Boris FX releases Continuum 2024
The update also adds a new BCC+ Audio Visualizer effect, and particle system Particle Illusion gets the option to generate sprites for use with particle emitters from text prompts.
New AI-based tools for denoising and upresing video
Continuum becomes Boris FX’s second product this year to get new AI-based features, in the shape of new machine-learning-based video deonoising and up-resing tools.
DeNoise ML, available for multiple host apps, removes low-light and compression artefacts.
UpRes ML, currently only available for After Effects, upscales footage while preserving fine detail, with the option to zoom in to specific parts of the source clip.
Particle Illusion: generate sprites for particle systems from text prompts
Particle Illusion, Continuum’s particle effects system, also gets new AI capabilities, with the option to generate sprites to use with particle emitters from text prompts.
The functionality uses Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI‘s AI model.
Other new features in Particle Illusion include the option for particle lines to be true 3D objects, and new options for controlling inheritance of velocity.
Workflow improvements include a new Scale Project feature to upscale particle systems uniformly, and a UI Scale Factor to resize interface elements more easily.
New BCC+ Audio Visualizer effect generates visuals from audio sources
Other new features in Continuum 2024 itself include BCC+ Audio Visualizer, a self-descriptive new effect for generating patterns of lines, dots or circles matching an audio source.
The BCC+ Super LED effect added in Continuum 2023.5 gets a Fade Map to control the effect.
Pricing and system requirements
Continuum 2024 is compatible with a range of compositing and editing software, including After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and Nuke, running on Windows 10+ or macOS 10.15+.
It is priced according to host application, with new licences costing from $695 to $1,995. Subscriptions cost from $195/year to $695/year.
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