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Boris FX Releases Boris AAF Transfer Version 2

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Bidirectional Sequence Transfer Tool for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid

Last Updated: February 1, 2011 7:44 pm GMT
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(Boston, Massachusetts--February 1, 2011) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced the availability of Boris AAF Transfer Version 2, a set of two Apple Final Cut Pro plug-ins for transferring sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems. One of the plug-ins exports Avid-compatible AAF format files from Final Cut Pro to Avid editing and finishing systems. The other plug-in imports AAF format files from Avid editing and finishing systems to Final Cut Pro.

“Boris AAF Transfer is a huge time-saver when it comes to moving projects from Avid to Final Cut Pro,” commented Michael Svirsky, Post Production Supervisor, This Old House. “Even transitions and keyframed effects come across flawlessly, but the best part of this tool is the ability to transfer the Boris Continuum Complete filters that we regularly use on all our systems.”

Using Boris AAF Transfer, Avid and Final Cut Pro users can exchange projects that include transitions, effects, image and time warps, 3rd-party effects, and keyframes. Avid’s AMA (Avid Media Access) architecture gives Avid users direct access to many popular QuickTime formats while Final Cut Pro users can access Avid MXF files using Calibrated Software’s Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OS X. Boris AAF Transfer supports both online and offline workflows.

Boris AAF Transfer Unique Advantages
  • Boris Continuum Complete Compatibility. Transfer Boris Continuum Complete filters and transitions that were applied to clips while retaining all of the keyframed changes. The BCC filters are seamlessly transferred as long as the corresponding BCC filter or transition effect is present in the host application where the transferred sequence is opened.

  • Avid DS Support. Boris AAF Transfer can exchange live program sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid DS - with media, markers, cuts, dissolves, filters, and audio preserved.

  • Matte Key Support. Boris AAF Transfer supports the following features:



  • Transfer Modes. Preserve transfer modes between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems that include the Boris Continuum Complete Composite filter.

  • Support for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid for $299. Users receive two plug-ins for exchanging sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid at one low price.

  • Free 14-day Trial Version. Users can try Boris AAF Transfer free for 14 days.

Other supported features include:
  • 3D Warp effects
  • Picture-in-Picture effects
  • Flips and Flops
  • Motion effects
  • Variable speed changes
  • Multi-cam
  • Freeze Frames
  • Audio Pan
  • Dip to Color, Dissolve, Fade from Color, Fade to Color
  • Timeline comments on clips
  • Timeline locator names, comments, and colors
  • Source locators
  • Sub-clips created via AutoSync
  • Transfer of Text, Font, Color, Font Style, Alignment, Leading, and Position between Avid’s Title Tool and Final Cut Pro’s Text Generators

A complete list of supported features in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems is online at http://www.borisfx.com/AAF/

Pricing and Availability
Boris AAF Transfer is available immediately through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct through the Boris FX web site at http://www.borisfx.com for an MSRP of $299 USD or an MSRP of $399 USD when bundled with the Boris XML Transfer plug-in for Adobe After Effects. Boris AAF Transfer supports Apple Final Cut Pro v6 and higher, Avid Media Composer, Avid NewsCutter, Avid Symphony, and Avid DS. A free, full-functioning 14-day trial version is available for immediate download from http://www.borisfx.com. Boris AAF Transfer Version 2 is a free upgrade for all Boris AAF Transfer users.

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

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