WHAT'S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020.5




  • New! Crash Zoom Dissolve Transition: Simulates a fast zoom, forward or reverse
  • New! Spin Blur Dissolve Transition:: Simulates a rapid image rotation with streaks or smears
  • New in Particle Illusion: Forces, favorites, new emitters and new presets
  • New in Title Studio: Native composite modes and a new cast shadow shader
  • Improved Effects: New features in Remover, Cast Shadow, Particle Illusion Dissolve Transition and Dissolve Transitions
  • New! Custom UI 4k / HighDPI monitor support: Crisp and clear user interface on 4K monitors

Continuum 2020.5 adds two new transitions with dozens of professionally-design presets, a forcefield option to Particle Illusion that makes it easy to mimic real-world environmental forces like wind bursts and gravitational fields (plus you can now save your favorite emitters for quick access), and Title Studio’s vector graphics generation adds host-native compositing options. See what was new in the 2020 release.



NEW IN PARTICLE ILLUSION



Particles that move like the wind! The new forces feature makes it easy to create point and grid forcefields that mimic organic movement by attracting or repelling particles. The result? Even more photorealistic particles. Plus, stunning new presets, a new Favorites feature, and greater interactivity deliver the most robust and user-friendly experience to date.


NEW IN TITLE STUDIO



Title Studio’s new Cast Shadow shader lets you instantly add cast shadows from any objects in your scene. In addition, Title Studio can now be applied to any video track in all supported editing and compositing systems making it easier to add titles & graphics to a sequence, and new host-side Composite Modes allow users to blend titles and graphics with the host video source.


NEW TRANSITIONS



Continuum’s popular Transitions Unit adds two new dissolves — Crash Zoom Dissolve and Spin Blur Dissolve — as well as new Saturation Peak controls on all dissolves to give editors more creative freedom.


IMPROVED EFFECTS



Many of Continuum’s effects have been updated to help you work faster. The popular Remover tool now offers on-screen clone source and destination widgets, absolute/relative cloning modes, and integrated Mocha tracking. And new detail and color cloning options deliver the functionality you need on detailed image restoration work.


NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020! CORNER PIN STUDIO




Corner pinning and compositing inserts just got a lot easier. Corner Pin Studio’s next-gen workflow makes replacing screens/billboards/devices a cinch with a single Mocha planar tracker that targets the surface and four offset pins to accurately position the source shot onto the target. Includes post-processing options for foreground color correction, edge chokes, drop shadow, light wrap, and 27 unique blend modes.



NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020! REFLECTION




Need to add a reflection to an element or titles? The Reflection effect instantly generates a planar reflection using a filtered source image. Reflections can be easily tweaked with options for blurring, shimmering, scaling, repositioning, and independent animation. Includes a built-in animatable 3D camera system to fill the gap if your host application doesn’t offer native cameras. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras.



NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020! CAST SHADOW




Throw a shadow onto your shot! The Cast Shadow effect generates true 3D shadows using an integrated point or parallel light source positioned in 3D space. Includes options to control the intensity, color, and length of a shadow blur, plus a ripple feature if you’re casting a shadow over water. Use the built-in animatable 3D camera system to reposition the source as needed. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras and lights.



NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020! CURL




Curl is a warp effect that’s perfect for creating heat haze, underwater distortions, and smoky effects. Users can easily tweak the number, speed, and angle of curls. Includes the integrated Beat Reactor to make your effect bounce to music.



NEW TRANSITIONS FOR 2020



Continuum 2020 features 6 brand new drag and drop transitions for editors looking to spice up their sequences.

  • Curl Dissolve - Based on the new Curl effect, the Curl Dissolve transition adds a psychedelic look to projects. Simply drag-and-drop the dissolve in between clips, use one of the included presets, or customize.
  • Colorize Glow Dissolve - The Colorize Glow Dissolve transition pumps up projects with a slick stylized dose of color between shots. Easily control the color glow with the included gradient generator.
  • RGB Displacement Dissolve - The RBG Displacement Dissolve transition separates color channels then adds warp displacements. Perfect for music videos or highly-stylized looks.
  • RGB Blur Dissolve - The RGB Blur Dissolve transition gives editors even more options to play with the RBG color channels between two clips. Includes a master level blur control, separate horizontal and vertical scale controls, or individual blur level by color channel.
  • Kaleidoscope Dissolve - Remember how much fun you had using a kaleidoscope as a kid? You can now apply those geometric designs between clips! The Kaleidoscope Dissolve transition includes two independent tile controls that come with their own set of presets as well as an undistort option.
  • Prism Dissolve - The Prism Dissolve transition adds a subtle chromatic aberration with prismatic color separation that dissolves between clips.



MOCHA IMPROVEMENTS - NEW AREA BRUSH



If you’re not a fan of working with splines, you’ll love Mocha’s new Area Brush tool with Quick Mask mode. Track and mask even faster by painting over track search areas. Includes full support for Wacom tablets. Paint strokes automatically convert into splines for a simple new workflow.


PARTICLE ILLUSION IMPROVEMENTS



Particle Illusion’s fast and easy-to-use real-time particle and motion graphics generator gets a major update with new functionality and UI improvements. Highlights include:

  • New professionally-designed emitters
  • New high-resolution thumbnails for all emitters
  • Particle sprites can now be selected from any emitter library
  • New Preview Window toolbar with ability to choose background color
  • Motion blur enable / disable in emitter preview window
  • List and grid views for emitter library
  • Resizable thumbnails in the grid view
  • Improved visible emitter tagging and emitter search function
  • Emitters can now be renamed, modified, saved, deleted



TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS



Title Studio’s Cinema 4D integration results in the best and most accurate renders of any 3D model plugin for NLE and compositing systems — and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. Highlights include:

  • New preset templates added and updates to earlier ones to help you work faster
  • New Vertex and Pixel shaders allow users to create 3D warps for 3D titles and imported 3D models or map real-world materials (sand, stone, marble, metals) independently over any 3D object surface
  • New Texture Specular Bump Reflection and Texture Specular Reflection materials makes adding reflections simple

CONTINUUM UNITS



3D OBJECTS


Broadcast-ready titles as easy as 1-2-3


Create professional 2D/3Dtitles and lower thirds with the highest-quality support for Cinema 4D model imports. Includes options for extruding text and logos (.EPS), deforms, and shatter.


ART LOOKS


From classics to comics



Transform footage into a work of art. From painterly watercolor to pop art comics and graphic novels to read-all-about-it newsprint and more.




BLUR AND SHARPEN


Bring the focus in



Draw your audience’s attention exactly where you want it to be with depth, rack focus, lens blurs, and more.





COLOR AND TONE


Set the mood with color



The right color palette instantly transports viewers into a story’s world. Top tools for color correction, color matching, hue-saturation, 3-way color grade, brightness-contrast, and more.



FILM STYLE



A love letter to Hollywood’s golden era


Recreate beloved film looks from every decade. Mimic Kodak film stock, add film damage, film glows & film process, and Technicolor glamor with two-strip color.


IMAGE RESTORATION


The must-have “fix it in post” toolset


Not all heroes wear capes. Quickly fix flicker, remove damaged pixels, smooth skin & remove blemishes, sharpen blurry footage, reframe vertical footage, and more.


KEY AND BLEND



Seamless composites made easy



Instantly clean-up green screen & composite with Academy Award-nominated Primatte technology and integrated Mocha tracking and masking.


LIGHTS



A light option to fit any scene



Add subtle or over the top stage lights to performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Includes built-in 3D camera system.




MATCH MOVE


Quick image and screen replacement


Tasked with tons of screen/sign inserts and blurring out of faces, people, and logos? Corner Pin Studio and Witness Protection are here to help.


PARTICLE ILLUSION


Slick real-time particles & mograph


Add real-time particles and mograph animations in minutes. Pick from 1000s of professionally-designed presets or easily customize.



PERSPECTIVE


Add 3D perspective to 2D images



Make like Ken Burns on your next documentary, reality TV series or news segment. Includes the renowned 3D Pan and Zoom effect.



STYLIZE


From glitch to damaged TV



Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Perfect for the high-energy world of commercial and promo work.




TEXTURES


Generate organic photorealistic backgrounds


Build backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces including brick, granite, steel plates, wood grain, and cloth.



TIME


Speed up, slow down & reverse clips


Add temporal blur to action-packed sequences, time loops to your next sci-fi project, jitter to recreate a handheld look, and more.


TRANSITIONS


Cut. Drag and drop. Repeat



Includes 50+ slick drag & drop transitions with over 500 presets. Easily customize with on-screen animation options.



VR


360 editing and finishing tasks handled



Speed up 360 post workflows while staying inside your host timeline. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.



WARP


Distort and morph footage fast


Easily create underwater distortion, heat haze, trippy psychedelic looks, fun-house effects, video morphs, and more.


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Continuum 2020.5

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Mac OSX: 10.12 or higher

Windows: Windows 7 or higher

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UPDATING CONTINUUM



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Continuum version 13.0 (2020) - Release date: October 2020
Continuum version 12.5 (2019.5) - Release date: June 2019
Continuum version 12 (2019) - Release date: October 2018
Continuum version 11 - Release date: October 2017
Continuum version 10 - Release date: October 2015
Continuum version 9 - Release date: April 2014
Continuum version 8 - Release date: November 2011

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