Boris FX Releases Boris AAF Transfer Version 2
31 January 2011

Bidirectional Sequence Transfer Tool for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid

Boston, MA - 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

Avid Media Composer Match in Apple Final Cut Pro
Matte Key 2D: Foreground Opacity (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 2D: Scaling Scale in Basic Motion (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 2D: Position Center in Basic Motion (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 2D: Crop Crop (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 3D: Level Opacity (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 3D: Swap Sources Alpha reversed if Invert Key is off
Matte Key 3D: Invert Key Alpha reversed if Swap Sources is off
Matte Key 3D: Scaling Scale in Basic Motion (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 3D: Position Center in Basic Motion (Motion Tab)
Matte Key 3D: Crop Crop (Motion Tab)

Other supported features include:

 

A complete list of supported features in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems is online at 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 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 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.