Reprinted from a Boris FX press release:

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, today announces the upcoming release of Boris Blue. This standalone application renders broadcast-quality 3D compositions in real time regardless of the complexity of the 3D scene or materials. Boris Blue allows users to create stunning looks by combining innovative “pixel shaders” to paint objects with bump maps, noise patterns or natural materials along with light reflections and 3D shadows.

“The time has come for video editors to enjoy the power of real-time 3D graphics in a simple and familiar interface,” said Boris FX founder and president Boris Yamnitsky. “Boris Blue is based on the cutting-edge Open GL technology that is available today at a desktop price.”

Boris Blue is a powerful and versatile application that combines Boris Red’s comprehensive titling and vector tools with the real-time performance of Open GL. In addition, Boris Blue includes all the strengths of Boris Red such as motion tracking and vector paint.

Key New Features include:

  • Instantly preview on a client monitor without previewing to RAM.
  • Adjust on-screen controls and parameter sliders in real time.
  • Powerful OpenGL vertex shaders distort and warp 3D objects with a simple one-parameter action in real time.
  • Create highly detailed bevels on extruded objects by defining a custom curve with spline drawing tools. Combine curves to create unique designs or match existing requirements.
  • Create particle effects in real time by free hand tracing paths on screen. Combine multiple shapes including 3D models to achieve a unique look.
  • Import models from other 3D applications in common 3D formats. Tap into a vast collection of shareware objects or choose from a collection of included 3D models.
  • Open settings created in Boris Red and Avid FX.

    Boris Blue gives users instant gratification as they can view the results of their work immediately. In addition to the real-time capabilities, hundreds of presets, online documentation and a minimal learning curve will streamline effects creation. Based on the industry-leading Boris Red plug-in solution, Blue includes a suite of sophisticated image processing filters include Glows, Lens Flare DeGrain, Match Grain, DeNoise, DeInterlace, Motion Blur, Glow Matte, Wire Remover, and dozens more.

    Boris Blue will be demonstrated at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2004 in booth #7.933 in the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam September 10-14, 2004.

    Pricing and Availability
    Boris Blue is expected to ship in Q1 of 2005. The initial release will support Windows only. Macintosh support will be added in a future release. Boris Blue will be available through our worldwide reseller channel and direct through BorisFX for $1995 US SRP.

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