The Cinematographer’s Toolkit gives artists access to 80 new effects, 3 new Continuum Units, and 1000+ new presets that pay homage to the bygone era of shooting on film. The built-in FX Editor makes it simple to browse the presets and create your own custom presets directly inside the interface. Recreate classic Hollywood looks in just one click.
Each new effect is GPU-accelerated, HDR compliant, and includes OCIO color management support.
Quickly transform digital video into beloved analog looks.
BCC+FilmStocks features nearly 300 customizable presets organized by color, black & white, photographic films, and motion picture film stocks including Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Fuji, Agfa, and Polaroid. Easily adjust a film’s most important elements: black & white, film response, color correct, color filters, sharpen, diffusion, vignette, and grain.
Easily establish a signature look for your film or episodic.
BCC+Grade includes 85+ color grading presets from Academy Award-nominated films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, and Titanic.
Create your own custom look using a visual Color Wheels interface or manipulate hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, gamma, cyan/magenta, RGB values, mid-tones, highlights, and shadows. Included in the Continuum Color & Tone Unit.
BCC+Looks lets you create virtually any look with 65+ stylized color and black & white looks or tweak color correct, diffusion, color gradient, gels, lab, and grain modules.
Get the look of glass camera filters without the hassle.
Dial in the exact look your cinematographer wants with digital optical filter simulations that you can change at any time. Darken a sky with a polarizing filter, reduce wrinkles with diffusion filters, add stars to specular highlights with multi-star filters, saturate colors with enhancing filters, and add a pop of color with color-graduated filters.
BCC+Optical Diffusion filters include Double Fog, Fog, Frost, Halo, Mist, Net, Rack Focus, and Silk.
No more waiting for light setups! Add natural and realistic effects fast.
Create a stylized atmosphere with gobos, enhance a scene with realistic lens flares that can be customized with the new Flare Editor, add drama with volumetric light rays and glows, or choose a gel from the Kodak® Wratten set.
BCC+Light includes BCC+Glow, BCC+Glow Darks, BCC+Glow Edges, BCC+Photographic, BCC+Color Gradient, BCC+Radial Tint, BCC+Sunset, and many more.
The production team forgot to add a gobo to the lights during the shoot. Now what? Apply gobo effects in post complete with realistic shadowing!
Browse the factory installed digital gobo library featuring 750+ gobo options sorted into seven distinct categories: Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures, and Windows.
You can also import your own gobo images into the BCC+Lights FX Editor and create your own custom gobo library for use in any project.
Add subtle realism to a shot or go for a certain director’s signature lens flare style.
Choose from 300+ factory installed presets, all of which are completely editable, or create your own unique custom lens flare from scratch using the new Flare Editor directly from within the BCC+Lens Flare FX Editor. With the FX Editor, you can save customized presets into the Custom preset category and use the favorites starring feature to instantly retrieve your favorite looks.
Lens flares are broken into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst, and Stylized categories.
Create a sense of drama or dreamy atmosphere.
The lighting effect filters in this update are all hardware accelerated, easy to use and come with dozens of preset looks. Whether your shot calls for a subtle glow or some in your face volumetric rays, this new set of filters generates sublime results.
Featuring 6 new realistic glow effects and stunning volumetric lighting effects. Each effect is fully customizable.
Set the mood with color. Choose from 200+ lighting gels and 95 photographic filters to colorize footage using the same names known to cinematographers.
Warm up a shot with a 22 Deep Orange or 23A Light red glass filter emulator and use the integrated graduated filter to isolate the effect to the foreground or background. Or select the L725 Old Steel Blue gel to cool the image and use the integrated ND filter to control light exposure in the filtered shot.
The BCC+Photographic filter is the digital equivalent of the Kodak® Wratten.
Particle Illusion’s popular real-time motion graphics generator can now emit particles in 3D! Isometric and orthogonal view cameras have been added to ease scene setup along with a new visible floor grid plane.
In addition to the built-in 3D camera system, the 2021 release also includes support for the After Effects native 3D camera system, a new lines feature that connects particles to their emitters, a new turbulence feature that adds realistic particle motion and improved particle deflection with a new bounce and break feature.
Particle Illusion now includes a built-in 3D camera with easy to use controls that enable you to navigate through generated particle fields.
The built-in camera offers target, position, pan, and orbit modes and new 3D orthographic views and an off axis isometric world view with a visible grid floor to make animating the camera position quick and easy.
Adobe users can also use the integrated After Effects host camera which enables users to add 3D particles to their 3D scenes.
A brand new line generation feature has been added to Particle Illusion for Continuum 2021. This new feature enables the generation of line segments that automatically connect particles to their parent emitters. Additionally, this feature includes an option to even connect particles to other particles!
Create fresh mograph looks with emitters that birth particles in 3D space that are joined to each other and to the emitter parent with user definable lines.
Add complex organic motion to particles for greater realism and new possibilities.
We've added a new Turbulence feature to Particle Illusion for 2021! Turbulence can be added to other natural elements that affect the path particles take as they move through the atmosphere over their lifetime. So you can now combine the natural force of user defined gravity with wind generators which are controlled by turbulent noise patterns that can push and pull particles in every direction at once. Turbulence can control the position and size of particles via auto-evolving turbulent fields through which the particles flow through, or over the life of each individual particle itself. Or both!
Deflector Improvements : bounce, break, stick, slip and slide!
Particle deflector detection, collision and interaction has seen a major improvement with this new release of Particle Illusion. As particles flow from an emitter and find an interaction shape, they can be set to bounce, stick, slip and slide on, along or across the surface of the interaction shape.
You can even instruct particles to break up or shatter into smaller and smaller particles that change speed and direction as they interact with the deflector shape. There is no limit to the number of deflectors, or emitters for that matter, that can be added to the stage. The possibilities are endless.
Ready to use and inspire! As always, each release includes a new collection of particle emitters that showcase the newly added features and this release is no exception. You can download the new 2021 Particle Illusion emitter library here
Once installed, you can use the Particle Illusion list view to quickly isolate the new 2021 emitter library from the standard set. Or you can set the library view to grid mode, enable playback in the emitter preview window and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to sift through the installed libraries and visually to find the right emitter for your project.
You can also use the favorites feature to star your favorite or frequently used emitters for speedy retrieval.
Continuum’s powerful chroma keying tools featuring Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology just got better.
The new Edge Cleaner effect gives users spatial and temporal control over keyed edges. Easily tackle compressed green screen footage that displays jittering edges around areas with fine detail such as hair. Edge Cleaner is available as an individual effect within the Continuum Key & Blend Unit and is also built-into Primatte Studio.
With the new Texture Composite shader, you can texturize 3D objects with procedural generators, gradients, images or even video clips from the filtered host timeline.
Use the new Procedural Noise shader, which includes over a dozen texture types, to generate custom materials, which can be applied to any 3D element in Title Studio. These custom textures can be saved as new material assets in your title studio custom library for easy and quick retrieval in any Title Studio project.
We've added 15 brand new professionally generated 3D models that were created using Cinema 4D and developed specifically for this version update of Title Studio. Included in this new batch are spherical elements and a series of backdrops, some with curved arc surfaces, some with a lo-poly terrain surface distortions.
The new C4D 3D models can be downloaded here.
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Considering upgrading from an older version of Continuum? With each release, Boris FX improves Continuum by increasing the number of filters and effects, making it faster, and making its tools even more useful. If you aren’t using the most recent version of Continuum, you can be sure you are missing out.
Take a look back to see what’s changed:
Continuum version 13.5 (2020.5) - Release date: June 2020
Continuum version 13.0 (2020) - Release date: October 2019
Continuum version 12.5 (2019.5) - Release date: June 2019
Continuum version 12 (2019) - Release date: October 2018
Continuum version 11 - Release date: October 2017
Continuum version 10 - Release date: October 2015
Continuum version 9 - Release date: April 2014
Continuum version 8 - Release date: November 2011
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