window (tab), is that it’s a tabbed window, so you can add other tabs like the Audio Meters parameters and the Text tab to the dock, and have all your essential tools at your disposal. Now, if you’ve applied an effect from outside of Boris RED (in your timeline directly), you’ll immediately see your effect appear in your timeline. And if you select it, you’ll have access to the effects parameters in the Controls tab.
When working in Boris RED, the Timeline is where you are going to find many of the elements that you’ll want to add to your composites. Whether it’s 2D or 3D text, graphs, Title or Model containers, or even EPS vector files, you’ll have the easiest access to these parameters, right here at the top of your timeline:
Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.