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  • Mon, Nov 23 2009 6:12 PM

    • adamsonn
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    Boris Blue


    I have been spending a lot of spare time (and things are so quiet I seem to have a lot of it at the moment), getting to grips with Avid FX - aka Boris Red

    (I dont have Adobe AE - so I decided to see what is possible in Avid FX and to make this program my primary FX/compositing app).

    I am starting to get the hang of it (well some of it at least as it is quite a program with lots of filters and options etc) and seem to be able to create some nice professional looking effects.

    Now I was wondering that because I bought the MC4 production pack which includes a new Avid FX license if I should convert my previous Avid FX license (now installed on another workstation) to Boris Blue for $199 - It seems pointless running red/Avid FX on 2 workstations.

    Has anyone any experience with Blue - is it worth spending the money?

    The Boris web site seems a bit iffy on the differences between red and blue and I am  not sure if Blue is even an upgrade to Red?

    Any opinions would be appreciatd.



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  • Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:21 PM In reply to

    • mmullen
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    Re: Boris Blue


    The differences listed on are the differences.

    To sum it up Blue has, generally, a better handling of 3D, and is generally faster giving you a better user experience.  If you;ve been running the trial probably know this.

    You'll want to make sure you check out the full requirements page:

    Also a link to the full documentation for Blue is below:

    Let me know if this points you in the right direction.

    -Matt M.

  • Mon, Nov 30 2009 6:24 PM In reply to

    • Johnla
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    Re: Boris Blue


    Tutorials are another way to see what Blue can do.. in a practical sense:







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