Boris RED - 4.3.0 Release Notes
05 June 2009

Boris Red 4.3 Release Notes

Hardware and Software Requirements Supported Host Applications

Notes on Using Boris Red Using OpenGL

Configuring Dual Monitor Systems Displaying Frames on your External Monitor Exporting to Flash

Creating Time Effects Using Motion Filters

Getting Started with the KeyFrame Library Keyboard Shortcuts

New Modifier Keys for Dial controls

Host Application Notes Edius

Avid Liquid Premiere Pro Sony Vegas Final Cut Pro

Fixed Bugs

Known Limitations General Limitations Keyboard Shortcuts

The Spline Object Media Type Text Features

Chart Features Filters


Contacting Technical Support

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following section describes the Red 4 hardware and software requirements. 

Supported Operating System

Boris Red 4 supports the following operating systems:


For the best performance possible, Boris Red 4 supports dual processors and Hyper Threading. To download the standalone version of QuickTime from the Apple Web site go to .

Supported Graphics Cards and Drivers

In order to take advantage of the OpenGL hardware-dependent features and effects in Boris Red, you need a supported OpenGL graphics card and drivers. For detailed information on the OpenGL feature in Red 4, see the section on Using OpenGL later in this document and the Understanding OpenGL pdf on your Red CD.


Supported Host Applications

Supported Host Applications

Red 4.3 adds support for latest Avid Media Composer and Symphony editing suites.

Red 4 supports the following host applications.

Macintosh Windows

Boris Red Engine

Adobe® After Effects® CS 3

Apple® Final Cut Pro® 6.0 or later

Apple® Final Cut Pro HD® 5.0 or later

Boris Red Engine

Adobe® After Effects® CS 3

Adobe® Premiere Pro® 1.5, 2.0, and CS 3

Avid Liquid® 7.0

Avid AVX 1.5 API: Avid AVX 1.0 API:

Avid® Media Composer®, Avid Symphony® Avid|DS 6.0 through 7.6 4.7, 4.8, Avid AVX 1.5 API:

Avid XpressMac®, Avid Xpress DV® 3.5.4, Avid® Media Composer®, Avid Symphony®,

Avid Xpress Pro® 4.0 or later Avid Xpress Pro® 4.0 or later, Avid Xpress Studio, Avid AVX 2.0 API: Avid AVX 2.0 API:

Avid Xpress Pro® 5.5 or later, Avid Xpress Pro® 5.5 or later,

Media Composer 2.5 or later, Media Composer 2.5 or later,

Avid Media Composer 3 Avid Symphony Nitris 1.5.x

Avid Symphony 3 Avid Adrenaline Newscutter 6.5.x Avid Media Composer 3

Avid Symphony 3

Canopus® Edius 3 and 4.X

Harris Velocity

Media 100 i® 8.2.3a, Media 100 HD 11.x and Media 100 Producer 11.x

Media 100® iFinish 4.6 Media 100 844/x

Sony® Vegas® 7.0

Sony® Vegas® 8.0

Notes on Using Boris Red

Using OpenGL

Due to the fast rate at which OpenGL card manufacturers release drivers, Boris Red may disqualify your OpenGL hardware erroneously. If this happens, you should try to enable OpenGL to see if you benefit from OpenGL acceleration. If you have troubles with slowness, or render inconsistencies, please disable OpenGL. 

While OpenGL may work in the Boris Red standalone, that does not necessarily mean it will work inside your host application.

Boris Red is continually qualifying OpenGL cards and driver versions. However, it is important to note that it is impossible to qualify all combinations of OpenGL cards, operating system, drivers and host applications. In general you should run the latest supported driver available for your OpenGL card.

Configuring Dual Monitor Systems

On dual monitor systems, use the following instructions to correctly configure your video display board. Otherwise, system instability may result.

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and choose Properties from the menu that appears. The Display Properties window opens.

  2. Click the Settings tab.

  3. In the Settings tab, click the Advanced button.

  4. Click the tab with the name of your card on it.

The nView window appears.



  1. On the left side of the window, select nView Display Settings.

  2. On the right side of the window, choose Dualview from the nView Display Mode menu.

  3. Next, on the left side of the window, select Performance & Quality Settings.


  4. On the right side of the window, select Hardware acceleration from the Settings list.

  5. Set the Hardware acceleration slider to Multi- display compatibility mode, the middle setting.

  6. Click the OK button.

  7. Click OK in the Display Properties window.

Dual Monitor Limitations with OpenGL

Due to an issue with the NVidia card, Boris Red crashes if you are running the application on a dual monitor system with OpenGL. If you plan on using your Boris Red plug-in on a dual monitor system, you need to do one of the following:

Deleting the Final Cut Pro Caches

To resolve a few of the known limitations described above, you need to delete the FCP caches, and restart the application. Please follow these steps, being sure to restart the application twice, once with the Caps Lock key down, and once with it up.

  1. Quit Final Cut Pro.

  2. Delete the Final Cut Pro Obj Cache and Final Cut Pro Prof Cache files, located in:

    Users/UserName/Library/Preferences/Final Cut Pro User Data/

    where UserName is your account user name on the Macintosh system.

  3. Launch Final Cut Pro with the Caps Lock key down.

    NOTE: If you do not launch Final Cut Pro with the Caps Lock key down during this step, and then apply a filter, the filter will not have a user interface. See “Known Limitations” below for more information.

  4. Immediately quit Final Cut Pro and launch with the Caps Lock key up. The software is updated.

    NOTE: In order to prevent system instability, keep the Caps Lock key up while working with your Boris product and FCP 5.1.

    Fixed Bugs

    The following limitations have been fixed since the last release of Boris Red.


    • Preview to RAM on external monitor fixed.


    • Preview to Monitor over Firewire fixed on Mac Intel based systems.

      Fixed Bugs


    • Subtitle files are now recognized by the Mac file browser with A Readable Files selected.


    • Files saved with Save Selected Tracks have the correct file extension and icon.


    • New media elements respect current track selection and ordering when added to the timeline.


    • Library Browser previews entire effect when applied to clips longer than 5 seconds.


    • Text remains visible when selecting Rename Composition in the Project window.


    • You can now render through Queue if destination has symbol characters in the path.


    • Spline styles now apply to Spline Primitive media.


    • Fixed bug where the subtitle export saved the XML file to the root of the boot drive with the chosen path as the file name.


    • Render logs are generated.


    • Snap to grid and guide fixed in OpenGL mode.


    • Red cursor marks show up in Ruler area in Composite Window..


    • Fixed crash in Premiere Pro when applying to back after importing subtitle into new RED Composition.


    • Start Timecode field in Subtitle Import Settings window fixed.


    • Fixed bug where the first title of an exported XML file from Red comes up blank when imported in to FCP.


    • Home and End keys work for track name fields.


    • Fixed output to monitor via Kona LHe card.


    • Fixed bug where Autorecovery file message keeps coming up even after the project is opened/saved or just canceled out.


    • Ctrl+Double clicking a horizontal guide in the preview window now gives the correct coordinates.

Boris Red 4.2 Release Notes

Known Limitations

Boris Red 4 includes the following known limitations.

General Limitations

You need to deselect the Shape control in the Composite window’s Controls menu to directly manipulate an object’s Crop controls.



Known Limitations

Keyboard Shortcuts