THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PLUG-IN TOOLKIT




The film and television industry’s busiest editors and artists choose Boris FX Continuum. The powerful, timesaving plugins streamline post workflows with seventeen creative effect, titling, and quick fix plug-in categories. Includes over 250 effects and 4000+ presets. One collection that fits every project need.

What's New


WHAT’S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2019



Continuum 2019 is the latest major update to the most comprehensive plug-in collection on the market. Key features include the rebirth of Particle Illusion, the famed motion graphics generator, new Title Studio image-processing shaders such as glows, rays, and blurs, new Mocha Essentials workspace with 4 new spline tools like magnetic edge-snapping, new point-driven parameter tracking powered by Mocha, and overall GPU-acceleration.


PARTICLE ILLUSION



It’s back! Particle Illusion (formerly particleIllusion) gets a total overhaul. The redesigned 64-bit application gives editors and artists access to an easy-to-use high-end particle and motion graphics generator. Instantly create preset-driven photorealistic motion tracked particle effects for titles, lower thirds, and background graphics. Particle Illusion is included inside Continuum and the Continuum Particles Unit. It will be available as a standalone render application with the upcoming 2019.5 release.




ENHANCED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING



Users already know and love the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking tools integrated directly inside Continuum. The 2019 release provides some major updates including a new Essentials interface, new magnetic spline tool with edge-snaping, new point-parameter driven tracking, and new High DPI support for Retina and 4K monitors. Mask and rotoscope even faster!


TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS



Continuum’s popular Title Studio plug-in makes it easy to create high-quality titles and lower thirds in minutes. The 2019 release adds new real-time image processing shaders including animated glows, blurs & volumetric lighting options, new 3D materials, new 8K or higher resolution support, new grids & guidelines, new onscreen text tools,150+ new presets, and faster playback.




OVERALL IMPROVEMENTS



The 2019 release also includes new external broadcast monitor support (Blackmagic Design and AJA) for Title Studio and the FX Browser applications, new 32-bit deep color support inside Adobe Premiere Pro, and a streamlined Avid Effects thanks to the introduction of Mocha-based parameter tracking, rendering non-realtime blue dot filters unnecessary.

FEATURES

3D OBJECTS




Continuum’s 3D Objects Unit includes the popular Title Studio plugin for all your 2D/3D titling needs. Title Studio includes its own easy-to-use interface, integrated Maxon Cinema 4D model import, and tons of presets to get you started quickly. Other highlighted features include Extruded .EPS, Extruded Spline, Extruded Text, and Layer Deformer.


ART LOOKS




Instantly recreate popular art styles. Continuum’s Art Looks Unit transforms footage into museum-worthy paint styles, comics, graphic novels, and more. Highlighted effects include Artist’s Poster, 3D Bump Map, Cartoon Look, Halftone, and Watercolor.


BLUR AND SHARPEN




Direct your viewers to where you want them to focus. Continuum’s Blur and Sharpen Unit lets you add depth and blur, pull rack focus, create high-quality lens blurs, and more. Highlighted effects include Fast Lens Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Shape, Radial Blur, and Z-Blur.


COLOR AND TONE




The well-defined color palette can instantly set the mood of your project. Continuum’s Color and Tone Unit gives users tons of options for color correcting, color matching, and hue-saturation tools. Highlighted features 3-Way Color Grade, Tritone, Brightness-Contrast, Color Match, and Correct Selected Color.


FILM STYLE




Continuum’s Film Style Unit lets you recreate beloved classic film looks from every decade. Add glam and grit to your next project. Highlighted effects include Fast Film Glow, Fast Film Process, Film Damage, Match Grain, and Two-Strip Color.


IMAGE RESTORATION




Fix it in post. Continuum’s Image Restoration Unit is the must-have toolset that saves imperfect footage fast. Become a problem-solving hero. Highlighted effects include Beauty Studio, Flicker Fixer, Magic Sharp, PixelFixer, and Reframer.


INTEGRATED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING




Continuum proudly integrates Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking directly into its massive toolset. Having access to Mocha inside each Continuum effect makes common tasks such as isolating effects and rotoscoping easy.

KEY AND BLEND




Create seamless composites without all the layering. Continuum’s Key and Blend Unit features the green screen and compositing power duo of Academy Award-nominated Phototron Primatte tech and Academy Award-winning integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking. Highlighted effects include Primatte Studio, Chroma Key Studio, Luma Key, Make Alpha, and Light Wrap.


LIGHTS




Continuum’s Lights Unit offers a lighting option to fit any need. Add subtle or over the top spotlights to stage performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Highlighted effects include Glare, 3D LensFlare, Light Leaks, Light Sweep, Spotlight, and Rays.


MATCH MOVE




Continuum’s Match Move Unit makes image replacement easy. Blur out unwanted people and objects, replace screens, and accomplish tricky match moves between shots. Includes integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking for quick effect isolation.

PARTICLES




Continuum’s Particles Unit is home to the powerful new Particle Illusion plug-in. Particle Illusion’s real-time generator makes adding stunning particle-based motion graphics a cinch. The easy-to-use interface features thousands of drag-and-drop presets. Other highlighted effects include Comet, Pin Art 3D, Organic Strands, Rain, and Snow.


PERSPECTIVE




Work with a lot of stills? Continuum’s Perspective Unit will turn you into the next Ken Burns. Quickly add 3D perspective to 2D images with animatable camera, lights, and shadows. The renowned 3D Pan & Zoom effect is favored by top documentary, newcast, and reality TV projects. Other highlighted effects include 3D Extruded Image Shatter, Cube, Fast Flipper, and Sphere.


STYLIZE




Continuum’s Stylize Unit is designed for the fast paced world of commercial and promo work. Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Highlighted effects include Damaged TV, Grunge, Misalignment, Scatterize, and Video Glitch.


TEXTURES




Continuum’s Textures Unit lets you quickly generate organic photorealistic backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces. Highlighted effects include Brick, Cloth, Granite, Reptilian, Steel Plate, and Wood Grain.


TIME




Continuum’s Time Unit makes it easy to speed up, slow down, and reverse your clips. Punch up action sequences with temporal blur or add time loops. Highlighted effects include Jitter, Looper, Optical Flow, Posterize Time, and Temporal Blur.


TRANSITIONS




Cut. Add a slick transition. Repeat. Continuum’s Transitions Unit includes nearly 40 drag-and-drop styles and over 500 presets. Highlighted transitions and dissolves include Swish Pan, Flutter Cut, Fast Film Glow, Light Leaks, Lens Blur, and Damaged TV.


VR




Continuum’s VR Unit seriously speeds up 360 immersive editing and finishing workflows. Stay inside your host timeline while avoiding the seams inherent to regular non-VR filters. Supports 180, 360, mono, and stereoscopic formats. Based on Mocha VR’s award-winning 360/VR tech. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.


WARP




Continuum’s Warp Unit lets users distort and morph footage in every which way. Highlighted effects include Bulge, Ripple, Turbulence, Twirl, and Warp.


THOUSANDS OF PRESETS




Continuum’s presets allow users to quickly add professionally-designed effects and looks without the hassle of starting from scratch. Simply drag & drop any preset. Presets can be easily tweaked, saved, and shared among teams who also have access to Continuum — regardless of host application — for an even more streamlined workflow.

FLEXIBLE PRICING




Continuum offers a wide variety of convenient licensing options to fit any budget. Choose from the full suite, individually-priced Continuum Units, annual subscriptions or RLM server-based floating licenses.

HOSTS

Product Name: Continuum
Product Type: Native Interface Plug-Ins
Shipping Version: 2019

Host Support: For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see our Continuum Compatibility Matrix.

Adobe After Effects CS5.5-CC 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5-CC 2019
Avid Media Composer 6.5+
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5+
Vegas Pro 14+
The Foundry’s Nuke: Nuke 9+
Apple FCPX 10+

Graphics Cards: We recommend that you run the latest graphics card driver version supported by your host application. A graphics card with a minimum of 1GB of RAM is required; 2GB of RAM is recommended.

VERSIONS

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 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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