Meeting tight turnarounds just got easier. The post-production industry’s most complete plugin collection delivers nearly 350 creative effects in 20 categories, 4000+ presets, built-in Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking, a Beat Reactor that drives VFX to music, and the FX Browser. Busy editors and artists rely on Boris Continuum to get the job done.
What's New in Boris Continuum 2022
Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support for 350+ effects
Native Apple M1 support
60+ movie looks (BCC+Film Stocks) and 50+ gobo presets (BCC+Lights)
6 speedy blurs effects with 80 presets (BCC+Blur)
BCC+ adds integrated Mocha tracking & masking
BCC+BeautyStudio: Full GPU processing and a cleaner user interface
Improved & streamlined PixelChooser
Enhanced FX Editor with a slick new user-interface
Particle Illusion: Fast, Fluid Dynamics
The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings fluid dynamics to the user-friendly 3D particle generator. Quickly add organic particle motion to existing emitters that swirl and flow just like in the real world.
Particle Illusion 2022 includes 20+ new presets designed by the pros and delivers a new workflow to easily create your own custom animations. Library Scenes allow you to save multiple emitters, forces/fluids, deflectors, and animation positions as a single preset right inside the massive preset library.
Create stunning particle animations in no time thanks to huge performance increases delivering up to 5x faster speeds across all supported plugin hosts.
Major Speed Gains
Continuum 2022 is the fastest version of the award-winning plugin collection yet.
Get ready for dramatic speed gains inside After Effects with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support on over 350 effects, speedier workflows with native Apple M1 support, and overall performance boosts with the addition of more fully GPU-accelerated effects (BCC+). For a full list of MFR speed improvements, click here.
The brand-new, innovative BCC+ Smear Blur filter is joining BCC blurs collection adding the ability to create artistic blur effects by smearing or blurring pixels forward and backward along the Z axis while providing the unique option to rotate the smeared/blurred pixels around the Z axis.
The redesigned BCC+ Prism filter also offers the push and twist effect that the Smear Blur offers but in addition to this, it displaces RGB pixels to generate a color separated prismatic effect.
Movie Looks & Gobos
The 2022 release adds 60+ film and TV-inspired color grades (BCC+Film Stocks) to help you transform your footage into iconic and fan-favorite looks with just one click. Highlighted presets include The Wizard of Oz, E.T., The Grand Budapest Hotel, Euphoria, and Stranger Things.
BCC+Light adds 50+ digital gobos presets to bring the overall number of gobos available to over 800 options. Easily test out different gobos in seconds without the added production costs.
Improved Tracking and Masking
Mocha’s planar tracking and masking tools have been integrated into Continuum for years, making it easy to accomplish advanced VFX tasks without leaving your Continuum project. The 2022 release brings those same beloved tools to over 100 BCC+ effects. Track and isolate effects with ease.
The built-in PixelChooser, a long-time user favorite, is redesigned with full GPU processing, a simple user interface, and a new practical workflow that allows you to combine multiple tracked mask shapes with gradients and image mattes to isolate filtered pixels. Available in all BCC+ effects.
The Cinematographer's Toolkit
Analog filmmaking meets digital video
The Cinematographer’s Toolkit gives artists access to 80 new effects, 3 new Continuum Units, and 1000+ new presets that pay homage to the bygone era of shooting on film. The built-in FX Editor makes it simple to browse the presets and create your own custom presets directly inside the interface. Recreate classic Hollywood looks in just one click.
Each new effect is GPU-accelerated, HDR compliant, and includes OCIO color management support.
Quickly transform digital video into beloved analog looks.
BCC+FilmStocks features nearly 300 customizable presets organized by color, black & white, photographic films, and motion picture film stocks including Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Fuji, Agfa, and Polaroid. Easily adjust a film’s most important elements: black & white, film response, color correct, color filters, sharpen, diffusion, vignette, and grain.
Easily establish a signature look for your film or episodic.
BCC+Grade includes 85+ color grading presets from Academy Award-nominated films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, and Titanic.
Create your own custom look using a visual Color Wheels interface or manipulate hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, gamma, cyan/magenta, RGB values, mid-tones, highlights, and shadows. Included in the Continuum Color & Tone Unit.
BCC+Looks lets you create virtually any look with 65+ stylized color and black & white looks or tweak color correct, diffusion, color gradient, gels, lab, and grain modules.
Optical Filter Simulations
Get the look of glass camera filters without the hassle.
Dial in the exact look your cinematographer wants with digital optical filter simulations that you can change at any time. Darken a sky with a polarizing filter, reduce wrinkles with diffusion filters, add stars to specular highlights with multi-star filters, saturate colors with enhancing filters, and add a pop of color with color-graduated filters.
BCC+Optical Diffusion filters include Double Fog, Fog, Frost, Halo, Mist, Net, Rack Focus, and Silk.
No more waiting for light setups! Add natural and realistic effects fast.
Create a stylized atmosphere with gobos, enhance a scene with realistic lens flares that can be customized with the new Flare Editor, add drama with volumetric light rays and glows, or choose a gel from the Kodak® Wratten set.
BCC+Light includes BCC+Glow, BCC+Glow Darks, BCC+Glow Edges, BCC+Photographic, BCC+Color Gradient, BCC+Radial Tint, BCC+Sunset, and many more.
The production team forgot to add a gobo to the lights during the shoot. Now what? Apply gobo effects in post complete with realistic shadowing!
Browse the factory installed digital gobo library featuring 750+ gobo options sorted into seven distinct categories: Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures, and Windows.
You can also import your own gobo images into the BCC+Lights FX Editor and create your own custom gogo library for use in any project.
Add subtle realism to a shot or go for a certain director’s signature lens flare style.
Choose from 300+ factory installed presets, all of which are completely editable, or create your own unique custom lens flare from scratch using the new Flare Editor directly from within the BCC+Lens Flare FX Editor. With the FX Editor, you can save customized presets into the Custom preset category and use the favorites starring feature to instantly retrieve your favorite looks.
Lens flares are broken into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst, and Stylized categories.
Light Rays & Glows
Create a sense of drama or dreamy atmosphere.
The lighting effect filters in this update are all hardware accelerated, easy to use and come with dozens of preset looks. Whether your shot calls for a subtle glow or some in your face volumetric rays, this new set of filters generates sublime results.
Featuring 6 new realistic glow effects and stunning volumetric lighting effects. Each effect is fully customizable.
Set the mood with color. Choose from 200+ lighting gels and 95 photographic filters to colorize footage using the same names known to cinematographers.
Warm up a shot with a 22 Deep Orange or 23A Light red glass filter emulator and use the integrated graduated filter to isolate the effect to the foreground or background. Or select the L725 Old Steel Blue gel to cool the image and use the integrated ND filter to control light exposure in the filtered shot.
The BCC+Photographic filter is the digital equivalent of the Kodak® Wratten set licensed under Tiffen.
Particle Illusion 2022
Fast and Easy Fluid Dynamics
Organic swirling flowing particle movement is now possible in Particle Illusion thanks to the addition of Fluid Dynamics. Easily add complex real-world motion to existing emitters or create exciting, entirely new effects that mix artistry and realism. The 2022 release also delivers much greater speed and interactivity. Depending on your host and project details, this could mean 5x faster performance or more!
One of Particle Illusion’s strengths is its huge collection of presets, and in 2022 Emitter Libraries just got a lot more powerful! Libraries can now store “scenes” -- essentially entire projects! Multiple emitters, forces, deflectors can all be included, and scenes store the position data too.
The 2022 Emitter Library contains several scenes that showcase the power of fluid dynamics, so you can jump right into fluids with no effort.
Consistent Updates with New Features
New! 3D Particles
New! 3D cameras and views
New! Deflector improvements
New! Emitter Presets: Stunning drag and drop presets added to the included Emitter Library
Plus, all of the advantages of using Particle Illusion as a plugin, including Mocha integration, the ability to apply your animations directly to footage, using the Beat Reactor to sync your particles to audio, and integrated glow.
New in Primatte Studio
Continuum’s powerful chroma keying tools featuring Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology just got better.
The new Edge Cleaner effect gives users spatial and temporal control over keyed edges. Easily tackle compressed green screen footage that displays jittering edges around areas with fine detail such as hair. Edge Cleaner is available as an individual effect within the Continuum Key & Blend Unit and is also built-into Primatte Studio.
New in Title Studio
Maxon C4D 3D model integration with Title Studio continues it's road of improvement and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. The C4D 3D model support and rendering in Title Studio has been independently reviewed as having the best and most accurate render results of any 3D model plug-in for NLE and compositing systems.
New Texture Composite and Procedural Noise Shaders
With the new Texture Composite shader, you can texturize 3D objects with procedural generators, gradients, images or even video clips from the filtered host timeline.
Use the new Procedural Noise shader, which includes over a dozen texture types, to generate custom materials, which can be applied to any 3D element in Title Studio. These custom textures can be saved as new material assets in your title studio custom library for easy and quick retrieval in any Title Studio project.
New C4D 3D Models
Enjoy 15 brand new professionally generated 3D models that were created using Cinema 4D and developed specifically for this version update of Title Studio. Included in this new batch are spherical elements and a series of backdrops, some with curved arc surfaces, some with a lo-poly terrain surface distortions.
New! FX Editor
Stunning Results in Seconds
Built-into every one of the 80 new HDR compliant BCC+ filters that have been added to Continuum 2021 is the new FX Editor. This brand new preset editor provides a visual way to interact with the 4000+ factory installed and custom generated presets and includes an interactive color curves editor, interactive 3-way color wheels, a visual histogram, a snapshot compare mode with split and side-by-side views and OCIO color LUT options.
3D OBJECTS - Broadcast-ready titles as easy as 1-2-3: Create professional 2D/3Dtitles and lower thirds with the highest-quality support for Cinema 4D model imports. Includes options for extruding text and logos (.EPS), deforms, and shatter.
ART LOOKS - From classics to comics: Transform footage into a work of art. From painterly watercolor to pop art comics and graphic novels to read-all-about-it newsprint and more.
BLUR AND SHARPEN - Bring the focus in: Draw your audience’s attention exactly where you want it to be with depth, rack focus, lens blurs, and more.
COLOR AND TONE - Set the mood with color: The right color palette instantly transports viewers into a story’s world. Top tools for color correction, color matching, hue-saturation, 3-way color grade, brightness-contrast, and more.
FILM STYLE - A love letter to Hollywood’s golden era: Recreate beloved film looks from every decade. Mimic Kodak film stock, add film damage, film glows & film process, and Technicolor glamor with two-strip color.
GRADS & TINTS - Set the mood with color: Set the mood with color. Choose from 200+ lighting gels and 95 photographic filters to colorize footage using the same names known to cinematographers.
IMAGE RESTORATION - The must-have “fix it in post” toolset: Not all heroes wear capes. Quickly fix flicker, remove damaged pixels, smooth skin & remove blemishes, sharpen blurry footage, reframe vertical footage, and more.
KEY AND BLEND - Seamless composites made easy: Instantly clean-up green screen & composite with Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology and integrated Mocha tracking and masking.
LENS - Emulate in-camera lens effects: Add chromatic aberration and color fringing, add or remove wide angle distortions or bring a hand-held look to the filtered source.
LIGHTS - A light option to fit any scene: Add subtle or over the top stage lights to performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Includes built-in 3D camera system.
MATCH MOVE - Quick image and screen replacement: Tasked with tons of screen/sign inserts and blurring out of faces, people, and logos? Corner Pin Studio and Witness Protection are here to help.
OPTICAL DIFFUSION - Get the look of glass camera filters without the hassle: Dial in the exact look your cinematographer wants with digital optical filter simulations that you can change at any time.
PARTICLE ILLUSION - Slick real-time particles & mograph: Add real-time particles and mograph animations in minutes. Pick from 1000s of professionally-designed presets or easily customize.
PERSPECTIVE - Add 3D perspective to 2D images: Make like Ken Burns on your next documentary, reality TV series or news segment. Includes the renowned 3D Pan and Zoom effect.
STYLIZE - From glitch to damaged TV: Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Perfect for the high-energy world of commercial and promo work.
TEXTURES - Generate organic photorealistic backgrounds: Build backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces including brick, granite, steel plates, wood grain, and cloth.
TIME - Speed up, slow down & reverse clips: Add temporal blur to action-packed sequences, time loops to your next sci-fi project, jitter to recreate a handheld look, and more.
TRANSITIONS - Cut. Drag and drop. Repeat: Includes 50+ slick drag & drop transitions with over 500 presets. Easily customize with on-screen animation options.
VR - 360 editing and finishing tasks handled: Speed up 360 post workflows while staying inside your host timeline. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.
WARP - Distort and morph footage fast: Easily create underwater distortion, heat haze, trippy psychedelic looks, fun-house effects, video morphs, and more.
In order to work properly, your copy of Boris Continuum 2021requires: