Boris FX Announces Real-Time AVX Plug-ins

Thu 12th Dec 2002 | News

Los Angeles, CA (December 11, 2002) -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated application technology for the television, broadcast, post production, and multi-media markets, today announces the release of 18 real-time plug-ins for Avid's Xpress DV nonlinear editing system. The plug-ins are available now as a free download to users of the Boris Continuum Complete AVX (BCC AVX) package. This is the first time that a third-party developer has provided real-time effects capabilities using the native Avid effects interface.

With over 90 filters, BCC AVX provides the widest range of compositing, image processing, keying, color, distortion and temporal effects. All the filters work in the same effects interface as Xpress DV's native effects to minimize learning curve and maximize productivity.

"We're excited to be the first to provide real-time plug-ins for Xpress DV," says Boris founder and President Boris Yamnitsky. "Continuum Complete AVX dramatically extends the compositing capabilities of Avid Xpress DV."

The real-time filters include Basic Blur, Boost Blend, Brightness-Contrast, Color Balance, Colorize, Composite, Fast Flipper, Invert-Solarize, Levels Gamma, Linear Luma Key, Make Alpha Key, MultiTone Mix, PixelChooser, Posterize, Tritone, Mosaic, RGB Blend, and Two Way Key.

The new real-time plug-ins are available as a free web download to existing BCC AVX users.

"Boris FX delivered the first AVX plug-in and has now achieved another AVX first by releasing real-time AVX filters," said Mike Rockwell, Chief Technology Officer for Avid Technology. "The addition of real-time effects means that Xpress DV users can deliver creative content faster and more efficiently, all without learning a new interface."

BCC AVX adds animated apply modes, full control over Z space with intersecting planes, animated lights and cameras, and the ability to map video to three-dimensional shapes. In addition, BCC AVX filters may be applied to Avid titles much more easily than other third-party filters, opening a wide range of effects possibilities. Every BCC AVX filter includes presets for a wide range of quickly applied, customizable effects. Users may also add their own presets.

More information about Boris Continuum Complete AVX, including pricing, a complete list of filters, sample movie files and system requirements, can be found at

Boris Continuum Complete AVX can be seen at DV Expo (Avid Booth #519) on December 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

About Boris FX
Founded in 1995 and based in Boston MA, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated application technology delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the television, broadcast, post production, multi-media and web markets. Its powerful products offer editors and graphic artists a professional content creation solution with unlimited creative flexibility.

For more information, contact Boris FX at 1.617.451.9900 or visit the Boris FX web site at

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