NAB 2015: Boris FX’s New Technology Benefits Avid Media Composer Editors

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

For Avid Media Composer editors, doing as much visual effects work in your timeline, as opposed to exporting all your footage to After Effects, is essential to keeping your projects on track. The team at Boris FX are demoing brand new technology at NAB 2015 that is probably the biggest move forward for visual effects in Media Composer in the last 10 years.

With the recent acquisition of Imagineer Systems, makers of Mocha Pro, Boris FX is integrating the Academy Award tracking software directly in Media Composer, via an AVX 2 plugin. Useable as a standalone effect, or via the integrated Pixel Chooser effect, available in most effects in the suite, editors will have the most powerful planar tracker available at their fingertips, with no exporting required.

Currently in alpha, the team was very excited to show it off for the first time publicly at the show. Not only are they demoing Mocha integration, but they are showing off new effects in Boris Continuum Complete 10, such as the new Video Glitch effect, as well as a new Beauty Studio filter, to smooth out bad make-up work, that becomes very apparent when shooting in 2K and above. Plus, the new Title Studio effect, with the ability to import 3D models, such as those from Cinema 4D, with support for more formats coming before its release later this year.

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