THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF PLUGINS


Meeting tight turnarounds just got easier. The post-production industry’s most complete plugin collection delivers nearly 350 creative effects in 20 categories, 4000+ presets, built-in Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking, a Beat Reactor that drives VFX to music, and the FX Browser. Busy editors and artists rely on Continuum to get the job done.

WHAT'S NEW

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.

THE CINEMATOGRAPHER’S TOOLKIT

Analog filmmaking meets digital video

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.


Film Stocks

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.


Look Development

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.


Optical Filter Simulations

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.


Lights

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.


Gobos

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.


Lens Flares

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.


Light Rays & Glows

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.


Gels

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 2021

3D particles with just one click

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.


3D Cameras and Views

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.


Lines

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.


Turbulence

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

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.


New Emitter Presets

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.


PRIMATTE STUDIO 2021

Edge Cleaner

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.


TITLE STUDIO 2021

New Improvements

Maxon C4D 3D model integration with Title Studio continues it's road of improvement and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. The C4D 3D model support and rendering in Title Studio has been independently reviewed as having the best and most accurate render results of any 3D model plug-in for NLE and compositing systems.

New Texture Composite and Procedural Noise Shaders

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.


New C4D 3D Models

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.


NEW! FX EDITOR

Stunning Results in Seconds

Built-into every one of the 80 new HDR compliant BCC+ filters that have been added to Continuum 2021 is the new FX Editor. This brand new preset editor provides a visual way to interact with the 4000+ factory installed and custom generated presets and includes an interactive color curves editor, interactive 3-way color wheels, a visual histogram, a snapshot compare mode with split and side-by-side views and OCIO color LUT options.

CONTINUUM UNITS



3D OBJECTS

Broadcast-ready titles as easy as 1-2-3


Create professional 2D/3Dtitles and lower thirds with the highest-quality support for Cinema 4D model imports. Includes options for extruding text and logos (.EPS), deforms, and shatter.

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ART LOOKS

From classics to comics


Transform footage into a work of art. From painterly watercolor to pop art comics and graphic novels to read-all-about-it newsprint and more.



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BLUR AND SHARPEN

Bring the focus in


Draw your audience’s attention exactly where you want it to be with depth, rack focus, lens blurs, and more.




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COLOR AND TONE

Set the mood with color


The right color palette instantly transports viewers into a story’s world. Top tools for color correction, color matching, hue-saturation, 3-way color grade, brightness-contrast, and more.

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FILM STYLE

A love letter to Hollywood’s golden era

Recreate beloved film looks from every decade. Mimic Kodak film stock, add film damage, film glows & film process, and Technicolor glamor with two-strip color.

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GRADS & TINTS

Set the mood with color.


Set the mood with color. Choose from 200+ lighting gels and 95 photographic filters to colorize footage using the same names known to cinematographers.

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IMAGE RESTORATION

The must-have “fix it in post” toolset

Not all heroes wear capes. Quickly fix flicker, remove damaged pixels, smooth skin & remove blemishes, sharpen blurry footage, reframe vertical footage, and more.

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KEY AND BLEND

Seamless composites made easy


Instantly clean-up green screen & composite with Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology and integrated Mocha tracking and masking.


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LENS

Emulate in-camera lens effects


Add chromatic aberration and color fringing, add or remove wide angle distortions or bring a hand-held look to the filtered source.

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LIGHTS

A light option to fit any scene


Add subtle or over the top stage lights to performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Includes built-in 3D camera system.

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MATCH MOVE

Quick image and screen replacement

Tasked with tons of screen/sign inserts and blurring out of faces, people, and logos? Corner Pin Studio and Witness Protection are here to help.

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OPTICAL DIFFUSION

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.

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PARTICLE ILLUSION

Slick real-time particles & mograph

Add real-time particles and mograph animations in minutes. Pick from 1000s of professionally-designed presets or easily customize.

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PERSPECTIVE

Add 3D perspective to 2D images


Make like Ken Burns on your next documentary, reality TV series or news segment. Includes the renowned 3D Pan and Zoom effect.

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STYLIZE

From glitch to damaged TV


Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Perfect for the high-energy world of commercial and promo work.

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TEXTURES

Generate organic photorealistic backgrounds

Build backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces including brick, granite, steel plates, wood grain, and cloth.


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TIME

Speed up, slow down & reverse clips

Add temporal blur to action-packed sequences, time loops to your next sci-fi project, jitter to recreate a handheld look, and more.

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TRANSITIONS

Cut. Drag and drop. Repeat


Includes 50+ slick drag & drop transitions with over 500 presets. Easily customize with on-screen animation options.


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VR

360 editing and finishing tasks handled


Speed up 360 post workflows while staying inside your host timeline. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.

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WARP

Distort and morph footage fast


Easily create underwater distortion, heat haze, trippy psychedelic looks, fun-house effects, video morphs, and more.

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Product:

Continuum 2021

OS Requirements:

Mac OSX: 10.13 or higher

Windows: Windows 7 or higher

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

Processor: 64-bit Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores

Memory: 8 GB or more

Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage

Graphics Card:

Most modern graphics cards from ATI, Nvidia and Intel are supported. click here for a full listing

Licensing options:

Node-locked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, please contact us.

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UPDATING CONTINUUM



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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