LOS ANGELES — Boston’s Boris FX (https://borisfx.com) is showcasing its newest versions of flagship products Mocha VR, Continuum and Sapphire at this year’s SIGGRAPH show in LA.
“SIGGRAPH is a great opportunity for us to connect with visual effects artists and preview the newest problem-solving tools for the growing 360-degree filmmaking community,” says Ross Shain, chief product officer of Boris FX and Imagineer Systems. “Mocha VR now has stereoscopic features, enabling an advanced stereo 360-degree plug-in workflow inside host applications Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer and The Foundry’s NUKE. We will also preview the upcoming Continuum 360/VR Unit, designed for 360/VR editorial tasks and Sapphire 11, the newest version of flagship VFX plug-ins used in feature films and creative video.”
Show attendees are able to preview Mocha VR, Boris Continuum and Sapphire 11 at the company’s booth.
The Mocha VR plug-in brings native 360-degree optimized tracking, masking, object removal and horizon stabilization tools to host applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Avid Media Composer, Foundry’s NUKE and Blackmagic Design Fusion. Mocha VR is built on the Academy Award-winning planar tracking engine developed by Boris FX division Imagineer Systems.
Continuum 11 features a new VR Unit with multiple VR-enabled plug-ins designed for editing tasks. Highlights include optimized blurs and sharpening filters bringing 360/VR workflow support to a variety of host editing systems. Continuum 11 also features a new Primatte chroma keying plug-in with technology licensed from Photron.
Sapphire 11 integrates Mocha’s tracking and masking tools directly into all its filters bringing new creative, problem-solving workflows to Sapphire’s high-end artists and editors.
Product specialists are demonstrating how editors and artists can use Boris FX tools to accomplish high-end visual effects, graphics and finishing on feature films and television projects.