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How to use Boris Continuum Complete 11 -360 VR Tools

By Al Caudullo

As you might already have heard, Adobe has it’s own 360 Immersive toolsets with Skybox. But there are some other VR Tools sets that are quite good from BorisFX. Continuum, Known as The Swiss Army Knife of Plugins features the VR Unit.

Five very powerful VR Plugins in one unit.

And for those of you in Avid World, they bring 360 workflows to Avid Media Composer. Here is the full list of host that support Boris Continuum VR Init.

Adobe: Creative Cloud, CS5.5-CC 2018 – After Effects and Premiere Pro

Avid: Media Composer 6.5+

Blackmagic: DaVinci Resolve 12.5+

Sony: Vegas Pro 13

Magix: Vegas Pro 14+

Foundry: Nuke 9+

Apple: FCP X & Motion 5

For graphics cards, it is recommended that you run the latest graphics card driver version supported by your host application. A graphics card with a minimum of 1GB of RAM is required; 2GB of RAM is recommended.

Let’s take a look at how to use each one of these valuable VR Tools.

VR Insert

VR Insert allows users to easily insert a secondary source clip, title, logo, etc. into a 360/VR shot in true 360/VR space in either mono or stereo format in addition to providing a full array of controls to reorient the source in 360/VR space.

When we first place one of these elements into a 360 spherical space, the result is a 2D flat object in a spherical format. The sizing is just not right, and if you look at it in an HMD, it is obvious. By applying the VR Insert tool and selecting the appropriate settings.

There are a few things to keep in mind here.

First, when you apply the VR Insert, you need to select which layer the item is on that you are applying the effect to.

Second, in the Insert Apply mode be sure to → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

CatDV MAM Features Workflow Automation Enhancements and New Integrations for Creative Workflows

By Dundee Hills Group

WARWICK, U.K. April 3, 2018 — At the 2018 NAB Show, Square Box Systems will unveil several enhancements for its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) solution that streamline and enhance MAM workflows in organizations of all sizes. CatDV now offers enhanced support for creative workflows through all-new integrations with Adobe® Creative Cloud and Avid® Media Composer, as well as powerful new workflow automation and security enhancements.

In addition to the new Adobe and Avid integrations, CatDV now features an updated and more powerful Adobe panel that can also operate in Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Illustrator®, and Photoshop®. CatDV also boasts enhanced support for Avid workflows.

CatDV now also offers workflow automation enhancements including a file path cleaner for removing invalid characters that can wreak havoc with storage and creative tools downstream, an MD5 checker, policy-based archives and restores, a document/PDF analyzer with simple OCR, and a YouTube uploader. New integrations with the MediaSilo video sharing platform, Aspera high-speed file transfer tools, and more flexible metadata collection on upload add even further value in end-to-end MAM workflows.

To strengthen the security of media assets for users of both the web and installed versions of CatDV, Square Box Systems has added two-factor authentication and single sign-on capabilities based on Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) — initially integrated with Okta identity management. In addition, CatDV now supports AWS Key Management Service (KMS) encryption for Amazon S3 cloud deployments and allows expedited restores from Amazon Glacier to be configured.

“At Square Box Systems, we’re all about continual development of CatDV to keep it on the leading edge of MAM technology to meet our customers’ evolving requirements. In today’s world, that means streamlined workflows that cover the end-to-end content creation process, as well as enhanced security of assets and smoothing of the path to cloud-based → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers