Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Boris FX ships BCC 10 for After Effects, Premiere Pro

Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 10 for After Effects and Premiere Pro: a major new update to its collection of effects plugins, following its release for Avid Media Composer last October.

(Spoiler: it actually came out last month, but we missed it in the Christmas rush.)

The update reflects Boris FX’s recent acquisition by Imagineer Systems, in the shape of the integration of Imagineer’s mocha planar tracking engine inside BCC’s PixelChooser masking and keying tools.

It also adds new skin retouching, titling and image-restoration tools, plus new filters and transitions.

Integrated mocha planar tracking in all the BCC tools
The biggest collection-wide change in Boris Continuum Complete 10 is the integration of mocha into BCC PixelChooser, the set of masking and keying tools built into every BCC plugin.

Boris FX says that while mocha integration is intended to simplify routine tasks like blurring faces or isolating filters, the system is capable of full-blown rotoscoping work.

Other suggested uses include tracking lens flares, corner pins, titles and graphics to footage.

New skin retouching, titling and image restoration tools
The update also adds a range of new tools to the collection, including BCC Beauty Studio (above), a skin-retouching tool designed for the digital makeup work often required when working with HD or 4K footage.

It uses a “state-of-the-art keying algorithm” to isolate skin tones automatically, making it easier to remove skin blemishes without sacrificing sharpness or contrast in other parts of the image.

The update also adds BCC Title Studio, a new OpenGL-accelerated titling tool, intended for creating 2D or 3D titles, lower thirds and credit sequences, and capable of importing models from Cinema 4D.

BCC’s image-restoration toolset gets three new filters.

BCC Remover auto-fills missing pixels and clones out unwanted objects, BCC Dropout Fixer restores dropouts in tape-based footage, while BCC Reframe reformats cellphone footage into 16:9 format for broadcast.

There are also two self-descriptive new filters, BCC Light Leaks and BCC Video Glitch, and four transitions: BCC Cross Glitch, BCC Cross Melt, BCC Light Leaks Dissolve and BCC Cross Zoom.

Pricing and availability
BCC 10 is available for After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5.5 and above, along with a range of Avid tools. The FCP X, Motion, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro and Scratch editions have not yet been updated.

New licences cost $995 for Adobe tools, $1,695 for Avid tools, and $1,995 for a cross-platform licence.

Read more about the new features in Boris Continuum Complete 10