Boris RED: Custom UI, cross platform, full featured, 2.5 D Compositing solution that can be used standalone or as a plug-in. Features include the vector based Graffiti titling system and the FX effects generator, upstream/downstream matte and masking, fast accurate and easy to use keying tools, motion tracking, and a couple of hundred filters. Uses OpenGL for fast previews and standard scan-line 16 bit final rendering. Can use many 3rd party plug-in effects.
Boris Blue: Custom UI, windows based 3D Graphics solution that can be used standalone or as a plug-in. Full-time OpenGL for preview and final render with 3D particle effects, extruded text with real-time warp deformers/shaders, 3d model import, type-on text auto-animations.
Boris Graffiti: Custom UI, cross platform vector titling plug-in solution. Included as a part of RED.
Boris FX: Custom UI, cross platform special effects plug-in solution. Included as a part of RED.
BCC: Native UI, cross platform special effects and 3D titling filters that plug-in to compositing and NLE systems. Many, but not all, BCC filters are included with RED.
FEC: Native UI, cross platform special effects and 3D titling filters that plug-in to compositing and NLE systems. Some FEC filters are included with RED.
You can download for free, 14 day trial versions of all of this software from borisfx.com. The trial versions are fully functional and render without watermark of any kind. After the trial period has expired, a subtle watermark will appear in the composite window and final render.
What combination gives me the most complete toolset? I dont have a compatible host application.. But if I have to I'll get AE..
I downloaded the demo of Blue and really like it! Lots of buttons to learn, though..
I just dont want to spend the time learning Blue, and get against the wall on a project and find out I need Red to finish the job..
Also: I downloaded the demo of Final Effects and installed it to my combustion2008 plugins directory.. Combustion would not start after that, though.. It stalled on loading the Final Effects filters.. Is Final Effects not combustion2008 compatible?