Boris, Imagineer Team Up on New VFX Tools
April 20, 2015

Boris, Imagineer Team Up on New VFX Tools

BOSTON –   Boris FX and Imagineer Systems previewed the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at NAB, marking the public debut of integrated technology following the recent merger between Boris FX and Imagineer Systems.

“Following the successful merger, we previewed the work of our combined development teams,” explains Boris Yamnitsky, founder and CEO, Boris FX. “By incorporating mocha’s powerful planar tracking directly into Continuum Complete and also giving mocha Pro the ability to launch as a plug-in, we’ll bring more advanced visual effects tools directly to hosts such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve . Beyond the mocha integration, we showcased many new product features, including: BCC Title Studio, a new creative tool built to design and animate 3D titles and motion graphics, and BCC Beauty Studio, a new digital makeup tool for skin smoothing and removing blemishes – all based on shared technology between Boris FX and Imagineer Systems.”  

Boris Continuum Complete gives editors, motion graphic artists, and post-production facilities a comprehensive VFX plug-in suite. The expansive 200+ filter collection is ubiquitous among Avid editors and Adobe Creative Cloud users. It includes 3D titling; image restoration tools; lens flares, glows, and lights; keys and mattes; warp and perspective effects; and cinematic effects. All filters take advantage of either OpenCL, NVIDIA CUDA, multi-threading or OpenGL hardware acceleration for a streamlined design experience. 

The soon-to-be-released Boris Continuum Complete 10 offers greater integration with mocha, new 3D titling tools, import of Cinema 4D models, new image restoration filters, new transitions, and added host support. 

Built upon the renowned Planar Tracking image engine, mochafollows “pixel patterns” through the most difficult conditions including objects that go off-screen, objects that are partially obscured, and even out of focus footage. 

“Mocha Pro 5addresses key feature requests that our users have asked for,” comments Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer of Boris FX/Imagineer. “With the new ability to launch directly as a plug-in, we are providing a much smoother experience for Avid, Premiere, and Resolve users, as well as our core base of After Effects and NUKE artists. Additionally, the new effects filters built in collaboration with Boris FX bring indispensable features directly to mocha Pro, such as an integrated keyer that will improve roto-masking and sharpen and grain tools that improve the already powerful object remove and image restoration capabilities.”