Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) for Apple Final Cut Pro - Release Notes

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Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) for Apple Final Cut Pro / FxPlug - Release Notes


Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) is a maintenance update to Continuum 2020 (v13.0.0) and is free to licensed users of Continuum 2020. It includes several important feature enhancements and fixes (see below). For a full list of what’s new between Continuum 2020 and the previous Continuum 2019.5 major release please refer to the initial 2020 release notes here:

Continuum 2020 (v13.0.0) Apple FxPlug Release Notes


Feature Enhancements 2020 (v13.0.1) for Apple FxPlug:

  • Cast Shadow and Reflection
    • Option to see the original behind/beneath the shadow/reflection ground plane.
    • Improved antialiasing quality
    • New Cast Shadow + Reflection Text templates


Fixes/Tweaks in 2020 (v13.0.1) for Apple FxPlug:

  • Cast Shadow and Reflection - Subtle fringe around alpha object when there is high zoom
  • Reflection - ripples change more than expected when downsampling.
  • Tile Mosaic - Gap Width scales incorrectly with resolution
  • Scanlines - produces a white fringe around alpha objects in float bit depths
  • Match Grain - Renders Black when applied to a solid colored layer
  • Reflection - very thin line of alpha around the image edge when applied to fully opaque clip
  • Lens Flash Transition - animation Ease parameter had no effect
  • Kaleida Dissolve - Contextually disable the Tile Mix param when not in use.
  • Lightning - very slightly render differences between runs even with identical parameters.
  • Floating license improvements


Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) (BCC 13.0.1) for FxPlug was released on 11/22/2019.


Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) for Apple FxPlug officially supports the following host applications:

macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

Final Cut Pro X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4
Motion 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4



Numerous resources are available for helping you get the most out of Boris Continuum Complete.

  • Help documents for individual BCC effects are accessible directly from each plug-in’s UI.  The entire BCC Help Documention library is also available on the BorisFX website, including access to a downloadable version for browsing Offline BCC Help Documentation.
  • BorisTV video tutorials cover a huge range of topics from introductions to the Fundamentals, to deep training Webinar Replays, to in-depth looks at  key effects and techniques.


Continuum 2020 (v13.0.1) for FxPlug Compatibility Notes:

While in general your previously saved projects should render identically in the newer version, bug fixes and quality improvements can sometimes change the look of older projects. While every effort is made to ensure project compatibility, the following notable areas may see some change to the look of previously saved projects.

  • Due to host-side threading changes the origional Continuum motion tracker was disabled in newer versions. You should be able to open old projects that used the tracker, but it is not possible to perform new motion tracking analysis in FxPlug hosts at this time.
  • The 3D Objects category of filters was deprecated back in Continuum 11. Old projects which used 3D Objects filters will still open normally, but these filters will no longer appear in the effect menus. Please contact customer support if this is a concern.


Continuum 2020 for FxPlug (v13.0.1) - Known Issues and Limitations:

  • Continuum 2019 for FxPlug does not include support for Mocha tracking/masking, Primatte Studio, Particle Illusion, Title Studio, Corner Pin Studio, or the FX Browser at this time.
  • In order to comply with host multi-threading requirements BCC Match Grain does not currently support using the Lock Sample checkbox to lock in new grain samples. You can still use Match Grain to render grain matched from an alternate clip by leaving the Lock Sample checkbox disabled, but it is not possible to use the Lock Sample checkbox to store new grain profiles permanently in grain files or presets. However, loading previously saved grain profiles or Match Grain presets will continue to work as before. [2858]


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