Continuum Plugins

Create Without Limits

Tools for content creators

Unleash your vision with Continuum plugins.

Continuum gives you access to stunning visual effects and workflow solutions that fit any content creation need. The easy-to-use interface includes 300+ effects, 40 transitions, and 5000+ presets and is optimized to give you fast performance in many popular video editing and VFX applications.

Use AI-powered tools to reduce noise and upscale images, add pro film textures, apply broadcast-ready transitions, fix footage fast, instantly generate motion graphics elements with Particle Illusion’s 3D particle animations, or even build 2D/3D vector titles with Title Studio. This isn’t just a plugin package — it’s creative freedom.

One ultimate package with endless possibilities

Light & Diffusion

Change a scene’s lighting with a simple click.

Take your story to the next level with beautiful and elegant lighting effects.

Distort & Stylize

Degrade your footage for a retro or classic damaged film/video look.

Change the feel of your shot using sophisticated light leaks, hyper realistic blurs, or powerful glows.

Film Looks & Grain

Channel your inner analog filmmaker with The Cinematographer Toolkit.

Instantly transform your footage with curated presets featuring the best film emulation options in the business.

Image Restoration

Why “fix it in post” exists.

Bring blurry shots back to life, retouch skin, get rid of banding + more.


Say goodbye to challenging greenscreens with a few simple clicks with Primatte Studio.

Fine-tune your composite with a number of edge tools that take the capabilities of your host further than ever before.

Motion Graphics

Create stunning lens flares or design professional animated intro graphics with the help of Particle Illusion and Title Studio.

Continuum includes a robust set of effects and graphic templates for every project imaginable.

Audio Reaction

Make your effects bounce to music with Continuum’s auto-animating Beat Reactor. Quickly add major production value with just a few clicks.

Mocha Tracking

Unleash the power of every Continuum effect with Mocha’s award-winning planar tracking tools.

Perform complicated masking tasks and track position data with ease and precision.


Transitions are an essential part of your storytelling toolkit and with Continuum we have 40+ available for all your production needs.

Effects showcase

Works where you work

System requirements

Mac OS

OS Requirements

  • Catalina 10.15 or higher
  • Note that Continuum ML filters require Monterey 12.0 or higher

Processor (CPU)

  • Apple M-series or Intel processors

System Memory (RAM)

  • 8 GB minimum, 16+ GB preferred

Graphics Processor (GPU)

  • Most modern graphics cards from AMD, NVIDIA and Intel are supported.


  • High-speed disk array or SSD storage

OS Requirements

  • Windows 10 and Windows 11

Processor (CPU)

  • Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores

System Memory (RAM)

  • 8 GB minimum, 16+ GB preferred

Graphics Processor (GPU)

  • Most modern graphics cards from AMD, NVIDIA and Intel are supported.


  • High-speed disk array or SSD storage

New for 2024

  • BCC+ DeNoise ML:

    AI-powered noise removal with one-click simplicity and intelligent detail preservation
  • BCC+ UpRes ML:

    Effortlessly resize to any format with Continuum’s new integrated AI scaling tool
  • BCC+ Audio Visualizer:

    Let your music speak volumes with poppin’ auto-animated motion graphics
  • Particle Illusion:

    Generate sprites with AI, particle lines as true 3D objects, inherited velocity, and more
  • Performance Boost:

    Experience snappier playback in the FX Editor, distributed rendering, and tighter integration within Avid
  • More Presets:

    150+ professionally designed and curated presets

AI-Powered Noise Removal

Instantly enhance your video quality with the BCC+ DeNoise ML effect — your one-click solution for clear visuals.

  • Artifact Removal: Eliminates noise from low-light and compression artifacts
  • One-Click Efficiency: Drag-and-drop simplicity for immediate results
  • Intelligent Analysis: Auto-analyzes images to preserve and boost detail
Learn more about DeNoise | 4:58

Revolutionary AI Upscaling

Transform your footage with BCC+ UpRes ML, the ultimate tool for scaling up any format size right from the comfort of your preferred host.

  • Format Flexibility: Handles all format sizes for consistent, high-quality results
  • Detail Preservation: Sharpens and maintains fine details during enlargement
  • Selective Zoom: Offers zoom-in capabilities to enhance specific clip regions
Learn more about UpRes | 4:33

See the ML tools for yourself

Slide to see the results.

Visualize Sound in Motion

Make your music come alive with BCC+ Audio Visualizer. The effect intelligently matches the sound in your video to a base audio spectrum of lines, dots or circles. Then push it further with:

  • Fine tuned controls for the size, position, and rotation of your current display plus 3D properties
  • Finish composites by coloring, reflecting, and warping the visualizer
  • Pin the effect with integrated Mocha parameter tracking
  • Easily add a background

Get started with Audio Visualizer | 18:52

Learn how to create your own custom designs | 29:04

AI Enhanced Particles And More

Particle Illusion adds more creative features perfect for motion graphics workflows.

  • Generate any sprite you want to use in an emitter with a simple text prompt
  • 3D Particle Lines
  • Improvements with the new Inherited Velocity
  • More properties can be controlled within your host and respond with Beat Reactor

Learn more about Particle Illusion | 10:17

150+ New Presets

Continuum 2024 adds tons of professionally-designed presets to help you quickly hone on the effects, looks, and transitions that your projects need.

Save time and work more creatively with new presets across Audio Visualizer, Lens Flare, SuperLED, Eye Light, Film Glow, and Transition effect categories.

Super LED Effect

Quickly recreate the look of LED screens and billboards by transforming your shots, text, and particles into a pattern of dazzling pixels. Includes 25 professionally designed presets.

Watch how Super LED works | 12:38

Improved Mocha Parameter Tracking

Easily place must-have BCC+ effects including BCC+ Lens Flare, BCC+ Super LED, and BCC+ Light in any scene.

Simply click the button at the top of your desired BCC+ effect to access a point or corner pin tracker using the same Mocha tools you’ve come to know and love.

Watch how Mocha Parameter tracking works | 10:29

Instant Radiance with Atmospheric Glow

Say hello to your new favorite glow effect. It harnesses the power of multiple light types into a single effect. Create a pristine glow and punch it up with automatic flicker, lens textures, and atmospheric effects like rays and smoke.

Previous releases

Super LED Effect

Quickly recreate the look of LED screens and billboards by transforming your shots, text, and particles into a pattern of dazzling pixels. Includes 25 professionally designed presets.

Watch how Super LED works.

Improved Mocha Parameter Tracking

Easily place must-have BCC+ effects including BCC+ Lens Flare, BCC+ Super LED, and BCC+ Light in any scene.

Simply click the button at the top of your desired BCC+ effect to access a point or corner pin tracker using the same Mocha tools you’ve come to know and love.

Watch how Mocha Parameter tracking works.

Particle Illusion Update

Particle Illusion adds even more creative features perfect for motion graphics workflows.

  • Emit particles from any text or mask-based source in your host.
  • Boost the creativity of your particle animations with particle trails.
  • Easily update particle colors with an enhanced gradient editor and presets.
  • Add organic motion using force object direction turbulence.
  • Create faster with dozens of usability improvements.

See Particle Illusion's new tools in action.

Beat Reactor Comes to BCC+ Effects

One of the features that sets Continuum apart is Beat Reactor which lets video editors drive effects (and stories) forward by animating effects to audio. It’s now included in 40 BCC+ effects.

  • Animate popular properties such as glow, flicker, opacity, and glitch values.

Choose your audio source, identify your preferred levels, and let Beat Reactor do the rest.

Discover what you can do with Beat Reactor.

Silver Screen Style

Continuum adds three new creative options to the always-popular film style category, which features 20+ effects and hundreds of presets.

  • BCC+ Smoke and Fog: Add auto-animating sprite smoke presets to graphics and footage.
  • BCC+ Light Flicker: Apply precise or random photorealistic light flicker to any shot.
  • BCC+ Orbs: Add colored orbs that move randomly throughout shots.

See what you can create with the new effects.

A Cut Above

Building upon Continuum 2023’s new GPU-accelerated transitions, the mid-year release adds another slick transition with 13 included presets.

  • BCC+ Flutter Cut: Gain total control over the energetic transition’s look and feel with new properties.

Learn how to use BCC+ Flutter Cut on your next project.

150+ More Presets

Continuum 2023.5 adds tons of professionally designed presets to help you quickly hone on the effects, looks, and transitions that your projects need.

Save time and work more creatively with new presets across Film Style, Stylize, and Transition effect categories.

New for 2023

  • New Effect! BCC+ Atmospheric Glow- a versatile filter combining multiple light textures into a single effect.
  • New Transitions! 10 powerful transitions including BCC+ Swish Prism, BCC+ Film Roll, BCC+ Texture Wipe and more.
  • Updated Particle Illusion: Better performance, UI changes, and improved 3D model handling.
  • Updated Effect! BCC+ Film Glow Effect gets brighter with a secondary glow option.
  • New Presets! 250+ new professionally designed and curated presets.

New! Instant Radiance with Atmospheric Glow

Say hello to your new favorite glow effect. It harnesses the power of multiple light types into a single effect. Create a pristine glow and punch it up with automatic flicker, lens textures, and atmospheric effects like rays and smoke.

New! Up Your Edit Game with 10 High-Octane Transitions

Transitions drive stories forward. Continuum 2023 has 10 new GPU-accelerated and preset driven transitions including the new Film Roll and Swish Warp. Easily work with on-screen controls to dial in the movement just the way you want it.

New! 250+ New Presets to Ignite Creativity

Every editor knows the importance of finding inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Continuum 2023 has you covered with an additional 250+ artist presets. Find them in your favorite BCC+ effects including Film Glow, Light, Prism, Camera Shake, and Chromatic Abberation

New for 2022.5

  • 15 new accelerated transitions & 5 effects
  • Lots of presets: 60+ new transition and effect presets including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, and Camera Shake
  • Speed improvements: Up to 35% quicker renders for all BCC+ effects
  • FX Editor: New user-friendly onscreen controls
  • Particle Illusion: UI improvements, Text/Mask Emitters and 3D model support
  • Mocha masking workflow improvements

New in 2022.5: It All Starts with Transitions

Every editor knows the importance of transitions to drive stories forward. Continuum 2022.5 includes 15 GPU-accelerated transitions to assist you in a variety of content creation. Transport viewers to another scene with Crash Zoom, use light leaks to elegantly move between scenes, and up your essential dissolve arsenal with both Film Glow and Prism Dissolve. Work faster with new FX Editor presets and even blend essential dip to color or blur effects to the mix.

New in 2022.5: Take the Leap with 3D Models and Particle Illusion

The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings 3D models to the user-friendly generator. Import Maxon Cinema 4D files and map particles to different surface setups for full creative particle control. After Effects users also have the ability to use text or masked shapes for line simulations.

New in 2022.5: 5 Essential Effects Rebuilt for Speed

Continuum 2022.5 gives creators access to 5 rebuilt stylistic effects. BCC+Film Glow, Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Magic Sharp, and Radial Blur are reengineered to take full advantage of your GPU. Each effect contains new presets to help you visualize your imagery every step of the way.

You can also save your own presets and share them with any host that runs Continuum.

New in 2022.5: Presets and FX Editor Enhancements

The FX Editor is a versatile way to work with every BCC+ effect. New easy-to-use overlay widgets have been added to speed up your workflow along with 60+ new effect and transition presets.

New for 2022

  • Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
  • Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support for 350+ effects
  • Native Apple M1 support
  • 60+ movie looks (BCC+Film Stocks) and 50+ gobo presets (BCC+Lights)
  • 6 speedy blurs effects with 80 presets (BCC+Blur)
  • BCC+ adds integrated Mocha tracking & masking
  • BCC+BeautyStudio: Full GPU processing and a cleaner user interface
  • Improved & streamlined PixelChooser
  • Enhanced FX Editor with a slick new user-interface

Particle Illusion: Fast, Fluid Dynamics

The next evolution of Particle Illusion brings fluid dynamics to the user-friendly 3D particle generator. Quickly add organic particle motion to existing emitters that swirl and flow just like in the real world.

Particle Illusion 2022 includes 20+ new presets designed by the pros and delivers a new workflow to easily create your own custom animations. Library Scenes allow you to save multiple emitters, forces/fluids, deflectors, and animation positions as a single preset right inside the massive preset library.

Major Speed Gains

Continuum 2022 is the fastest version of the award-winning plugin collection yet.

Get ready for dramatic speed gains inside After Effects with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support on over 350 effects, speedier workflows with native Apple M1 support, and overall performance boosts with the addition of more fully GPU-accelerated effects (BCC+).

Create stunning particle animations in no time thanks to huge performance increases delivering up to 5x faster speeds across all supported plugin hosts.

Blazin’ Blurs

The brand-new, innovative BCC+ Smear Blur filter is joining BCC blurs collection adding the ability to create artistic blur effects by smearing or blurring pixels forward and backward along the Z axis while providing the unique option to rotate the smeared/blurred pixels around the Z axis.

The redesigned BCC+ Prism filter also offers the push and twist effect that the Smear Blur offers but in addition to this, it displaces RGB pixels to generate a color separated prismatic effect.

Movie Looks & Gobos

The 2022 release adds 60+ film and TV-inspired color grades (BCC+Film Stocks) to help you transform your footage into iconic and fan-favorite looks with just one click. Highlighted presets include The Wizard of Oz, E.T., The Grand Budapest Hotel, Euphoria, and Stranger Things.

BCC+Light adds 50+ digital gobos presets to bring the overall number of gobos available to over 800 options. Easily test out different gobos in seconds without the added production costs.

Improved Tracking and Masking

Mocha’s planar tracking and masking tools have been integrated into Continuum for years, making it easy to accomplish advanced VFX tasks without leaving your Continuum project. The 2022 release brings those same beloved tools to over 100 BCC+ effects. Track and isolate effects with ease.

The built-in PixelChooser, a long-time user favorite, is redesigned with full GPU processing, a simple user interface, and a new practical workflow that allows you to combine multiple tracked mask shapes with gradients and image mattes to isolate filtered pixels. Available in all BCC+ effects.

Continuum 2021.5 - New BCC+ Filters

  • New! 9 cinematic effects: BCC+Multi-Star, BCC+Vignette, BCC+FilmGrunge, BCC+TwoStrip, BCC+Flashing, BCC+Composite, BCC+F-Stop, BCC+Fluorescent, and BCC+Haze
  • New! 200+ drag and drop presets designed by the pros
  • New! Avid infrastructure controls added to all BCC+ filters: Apply to Title Matte Option, Safe Levels Option, and True Bypass Switch.

Continuum 2021.5 - Particle Illusion Features

  • New! Node View: Select any particle node in the tree and corresponding parameters instantly display in the control panel
  • New! 3D Emitter Shapes, Forces, Deflectors, and Emission: From flat 2D to true 3D
  • New! Improved Integration with After Effects: Emitters can trace AE native live text and mask layers and emitters can attach to host native lights and 3D layers
  • New! Emitter Presets: Stunning professionally-designed presets added to the factory installed Emitter Library

Continuum 2021

Continuum 2021 is the biggest release in its storied history with 80+ new effects, 1000+ new professionally-designed presets, 3 new Unit categories, major additions to Particle Illusion, a new keying effect, improvements to Mocha’s planar tracking, and more.

  • New! 80+ brand new HDR compliant plug-ins including film stocks, looks, and lighting gobos.
  • New! Particle Illusion is now 3D and includes turbulence and line generators.
  • New! Edge Cleaner recovers fine details while smoothing the edges of keyed compressed footage.

New in Continuum 2020.5

  • New! Crash Zoom Dissolve Transition: Simulates a fast zoom, forward or reverse
  • New! Spin Blur Dissolve Transition:: Simulates a rapid image rotation with streaks or smears
  • New in Particle Illusion: Forces, favorites, new emitters and new presets
  • New in Title Studio: Native composite modes and a new cast shadow shader
  • Improved Effects: New features in Remover, Cast Shadow, Particle Illusion Dissolve Transition and Dissolve Transitions
  • New! Custom UI 4k / HighDPI monitor support: Crisp and clear user interface on 4K monitors

Continuum 2020.5 adds two new transitions with dozens of professionally-design presets, a forcefield option to Particle Illusion that makes it easy to mimic real-world environmental forces like wind bursts and gravitational fields (plus you can now save your favorite emitters for quick access), and Title Studio’s vector graphics generation adds host-native compositing options. See what was new in the 2020 release.

New In Particle Illusion

Particles that move like the wind! The new forces feature makes it easy to create point and grid forcefields that mimic organic movement by attracting or repelling particles. The result? Even more photorealistic particles. Plus, stunning new presets, a new Favorites feature, and greater interactivity deliver the most robust and user-friendly experience to date.

New In Title Studio

Title Studio’s new Cast Shadow shader lets you instantly add cast shadows from any objects in your scene. In addition, Title Studio can now be applied to any video track in all supported editing and compositing systems making it easier to add titles & graphics to a sequence, and new host-side Composite Modes allow users to blend titles and graphics with the host video source.

New Transitions

Continuum’s popular Transitions Unit adds two new dissolves — Crash Zoom Dissolve and Spin Blur Dissolve — as well as new Saturation Peak controls on all dissolves to give editors more creative freedom.

Improved Effects

Many of Continuum’s effects have been updated to help you work faster. The popular Remover tool now offers on-screen clone source and destination widgets, absolute/relative cloning modes, and integrated Mocha tracking. And new detail and color cloning options deliver the functionality you need on detailed image restoration work.

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

Continuum 2020 is the latest major release of the post-production industry’s most comprehensive plugin collection. 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

New in Continuum 2019.5

Continuum 2019 is the latest major update to the most comprehensive plug-in collection on the market. 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.

  • 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