WHAT'S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020



  • New! Corner Pin Studio: Simplify screen inserts and more with built-in Mocha planar tracking and integrated color correction, light wrap, and drop shadow
  • New! Reflection Effect: Quickly generate mirror surface reflections
  • New! Cast Shadow Effect: Easily generate true 3D cast shadows with a built-in 3D camera and light system
  • New! Curl Effect: Instantly create auto-animating heat haze, surface drops, and curlycue distortions
  • New! Transitions: Add 6 more slick auto-animating transitions with on-screen controls to your toolkit New in Continuum 2020: Curl Dissolve, Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, and Prism Dissolve.
  • New! Mocha Area Brush: Track and mask faster using paint-like gestural strokes
  • New! Particle Illusion: updates include new professionally-designed emitter, improved search, and tons of new time-saving functionality
  • New! Title Studio: updates include new professionally-designed preset templates, new materials & shaders, and overall interface improvements to work faster

Key new features include 4 effects, 6 transitions, and nearly 100 professionally-designed presets. You’ll work even more efficiently with Particle Illusion and Title Studio’s new functionality and updated interfaces. And tracking and masking takes seconds with the addition of an Area Brush tool to integrated Mocha.



NEW! CORNER PIN STUDIO




Corner pinning and compositing inserts just got a lot easier. Corner Pin Studio’s next-gen workflow makes replacing screens/billboards/devices a cinch with a single Mocha planar tracker that targets the surface and four offset pins to accurately position the source shot onto the target. Includes post-processing options for foreground color correction, edge chokes, drop shadow, light wrap, and 27 unique blend modes.



NEW! REFLECTION




Need to add a reflection to an element or titles? The Reflection effect instantly generates a planar reflection using a filtered source image. Reflections can be easily tweaked with options for blurring, shimmering, scaling, repositioning, and independent animation. Includes a built-in animatable 3D camera system to fill the gap if your host application doesn’t offer native cameras. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras.



NEW! CAST SHADOW




Throw a shadow onto your shot! The Cast Shadow effect generates true 3D shadows using an integrated point or parallel light source positioned in 3D space. Includes options to control the intensity, color, and length of a shadow blur, plus a ripple feature if you’re casting a shadow over water. Use the built-in animatable 3D camera system to reposition the source as needed. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras and lights.



NEW! CURL




Curl is a warp effect that’s perfect for creating heat haze, underwater distortions, and smoky effects. Users can easily tweak the number, speed, and angle of curls. Includes the integrated Beat Reactor to make your effect bounce to music.



NEW TRANSITIONS FOR 2020



Continuum 2020 features 6 brand new drag and drop transitions for editors looking to spice up their sequences.

  • Curl Dissolve - Based on the new Curl effect, the Curl Dissolve transition adds a psychedelic look to projects. Simply drag-and-drop the dissolve in between clips, use one of the included presets, or customize.
  • Colorize Glow Dissolve - The Colorize Glow Dissolve transition pumps up projects with a slick stylized dose of color between shots. Easily control the color glow with the included gradient generator.
  • RGB Displacement Dissolve - The RBG Displacement Dissolve transition separates color channels then adds warp displacements. Perfect for music videos or highly-stylized looks.
  • RGB Blur Dissolve - The RGB Blur Dissolve transition gives editors even more options to play with the RBG color channels between two clips. Includes a master level blur control, separate horizontal and vertical scale controls, or individual blur level by color channel.
  • Kaleidoscope Dissolve - Remember how much fun you had using a kaleidoscope as a kid? You can now apply those geometric designs between clips! The Kaleidoscope Dissolve transition includes two independent tile controls that come with their own set of presets as well as an undistort option.
  • Prism Dissolve - The Prism Dissolve transition adds a subtle chromatic aberration with prismatic color separation that dissolves between clips.



MOCHA IMPROVEMENTS - NEW AREA BRUSH



If you’re not a fan of working with splines, you’ll love Mocha’s new Area Brush tool with Quick Mask mode. Track and mask even faster by painting over track search areas. Includes full support for Wacom tablets. Paint strokes automatically convert into splines for a simple new workflow.


PARTICLE ILLUSION IMPROVEMENTS



Particle Illusion’s fast and easy-to-use real-time particle and motion graphics generator gets a major update with new functionality and UI improvements. Highlights include:

  • New professionally-designed emitters
  • New high-resolution thumbnails for all emitters
  • Particle sprites can now be selected from any emitter library
  • New Preview Window toolbar with ability to choose background color
  • Motion blur enable / disable in emitter preview window
  • List and grid views for emitter library
  • Resizable thumbnails in the grid view
  • Improved visible emitter tagging and emitter search function
  • Emitters can now be renamed, modified, saved, deleted



TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS



Title Studio’s Cinema 4D integration results in the best and most accurate renders of any 3D model plugin for NLE and compositing systems — and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. Highlights include:

  • New preset templates added and updates to earlier ones to help you work faster
  • New Vertex and Pixel shaders allow users to create 3D warps for 3D titles and imported 3D models or map real-world materials (sand, stone, marble, metals) independently over any 3D object surface
  • New Texture Specular Bump Reflection and Texture Specular Reflection materials makes adding reflections simple


WHAT’S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2019.5



  • New! Fully editable Particle Illusion emitters
  • New! Particle Illusion Dissolve with dozens of presets and full customization
  • New! Enhanced Title Studio & Cinema 4D integration: Higher quality results and faster renders
  • New! Spill Remover cleans unwanted light spill in just one click
  • New! Light Wrap Spill allows users to wrap a background image onto the spill region
  • New! Edge-snapping Mocha splines make roto and masking even faster

Key new features include the rebirth of the famed Particle Illusion motion graphics generator, Particle Illusion Dissolve transition, Title Studio Cinema 4D integration, Title Studio image-processing shaders such as glows, rays, and blurs, Spill Remover and Light Wrap Spill tools, Mocha Essentials workspace with 4 new spline tools like magnetic and edge-snapping, point-driven parameter tracking powered by Mocha, and overall GPU-acceleration.


PARTICLE ILLUSION



It’s back! Particle Illusion (formerly particleIllusion) gets a total overhaul. The redesigned 64-bit application gives editors and artists access to an easy-to-use high-end particle and motion graphics generator. Instantly create preset-driven photorealistic motion tracked particle effects for titles, lower thirds, and background graphics. Build custom particle animations with fully editable emitter properties. Particle Illusion is included inside Continuum and the Continuum Particles Unit.



PARTICLE ILLUSION DISSOLVE



Editors are always looking for new transitions — and Particle Illusion Dissolve offers limitless possibilities. Choose from over 50 professionally-designed auto-animating presets or build your own custom transition from scratch. Particle Illusion Dissolve includes the full power of the Particle Illusion editor giving you ultimate control over the look and timing of your transition.


TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS



Continuum’s popular Title Studio plug-in makes it easy to create high-quality titles and lower thirds in minutes. The 2019 release adds superior render quality and speed to Maxon Cinema 4D imports, new real-time image processing shaders including animated glows, blurs & volumetric lighting options, new 3D materials, new 8K or higher resolution support, new grids & guidelines, new onscreen text tools,150+ new presets, and faster playback.



SPILL REMOVER



Green screen footage with a lot of light spill is no longer a time-consuming clean-up task. Spill Remover instantly gets rid of pesky light spill with a simple click making it the ideal tool for fine edges like hair. Spill Remover is integrated directly inside Primatte Studio and is an individual filter within the Key & Blend Unit. The new Light Wrap Spill feature inside Primatte Studio allows you to quickly wrap your background image onto the spill region.


ENHANCED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING



Users already know and love the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking tools integrated directly inside Continuum. The 2019 release provides some major updates including an Essentials interface, magnetic spline tool and edge-snapping splines, point-parameter driven tracking, layout manager to customize your workspace, improved auto-saves, and High DPI support for Retina and 4K monitors. Mask and rotoscope even faster!


OVERALL IMPROVEMENTS



The 2019 release also includes new external broadcast monitor support (Blackmagic Design and AJA) for Title Studio and the FX Browser applications, new 32-bit deep-color support inside Adobe Premiere Pro, and streamlined filter, transitions and VFX generation in Avid thanks to the introduction of Mocha-based parameter tracking, rendering non-realtime blue dot filters unnecessary.

WHAT’S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2019



It’s back! Renowned Particle Illusion (formerly particleIllusion) gets a total overhaul in Continuum 2019. Redesigned from the ground up as a 64-bit application, Particle Illusion gives editors and artists access to an easy-to-use, powerful, high-end particle and motion graphics generator. Instantly create preset-driven photorealistic motion-tracked particle effects for titles, lower thirds, and background graphics. Learn more about Particle Illusion.



MOCHA ESSENTIALS WITH NEW TRACKING TOOLS



Users already know and love the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking tools integrated directly inside Continuum. The Continuum 2019 release provides some major updates. Say yes to faster effects masking and rotoscoping.



TITLE STUDIO UPDATES




Title Studio is a next-gen 2D/3D titling plug-in that can be used as a custom interface plug-in or standalone application. Easily create high-quality professional 2D or 3D titles with custom bevels, fills and styles; import 3D models from Maxon C4D or Adobe Illustrator EPS files; and add OpenGL-accelerated features like 3D extrusions, materials, cameras, lights, and deformers.




OVERALL IMPROVEMENTS



  • Avid Effects Simplified: The introduction of Mocha-based parameter tracking renders most non-real time blue dot filters unnecessary. Non-real time filters have been moved into an obsolete folder to support the older legacy Continuum tracker.

WHAT’S NEW IN CONTINUUM 11



Continuum version 11 (aka BCC version 11) was released in October 2017.

New features of the Continuum version 11 release included:

  • Primatte Studio: The industry’s most powerful chromakey & compositing green screen workflow
  • 360/VR filters for every 360 editing tasks: VR Blur, VR Flicker Fixer, VR Insert, VR Reorient and VR Sharpen
  • Broadcast Safe: A one-click solution to never failing broadcast safe color standards again
  • Title Studio improvements: Including 3D render engine for realistic 3D cast shadows and depth-of-field, faster speeds, slicker interface, new presets