Boris FX LogoBoris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced the availability of Boris AAF Transfer Version 2, a set of two Apple Final Cut Pro plug-ins for transferring sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems. One of the plug-ins exports Avid-compatible AAF format files from Final Cut Pro to Avid editing and finishing systems. The other plug-in imports AAF format files from Avid editing and finishing systems to Final Cut Pro. “Boris AAF Transfer is a huge time-saver when it comes to moving projects from Avid to Final Cut Pro,” commented Michael Svirsky, Post Production Supervisor, This Old House. “Even transitions and keyframed effects come across flawlessly, but the best part of this tool is the ability to transfer the Boris Continuum Complete filters that we regularly use on all our systems.”

Using Boris AAF Transfer, Avid and Final Cut Pro users can exchange projects that include transitions, effects, image and time warps, 3rd-party effects, and keyframes. Avid’s AMA (Avid Media Access) architecture gives Avid users direct access to many popular QuickTime formats while Final Cut Pro users can access Avid MXF files using Calibrated Software’s Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OS X. Boris AAF Transfer supports both online and offline workflows.

Boris AAF Transfer Unique Advantages

  • Boris Continuum Complete Compatibility. Transfer Boris Continuum Complete filters and transitions that were applied to clips while retaining all of the keyframed changes. The BCC filters are seamlessly transferred as long as the corresponding BCC filter or transition effect is present in the host application where the transferred sequence is opened.

  • Avid DS Support. Boris AAF Transfer can exchange live program sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid DS - with media, markers, cuts, dissolves, filters, and audio preserved.

  • Matte Key Support. Boris AAF Transfer supports the following features:
  • Transfer Modes. Preserve transfer modes between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems that include the Boris Continuum Complete Composite filter.

  • Support for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid for $299. Users receive two plug-ins for exchanging sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid at one low price.

  • Free 14-day Trial Version. Users can try Boris AAF Transfer free for 14 days.

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Other supported features include:

  • 3D Warp effects
  • Picture-in-Picture effects
  • Flips and Flops
  • Motion effects
  • Variable speed changes
  • Multi-cam
  • Freeze Frames
  • Audio Pan
  • Dip to Color, Dissolve, Fade from Color, Fade to Color
  • Timeline comments on clips
  • Timeline locator names, comments, and colors
  • Source locators
  • Sub-clips created via AutoSync
  • Transfer of Text, Font, Color, Font Style, Alignment, Leading, and Position between Avid’s Title Tool and Final Cut Pro’s Text Generators

A complete list of supported features in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems is online at