Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Shaders
29 March 2010

Real-time Apple FxPlug filters for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion

Marlborough MA - March 30, 2010 - Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Shaders, is now available. The Boris Continuum Shaders Unit includes 13 Boris Continuum Complete filters and transitions that take advantage of Apple's real-time FxPlug architecture. Among the included filters are a full suite of keying and compositing tools, film effects, glow effects, 3D perspective filters and transitions, and an all-new Flicker and Shake filter.

"The Boris Continuum Shaders Unit is a perfect starter set of Boris Continuum Complete filters for any Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, or Motion user," commented Kevin McAuliffe, Pro Editing @ Home. "The Unit includes many essentials such as robust chroma keying, great-looking film effects, and rays and glows that complement Apple's native feature set."

"The name Shaders stems from the OpenGL technology used in this subset of Boris Continuum Complete filters," commented Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX. "The software algorithms have been re-written in a special shader language for the Graphics Processing Unit under Apple's FxPlug architecture. The result is real-time playback and the ability to stack multiple filters without the render penalty associated with software-based filters."

The Boris Continuum Shaders Unit allows editors to view animated previews of presets and saved effects in a unique, easy-to-use effects browser window. This innovative, try-before-you-apply approach saves endless trips to a pop-up menu or file dialog when searching for just the right look. Presets can be viewed in real-time using actual clips from the timeline.

Boris Continuum Shaders Unit Filters and Transitions

The Boris Continuum Shaders Unit supports Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion. The Shaders Unit is the latest addition to previously-released Boris Continuum Units: Chroma Key, Pan and Zoom, UpRez, Motion Key, Lens Flare, Film Look, Glitters, Optical Stabilizer, Light Rays, 3D Objects, Cartoon Look, Motion Tracker, Image Restoration, and Materials.

Pricing and Availability

The Boris Continuum Shaders Unit is immediately available through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site at for an MSRP of $299 USD. Customers who purchase the Boris Continuum Shaders Unit or any other Boris Continuum Unit may credit the price of the Unit towards the full Boris Continuum Complete plug-in suite. For more information, please visit the Boris FX web site at

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.