BCC AVX - 9.0.0
07 April 2014

Boris Continuum Complete AVX 9.0.0 was released on 4/7/2014.

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BCC AVX 9 supports the following Avid host applications:


Windows: What's New in BCC AVX 9 (Summary of major changes since BCC8): Effects:
2-Strip Color Grunge Magic Sharp
Chroma Key Studio Laser Beam Pan & Zoom - now 3D
Edge Grunge Lens Correction Vignette
Blobs Wipe Lens Distortion Wipe Rings Wipe
Blur Dissolve Lens Flare Dissolve Ripple Dissolve
Checker Wipe Lens Flare Round Tile Wipe
Composite Dissolve Lens Flare Spiked Tritone Dissolve
Damaged TV Dissolve Lens Flash Twister
Film Glow Dissolve Light Wipe Vector Blur Dissolve
Flutter Cut Rays Dissolve Vignette Wipe
Grid Wipe Ribbon Wipe Water Waves Dissolve
BCC AVX 9.x Compatibility Notes: While in general your previously saved projects should render identically in the newer version, bug fixes and quality improvements can sometimes change the look of older projects. While every effort is made to ensure project compatibility, the following notable areas may see some change to the look of previously saved projects. BCC AVX 9.0.0 - Known Issues and Limitations:
  1. Top Down Text
  2. Right to Left Reading
  3. Negative Line Leading
  4. Italics (for fonts that don't include an italic typeface)
  5. Superscript and Subscript

Copying Presets from Earlier Versions of BCC AVX: To use presets created in earlier versions of BCC AVX, you need to copy the older presets from their previous preset location to the new BCC AVX 9 preset folder location. Filter presets are located in individual effect folders inside the "BCC Presets 9 AVX" folder.

Applying BCC Effects as Transitions: BCC provides two methods to use effects as transitions (as opposed to the filters in the standard BCC Transitions category which are already customized to function as transitions). The first method is to apply the effect directly to the transition between two clips. The second method is to overlap two clips and apply a BCC effect to one or both layers depending on the desired result. Each method offers advantages. Applying directly to a transition offers the convenience of an Avid transition. For example, trimming and duration changes are easily made and you only have to render a single effect. However, to create a wider range of transition effects, you can use the second method: overlap two clips and apply a filter to each layer. This method provides greater control over parameters.

Applying BCC Effects to Titles and Mattes: To apply a BCC effect to a title or to an imported matte, drag the effect onto the title. If you Option /Alt-drag to the effect, the effect is applied to the title as well as to any tracks beneath the title in the timeline. For example, to apply a Pyramid Blur to a title, drag the BCC Pyramid Blur effect onto the title. To apply a Pyramid Blur to a title and the background video, Option-drag the BCC Pyramid Blur effect to the title.

Applying Multiple Filters to Avid Titles and Mattes: BCC AVX allows you to apply two or more effects to an Avid title or matte without affecting the background. For example, you could apply a BCC Emboss to a title and then blur it. The Title Matte parameter group’s Multi-Filter controls can also be used to apply multiple effects to existing keys, such as chroma keys, without applying them to the entire image.

Working with Presets and Effect Templates: After you apply and adjust a BCC AVX filter, you can save the parameter settings by pressing the Preset menu and choosing Save. A dialog box allows you to name and save the file. Presets are only compatible with the filter in which they were created. For example, if you attempt to load a Cartooner preset into a Blur filter, the preset is ignored. However, you can also save PixelChooser parameters as presets. Boris Continuum Complete AVX includes a selection of preset effects for each filter. These presets are an excellent way to learn the capabilities of a filter.

Resetting Effects: The Preset menu allows you to save filter settings independently of the media or project. You can return to the Boris Continuum Complete default settings or to a custom default that you create yourself.

Loading Preset Effects: To load a previously saved filter settings file, you must first apply the same filter to your media. A list of existing presets also appears in the menu.

Saving Effects as Presets: You can save favorite filter settings as presets and apply them to multiple projects.

Saving Effect Templates in a Bin: You can save parameter settings in a bin as an Effect template, just as you save other Avid effects. Effect templates allow you to save effect parameters and use them again to create or modify other effects. Effect templates save parameters set at multiple keyframes.

Applying Effect Templates from a Bin: To apply all the values from the template, drag the Effect template from the bin to either the Timeline or the Effect Preview monitor in the Effect Editor window.

Saving BCC AVX Effects as Custom Transitions: You can now save custom transitions to the Avid Quick Transition menu for easy access. This means that custom BCC AVX transitions appear in the Quick Transitions dialog box.