Boris FX Unveils RED 3GL at NAB 2003

Fri 4th Apr 2003 | News

Boris FX, today announced the next version of the award-winning application, Boris RED. Boris RED 3GL is the first integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects application to implement OpenGL, delivering unprecedented performance at an affordable price to over twenty nonlinear editing applications. RED 3GL offers customers an expanded compositing and effects environment with over thirty dynamic new filters, tools, and technologies to maximize their creative potential. "Boris RED 3GL is the first product that allows video editors to take advantage of OpenGL technology, the industry's foundation for high-performance graphics, directly inside their NLEs," says Boris FX founder and president Boris Yamnitsky. "OpenGL support is the latest in a long list of features that Boris RED was the first to integrate into NLEs, including native vector titling and graphics, motion tracking, vector paint and rotoscoping, and advanced 2D and 3D compositing. Working with RED 3GL and OpenGL technology, video editors will dramatically expand their effects capabilities and increase their productivity."

Boris RED 3GL Feature Highlights

  • OpenGL hardware acceleration
  • Optical Flow technology for high quality footage retiming and motion blur
  • Advanced title animation includes precise control for character randomization and jitter
  • Over 30 new filters, including Lens Flare, Light Zoom, Film Grain, and Wire Removal
  • Expanded 3D effects environment offering unprecedented 3D animation capabilities
  • Optimized render speeds and workflow
  • Standalone NLE integration for Avid and Final Cut Pro with Automatic Duck Composition Exporter, as well as Media 100 Program Export
  • Plug-in integration for Sonic Foundry Vegas Video
  • Video output to television monitor using Matrox Parhelia, Pinnacle Cinewave, AJA, Canopus, Media 100 cards and others, and video out through FireWire
  • Animated 2D and 3D charts featuring user input and spreadsheet import
  • Enhanced animation includes new interpolations and automatic keyframe generation
  • New Text tool for direct placement and editing on the video image
  • Animated gradients and grids
  • 3D bump maps and depth of field
  • Image warping and morphing technology
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts, saved custom workspaces, History palette, and Filter palette with custom filter sets
  • Expanded support for Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10 files

Boris RED 3GL will be shown at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas from April 7-10, in booth # SL1539 of the Las Vegas
Convention Center and on the Boris Motion Graphics Tour beginning in May 2003.

For more details about the Motion Graphics Tour, visit

Pricing and Availability
Boris RED 3GL will ship in the second quarter of 2003. Upgrades from earlier versions of Boris RED are $295 US. Owners of Boris FX, GRAFFITI, and CALLIGRAPHY may upgrade to Boris RED for $999 US. The suggested retail price for new purchases of Boris RED 3GL is $1595 US. Customers purchasing Boris RED 2.5 or Boris Motion Graphics Pack after April 3, 2003 will receive a free upgrade to Boris RED 3GL.

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