Over the past few weeks I’ve found several great tutorials on using Avid & Boris FX together. Some of them have already been posted on PVC, some haven’t. I wanted to put them all together into one place. Media Composer ships with both Avid FX (a special Avid version of Boris Red) and Continuum Complete. When you put it together it makes for an extremely powerful compositing and FX solution.
Now that Boris has released Boris Continuum Complete 6 AVX for Avid, it seemed like the perfect time to post the links.
Using Avid FX or Boris FX Engine for Avid Media Composer
All retail versions of Avid Media Composer ship with a program called Avid FX. When you see Avid FX think Boris FX , that’s because it’s the same exact program. I’ll warn you, if you plan on regularly using the Avid FX plugin, you’ll want to make sure that you have a beefy machine with plenty of RAM. Avid FX is much more than a software plugin, it’s an entire compositing program. When it comes to building complex effects Avid FX is extremely useful. However, one issue you may run into is the amount
BCC Chroma Keying Workflow in Avid Media Composer
Achieving a convincing chroma key composite is more than just slapping in a background and keying a foreground. It requires the use of integration techniques to marry the image elements together to give the impression they were shot with the same camera at the same time. This five-part tutorial demonstrates how to build a chroma key composite using Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) AVX plug-ins inside Avid Media Composer. Compositing tips will be shared and you will see just how easy it is to nest and pass a matte to multiple BCC effects in your segment. The end result will be a seamless composite.
Boris FX – Rockin’ with BCC6
Boris FX is one of the most prolific producers of plug-in filters and compositing applications. Factor in all the host applications covered by the Boris products – like Boris Continuum Complete, plus the hosted and standalone versions of Boris Red, Blue, FX and Graffiti – and you can easily see how so much video is touched by this talented team of developers.
Tutorials for Continuum Complete @ Boris FX
Looking to improve your Boris skills? The tutorials below can can help you achieve your goals and improve your video effects projects.
- Overview of the BCC Glow, BCC Colorize Glow, and BCC Glow Alpha Edges filters
- Working with the Optical Stabilizer Filter
- Corner Pin Compositing Inside Avid
- Working with the BCC AVX Motion Key Filter
- Creating Precise Keys in Continuum Complete AVX
- Applying Multiple Filters to Avid Titles
There you go. A bunch of tutorials about using Boris FX and Avid. As an Avid editor, you owe it to yourself to take the time to get familiar with these great tools that are included in your Media Composer.