BOSTON — Boris FX (www.borisfx.com) is showcasing new versions of its plug-in packages Continuum and Sapphire, along with its new 360/VR tool, Mocha VR, at this year’s NAB.
Technology advancements in keying, motion tracking and 360 video optimization drive new features into the Boris FX family of products. Flagship plug-in package Sapphire 11 will be updated to include integrated Mocha tracking and masking technology for creative effects isolation. A license agreement with Photron will bring powerful Primatte chroma keying to all Boris FX products and development in 360/VR workflows has made Mocha VR popular in the emerging cinematic VR market.
“At NAB 2017, we are excited to share our plans for professional post production tools with major new versions of Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha,” says Boris Yamnitsky, Boris FX founder & president. “Following the recent merger with the team behind Sapphire, we are committed to delivering incredible new plug-ins to both editors and effects artists for creative and technical challenges. We have listened to the customer base and are responding with highly requested new tools including: a Primatte Keyer, integration of Academy-Award winning Mocha tracking tools into Sapphire, and a RLM licensing system to unify all product licensing.
“The NAB tradeshow is a great opportunity for customers to meet the team and learn more about our core commitment to developing the most robust third-party tools available for Avid, Adobe, Apple, Blackmagic Design, Foundry, and other industry platforms.”
The company’s new product announcements include the Boris FX Suite, a new bundle product making the three plug-in packages — Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro — available together on one license with cost-effective pricing. The Boris FX Suite will be available as a permanent license or as an annual subscription for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design and other host applications.
Sapphire 11 will integrate Mocha’s tracking and masking tools directly into all its filters, bringing new workflows for Sapphire users. Integrated masking inside the Sapphire toolset, particularly the lighting and glow effects, will open new doors for Sapphire users.
For the first time in Sapphire’s 20-plus year history, the Sapphire toolset will be offered as nine individual Sapphire Units. Sapphire Units break down the most popular filters into needful categories, allowing for greater pricing flexibility.
Boris Continuum 11 adds new tools for VFX, motion graphics and finishing including Primatte’s chromakeyer. New Title Studio features include a real-time 3D particle engine and improved UI for motion graphics and title design; and a new 360/VR Unit based on Mocha VR technology for 360 video finishing which includes Reorient, 360 optimized blurs and sharpening and a Insert 2D 360 filter.
Mocha VR brings visual effects workflows to the emerging world of 360 video content creators. Mocha VR is the first plug-in to bring native 360 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, The Foundry’s Nuke and Blackmagic Design Fusion. Mocha VR is available as a plug-in or as standalone application for OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems.