BCC AE/Premiere Pro - 5.0.0
17 April 2009

Boris Continuum Complete 5 Release Notes

Welcome to Boris Continuum Complete for AE version 5. These Release Notes contain information regarding supported hosts, supported operating systems, installation instructions, known limitations, and other important information about the product.

Boris Continuum Complete is an effects package with over 180 powerful plug-in filters for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Combustion, Eyeon Fusion, Quantel Q Systems, Liberty Paint and Boris Red.

What’s New in BCC 5

The following features are new in BCC 5:

immediately go to the filter’s folder in the Finder and give the preset a meaningful name to your effect.

Limitations when using the Windows version of Combustion

Due to limitations in the Combustion architecture, when you load a preset, the name of the preset does not appear in the preset list.

Understanding Field Handling in Combustion

Some time-based filters (for example Particles, Time Filters, and Motion Blur effects) need information from the host application to know whether to field render. Since Combustion does not pass that information, BCC assumes field rendering if the frame rate is 25.0, 29.97, or 30.0 fps.

FIXES - BCC 501 - AE HOST API

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 Premiere Pro, dragging the cursor over the numeric entry field of any filter parameter (scrubbing) could result in the random generation of black frames. This affected the preview only and did not affect the final render. The issue has been fixed in this version of the software.

In the previous version of BCC 5, the use of special characters (ie, symbols or slashes) in the names of some options in two filters (BCC Pan and Zoom and BCC UpRez), prevented the use of these options within certain hosts. The only host that was affected by this issue was Boris RED. The issue has been fixed and the affected filters now operate as expected in all hosts.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 Premiere Pro, attempting to load a preset using the pop-up preset list after using the L or S buttons may cause the host to behave unexpectedly. This issue has been fixed with this version of the software.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/2/1.5, if the cursor was placed over the preset pop-up menu after a loaded preset has been modified, the modified values return to the default state of the loaded preset. The issue has been fixed in this version of the software.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe Premiere Pro CS 3/2/1.5, when the Preview Target feature in the Pan and Zoom filter was set to Mix mode, the on-screen UI (HUD) Preview boxes did not display correctly in the host Record Monitor. This issue has been fixed in this version.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 After Effects host on Macintosh systems, attempts to use the preset load pop-up function to load a factory installed (or user configured) preset did not always load the preset but sometimes left the filter at the default setting. This issue has been fixed, and the preset load mechanism operates as expected.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 After Effects host on Macintosh systems, the BCC 3D Extruded Image Shatter filter did not appear in the host filter list. This issue has been resolved and the filter now appears in the host filter list as expected.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 Premiere Pro, if the BCC Multi-Shadow filter was applied to a clip that contained alpha information, the host could exhibit unexpected behavior. This issue has been fixed and the filter now behaves as expected.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 Suite or Autodesk Combustion, the BCC Optical Stabilizer would not generate the expected stabilized image. The issue has been fixed in this version of the software for all hosts, except for Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.We are working with Adobe to correct this Issue.

In the previous version of BCC 5, when using the product within the Adobe CS3 Premiere Pro, if the BCC Alpha Spotlight filter was applied to a clip, the host could exhibit unexpected behavior. This issue has been fixed and the filter now behaves as expected.

KNOWN ISSUES - BCC 501 - AE HOST API

When using any of the filters that are included in the BCC OpenGL category within the Adobe Premiere CS 3/2/1.5 host, an error message would sometimes appear at random in the host user interface. We are working with Adobe to resolve the issue.

If the BCC 3D Extruded Image Shatter filter was applied to a clip within the Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 host, a DirectX error message would appear on the screen after the user has exited the host. We are working to resolve this issue.

The Custom Banners at the top of every BCC filter are not displayed when using the filters within the Adobe Premiere Pro CS 3 host environment on Macintosh systems. We are working with Adobe to correct the issue.

When using the BCC Pan and Zoom filter in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 host environment on Windows and Macintosh Systems, the filter will display an error message when attempting to use External Files. The workaround is to use media from the host project window until this issue is resolved. We are working with Adobe to resolve this issue.

When using the BCC 3D Extruded Image Shatter within the Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 host environment on Windows Systems, a bad frame is sometimes generated at random in instances where the BCC 3D Extruded Image Shatter has been applied to a clip. We are working with Adobe to resolve the issue.

The built-in Motion Tracker generates an error message when used in 16 bit color depth within the Boris RED host environment. Because RED includes it's own motion tracking system, users can work around this issue by relying on the motion tracking system within the Boris RED user interface to lock a filter parameter to the motion of a particular array of pixels in a clip.

The built-in Motion Tracker generates an error message when used in the Adobe CS3 Premiere Pro host, and the built-in Motion Tracker feature does not function as expected. We are working with Adobe to resolve the issue.

Sometimes, after installing the BCC filters into the Adobe After Effects CS3 host, several of the BCC filters would appear to be missing from the filter menu. We are working with Adobe to resolve the issue.