Boris FX, a developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, has announced that version 4.0 of Continuum Complete AVX (BCC AVX) is now available. Version 4.0 runs on the new AVX 2.0 architecture. Avid Visual Extensions (AVX) is a plug-in architecture that dynamically extends the effects supported by Avid systems.
BCC AVX is a comprehensive suite of native plug-in filters and transitions designed to streamline workflow for Avid editors. BCC AVX filters are animated directly in the Avid Effect Editor window. More than 170 filters include Corner Pin, Optical Stabilizer, Lens Flare, Glint, Glare, DeGrain, Match Grain, DeNoise, DeInterlace, Optical Flow, Motion Blur, Glow, Wire Remover, and Witness Protection. A subset of the filters preview in real time on Avid systems with supported hardware.
BCC AVX is bundled with all Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems. Version 4.0 improvements include the following:
- Access to Avid's Advanced Keyframing model.
- The filters offer 16-bit color processing.
- Improved Motion Tracker provides increased accuracy.
- The unique PixelChooser lets you create animatable vector masks with bézier handles.
- Motion key technology removes moving foreground objects based on motion estimation.
- New filters include Color Match, Halftone, Median, Corner Pin Tracker, Optical Stabilizer and an OpenGL-based 3D Extruded Image Shatter. - Hundreds of new presets have been added.
Settings remain fully compatible with the Version 3.0 release. AVX 1.5 effects are easily promoted to AVX 2.0, according to BorisFX.
Since the AVX 2.0 architecture will initially support only Windows systems, version 4.0 is a Windows-only release for this architecture. A future version will add AVX 2.0 support for Macintosh systems once it becomes available. Continuum Complete AVX offers integration features including built-in motion tracking, the ability to apply multiple filters to keyed elements or titles without affecting the background. Hundreds of presets and integrated online help provide fast and precise effects creation with a minimal learning curve. When paired with multi-processor and OpenGL acceleration, Continuum Complete AVX 4.0 provides a powerful, complimentary feature set for Avid editing systems.
BCC AVX is bundled with all Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems. Avid Adrenaline customers can upgrade from previous versions for $599. Continuum Complete AVX is available through the BorisFX worldwide reseller channel and direct through BorisFX for $795 for Avid Xpress DV and Xpress Pro users. Avid Xpress DV and Avid Xpress Pro users can upgrade from previous versions for $249.