The Continuum FCP 2021.5 visual effects plug-in suite is now available from Boris FX, featuring 90 GPU-accelerated effects, 1000+ drag and drop presets and a streamlined workflow that is said to be up to 10 times faster than previous versions. A new annual or monthly subscription pricing model has also been introduced.

“We’re excited to bring Final Cut Pro editors the newest incarnation of Continuum FCP. The 2021.5 release centres itself around ease of use. Every element of the product has been redesigned,” said Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX.

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The new suite features 90 GPU-accelerated effects

“Each included effect is GPU-accelerated, comes packed with drag-and-drop presets and can be previewed, applied and customised directly within the new FX Editor interface. Continuum FCP 2021.5 gives FCP editors the ability to quickly test out stunning film looks and effects in seconds.”

“The new Continuum FCP filters and effects are snappy and intuitive with the trademark customisable parameters of all Boris FX products,” said Steve Strickland, co-founder of motion design studio SugarSkullCreative. “Continuum FCP 2021.5 is the fuel you need to boost your FCP workflow – from the ability to stack and create your own looks with the amazing FX Editor to the cinematographer toolkit with its arsenal of looks, gobos and amazing flares.”

Highlights include colour grades developed by leading colorists and named after Academy Award-nominated films, realistic lens flares with the option to choose a preset or fully customise flares using the Flare Editor interface, and optical filter emulators that apply the digital equivalent of a glass optical filter.

The gobo preset library allows users to add realistic lighting and shadow effects using 750+ gobos organised in seven categories – Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures and Windows – while volumetric and atmospheric lighting effects can be quickly added with light rays and glows.