Boris FX Unveils Red Version 4.0

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New version of award-winning 3D Compositing, Titling and Effects plug-in

Last Updated: April 21, 2006 4:13 pm GMT
(NAB 2006, Las Vegas, NV - Booth SL2596 - April 21, 2006) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, today announced that it will unveil the next generation of its award-wining Boris Red at NAB 2006. Boris Red is an integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects solution that provides integrated broadcast-quality features directly inside nonlinear editing systems. Version 4.0 introduces hundreds of new features, including more than 40 new filters, 16-bit color support, and a sophisticated new paint engine.

Designed specifically for editors, Red integrates with more than 20 NLEs, including Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Avid systems. In addition to an unprecedented range of integrated features, the Red Engine provides standalone rendering. Red is a powerful and versatile application that integrates advanced 2D and 3D compositing, industry-leading software DVE technology, robust 3D modeling and animation, native vector titling, motion tracking, vector paint, rotoscoping, Adobe Illustrator file animation and extrusion and more, all in a single plug-in.

“I have been using Boris Red and its predecessors for many years now, and I wouldn't be without it. Red is an integral part of my workflow, both inside Final Cut Pro and as a standalone application,” comments Alison Stevenson, editor and partner, Stable Recordings. “The new buttons in Red 4.0’s composite window are really going to speed things up for me, and I'm looking forward to using the new brush tools. If I can imagine something I can usually build it in Red. I'm excited to find out what Boris's wizards will come up with next.”

"Maintaining its tight integration with all industry standard NLEs, Boris Red 4.0 will move the Red product further in the direction of 2D and 3D software based compositing and effects creation by offering support for 16-bit color and a new procedural paint engine. While our newly released Boris Blue solution will address the demand for 3D graphics and real-time hardware rendering in video postproduction," said Boris FX founder and president, Boris Yamnitsky.

Significant new features in version 4.0 include:
  • 16-bit per color channel image processing
  • New procedural paint brushes create ribbon and roller brush paint effects
  • New raster paint engine with sophisticated clone paint brushes
  • Convert bitmap files to vectors that can be extruded and animated
  • Support for Wacom tablet with multiple paint input channels
  • More than 40 new filters include a new Motion Key filter that removes moving foreground objects from a clip and a new Motion Path filter animates objects on a spline path
  • Import EBU subtitle files to generate standard subtitles for multiple languages and DVDs
  • Improved integration with Avid NLEs, including support for the AVX 2.0 architecture
  • Support for PPC and Intel processors on Macintosh systems
  • A new Type On Container automatically creates type on title effects

Boris Red version 4.0 will be shown at NAB 2006 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24-27 in booth SL2596. Boris FX will also showcase other solutions including Boris Blue and Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) at NAB 2006. A new BCC training DVD will also debut. This DVD helps both novice and experienced editors to integrate BCC into the Adobe environment. The DVD is hosted by James Rankin, author of “Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic.” Boris Red version 4.0 is expected to ship in Q3 2006.

Boris solutions are also included as part of the third annual NAB Post|Production World Conference. For details, visit http://www.nabshow.com/conferences/

About Boris FX
Founded in 1995 in Boston MA, 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 multi-media industries. Since the company's inception, Boris products have grown to serve over 125,000 artists worldwide. A great part of its success lies in the ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers including Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Avid®, Canopus®, Discreet®, Eyeon®, in-sync®, Incite®, Leitch®, Matrox®, Media 100®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®. For more information, visit www.borisfx.com.

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