November 18, 2021
Adam Fenwick is a freelance Flame artist working in London on commercials, music promos, film, and broadcast VFX. For the last 18 years, Adam has been polishing pixels making shiny pack shots, endless screen comps, invisible effects, and beauty work. Recent projects include working on the Roald Dahl biopic “To Olivia” for Sky Cinema, and commercials for Sky Glass, Photobox, and Lucozade Hula. Find out why he can’t live without Boris FX Sapphire plugins inside Autodesk Flame.
November 16, 2021
Sapphire 2022 adds a free Adobe Photoshop add-on, new one-of-a-kind LUT effect, delivers 350 stunning new curated presets, built-in Mocha to UltraZap, improved Apple M1 and Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support, and more. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX workflows.
November 15, 2021
Continuum 2022 is fast, fluid, and fun! Get ready for a major new addition to Particle Illusion, behind-the-scenes updates for blazing speeds, tons of new cinematic and lighting presets, six new speedy blur effects, and more. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
October 28, 2021
Liyana Mansor is an editor and VFX editor in high-end television and feature films. Her credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Prime Video), The Alienist (TNT), Chernobyl (HBO), Black Mirror (Netflix), and Alien: Covenant (20th Century FOX). She uses Avid Media Composer together with Continuum and Sapphire plugins for offline comping and Adobe Photoshop.
October 26, 2021
Adobe has shipped a new version of After Effects featuring Multi-Frame Rendering and an updated version of Mocha AE (the free version of Mocha built right into After Effects)! The good news for Boris FX customers is that we collaborated closely with Adobe and the current shipping versions of Sapphire 2021.5, Continuum 2021.5, and Mocha Pro 2022 support Multi-Frame Rendering. Our tests show significant render speed increases across all three products — and the optimization will only get better in upcoming 2022 releases.
October 14, 2021
Nathaniel Caauwe is a visual effects compositor who has worked on projects including The Right Stuff, For All Mankind, Captain America, 12 Strong, and Lucy in the Sky. Find out why he can’t live without Silhouette’s rotoscoping and paint tools together with his Nuke-based workflow.
September 30, 2021
Nona Khodai is an LA-based picture editor, who was recently double Emmy-nominated for her work on Marvel’s WandaVision (Disney+). Find out how she got her start, what it was like to work on WandaVision, and what her go-to Sapphire and Continuum effects are inside her Avid Media Composer workflow.
September 21, 2021
Where would we be without planar motion tracking? Painstakingly working frame by frame? Yes. Tired and needing tons of caffeine? Also yes. The tracking and masking technology that you’ve come to love revolutionized post-production workflows by helping to automate previously tedious visual effects and compositing tasks including object/wire removes, set extensions, matte painting, rotoscoping, adding digital makeup, de-aging talent, screen inserts, and more. Let’s take a look back at 20 years of planar tracking and Mocha — and its lasting impact on the world of film and television.
September 14, 2021
The Mocha Pro 2022 release features powerful new planar tracking tools & features to help you knock out advanced VFX tasks. Work at your fastest with native Apple M1 support, Adobe After Effects multi-thread rendering (MFR) support, improved Insert Module with PowerMesh tracking, and even more export options. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
September 10, 2021
Jesse Feyereisen is a graphic designer/creative from Wisconsin who went to school for both visual communications and TV production. He’s fallen in love with the world of photography as he’s gotten older, and his love of movies shines bright on his Instagram feed. Discover why he can’t live without Boris FX Optics plugins inside Adobe Photoshop.
September 7, 2021
We chatted with some of our customers to discuss what it’s like being Emmy-nominated, overcoming VFX challenges, and how they used Boris FX plugins — Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette — to help meet tight deadlines and get the job done.
September 3, 2021
The team at Toronto-based Spin VFX is currently Emmy nominated (Outstanding Special Visual Effects Single Episode) for their work on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy 2 (Episode “743”). We chatted with Daniel Cohen, compositing supervisor, to find out what it was like working on the series and how the team used Sapphire and Mocha Pro plugins to help create stunning VFX.
September 3, 2021
Takashi Takeoka is a VFX artist/digital compositor whose recent credits include The White Lotus (HBO Max), Free Guy (20th Century Studios), and Blindspotting (Starz). He’s currently Emmy nominated (Outstanding Special Visual Effects Single Episode) for his work on HBO’s The Nevers where he used Mocha Pro’s planar tracking plugin to help handle invisible VFX work.
August 31, 2021
Christian Capello-Colon is a senior editor at Trailer Park Group. The ten-year veteran in theatrical marketing has worked on campaigns for Baby Driver, Captain America: Civil War, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Dr. Strange, Antman,and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. His most recent campaigns include The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Tenet, Lupin, Wolfwalkers,and Godzilla VS Kong. He’s a husband and father, skateboarder, gardener, and lover. He relies on Sapphire plugins inside Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid.
August 17, 2021
Silhouette 2021.5 adds powerful new user-requested features including a new 4-way color correction UI, paint updates, and 22 new compositing blend modes to help Hollywood’s top rotoscoping and paint artists work at their best. Available as a plugin for Adobe and OFX hosts.
August 15, 2021
Steven Blasini has nearly 100 film credits to his name. The co-owner and VFX supervisor at BFX Imageworks has worked on productions of all types from feature films to webisodes for over 24 years. Discover why he can’t live without Boris FX Continuum plugins inside his Adobe After Effects workflow.
August 12, 2021
We recently caught up with Gary Yost, producer/director, at WisdomVR who is Emmy-nominated for his work on Inside COVID19, an immersive 360 documentary. Find out what types of technology goes into 360 storytelling, the challenges it presents, and why they rely on tools like Mocha Pro.
August 2, 2021
Particle Illusion’s FREE standalone is newly updated with even more 3D power and a node-based workflow to help you create stunning animations faster than ever before.
July 29, 2021
Director/colorist Harry Locke IV has worked with clients including Beyonce, Kate Hudson, and more. Find out how he got his start, his fave project, and why he turns to Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro inside Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid.
July 15, 2021
Top compositor and VFX artist, Navid Bagherzadeh, has worked on films including In the Heights, Hostiles, Logan Lucky, and shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, City On a Hill, The Deuce, and The Knick. Find out why Mocha Pro is his favorite motion tracking tool.
July 14, 2021
Continuum FCP 2021.5 delivers an easy-to-use workflow with 90 stunning cinematic effects and 1000+ drag and drop presets. GPU-accelerated, HDR-compliant, totally customizable.
June 30, 2021
Stephanie Filo is an TV/film editor and activist whose recent credits include A Black Lady Sketch Show, Acts of Crime, and For Life. Find out how she got her start, what makes her tick, and why she uses Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro in her Avid workflow.
June 21, 2021
Continuum 2021.5 delivers even more 3D power to Particle Illusion, brand new cinematic effects & presets, and time-saving workflows. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
June 1, 2021
Kelly Rush is a Senior Promotion Producer at Nebraska Public Media (a PBS affiliate and award-winning original content creator). Find out how she got her start, project she’s most proud of, and how she uses Continuum in her Avid-based workflow.
May 6, 2021
Silhouette 2021 features new artist-friendly rotoscoping, paint tools, and a complete node-based plugin inside Adobe and OFX workflows — with the best pricing ever!
May 1, 2021
Manooj Manoharan is a RotoPaint and compositing artist based in Montreal, Canada, who has worked on features and commercials including The Witches (Warner Bros. Pictures), For All Mankind (Apple TV, season 2), and Stranger Things (Netflix, season 3). Find out how he got his start, why he relies on Mocha and Silhouette, and how he beats creative burnout.
April 30, 2021
Nate Overstrom, Creative Director/VFX Supervisor, at Zoic Studios on what it was like to work on Judas And The Black Messiah and the importance of having the right tools: Sapphire, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette.
April 1, 2021
Nemanja Sekulic is a pro photographer and digital artist, who has a passion for photomanipulation and compositing. In both his personal and commissioned projects, Sekulic weaves elements of science fiction, fantasy, and surrealism into realistic everyday vignettes. Find out how he got his start, how he beats creative burnout, and why he uses Optics inside Photoshop.
March 22, 2021
Calling all Final Cut Pro editors! We’ve completely redesigned Continuum FCP 2021 to deliver an easy-to-use and lightning-fast workflow. Take it for a spin by joining our FREE public beta program!
March 1, 2021
Am Villaindra, whose full name is Dayang Amnah bte Abang Ahmad, is a visual effects artist with over fifteen years compositing on projects for top brands including Nestle, Google, and Apple. She works mainly inside Autodesk Flame and Sapphire.
February 5, 2021
We’ve all watched a lot of Netflix over the last year from rewatching Stranger Things to the newest season of The Crown to binging The Queen’s Gambit. Netflix Originals have helped us get through, allowed us to escape into worlds of stunning originality, and captured our collective imagination, which is why Boris FX is thrilled to share that one of our products, Boris FX Silhouette, is now part of the Netflix Production Technology Alliance.
February 1, 2021
Veteran senior post production editor, Paul Sanni, talks about working on the documentary series American Experience broadcast on PBS, why he can’t live without Continuum inside his Avid and After Effects workflow, and how the tools are important when working on archival footage.
January 27, 2021
Everyone’s favorite FREE standalone particle generator just got way better. The new Particle Illusion 2021 release brings you major features (like 3D!) to deliver the most powerful update yet.
January 15, 2021
The time has come to officially retire DFT products. Effective June 30, 2021, Boris FX will no longer offer support on DFT products. Please see details regarding integrated DFT into other Boris FX products.
January 13, 2021
As we prepare for our next major release, we have some important news to share for all customers running older versions of Silhouette.
January 1, 2021
David F. Sandberg has directed films like Lights Out, Annabelle Creation, and Shazam. Find out how he went from a no-budget short filmmaker to directing Hollywood blockbusters. Plus the important role of VFX in his films and why he uses Mocha Pro for temp VFX.
December 16, 2020
Our team has worked remotely since March and although we’ve been apart, we came together to bring you the most releases we’ve ever done in one year, a fun new live stream series, and hopefully lots of creative inspiration. As we look back at the year that was, we’re feeling optimistic for what 2021 will bring — gathering once again, actually going to the movies, and continuing to deliver the tools you need most. Goodbye 2020 and hello to 2021.
December 1, 2020
Portia McLean is a digital paint artist at Weta Digital who has made her mark on The Hobbit and Planet of the Apes trilogies. Find out how she got her start and why she relies on Silhouette and Mocha Pro.
November 22, 2020
Sapphire 2021 is now available. The Emmy Award-winning VFX suite adds long-requested Metal GPU support for Mac users, two new slick photorealistic effects, new functionality to Flare Designer, 10 new flares, and over 45 professionally-designed presets.
November 11, 2020
The next evolution in award-winning planar tracking is here. Mocha Pro 2021 is one of our most anticipated releases. Solve the most difficult tracks and create masks and backgrounds with unparalleled motion accuracy.
October 27, 2020
Continuum 2021 features over 80 new cinematic effects, over 1000 professionally-designed presets, major updates to Particle Illusion including the ability to emit particles in 3D(!), a powerful new chroma key tool, and more.
September 30, 2020
Debra Khoo is a visual effects artist at HBO Hudson Yards, NY with nearly 20 years of experience in motion graphics, animation, compositing and rotoscoping. Her credits include From The Earth to the Moon (Limited Series), Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, First Cow (movie) and handling many promos for HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Sports. Find out how she got her start, best career advice, and why she turns to Mocha Pro, Sapphire, Continuum, and Silhouette Paint.
September 1, 2020
Lee Lanier has worked as a 3D animator and VFX artist for companies like Walt Disney Studios and PDI/DreamWorks. He is now a trainer for lynda.com creating tutorials on editing, VFX, and animation. Found out how he got his start, how he beats burnout, and why he turns to Continuum.
August 24, 2020
Get all of our award-winning products in one easy subscription package! Includes every plugin and standalone application. The Boris FX Suite is available as an annual or monthly subscription.
August 3, 2020
Motion graphics artist, Jonathan Winbush, has worked for the likes of Marvel, Warner Bros, Discovery Channel, and VR projects with Mix Master Mike, Candy Crush, and The Special Olympics. Find out how he got his start, where he gets creative inspiration, and why he relies on Sapphire, Continuum, and now Optics.
July 17, 2020
The new Boris FX Optics plugin for Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom is a fast, easy-to-use digital photography toolkit from the award-winning creative team behind the film & TV industry’s top visual effects plugins. Only $9/month or $99/year.
July 1, 2020
Rotoscope artist, Hanna Hurndell, talks her favorite projects working at WETA Digital (Gemini Man, Alita: Battle Angel), how she got her start, and why she relies on Silhouette and Mocha Pro to help get the job done.
June 1, 2020
Mike Gaines is a VFX artist who creates invisible visual effects on shows like This is Us, The X-Files, and Modern Family. Find out how he got his start, his fave project, and why he uses Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro inside Adobe After Effects.
May 27, 2020
Sapphire 2020.5 delivers powerful updates to Hollywood’s favorite lighting & lens flare effects, music video-ready transitions, new OFX host support for Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and more.
May 26, 2020
To help our customers who might not otherwise have access to Boris FX plugins while working from home due to COVID-19, we’re offering new low-cost monthly subscriptions for a limited time. Prices vary by product and host.
May 4, 2020
Continuum 2020.5 adds major Particle Illusion functionality, retro cartoon particle emitters, high-energy transitions, Title Studio improvements, and more to the industry’s most complete plugin collection.
May 2, 2020
Accusonus, Boris FX, Film Impact, and Music Radio Creative have joined forces to create a unique, FREE bundle for video creators. It includes a variety of quality tools: audio plugins, VFX, royalty-free jingles, transitions & sound effects. (Total Value : $800+)
April 14, 2020
Silhouette Paint is an affordable new plugin that gives artists access to the same award-winning paint tools used on Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and the most talked-about TV shows. Annual subscriptions start at only $195!
April 7, 2020
In the spirit of togetherness, we’re taking what would have been our NAB 2020 presentations and going digital with two weeks of live streams and webinars featuring Boris FX team members, guest artists, and maybe even a surprise or two!
April 1, 2020
Alan Dubin is a freelance creative offline editor and colorist. His credits include Who The F**k Is That Guy? (Netflix), Man Fire Food (Cooking Channel), My Greek Table (PBS), and Teen Moms (MTV). Find out how he got his start, fave shortcuts, and how he turns to Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro inside his Avid and Resolve-based workflow.
March 18, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boris FX is pleased to offer free 60-day “at home” licenses for Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette for all qualifying Boris FX customers to replace their floating licenses while you work from home.
March 11, 2020
Boris FX is canceling its attendance at NAB Show 2020 in Las Vegas, NV to protects its beloved community from the COVID-19 outbreak.. New product releases of the award-winning product line (Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette), previously scheduled to debut at NAB, will be presented to its global post-production community with live online events in April 2020. Details to come.
February 3, 2020
Every visual effect studio who worked on the Best Visual Effects and Best Picture nominees uses Boris FX products. Hear from artists on what it was like to work on the films, the VFX challenges, and why they rely on Sapphire, Mocha Pro, Silhouette, and Continuum..
January 31, 2020
Rob Legato is a three-time Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor who is currently nominated for Best Visual Effects for his work on The Lion King. He’s also pushed the film industry forward with his breakthroughs in virtual production. Find out how he got to where he is today, where he sees the industry going, his best career advice, and why Mocha Pro, Silhouette, Sapphire, and Continuum are important to the process.
January 31, 2020
Visual effects have come a long way since the first Academy Award for “Best Engineering Effects” went to the World War I drama Wings in 1929. This year’s five Best Visual Effects nominees have often broken new technical grounds with both visible and invisible effects. We caught up with artists on The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to hear what their biggest VFX challenges were and why they use Boris FX tools.
January 30, 2020
Laika’s James Pina, a senior paint artist, discusses what it’s like to work at the illustrious stop-motion animation studio, the challenges of working on the Oscar-nominated animated feature Missing Link, and why the team uses Mocha Pro and Silhouette for all their rotoscoping, painting, and tracking needs.
January 30, 2020
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Brian Drewes, the VFX Supervisor and founder of Boston-based Zero VFX, talks about what it was like to work on set, biggest VFX challenge, and the importance of Boris FX tools in their workflow.
January 1, 2020
Katie Morris is a VFX 2D and 3D digital paint and roto artist. She has worked on over 82 visual effects feature films including all 5 Transformer films, Thor: Ragnarok, Us, Avengers: Endgame. Find out how she got her start, fave projects, and why she relies on Boris FX Silhouette.
December 30, 2019
2019 was a banner year for the Boris FX team! We released 7 products (whew), added an Academy Award-winning product to the family, took home 3 Emmy Awards, and were forever inspired by your work. Here’s a look back at the year that was.
December 16, 2019
To celebrate the season, we’ve rounded up our fave holiday movie-related quotes that apply to the industry we love so dearly.
December 9, 2019
We want to hear from you! We want to know how you use Mocha, which features you like the best, and what new tools you want to see from Mocha in future product releases.
December 1, 2019
Justin Peterson is a five-time regional Emmy Award-winning artist and leads the video production team at the Boston Celtics. Learn how he got his start, favorite project, where he turns for creative inspiration, and how he uses Sapphire and Mocha Pro in his workflow.
November 19, 2019
Sapphire 2020 is the newest release of the high-end VFX suite favored by top artists and editors. Get ready for a trendy new effect inspired by lens whacking, new OCIO color management support, new Mocha parameter tracking, new lens flares, new Builder presets, and faster renders.
November 19, 2019
Silhouette 2020 is the latest version of the award-winning paint, rotoscoping, tracking, and compositing application used on Hollywood’s most famous films. Now includes free Mocha planar tracker and new Mocha Pro bundle options.
November 1, 2019
Mary Poplin is a Senior Product Specialist for Boris FX and has been demoing Mocha for nine years, Continuum for five years, and has more recently become an evangelist for Sapphire. She’s really excited to add Silhouette to her toolbox as well. She consults and trains editors, artists, and studios in Los Angeles and around the world.
October 28, 2019
Continuum 2020 is the newest release of the most comprehensive plugin collection on the market adds 10 new creative effects and transitions, a new Mocha Area Brush paint tool, updates to Particle Illusion and Title Studio, and more.
October 24, 2019
It’s not every day you win one Emmy Award, let alone three! But that’s exactly what happened last night during the Television Academy’s Engineering Emmy Awards hosted by Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds. Boris FX took home three out of this year’s six Engineering Emmys with Sapphire, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette each winning individual awards.
October 3, 2019
Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020 is now available! Get ready for major new advanced VFX workflows, mega clean plate for extended stitched workflows, area brush tool to quickly paint track searching areas, and OpenColorIO support. Supports Adobe, Avid, and OFX workflows.
October 1, 2019
Marco North is an award-winning multi-hyphenate artist based in Moscow, Russia. Find out how he got his start, his fave project, best career advice, and why he chooses Continuum and Mocha Pro.
September 9, 2019
Attendees at IBC will be the first to see sneak peeks of the upcoming 2020 releases: Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette — and if you haven’t already heard, Silhouette, winner of a 2019 Academy Award (Technical Achievement) and Digital Film Tools have just joined the Boris FX family! Visit us in Stand 7.A65, September 13-17, 2019, in Amsterdam.
September 6, 2019
We’re psyched to announce that Silhouette and Digital Film Tools are now part of the Boris FX product line! The high-end rotoscoping, paint, and effects tools join flagships Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro to further cement Boris FX as the #1 home for creative and time-saving plugins.
September 3, 2019
Alex Falconi is a two-time Sports Emmy Award-winning graphic artist at the MLB Network. Find out how he got his start, his favorite shortcut, project he’s most proud of, and why he relies on Sapphire and Mocha Pro to get the job done.
August 1, 2019
Steve Blasini, Co-owner/VFX Supervisor of BFX Imageworks, talks how he got his start, fave project, how he beats creative burnout, and why Mocha Pro’s planar tracking is his go-to tool for accomplishing elaborate set dressing and object removes.
July 28, 2019
Limited-time offer. Save 15% off Sapphire, Continuum, Particle Illusion, and Mocha Pro plug-ins for Adobe, Avid, and OFX workflows. Offer valid during SIGGRAPH 2019, ends August 15, 2019 at midnight EDT.
June 27, 2019
Brigitte Bourque, Digital Effects Supervisor at FuseFX, talks how she got her start in VFX, best career advice, why she loves Mocha Pro with Nuke, and working on that massive earthquake scene for FOX’s 9-1-1.
June 19, 2019
Sapphire 2019.5 is a major update featuring 4 new trendy effects and transitions, streamlined workflows, and new OFX plug-in support. If you’re on a current Sapphire update & support or annual subscription plan, the update is free.
June 13, 2019
Continuum 2019.5 is a major new update that adds fully editable properties to Particle Illusion for endless creative options, a new Particle Illusion Dissolve transition that includes dozens of presets and can be customized, new integration between Title Studio and Maxon Cinema 4D that delivers higher quality results and faster renders, and a new Spill Remover for those pesky light spills that make keying green screen difficult.
June 5, 2019
Mocha Pro 2019.5 is a major complimentary release for current Mocha Pro 2019 owners. Includes new OFX plug-in support for Autodesk Flame 2020, new edge-snapping spline tools, new AE Power Pin export option, custom layouts, and more.
May 30, 2019
Editor Jon Anderson on how he got his start, winning a Gold Clio award, his favorite Sapphire effect, and why he put a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his VCR.
May 2, 2019
VFX Supervisor Ruben Rodas (aka Biggie) on how he got his start, getting his break on Pan’s Labyrinth, his favorite Mocha shortcut, and the power of thinking positively.
April 5, 2019
Limited-time NAB offer on product bundles & award-winning individual products for Adobe, Avid, Apple, and OFX hosts. No discount code needed, sale price as marked. Ends Sunday, April 28, 2019, at midnight EDT.
April 3, 2019
We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite editing, post & VFX partners to bring you the LUCKY YOU, LUCKY US GIVEAWAY! Swing by our NAB Booth SL7620 (April 8-11, 2019), rest your weary legs while catching special guest artists and demos in action, and make sure to get your badge scanned by a member of the team.
April 2, 2019
Get ready to see how real-world artists like you use Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha in their daily editing and VFX workflows. Each day is packed with must-see demos to inspire you — and help you work more efficiently. Join us in Booth SL7620, April 8-11, at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas.
April 1, 2019
Assistant Editor Ilana Lewis on how she got her start, working on Marvel’s Runaways, dream collaboration, how she avoids burnout, and why she relies on Continuum and Sapphire’s VFX plug-ins for Avid.
March 26, 2019
NAB is just around the corner (April 8-11 in Las Vegas, NV) — and there’s an excited buzz around the office! Since releasing the 2019 product versions of Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro late last fall, the product team has been busy developing new editing and VFX tools that’ll be available soon. Swing by our Booth SL7620 to see the current versions in action and sneak peeks of new tech.
March 8, 2019
Exclusive offer for StratusCore users. Save 15% on the post-production industry’s top plug-ins: Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro.
March 4, 2019
Now Available! The Mocha Pro 2019 (v6.0.2) maintenance release includes bug fixes and improvements to Mocha Pro plug-ins and standalone application. A free download for current Mocha Pro 2019 users.
March 1, 2019
Editor Timothy Schultz on how he got his start, fave TV projects, dream collaborator, and how Mocha forever changed his Sapphire workflow inside Avid.
February 20, 2019
Continuum 2019 (12.0.1) is a major update for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts — and it adds host support for Apple FCP X & Motion 5 on macOS Mojave! A free update for previous 2019 owners with Adobe, Avid, and OFX. FCP X support starts at $195.
February 1, 2019
Scripted TV editor Monica Daniel talks how she got her start, what project she’s most proud of, dream collaborator, and which Continuum & Sapphire effects she uses most.
January 15, 2019
You worked hard all last year — and we want to shine a light on you, our awesome customers! It’s time to show off your work. We’re looking for your best VFX and post work from 2018.
January 3, 2019
Emmy-nominated online editor, Brady Betzel, talks about how he got his start, projects he’s most proud of, his favorite shortcuts, and his go-to Boris FX plug-ins.
December 19, 2018
Boris FX and SGO have teamed up to bring you a holiday-inspired VR contest. Enter now for a shot at over €1700 of prizes! Ends January 8, 2019.
December 12, 2018
Meet the Boris FX Application Manager. One handy place for all your Boris FX licensing needs. Easily deactivate and reactivate, see which plug-ins you have, instantly install updates, and download free trials.
November 14, 2018
Continuum 2019 is here. The latest release of the award-winning VFX collection includes real-time particle generation with Particle Illusion, new image processing shaders for Title Studio, new Mocha Essentials with spline tools, and more. Available for Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic Design, and Magix.
November 1, 2018
Say hi to Sapphire 2019. The newest release of the renowned VFX suite includes a reimagined Lens Flare and Flare Designer, trendy effects and transitions, an animating shape tool, Mocha Essentials workspace with 4 new spline tools, and more. Available for Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Foundry, Blackmagic Design, and Magix.
October 17, 2018
Flagships Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro (and newly updated Mocha AE) all compatible with Adobe CC After Effects and Premiere Pro fall 2018 release.
October 2, 2018
Meet Mocha Pro 2019. The newest release of the Academy Award-winning planar tracking and advanced VFX toolset includes GPU-accelerated object removal, a new sleek interface, new spline tools for faster roto & masking, stereoscopic 360/VR tools, and more. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts or as a standalone option.
September 19, 2018
A quick round-up of Boris FX happenings at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. Get ready for the 2019 product line available soon: Mocha Pro 2019, Continuum 2019, and Sapphire 2019.
September 10, 2018
See the soon-to-be-released 2019 product line-up from Boris FX at IBC in Amsterdam. Get to know the new Mocha Pro 2019, Continuum 2019, and Sapphire 2019 with major new tools including the reboot of Particle Illusion, a totally revamped Lens Flare Designer, a streamlined Mocha Essentials interface, and GPU-acceleration. Visit Booth 7.A65 from September 14-18, 2018.
August 17, 2018
As everyone already knows, Adobe makes beautiful software that has revolutionized the post-production industry. Imagining (or remembering!) the world before Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro can induce cold sweats and panic attacks amongst even the most seasoned editors, motion graphics, and visual effects artists. But what makes AE and Premiere so good? One main reason is the strong and robust plugin market. So, What Exactly is a Plugin?
July 31, 2018
Continuum’s Optical Stabilizer filter is now available as an individual plug-in. Quickly get rid of camera shake completely or smooth it just a little. Supports Adobe, Avid, Apple, and OFX hosts. Available for 1/2 off through August 31, 2018.
June 29, 2018
Continuum’s Stage Light filter is now available as an individual plug-in. Quickly add spotlights and point lights to your projects. Add realistic smoke and fog, unlimited native AE light support, tons of presets, and more. Supports Adobe, Avid, Apple, and OFX hosts. Available for 1/2 off through July 31, 2018.
June 27, 2018
Perfectly timed for the Fourth of July, 10+ new fireworks presets based on Continuum’s popular Particle Emitter 3D. Available free to all Continuum 11 users. Supports Adobe, Apple, Avid, and OFX hosts. Download today.
June 1, 2018
Continuum’s Magic Sharp filter is the plug-in industry’s top image sharpening toolkit — quickly and easily sharpen your video clips using a state-of-the-art algorithm with multiple options for how you sharpen. Supports Adobe, Avid, Apple, and OFX hosts. Available for 1/2 off through June 30, 2018.
May 29, 2018
Continuum 11.0.3 is now available. A free update for Continuum 11 users. Add new presets for greater creative flexibility, improve license support, and overall enhancements. Available to Adobe, Avid, Apple, and OFX hosts.
May 1, 2018
The 360/VR filmmaking community is constantly growing and changing. To show our support to this burgeoning industry, Boris FX is giving away the new Continuum VR Unit free through May 31, 2018. Get 5 speedy and powerful 360/VR plug-ins for editors. Supports Adobe, Avid, Apple & OFX hosts.
April 13, 2018
A quick round-up of all things Boris FX (including Best in Show awards) at NAB 2018: Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, Mocha VR, and a sneak peek at the Particle Illusion reboot.
March 20, 2018
Continuum’s Primatte Studio filter is the ultimate keying toolkit — bringing together Academy Award-nominated chromakeying technology and Mocha’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking and masking. Quickly create realistic, seamless composites.
March 2, 2018
Find out what’s coming up from Boris FX in 2018 at NAB. Tech demos of the new versions of Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha. Plus, the relaunch of Particle Illusion, the brand new Boris FX App Manager, and more. Join us April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Booth SL7620.
February 27, 2018
Boris FX is proud to be associated with all the 2018 Oscar-nominated Best Visual Effects films. Congrats to all our customers on the amazing achievement. Watch all the VFX breakdowns.
February 20, 2018
We’ve teamed up with our friends at SGO to share an exclusive 20% discount on the industry’s most powerful solutions for 360° video stitching, image stabilization, clean-ups, and finishing. Ends Monday, March 5, 2018.
February 19, 2018
The new Continuum Beauty Studio filter powered by Mocha is an all-in-one skin smoothing plug-in that helps quickly get rid of skin imperfections, apply digital makeup, and easily achieve natural finished looks. Available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts. Save 50% from now until March 16, 2018.
February 13, 2018
Perfect for beginners through intermediate Mocha users. Gain access to 7 hours of practical problem-solving tutorials to help you conquer everyday to advanced VFX challenges. Master Mocha, Volume 2 is available as an instant download. Includes all footage and projects to follow along. Hosted by popular Mocha trainer and VFX artist, Ben Brownlee.
February 2, 2018
It’s been a fun first month of 2018! We’re still basking in the glow of winning a prestigious Advanced Imaging Society Technical Award for Mocha VR, plus we’re super excited to announce that Mocha VR now supports 360 stereoscopic workflows — your most requested feature! (A special thanks to everyone who participated in our beta team.) The new point release — Mocha VR 5.6 — adds stereo workflows for footage shot with 3D 360° cameras such as Vuze, Kandao Obsidian, Samsung Round, Nokia Ozo, Z Cam, Google Jump, and more.
January 22, 2018
We’ve teamed up with the expert training team at Lynda.com on a Sapphire for Video Editors training series. If you’re an Adobe Premiere Pro editor looking to get started with Sapphire, you won’t want to miss this Sapphire training prepared just for you.
January 9, 2018
Continuum 11.0.2 is now available. This new point release adds Apple FCP X and Motion 5 support! Plus, if you’re already a Continuum 11 user, download the update for speed improvements, new presets, and more.
January 2, 2018
What a year! We take a look back at 2017 with a special shout out to our amazing community. Featuring major new product releases for Sapphire and Continuum, and the launch of the now award-winning Mocha VR for 360/VR filmmaking.
November 16, 2017
Continuum 11 is now available for OFX hosts, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Magix VEGAS Pro, and The Foundry’s NUKE! Featuring powerful new compositing tech, a VR Unit, and more.
October 16, 2017
The industry’s most popular plug-ins add new Academy Award caliber VFX tools. Now Available! Award-winning VFX plug-ins, Sapphire & Continuum, get major updates. Supports Adobe, Avid & OFX hosts.
September 13, 2017
The pros share their favorite strategies to combat and treat post production burnout. Pick up some new tricks to help yourself next time you start feeling it come on.
August 29, 2017
Mocha’s latest point release - 5.5.2 - includes new support for VEGAS Pro; and overall speed improvements and functionality for Mocha Pro and Mocha VR. Learn more.
June 29, 2017
Want to learn new tricks & techniques for using Continuum? We’ve partnered with Lynda.com to bring you one month free access to their new training Continuum course. Plus we’re giving away 3 one-year subs to both Lynda.com and Continuum. Awesome limited-time offer.
April 17, 2017
Mocha VR is optimized for 360° video tasks: tracking, stabilization and object removal Guildford, UK – April 17, 2017 – Imagineer Systems, a division of Boris FX will showcase MochaVR, a groundbreaking new 360°/VR post-production plug-in at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, April 24-27. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking technology, Mocha VR is the first plug-in to bring native 360° optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to Adobe® Premiere Pro® CC and Adobe After Effects® CC, both part of Adobe Creative Cloud®.
March 20, 2017
For the first time in Sapphire’s 20+ year history, the legendary Sapphire toolset will be offered as eight individual Sapphire Units. Designed for individual artists, editors, and compositors, Sapphire Units break down the most popular filters into essential categories, allowing for greater pricing flexibility.
March 7, 2017
In our March giveaway, get 14 new presets based on Continuum 10’s Title Studio. Supports all compatible hosts. Free presets available to Continuum 10 users.
March 2, 2017
We’re previewing major new versions of Sapphire and Continuum at NAB 2017, April 24-27 in Las Vegas, featuring significant updates in keying, licensing, tracking, and 360/VR.
February 8, 2017
We’re excited to introduce you to Mocha VR! If you’re working in 360°/VR, get ready to seriously streamline your VFX and post workflow. Mocha VR will revolutionize the way you tackle motion tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization. Developed by the Academy Award-winning team behind Mocha Pro. Mocha VR brings native 360° optimized tools to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Avid Media Composer, The Foundry’s NUKE, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
February 8, 2017
We’re excited to introduce you to Mocha VR! If you’re working in 360°/VR, get ready to seriously streamline your VFX and post workflow. Mocha VR will revolutionize the way you tackle motion tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization. Developed by the Academy Award-winning team behind Mocha Pro.
January 24, 2017
We’re giving away 12 new presets based on Boris Continuum 10’s powerful Title Studio tool - the next gen 2D/3D titling & animation plug-in. Save time & add new fully customizable lower thirds to your library. Compatibility: Boris Continuum 10 Supports: All Hosts Download now. ● Installation Instructions
December 21, 2016
Well, it has been quite a crazy and intense year for many – including the team at Boris FX! Before we completely wrap up 2016, we thought that it would be fun to shine a quick light on some of our favorite stories from our world of post-production and VFX. Please take a moment to check it out and have a wonderful 2017! -Ross Shain, CMO, Boris FX 2017 Academy Awards: Best VFX Nominees Most recently, The Academy of Motion Pictures announced the nominees for the Best VFX category and we are excited to say that almost every single VFX studio who worked on the nominated films uses both mocha Pro and Sapphire.
December 12, 2016
A Different Kind of AfterGlow With the ski season just ramping up, we figured this clip was appropriate. Words can't describe the pure awesomeness…just watch and enjoy! If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes 'making of' video of this film, check it out.
December 8, 2016
Special is a word that comes to mind after viewing Mesh, the stunning new work from Gunnar, a Detroit based motion graphics house. Expertly mixing classic cell shaded animation with intense 3D modeling and camerawork, Mesh is the perfect example of the modern style of motion graphics. Mesh from Gunner on Vimeo.
November 28, 2016
We’re psyched to announce our latest point release: mocha Pro 5.2 – a significant release with serious improvements, including added support for floating licenses, a new render license option (!), and even faster GPU planar tracking! Download a free trial ● Buy Now ● Read the press release ● Already own mocha Pro 5? Download the free update. New in mocha Pro 5.2 New Floating License Support: You can now run both the mocha Pro standalone and mocha Pro plug-in options off one floating license server.
November 28, 2016
Imagineer Systems releases new mocha Pro 5.2 point release with major workflow improvements for VFX & post-production artists. Guildford, UK – November 28, 2016 – Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of Mocha planar tracking & masking software, releases Mocha Pro 5.2, a point release with significant new features and fixes for the VFX community. Mocha Pro’s highly regarded visual effects software has been used on countless high-profile film and television projects including Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Episode IV and The Walking Dead.
November 14, 2016
On September 9, 2016 Boris FX announced the acquisition of GenArts, the developers of renowned SapphireVFX plug-ins. It has been an exciting time for our combined teams and now that the dust has settled, we’d like take the opportunity to address questions that our customers and partners have been asking. Please review and if you have additional questions, feel free to contact us! The official acquisition press release can be viewed here.
November 9, 2016
We’re excited to announce that mocha Pro 5 now supports the recently released Adobe CC 2017 – both for After Effects and Premiere Pro. Happy tracking! Plus, Boris FX products Continuum Complete 10 and Sapphire 10 are also compatible. Currently we do not support the “Team Projects” function.
November 2, 2016
A special thanks again to everyone who entered the Boris FX, GenArts, and Imagineer annual Halloween contest. We received a ton of great entries. Alas we had to pick winners. And here they are! Ghost Journey by Jacob Dalton – Oculus Rift winner! GhostBusters Go! by Michael M. Miller – Sapphire 10 winner! NYCTOPHOBIA by Paul Stamper – Continuum Complete 10 winner! Halloween by Grace Montoya – mocha Pro 5 winner!
October 3, 2016
Now available: Boris Continuum Complete 10.0.3 for OFX We're excited to announce the new 10.0.3 point release for BCC 10 for OFX - now supporting The Foundry's NUKE. The release marks the first-time Boris FX products are available for the NUKE compositing community! Highlights include: integrated mocha/PixelChooser, Beauty Studio, Title Studio, Image Restoration tools, and new effects like Light Leaks & Video Glitch. new features prod page • upgrade/purchase • download • read the press release
October 3, 2016
The VFX Plug-in Monster Squad – Boris FX, GenArts & Imagineer – has teamed up to challenge our users to create a Halloween-themed short. The more wickedly creative, the better. Enter as many times as you want for your shot at awesome prizes including an Oculus Rift VR headset! Repulsive Rules: Submit a short (no longer than 5 minutes). All videos must use either: Boris Continuum, Sapphire or mocha software in the process.
September 21, 2016
Leading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users Boston, Massachusetts, USA– September 21, 2016 – Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year.
September 9, 2016
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry Boston, MA, USA – September 9, 2016 - Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
September 8, 2016
Popular VFX plug-ins Boris Continuum Complete 10 for OFX adds support for NUKE Boston, Massachusetts, USA – September 8, 2016 – Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
September 7, 2016
New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools. Guildford, UK – September 7, 2016 – Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC.
August 16, 2016
Mocha Pro’s highly regarded visual effects software has been used on countless high profile film and television projects including Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Episode IV and The Walking Dead.
August 1, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10.0.2 is an important point release update for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Creative Cloud users. BCC 10.0.2 includes many new features, useful speed improvements and numerous bug fixes. This is a free point release for all owners of BCC 10 for Avid or Adobe. BCC 10.0.2 Highlights General Enhancements: GPU - acceleration improvements on QuadroFX video cards Support for Avid's separate Filter vs Transition palettes in Media Composer 8.
August 1, 2016
Original article published by Animation Magazine (see original) By Todd Sheridan Perry mocha Pro has made itself the go-to tool for tracking, track-assisted rotoscoping and object removal. So much so, that its team was awarded a Science and Technology Award from the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences. Not too shabby. And their latest version makes the tools even easier to incorporate as well as expanding into new technological fields.
July 18, 2016
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Showcase mocha Pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016 New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings efficient VFX workflow to Adobe, Avid and Nuke workflows. Anaheim, California – July 18, 2016 – Leading visual effects software developers, Boris FX / Imagineer Systems, will be showcasing the newest version of Academy award-winning planar tracking software, Mocha Pro 5, at SIGGRAPH (booth 426) on July 26-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
July 1, 2016
We're getting the Fourth of July celebration started early with a fun new tutorial and two free presets! Paul Ezzy shows Continuum Complete 10 + Adobe After Effects users how to create fireworks using particles, mimic day for night with 3-way color grading, and track inside mocha AE. Download the presets. Footage was provided by ArtBeats Express who are running a special promo with free DC Aerial Footage. Offer ends August 3rd.
June 29, 2016
We’re happy to announce support for Adobe’s newest release: Creative Cloud 2015.3. Mocha Pro 5.0.2 now supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 and After Effects CC 2015.3. This is a free point release update for all owners of the new Mocha Pro 5 Adobe Plug-in. Haven’t tried the plug-in yet? Download a fully working 14 day trial! Tech Tip: if you are updating your Adobe CC apps to 2015.3 and wish to keep older version, remember to deselect “Remove Old Versions”.
June 23, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple is a significant new plug-in release for Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Highlight features include Beauty Studio, Video Glitch, Light Leaks, faster effects processing and much more. new features prod page • upgrade/purchase • download • read the release notes NEW! BCC 10 for Apple FCP X & Motion: Beauty Studio - A state-of-the-art skin retouching and digital makeup tool to make your talent look perfect without losing clarity and detail.
June 5, 2016
New release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production. Guildford, UK – June 6, 2016 – Imagineer Systems launches Mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software. Mocha Pro is the popular motion tracking and visual effects tool used on thousands of feature films and television shows, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Game of Thrones, and many more.
May 31, 2016
mocha Pro 5 is a major update including GPU accelerated tracking and new plug-in options to streamline your VFX projects into a time-saving workflow – no longer leave your host timeline! Plus improved licensing system, new export formats, new Python scripting interface, new purchase options and more. For the first time ever, mocha Pro is being offered as an affordable plug-in to run inside Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Avid Media Composer. Support for OFX hosts such as Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and The Foundry’s NUKE coming soon!
May 18, 2016
Now available: Boris Continuum Complete 10.0.2 for OFX We are happy to announce the new BCC 10.0.2 point release for OFX hosts: DaVinci Resolve & Sony Vegas Pro. This new point release adds major functionality for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve including: mocha planar tracking & masking tools integrated directly into the PixelChooser.* BCC Optical Stabilizer* Improved FX Browser with dynamic video previews* New soft casting shadows in Title Studio * DaVinci Resolve 12.
April 26, 2016
Post Magazine Names BCC "Post Picks" Winner at NAB 2016 We're back from a fun and busy NAB and excited to discover that Continuum Complete 10 has been picked as Post Magazine "Post Picks" for NAB 2016! Boris Continuum Complete 10 Boris FX launched Boris Continuum Complete 10 (pictured, left) for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC at NAB 2016, along with Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid.
April 15, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10 for OFX Boris Continuum Complete 10 for OFX is our largest plug-in release for OFX hosts to date! BCC 10 for OFX is available now with support for DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro. More OFX hosts coming soon. Explore major new effects and filters below. new features prod page • upgrade/purchase • download • read the release notes NEW! BCC 10 for OFX:
April 11, 2016
What’s Happening at NAB We’re excited to be launching new products & showing off demos of hot new tech with our friends Imagineer in our booth SL7620. Swing by for special guest demo artists, daily giveaways & more! Highlights include: New: BCC 10 for new hosts including, Davinci Resolve, Vegas & Nuke Coming Soon: mocha Pro 5 with plug-in option for Adobe, Avid & OFX Technology Demo: Working in 360/VR?
April 8, 2016
Major new release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software features GPU acceleration, plug-in option, and numerous workflow enhancements for visual effects and post-production. Guildford, UK – April 11, 2016 – Imagineer Systems will be debuting Mocha Pro 5, the most significant version of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software, at the National Broadcasters Show (NAB) in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18-21, Booth SL7620.
March 24, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10.0.1.6 is an important update for Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro users. This is a free update for all owners of BCC 10 for Adobe. Point Release Highlights Up to 10% performance boost in Extruded Spline, Extruded EPS, and Layer Deformer. Antialiasing improvement in 3D Objects category filters. Improved Extruded EPS support for certain EPS files.
March 7, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10.0.1 is an important update for Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro users and includes significant feature enhancements and many bug fixes. This is a free update for all owners of BCC 10 for Adobe. Point Release Highlights General Enhancements: FX Browser playback performance optimization in the 3D Objects category. Support for OpenCL optimization on older Mac laptops with NVIDIA graphics.
February 9, 2016
Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows. Today, Imagineer is announcing a partnership to release MochaBlend C4D, a new software plug-in developed by Good Spirit Graphics. MochaBlend was designed to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D workflows and gives visual effects and motion graphics artists innovative new ways to marry computer graphics to video footage. MochaBlend C4D is a plug-in that runs inside Maxon Cinema 4D and gives users the ability to import mocha’s 2D planar tracking data and roto-splines into a 3D solved workspace.
February 1, 2016
Boris Continuum Complete 10.01 is an important update for Avid Media Composer users and includes significant feature enhancements and many bug fixes. This is a free update for all owners of BCC 10 AVX. Point Release Highlights: Improved 4K support: All BCC filters now supported & optimized for 4K resolution support Major Speed & Rendering Performance: OpenCL optimization in many filters yielding up to 3x faster rendering & previews!
January 14, 2016
BCC Title Studio is the new motion graphics and 2D/3D broadcast design plug-in from Boris FX. Located inside the BCC 10 3D Objects folder, Title Studio offer editors and artist amazing capabilities for designing simple to complex title animations, credit rolls, even the ability to import Maxon C4D models! In this month's free giveaway we are sharing 22 Title Studio presets. Designed for clean and crisp look, these presets can be added to your preset directory and used as a starting base for many projects.
January 14, 2016
Please Take Our Survey / Enter to Win Prizes Imagineer systems is working on adapting mocha’s toolset for VR post-production. We are looking for feedback and feature requests from professionals engaged in “Cinematic 360″ video post-production. Your participation will help us design new and exciting workflows for the visual effects and post community. We value your feedback! In exchange for your time, your participation enters you into a contest & the chance to win professional VFX software OR a Freedom360 camera mount!
December 13, 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe is our largest plug-in release for the Adobe professional video community to date! Explore major new effects and filters for Premiere and After Effects below. new features prod page • upgrade/purchase • download NEW! BCC 10 for Adobe: mocha 's Academy award-winning planar tracking & masking tools are now integrated into the BCC PixelChooser.
November 2, 2015
We had a lot of videos to sort through this year, and it was as hard to pick the winners this year as it is every year. Without futher ado, let me announce the winners of this years contest! And the winners are…. The Winners of the 2015 Halloween Video Contest: The House – Prize: Academy Award-winning mocha Pro from Imagineer ($1495) Jacob Danell Mr.
October 30, 2015
November Meeting Featuring Boris FX Boris FX presents New Tools for Editing & EffectsBoris Continuum Complete 10 with Peter McAuleyAdd more advanced graphics and visual effects to your edit! Join presenter Peter McAuley for an evening of creative tips, tricks and new tools.BCC 10 is the newest version of plug-ins from Boris FX. Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) gives editors and artists 230+ filters and 2500+ presets to boost creativity and increase efficiency under constant tight deadlines – without ever leaving your timeline!
October 19, 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid is our biggest release for the Avid community to date and marks the first joint development effort between Boris FX and Imagineer Systems . Explore major new features and new purchase options below. [caption id="attachment_5571" align="aligncenter" width="720"] BCC 10 for Avid: New Features Video[/caption] watch BCC 10 new features teaser • watch all BCC 10 new videos • BCC 10 New Features
October 9, 2015
“They’re back!” We’ve teamed up with a bunch of awesome VFX friends to bring you our annual ghoulfest contest! The top 5 videos will win prizes, including: Academy Award-winning mocha Pro from Imagineer ($1495) Continuum Complete for Adobe from Boris FX ($995) CoreMelt Everything Bundle ($299) HitFilm 3 Pro ($299) And prizes from Rampant Design! Rules: Submit a short “scary, spooky, Halloween inspired” video (no longer than 5 minutes).
September 30, 2015
We've teamed up with Lightworks to bring Boris FX to Editshare's Academy and Emmy Award-winning NLE. Choose Boris Graffiti and/or FX in one powerful Lightworks VFX bundle! Here's the news from Lightworks: In addition to Lightworks Pro's native tools, with version 12.5 we have teamed up with leading developers of visual effects software, Boris FX, to add power-tools to your creative toolkit. If you need to add an optical stabiliser to your GoPro footage, an effective lens flare to a particular scene, or remove wires and unwanted objects from the frame, Boris FX have premium tools to help.
September 22, 2015
In partnership with Boris FX, SGO confirms integration of the popular titling and motion graphics plug-in, Boris Graffiti, with Mamba FX V2.5 for Windows. Mac and Linux are to follow suit. Boris FX is a prominent developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. Mamba FX is a high performance, node-based compositing platform which comes with a large range of filters and effects.
September 9, 2015
Editor and Boris TV trainer Kevin P. McAuliffe recently wrote an article on Boris RED 5.5 for Pro Video Coalition in which he talks why you need RED 5.5, what the main differences are between RED and BCC , and lots more. With everything from animated Path Text to Lower Thirds to Rolls and Crawls, the Library Browser will be your one stop shop to either get you started with animating your text in Boris RED 5.
August 31, 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors. Boston, MA, USA – August 31, 2015 – Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.
August 18, 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 9.0.5 is an important update for Avid and Adobe users and includes feature enhancements across the product as well as many bug fixes. This is a free update for all owners of BCC 9 AVX and AE. Avid users: This update includes a new option in the BCC Chroma Key Studio which offers control over the color processing for the matte edge. Additionally, the BCC Chroma Key Studio benefits from some under the hood streamlining, which results in improved performance.
August 6, 2015
Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 Los Angeles, California – August 6, 2015 – Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of Mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and Mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
August 4, 2015
We're excited to announce that the latest update to Continuum Complete for Adobe - BCC 9.0.5 - is officially supported in Windows 10. The update also includes feature enhancements and bug fixes specific to After Effects CC 2015. Read the release notes. The update is available free to BCC 9 AE users. Download it now. Don't have BCC 9 for Adobe? Take it a free spin.
August 4, 2015
We're excited to announce that the latest update to Continuum Complete for Adobe - BCC 9.0.5 - is officially supported in Windows 10. The update also includes feature enhancements and bug fixes specific to After Effects CC 2015. Read the release notes. The update is available free to BCC 9 AE users. Download it now. Don't have BCC 9 for Adobe? Take it a free spin.
July 15, 2015
For a limited time, we're offering you the gift of the BCC Lights Unit! Offer valid from July 15, 2015 through July 31, 2015 at midnight EST. (1 license per customer) The BCC Lights Unit delivers 21 powerful easy-to-use filters & 300+ presets for every lighting need. (a $299 value) Featuring the BCC Lens Flare 3D filter — create realistic, animated lens flares fast with built-in motion tracking.
June 16, 2015
Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2015 last night. We're excited to announce that Boris Continuum Complete AE is now compatible! To download the free update 9.0.4 for BCC 9 AE users (or download a trial version), click here . The update also includes improvements and bug fixes: Lens Flare 3D performance enhancements. Chroma Key performance enhancements & a new “Color from Cleaned Alpha” option that enable an alternate color processing approach for edge regions.
June 16, 2015
Boston, MA, USA – June 16, 2015 – Boris FX™ and Imagineer Systems, leading developers of award-winning visual effects tools and post-production software, announce support for the newly released Adobe Creative Cloud 2015. The recently merged Boris FX / Imagineer Systems group worked with the Adobe development team to ensure a timely release, offering support for Adobe After Effects CC 2015 and Premiere Pro CC 2015. The following Boris FX and Imagineer products now officially support Adobe CC 2015:
April 24, 2015
We’re nice and rested from the fun whirlwind that is NAB. We had a blast catching up with users, meeting new ones, and demoing the hot new technology which will ship later this year – BCC 10 and mocha Pro 5 – developed jointly by the Boris FX and Imagineer Systems teams. Top BCC 10 New Feature Highlights: The BCC Pixel Chooser is now powered by mocha’s Academy Award winning planar tracking software.
March 24, 2015
Boston, MA, USA – March 24, 2015 - Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225. NAB 2015 will mark the public debut of integrated technology following the recent strategic merger between Boris FX and Imagineer Systems.
March 23, 2015
March Madness is gripping the nation once again. Who will take home the coveted NCAA basketball championship? We’re playing along by giving away a free template for BCC 9 users with Adobe After Effects. Available to BCC 9 users with Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher. (Font used Bebas) Filters used: Layer Deformer, Stage Light, and Lens Flare 3D Score your free template today !
March 3, 2015
Interstellar recently took home The Oscar for "Best Visual Effects." In a nod to its win, Paul Ezzy has created a black hole template, worm hole presets, and some stock imagery. Filters used: BCC Radial wipe, BCC Film Glow, BCC Turbulence, BCC Spiral Blur, BCC Particle Array 3D, and BCC Polar Displacement. The free package is available to BCC 9 users with Adobe After Effects.
March 2, 2015
Written by: Ian Sandall, Focus Magazine, February 2015 For a good part of my working life I survived without knowing how a single piece of broadcast software worked. This all changed when I got my first NLE and from those early Speed Razor days to now I’ve got pretty reasonable on editing software and especially the fascinating plugins that we all need to get the latest effects. I now have a favourite NLE for commercials and high production value work (Premiere Pro) as well as a favourite for speedy cut’n’shuts (that would be Avid) as well as a choice if I just want to have a laugh and see how badly wrong they got it.
February 24, 2015
In the latest "Quick Tips" tutorial, Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong shows Avid editors how to incorporate the Media Composer 8.2 new feature - the "Favorites" bin - into your BCC and RED workflows. Featuring tips on creating custom effects categories, quick transitions, titles, and stacks. Work more easily!
February 16, 2015
Where would we be without Technicolor? The brand is synonymous with Hollywood and the film industry is forever beholden to it. Its fantastical, eye-popping color technology gained prominence as the earliest color process and ushered in the golden age of Hollywood. One hundred years later, Technicolor remains ever present in color technology. To celebrate its contribution to the industry we love, here are some of our favorite examples of Technicolor’s earlier process films.
February 10, 2015
In the first of a series of Quick Tips, Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong dives into BCC Particle Emitter 3D. Learn how to easy it is to use randomization and post processing to produce a more varied and organic look even when you're using a single repeated particle image. Like what you see? Treat yourself with our BCC Particles Unit - 1/2 off until this Sunday, the 15th.
February 10, 2015
Love is in the air. In this Valentine's themed tutorial, Mary Poplin, Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, shows you some quick ways to add particle effects into your BCC + After Effects workflow. Learn how to animate "custom looping sprites" to create a flying flock of winged hearts! Highlighted filters: BCC Color Correct, BCC Extruded EPS, BCC Film Glow, BCC Particles, BCC Vignette Download your free presets & templates.
January 28, 2015
Imagineer Systems Releases mocha 4.1.2 Now available. A free update for existing Mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 users. mocha 4.1.2 includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, including: Improved tracking data export for Blackmagic Fusion Better compatibility with Adobe After Effects when working with DPX files The ability to change pixel aspect ratio after tracking without requiring a re-track Several less common crashing bugs download v4.1.2 now
January 28, 2015
Thanks to everyone who entered our “New Year, New Tools” video contest co-sponsored by our friends at Boris FX. We received a wide variety of entries from short films to corporate to demos and reels. And the winners are… Drumroll please. #1. RomantiCorp , Winner of mocha Pro + BCC 9 #2. The Hatchling , Winner of the mocha Plus + BCC Match Move Unit #3. Gerundio, Winner of a BCC Unit
January 14, 2015
Love Boris TV, but want to go a little more in-depth? Webinar Replays are here to help. Each one hour replay dives into a specific topic or feature to give you new ideas, deliver time-saving tricks, and teach you how to tweak filter parameters resulting in projects that'll make your producers and directors eyes pop! Here are our top 5 most popular from last year: 1. Winter Sports GraphicsProduct: BCC AVX, hosted by Jeff Greenberg
January 13, 2015
We rounded up the top 5 most popular Boris TV episodes of 2014. Here are your faves! 1."Star Trek Into Darkness" Warp SpeedProduct: BCC AEHost: Paul Ezzy 2. "The Walking Dead" Title Sequence <br /> Product: BCC AE (Premiere Pro) <br /> Host: Paul Ezzy 3. New Transitions in BCC 9Product: BCC AE (Premiere Pro)Host: SternFX 4. "The Matrix" EffectProduct: BCC AE (Premiere Pro)Host: Paul Ezzy
January 5, 2015
Ah, the start of a new year – a clean slate with endless possibilities. To kick off 2015 Boris FX and Imagineer Systems are sponsoring a quick and easy video contest! Share any project completed in the last year that used our software and be entered to win over $3000 worth of vfx software tools. 5 winners will be randomly picked from the entries. Contest open to all, professionals, independents and students.
January 5, 2015
To kick off 2015 Boris FX and Imagineer are sponsoring a quick and easy video contest! Share any project completed in the last year that used our software and be entered to win over $3000 worth of vfx software tools. 5 winners will be randomly picked from the entries. Contest open to all, professionals, independents and students. Enter as many times as you want! How to enter: 1. Upload any creative project completed in the last year to Vimeo.
December 17, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens today, marking the end of the epic journey through Middle-earth. As a send-off, we're reposting Paul Ezzy's tutorial on how to create the textured logo using Boris RED (previously Avid FX). Don't forget to download the project file! Part I. Part II.
December 15, 2014
On December 15, it was announced that Boris FX, a leading visual effects software developer will be acquiring Imagineer Systems. This is very exciting news for the Imagineer team and we’d like to address the questions that our customers have here. The official press release announcement can be found here. Questions and Answers What is the news behind the acquisition? Who is Boris FX and what do they do?
December 15, 2014
Boston, MA, USA – December 15, 2014 - Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools. Imagineer’s flagship product, mocha Pro™ plays a leading role in countless major Hollywood films. In 2013 the team behind mocha was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures with a Science and Engineering Award.
December 15, 2014
On December 15, Boris FX announced the acquisition of Imagineer Systems, the innovators of mocha planar tracking. This is very exciting news for all of us at Boris FX and we’d like to address the questions that our customers have here. The official press release announcement can be found here . What is the news behind the acquisition? Who is Imagineer Systems and what is mocha?
December 4, 2014
Animated titles made easy. Highlights include: Resolve 11 - new host Pinnacle 17 and 18 - new host Lightworks 12 - new host Avid users now have access to "green dot" mode and "Apply to Title" options Hundreds of lower third presets Learn more.
December 3, 2014
Review: Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro 4.1 and Mocha Plus 4.1 By Brady Betzel for postperspective.com Most people working in modern post production have heard about “tracking.” Many may have even dabbled in a little tracking to remove a dead pixel, do some simple sign replacements or stabilize a shaky shot. If you are lucky enough to have been successful in your standard Avid tracker or the amazing Adobe After Effects 3D Camera Solver then you will love what Imagineer System’s is doing with mocha Pro 4.
November 7, 2014
Missed us at NAB and IBC? Inter BEE is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we'll be there! Date : 11/19-11/21 Place : Tokyo, Japan Steve Hayes, Director of Business Development, will be our man on the ground. If you'd like to set up a meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We'll be demoed at the Born Digital booth #6124 and don't forget to ask about us at Avid, Black Magic, Flashback, Grass Valley, and Sony.
November 4, 2014
Imagineer Systems Releases mocha 4.1 Free update for existing mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 users; mocha 4.1 introduces new features and improvements, including open spline support for Adobe After Effects and NUKE, support for OpenEXR 2.0, and enhanced Python scripting capabilities. Guildford, UK – November 4, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning Mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the availability of mocha Pro 4.1 and mocha Plus 4.
October 31, 2014
No tricks, only treats from the the team at Boris FX. We've gathered up all of our Halloween-related templates and Boris TV episodes as a nod to the annual ghoul fest. Download two jack o'lantern templates for BCC 9 AE users. Filters used: BCC Blobs Wipe, BCC Fast Film Glow, BCC Film Glow, BCC Grunge, BCC Particle Emitter 3D, BCC Rays Streaky, BCC Turbulence, and BCC Water Waves Dissolve.
October 30, 2014
2014 MOCHA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTESTThanks to all who submitted videos! It was difficult to pick from so many fun (and spooky) videos, but someone’s gotta win. Here are this year’s winners. 1. Warren Reed: “My Costume” 2. Dan and Liz Bernard: “Run” 3. Matthew Greene: “White with Red” 4. Chris Webb: “Masks” 5. Jacob Dalton: “Claws”
October 16, 2014
Last week we hosted the Boston Avid User Group in our office. It’s become an annual tradition filled with local editors, demos, networking, food, and good cheer. The Boston Avid User Group (BAVUG) has been around since 2004 and is dedicated to advancing the professional growth of editors, students, and enthusiasts in the New England area. The group meets 8-10 per year and invites guest speakers from the creative and technical communities to share their experiences and showcase new solutions.