Continuum for AVX - Avid - 11.0.3 Release Notes

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Continuum (BCC) 11.0.3 for AVX - Avid - Release Notes


Enhancements in Continuum (BCC) 11.0.3 for Avid:

  • Improved dongle licensing support on newer versions of Mac OS.
  • New Presets in Title Studio and Particle Array 3D
  • Lens Flare 3D - new Luma Obscuration mode allows specifying an obscuration map that affects flare brightness without affecting flare colors.


Fixes in Continuum (BCC) 11.0.3 for Avid:

  • Fix stacking of Title Studio instances in Avid timeline so that properties of one instance do not migrate to other instances.
  • Fix brightness shift in the source clip in regions of partial transparency when applying some filters to Avid Title Mattes.
  • Fix time drift in interlaced clips in Remover when using Clone Shape mode.
  • Fix sporadic crash when using the Continuum point tracker in interlaced projects in Avid.
  • Fix slight darkening in Lens Flare 3D of some flare components when composited over each other.
  • Suppress the AVX geometrics point picker widget in standard overlay mode in Primatte Studio to de-clutter the UI when sampling the key.
  • Fix visual jump when Light Wrap width parameter was set all the way to 0 in Primatte Studio / Chromas Key Studio.
  • Fix incorrect results in left Compare mode in Primatte Studio when using Light Wrap
  • Fix minor alpha precision problems in Light Wrap when using Mix With Original (including in Primatte Studio and Chroma Key Studio)
  • Fix Matte Status view when using Light Wrap in Primatte Studio
  • Fix pruning of installed filters when running Unit installers or licensing change.
  • Fix silent uninstall on mac OS
  • Change preferences files to use xml rather than plist format to avoid warning messages from certain disk utility programs on Mac.


Continuum 11.0.3 for Avid was released on 5/24/2018 and is an update to:


What’s New in Continuum 11 for Avid (Summary of major changes since BCC10):

  • 7 New Effects:
  • Broadcast Safe
  • Primatte Studio
  • VR Blur
  • VR Flicker Fixer
  • VR Insert
  • VR Reorient
  • VR Sharpen
  • RLM Based Licensing.
  • BCC 3D Objects Category - improved edge quality
  • BCC Title Studio - Performance Improvements - particularly with static titles.
  • BCC Title Studio - Expanded preset library.
  • BCC Title Studio - Numerous UI enhancements.
  • Mocha PixelChooser - Faster rendering and tracking and improved tracking accuracy.
  • New Presets in Particle Emitter 3D and Particle Array
  • BCC Motion Blur - improved optical flow accuracy under Advanced Mode.
  • Avid UI Improvements - Simplified control layout.
  • Avid Alpha Handling - Simplified and more powerful approach to alpha in Avid, allowing interop with Sapphire filters and even preserving alpha between tracks.
  • EZ Mode added to 63 more filters
  • Numerous bug fixes


Continuum 11.0.3 for AVX - Avid supports the following host applications:


  • Avid Media Composer 6.5, 7, and 8.x running Macintosh OS™ X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and 10.13.
  • Avid Symphony 6.5, 7, and 8.x running Macintosh OS™ X 10.0, 10.11, 10.12, and 10.13.


  • Avid Media Composer Media Composer 6.5, 7, 8, and 2018.x running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10.
  • Avid Symphony 6.5, 7, 8, and 2018.x running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10.
  • Avid NewsCutter running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit), and Windows 10.



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 for AVX-Avid 11.x 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.

  • Title Studio: Title Studio now enforces that containers use either 2D (track order based) or 3D (Z depth based) compositing in order to maximize render quality.  Projects now default to using 2D scene containers which means that some older projects may not render exactly the same when reopened in the latest version. If your project made use of cast shadows or z-depth based compositing order (as opposed track based) you may need to change the scene container type back to 3D or readjust the track order.
  • Grunge: fixes to incorrect color shifts in regions of partial transparency may change the brightness along the edges of alpha objects.
  • BCC Light Leaks and Light Leaks Dissolve: fixes to incorrect color shifts in regions of partial transparency may change the brightness in soft alpha objects.
  • BCC Textures - Due to a fix in the Texture Position control, the offset of textures may have shifted in several of the filters in the texture generators group, possibly requiring the Position to be tweaked to restore the original look although the overall look and feel remains the same.
  • More accurate edge quality handling in blur filters and other filters which use blurs internally will cause minor changes to pixel values near the edges in some clips.
  • Lens Flare 3D: Fixes to slight darkening of some flare components when composited over each other will cause some flares to render somewhat brighter now, especially near the center of the flare.
  • BCC Preference files have changed format in BCC11.0.3 and previous preference settings will need to be reconfigured or migrated. See the Continuum help docs for information on migrating preference settings. Migrating Continuum Preferences


BCC for AVX 11.0.3- Known Issues and Limitations:

  • mocha PixelChooser - mocha track data is not saved with presets.  To clone mocha tracking data from one effect instance or machine or host to another, you can use the File->Export Project and File->Merge Project options from within the mocha UI or you can copy/paste track data from the clipboard when moving from one mocha UI instance to another. [645]
  • mocha PixelChooser - export to BCC motion tracker formats requires the host application be set to full resolution for the exported track data to be correctly scaled. [1675]
  • Title Studio - The Frame Cache is not automatically Purged when you manually change the PAR (pixel aspect ratio). [1964]
  • Custom UI views such as the Title Studio UI, FX Browser, License Dialog, or Preferences Dialog don’t adapt to High-DPI displays on windows which can cause some fonts to render too small and be difficult to read. [3335]
  • PixelChooser - shape feathering option is not implemented in OpenGL filters. [497]
  • Title Studio Plugin Mac - Menu Bar doesn’t update back when toggling apps until you cancel or apply from Title Studio UI. [1539]
  • Optical Stabilizer, inserting a transition at the head of the stabilized clip makes it lose stabilization & the filter has to be re-analyzed. [431]
  • Geometrics drop shadow option in OpenGL filters can produce unexpected colors. [877]
  • PixelChooser - Circle and Egg Shape modes render incorrectly in OpenGL filters on Avid. [1070]
  • PixelChooser - Circle and Egg Shape can show stretched shapes or feathering when in interlaced projects and set to Speed Optimized. As a workaround you can change the Fields menu in the General Controls group to Quality Optimized. [1107]


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