(www.borisfx.com) has signed an agreement to acquire
Imagineer Systems Ltd.
, the UK-based developer of the Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s flagship product, mocha Pro is used in a number of major Hollywood films. In 2013 the team behind mocha was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures with a Science and Engineering Award. Mocha Pro software was recently used on such films as Gone Girl,
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and such TV shows as
Game of Thrones and
House of Cards.
“This strategic acquisition will allow us to offer the most comprehensive and advanced set of visual effects tools and solutions on the market today, serving everyone from independent filmmaker to the professional video editor working with effects to the feature film VFX artist,”
explained Boris Yamnitsky, founder and CEO, Boris FX. “Imagineer Systems has the best-of-breed motion tracking, masking and rig removal technology. The company’s engineering and product design expertise perfectly complement Boris FX’s own highly regarded team of visual effects software developers and industry specialists. Both Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro will greatly benefit from combining our resources and technologies, as will the many mutual customers we serve.” The newly merged company will build upon the strengths of both development teams to become one software firm specializing in post production plug-ins and tools for editorial, visual effects and motion graphics design.
Boris FX flagship visual effects solutions include Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), a comprehensive plug-in toolset for editing and compositing systems from Avid, Apple, Adobe, Sony, Grass Valley, The Foundry, Assimilate, Quantel, Blackmagic and SGO.
Imagineer Systems Ltd. will continue to operate as a wholly-owned UK subsidiary of Boris FX with CEO John-Paul Smith continuing to lead from the Guildford, UK location. Boris Yamnitsky, CEO of Boris FX, will serve as the group chairman and Ross Shain will become the chief marketing officer of both Boris FX and Imagineer.