Add vim to your video with new plug-ins from Boris FX
Posted by Michael Burns at Macworld
"Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX brings over 200 filters to Avid Media Composer on the Mac. Like its sibling versions for Final Cut Pro (BCC 7 FxPlug) and After Effects (BCC 7 AE), the AVX release features several new enhancements, such as an excellent Lens Blur filter that brings a pleasing Bokeh effect to a clip and a video noise-reduction tool that smooths out noise using spatial and temporal information derived from the video clip.
There’s also a new OpenGL particle engine that offers sophisticated effects, such as Pin Art 3D, a generator style filter. With an effect resembling a pin-art desk toy, it uses the colour, luma, and alpha values of layers in the project to define the appearance and arrangement of the particles making up the Pin Screen.
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There are a multitude of parameters for controlling the 2D and 3D appearance of the filter, applying built-in lights and cameras, mixing it with the underlying layer and applying built-in wipes to animate the effect. Similarly, the Particle Array 3D filter is a powerful motion graphics effect that can manipulate an array of particles based on graph controls, fractal noise patterns and random dispersion. The particles in these filters can take a number of forms, including 3D Spheres, planes or discs, or horizontal lines."