FAST, POWERFUL, AND EASY TO USE PLUGINS FOR FCP

Transform your shots into cinematic masterpieces inside Final Cut Pro and Motion. Features 90 stunning creative effects and 1000s of drag and drop presets. Work up to 10x faster with Continuum FCP’s completely redesigned easy-to-use plugin collection — real-time performance, a streamlined workflow, and the FX Editor.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN CONTINUUM FCP 2021

Continuum FCP brings professional-level tools & controls to every editor

  • New! FX Editor custom user interface
  • New! 90 creative effects (GPU-accelerated and HDR compliant)
  • New! 1000+ professionally-designed presets
  • New! Texture generator with 100+ customizable textures
  • New! Dozens of drag & drop title templates
  • New! OCIO color management controls
  • New! Continuum FCP plugins work seamlessly with M1 processors — Full native M1 support coming soon

THE FX EDITOR

Custom Preset Designer

The new FX Editor preset browser and designer is integrated into every Continuum FCP effect. Browse through 1000+ professionally designed presets and use the built-in parameter controls to easily create the exact look you want. Save your custom preset and use it again and again.

Options include a 4-way color corrector, RBG color curves, a visual histogram, OCIO color management, before & after compare modes, and more.


TOOLS FOR FILMMAKERS

Film Stocks

Go retro with analog film stock looks.

Transform your digital video or stills into Kodachrome 35mm film, Polaroid process prints, and tons more with over 300+ drag and drop presets based on physical film scans from the world’s leading film stock developers — Agfa, Fuji, Kodak, Ilford, Polaroid, Rollei, and more.

Set the desired film stock, control the film processing, and finish your look by setting the final print stock.


Looks Development

Color grades based on iconic Academy Award-nominated films.

Love the greenish hue of Aliens, faded warmth of The Godfather II, or the golden tones that defined Titanic? The Grade filter gives you access to 100 presets developed by the world’s leading colorists. Apply the same color grades as classic movies — by film title — with just one click.

Additional color grading options include grain generation, color correction, diffused lighting, gradient tints, gel overlays, lab processing emulation, and more.


Optical Filter Emulators

Give cinematographers the exact look they want — without the added hassle and cost on set.

Quickly test out the digital equivalent of glass optical filters with a simple click. Control light and color, add soft-focus blur to the foreground in a scene, simulate rack focus, add fog, and more.

Includes 8 filters and 110+ unique customizable holdback mattes that allow the diffused or color-corrected light to push through user-defined areas to deliver added depth to shots.


Lights and Gobos

Eek! The production team didn’t add the gobo on set. Now what?

Easily apply digital gobo effects with real-life shadowing. The digital gobo library features 750+ options categorized by Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures, and Windows.

Want to use your own gobo image? Simply import it into the BCC+Lights FX Editor and create your own custom library.


Lens Flares

Realistic lens flares at your fingertips.

The Lens Flare filter delivers 300+ stunning presets. Add a subtle natural flare, can’t miss ‘em flares like your favorite sci-fi films, or anything in between.

Simply drag and drop a lens flare onto your footage or modify with options including edge trigger, integrated apply modes, occlusion, and flicker.

Want to create your own lens flare? Use the custom Flare Editor that allows you to add or remove elements, build your flare, and save it for future use.


Light Rays & Glows

Volumetric and atmospheric lighting effects fast.

Add a heavenly God Ray in post with the option to include a user-defined light source positioned anywhere in the frame. Includes integrated shimmer and texture options.

Elevate flat or mundane shots into gorgeously deep glowing scenes with 30 glow presets.


Photographic Gels

The digital equivalent of the Kodak® Wratten photographic lens gel system beloved by cinematographers worldwide.

Features 200 lighting gels and 95 photographic filters with the same industry-standard names used in production.

Easily warm up a shot with a 22 Deep Orange or 23A Light Red glass filter emulator, cool a scene with L725 Old Steel Blue, isolate the effect to the foreground or background, and carefully control the light exposure.


CREATE AMAZING TITLES QUICKLY

Auto-Animating 2D/3D Titles

Choose from dozens of auto-animating and fully customizable title templates, lower thirds, and graphics. Just select a title template from the Titles group and add it to your scene. Then double-click the text in the viewer window to make it your own.

Title templates include animated text objects, integrated cast shadows, mirrored shimmering reflections, lens flares, semi-transparent backdrops, glows and glitches, and banner reveals.

TECH/SPECS

Product:

Continuum FCP 2021

OS Requirements:

Mac OSX: 10.15.6 or higher

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

Processor: Intel CPU with four or more cores
M1 is supported in Rosetta 2

Memory: 8 GB or more

Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage

Licensing options:

Node-locked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, please contact us.

Compatibility with Previous Versions of Continuum FCP:

Continuum FCP 2021.5 has been rebuilt from the ground up with new technology that renders everything on the graphics processor, resulting in significant performance boosts over previous versions of Continuum.

The new Continuum FCP filters do not share any common resources with the legacy Continuum FCP filters. Continuum FCP 2021.5 is essentially a brand new product. If you have an FCP or Motion project that includes instances of legacy Continuum filters then you will need to install the legacy Continuum filters as well as the new Continuum filters. Once you do this you will find all of the legacy Continuum filters, transitions, and generators along with all of the new Continuum FCP filters in a side-by-side configuration.

FAQ

Q: What versions of FCP and Motion is Continuum 2021 FCP compatible with?

A: Continuum FCP 2021 is fully supported for FCP 10.5.4 on macOS 10.15.6 or later.

Q: Does Continuum FCP 2021 run on the new Apple M1 computers?

A: Yes! Continuum FCP 2021 can be used via Rosetta 2 on Apple hardware with M1 processors. Native M1 support for Continuum is coming soon!

Q: If I’m on a current Continuum FCP subscription or valid upgrade & support plan, do I get the update free?

A: Yes! All customers with an active subscription plan or valid upgrade & support plan are eligible for all updates free of charge.

Q: What are the main differences between Continuum FCP 2021 and Continuum FCP (2020 or older versions)

A: Continuum FCP 2021 has been rebuilt from the ground up to offer blazing fast render speeds in FCP, delivering up to 10x faster workflows depending on your specific Apple hardware. Every effect in Continuum FCP 2021 is GPU-accelerated, HDR compliant, and includes OCIO support for color management.

There are no cross-over filters, generators, or transitions from Continuum FCP 2021 and previous versions of Continuum FCP (2020 or older). It is a completely new product that is installed alongside any previous installations of Continuum.

Q: What happens when I need to open FCP projects using legacy Continuum effects? Will the legacy versions continue to work?

A: Yes! Since Continuum FCP 2021 installs alongside previous versions of Continuum, all legacy projects which include effects from prior versions of Continuum will continue to render without issues. Moving forward, we suggest you use Continuum FCP 2021 exclusively for optimal results.

Q. Will my Continuum FCP 2021 license work on multiple computers?

A: All Boris FX licenses allow for one activation per workstation. If you would like to move your Continuum FCP 2021 license between multiple workstations, you can download the Boris FX Application Manager to easily deactivate your license and reactivate it on a different computer. For customers with more than 5 licenses, please contact sales@borisfx.com for information on upgrading to a floating license server.