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Boris FX
260 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough MA 01752

Phone: 1-888-772-6747/1-508-573-5100
Web site: http://borisfx.com
Company Profile

Founded in 1995, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the broadcast, post-production, film, and multimedia markets. Boris products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. The company's success lies in its ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers such as Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Grass Valley, Media 100, and Sony.


Boris Continuum Complete is an expansive plug-in filter set for video editing and compositing applications. Nearly 200 filters include 3D Objects, advanced keying and matting, compositing, image processing, distortion, lights, generators, motion tracking, and temporal effects. Winner of EventDV’s Best of NAB 2009 Award, Boris Continuum Complete is available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express, and Avid.

The Boris Continuum Units family of visual effects plug-ins lets you choose toolsets from the award-winning Continuum Complete plug-in suite that are geared towards your specific needs. Available Boris Continuum Units include 3D Objects, Chroma Key, Cartoon Look, Film Look, Glitters, Lens Flare, Light Rays, Motion Key, Motion Tracker, Optical Stabilizer, Pan and Zoom, and UpRez. Pricing starts at $99 USD.

Final Effects Complete 5 is a ground-up re-write of the legendary Final Effects Complete filters by Boris FX. Well known for the unique particle treatments of Mr. Mercury and Bubbles, the creative distortions of Griddler and Flo Motion, the eye-catching, stylized effects of Mr. Smoothie and Glue  Gun, and the edge treatments of Sparkle Edges and Wiggle Edges, Final Effects Complete remains the hidden secret behind many award-winning projects.

Boris RED is the only integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects application for video editing software. Designed specifically for editors, RED integrates advanced 2D/3D compositing, sophisticated titling, paint, rotoscoping, 3D animation, and industry-leading DVE technology in a single application. RED includes all Boris FX and Boris Graffiti functionality in one user interface and adds many additional features.

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Boris Ships Continuum Complete 8 AVX
BCC 8 AVX delivers 200+ comprehensive VFX and compositing filters to Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony. Flicker Remover and Videoscope tools, integrated Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effect animation, a new Film Glow filter, and support for 64-bit operating systems headline the Version 8 release
In the Studio: Using Boris Continuum Complete
David McKnight | The Continuum Complete package from Boris FX is unlike any other FX package I've seen. It combines video filters, transitions, motion tracking, a titler, a particle generator, greenscreen utilities—more than 150 effects in all. Moreover, each of these comes with actual usable presets right out of the box. You can see the gushing coming down Interstate 45 with the doors wide open: "If you buy only one plug-in this year ..."
Boris RED for EDIUS 6 Now Shipping
RED offers a wide range of features right on the EDIUS timeline and adds a standalone engine for effects creation and rendering
BorisFX and Nexidia Introduce Soundbite--New Dialogue Search Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
Fast and accurate tool to locate footage by finding any word or phrase spoken in multimedia files
Boris RED Version 5 Now Available
New User Interface, 60+ New VFX Filters, Support for 64-bit Applications
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Morph
Warp and Morph Filters for Adobe After Effects CS5, CS4, and CS3
Boris Continuum Complete Delivers 3D Titling to Sony Vegas Pro 10
New Boris Continuum Complete v7.0.3 for Vegas Pro Includes 13 New Filters
In the Studio: Avid Media Composer 5 and the Matrox MXO2 Mini
Marc Franklin | The latest edition of Avid's flagship desktop system, Media Composer 5 (MC5) is said to be the company's answer for people who said they went to FCP or Adobe Premiere Pro because "Avid didn't listen." Let's take a look.
Class On Demand Ships "Complete Training for Premiere Pro CS5"
From editing to output, the second of four new training titles from Class on Demand's new Adobe CS5 training series is a comprehensive overview of the popular new editing suite
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: 3-Way Color Grade
Professional Color Grading Tools for Adobe and Apple Video Editing and Compositing Software
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Lens Blur
Simulate Camera Lens Out-of-Focus Specular Highlights for just $99
Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug Now Available
Over 210 comprehensive filters for Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express
Boris Continuum Units Updated for Adobe CS5
Choose Toolsets from the Award-winning Boris Continuum Complete 7 Plug-in Suite
Winner's Circle: EventDV's Best of NAB 2010
Marc Franklin | Every year the NAB show teems with new product announcements and trends, and it often marks the real-world debut of tantalizing new gear that was under glass a year ago. Some of what you see is too premature for primetime, some new developments look a little misguided, and others are simply mismatched with the event filmmaking world. Here's a look at what's ready, what's real, and what's most relevant to us among the most exciting products that are making their way to market following this year's show.
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Shaders
Real-time Apple FxPlug filters for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Materials
15 Filters for Creating Realistic Surfaces and Animated Organic Backgrounds
Boris FX and MyMusicSource Release Free Music Licensing Plug-in
New Apple Final Cut Pro Plug-in for Finding, Licensing, and Downloading Music
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Image Restoration
Boris Continuum Complete's Smooth Tone, Pixel Fixer, and DV Fixer Filters for $99
Future Media Concepts Adds Pro Certification Testing to Its Service Offerings
Washington D.C. branch office harbors new VUE testing center; FMC one of the few training organizations to provide end-to-end certification training services
Boris FX Product Line Supports Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Mac OS X 10.6 release
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Motion Tracker
Corner Pin, Match Move, Wire Remover, and Witness Protection Filters for $199
Future Media Concepts Announces Training for New Final Cut Studio Release
FMC's world-class training keeps pace with new technology; offering innovative instruction for Apple professional video applications
Boris FX Product Line Supports Apple Final Cut Studio 3 Release
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Motion 4 releases
Future Media Concepts Launches FMC|Online: Global Online Training Classes for Post, Broadcast, and Content Creators
World-renowned, instructor-led courses now accessible from any desktop
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Cartoon Look
Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor Filters for $199
Boris FX Adds Real-Time Performance to Boris Continuum Chroma Key
New Chroma Key Studio Filter for Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express
Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 6 AVX Public Beta
Exchange Keyframe Animation with Adobe After Effects, New 3D Objects, Painting, and Image Restoration Filters
Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: 3D Objects
Extruded Text, Type-on Text, Extruded EPS, Extruded Spline, and Layer Deformer for $399
Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug Now Available
New 3D Objects, Real-Time Effects Browser Window, and Real-Time Chroma Key, Film Look, and Transition Effects for Apple Pro Video Applications
Boris FX Adds EPS Extrusion Filter to Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE
Boris Continuum Complete 6.0.1 AE Now Available, Free Update for BCC 6 AE Customers
Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug Public Beta
New 3D Objects, Real-Time Effects Browser Window, and Real-Time Chroma Key, Film Look, and Transition Effects for Apple Pro Video Applications
Media 100 Introduces Media 100 Suite
Next-Generation Media 100 Software with Multicam Editing and Matrox MXO2 Support
Boris FX to Demonstrate New Boris Continuum Complete 6 Product Line at NAB 2009
Award-winning Plug-ins for Adobe, Apple, and Avid at NAB Booth SL5320
Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE Now Available
OpenGL-accelerated Extruded Text, 13 New Filters, Support for AE's Camera and Lighting System
Boris FX Announces Special Pricing on Boris Continuum Units
50% Discount for a Limited Time
BorisFX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Glitters
Includes famous Glint, Glare and Glitter filters from Boris Continuum Complete 5
Media100 Announces Version 13 is Now Shipping
Integration with Apple Final Cut Studio via XML Interchange, Expanded Audio Output Options
Media 100 Announces Version 13 at IBC 2008
Integration with Apple Final Cut Studio via XML Interchange, Expanded Audio Output Options
Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Units
BCC 5's UpRez, Pan and Zoom, and Chroma Key Modules Now Available Separately
Boris Graffiti 5.3 Now Available
New Template-based Text Generation
Media 100 Introduces Version 12.7
Features Sony XDCAM Import and HDV Acquire for MacBook Pro laptops and all G5 desktop systems
Boris FX Adds Seven New Transition Plug-ins to the Recently Released Final Effects Complete 5.0 Package
Free for existing Final Effects Complete 5.0 customers, a new point release that includes; Blur Dissolve, Lens Wipe, Spherize Wipe, Griddler Wipe, Pin Wipe, Slant Wipe, and Rain Wipe
Boris FX Ships Boris Blue 2.5
Adds plug-in support for Adobe CS3 Professional, expanded hardware support for a range of ATI cards
Boris FX Releases Boris Graffiti 5.2
2D/3D titling solution with extensive title animation capabilities including support for; EPS import and extrusion, resolution independent vector text, advanced type-on title animation, text on a path and automated rolls, crawls, fades and zooms
Boris Continuum Complete 5.0 for AE Ships
Support for Adobe CS 3.0, Custom On-screen Controls, Heads Up Display and Innovative, Accelerated Filters
Boris FX Product Line Supports Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Release
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Apple release; new Boris Continuum Complete package adds FXPlug integration
Avid Selects Class on Demand for Web Based Training Partner
Class on Demand to deliver their award-winning training titles via Avid’s e-learning solution: Avid Learning Excellerator
Boris FX Qualifies Boris Graffiti and Boris FX for Intel-based Macintosh Systems
Graffiti and FX join the list of Boris products that offer Universal Binary support; run natively on the new Intel-based Macintosh systems
Boris FX Qualifies Boris Red for Intel-based Macintosh Systems
One of the few graphics and effects applications to offer Universal Binary support; run natively on the new Intel-based Macintosh systems
Boris FX Releases Boris FX 9.0
Boris FX version 9.0 hits the streets with a fresh new look and 100 plus new effects creation tools
Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete for Intel®-Based Macintosh® Systems
Award-winning 3D Compositing, Titling and Effects plug-in available for Intel Macs
Review: Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 4
Jeff Sauer | EDIUS does a very good job handling multiple formats, and that may attract some interest from videographers who regularly work with different types of source footage. It also includes several fine new features, including an effective trim tool and a time-saving multi-camera interface. But overall, as a standalone product, EDIUS Pro 4 is unlikely to overtake a market that’s already crowded at the top. That may change as Grass Valley puts more of its own mark on the interface, but it will only happen over time.
Boris FX Ships Boris Red 4.0
Further enhancing integrated 2D/3D compositing and effects creation capabilities for industry standard NLEs
Media 100 Qualifies RAID, Inc. Storage Solutions for New Version 11 Systems
Optimizing the performance of the new family of SD and HD NLE products with industry-leading IT storage solutions
Boris Final Effects Complete AVX Now Available
Integrated visual effects complement existing Avid offerings
Media 100 announces November availability of Media 100 sw
Software-only companion to existing NLE offerings
Battle of the Software NLEs, Part 3: Slow Motion and Image Stabilization
Our Battle of the Software NLEs series continues with a look at two key effects for pro video editors: slow motion and image stabilization. While slow motion is popularly used to enhance detail during action shots and add drama, image stabilization is more of a corrective, reducing shakiness on footage that couldn't be shot with a tripod. Once again, we face off our five familiar contenders: Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress Pro, Pinnacle Liquid Edition, and Sony Vegas.
Inside Apple Final Cut Studio
For those who bet that Apple would soon lead the way in integrated multi-application postproduction suites, Final Cut Studio pays off handsomely. There are some nice feature additions found in the individual application upgrades—for example, Final Cut Pro’s new multicam editing feature—but the four-tool Studio suite is much more than the sum of its parts.
LIGHTWORKS Debuts NLE Software
New NLE Alacrity MR debuts at IBC
Boris Continuum Complete AVX Version 4.0 Now Available
Integrated visual effects use the new AVX 2.0 Architecture
Boris FX to Acquire Final Effects Complete
Agreement signed with Media 100 and Optibase to acquire Final Effects Complete, Studio Effects, Next Effects, and ICE FX
Boris FX to Debut New Products at NAB 2005
Featured solutions include Boris Blue and Volume II of Boris Continuum Complete for discreet Sparks
Boris Continuum Complete Now Available for Apple Motion
Integrated plug-in filters provide advanced control
Titling Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Geoff Daily | From font selection and placement to backgrounds and motion, videography titling is more art than science.
Pro Tools, Pro Tasks
Besides price and reputation, what distinguishes professional software NLEs from pretenders? Tackling the sophisticated tasks that make ambitious productions successful. Here we identify six such tasks and describe how they're accomplished in five leading NLEs, plugging in relevant plug-ins and suitemates when the job demands it.
Inside Avid Xpress Studio HD
Avid Xpress Studio HD is far more expensive than the competition. That will and should dissuade some potential users, as will the somewhat steeper learning curve for most of the tools compared to Apple, Adobe, or Ulead. But consider what you’re getting: three industry-standard, time-proven editing interfaces in Xpress Pro, Pro Tools LE, and Avid 3D, and solid DVD authoring technology from Sonic in Avid DVD, that are continuing to evolve and grab features from their high-end siblings.