Boris FX RED 5 for Windows (Academic) is a bundle of 3D compositing tilting and effects software plug-ins for post-production work that installs into host video editing applications from Adobe, Avid, Grass Valley and Sony. Featuring a standalone engine for effects creation, RED 5 puts a wide range of features directly on your NLE timeline. The bundle integrates broadcast-quality text generators, paint & rotoscoping tools and tools to create and extrude vector objects, true 3D shapes and 3D animation. Also included is a comprehensive image-processing filter suite.
With its Compare Mode, RED 5 allows comparing an original clip with the final results simultaneously via a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. The side-by-side view allows you to view both filtered and unfiltered images simultaneously, while the live split-screen allows monitoring of both the original and the final results at different zoom levels for a detailed inspection. The plug-in bundle includes ergonomic panels and a curve editor for smooth parameter animation. It includes more than 40 filters from the Final Effects Complete VFX plug-in collection, including newly added designer effects and transitions such as Mr. Smoothie, Ball Action, Bubbles and Wiggle Edges.
With high-quality image-restoration tools, the software allows you to fine-tune a video clip in order to eliminate imperfections. It includes a multi-processor-accelerated BCC Noise Reduction filter that removes unwanted video noise by combining temporal and spatial methods. Noise Reduction removes artifacts from image clips while preserving image quality. There's an option for further enhancing the final result by sharpening of post-production images. Designed to diminish the apparent brassiness of much HD video, the Smooth Tone filter uses a complex image-smoothing algorithm and it can be used to smoothen and soften skin tones while preserving contrast details within the image.
Using the Pixel Filter, RED 5 automates the process of clone-painting to remove or disguise bad pixels in each frame. This fast-to-render filter can be used to remove up to 10 bad pixels per filter instance. The DV Fixer uses proprietary algorithms and enables you to fine-tune jaggy edges prior to performing any image processing.
RED 5 includes BCC Particle Array 3D, an OpenGL-accelerated 3D particle generator that offers several interesting ways of manipulating a particle array based on graph controls, alternate AE layers, fractal noise patterns, random dispersion, etc. It also includes an integrated Beat Reactor group for creating dynamic animations influenced by audio layers. Similarly, RED 5 includes BCC Pin Art 3D, an OpenGL-accelerated, particle-based 3D generator that can be used to achieve wide range of both 2D and 3D-looking surfaces. With built-in wipes and an integrated Beat Reactor group, it creates dynamic animation within the filter.
The UpRez filter helps you enhance the sharpness and smoothness of an image that undergoes SD-to-HD conversions.
Featuring realistic in-camera effects like the Lens Blur filter, the software can be used to create emulations of circular or multi-sided iris-shaped highlights from the optical world. With a pop-up, the filter generates different looks achieved using various aperture settings. The Lens Blur filter uses a Z-map control group for generating depth-of-field (DOF) rack-focus effects and generates the pleasing optical effect that's known as bokeh.
Allowing you to generate stylized image highlights that take their shape from an alternate alpha image source, the BCC Lens Shape filter simulates a lens-out-of-focus effect and employs a Z-depth option to emulate the real-world depth of field effects of a camera's lens.
Generating a stylized transition between any pair of image clips, the BCC Lens Transition filter simulates the look of a camera lens rack-focus effect. With on-screen controls, the filter provides control over the transition's velocity and duration.
The BCC Swish Pan transition can be used to emulate the panning of a camera at high speed in a 180-degree arc, creating the look of a fast blur between outgoing and incoming clips. In addition, RED 5 includes OpenGL-accelerated effects such as LED, Damaged TV, Tile Mosaic, Scan Lines, Prism, Lightning, Glare, Glint, Glitter and Lens Flare effects. It also includes painterly effects that simulate pencil-sketched images, the wash look of a water color painting, a rotoscope toon-animation look and charcoal drawings.
Boris FX RED 5 adds support for Adobe CS5 and Sony Vegas Pro 10 under 64-bit Windows operating systems. Support for other 64-bit applications such as Grass Valley EDIUS 6 is coming soon.