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Ask the Artist: Debra Khoo, VFX Artist at HBO

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.

Ask the Artist: Lee Lanier, 3D Animator and VFX Artist

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 creating tutorials on editing, VFX, and animation. Found out how he got his start, how he beats burnout, and why he turns to Continuum.

Introducing the Boris FX Suite

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.

Ask the Artist: Jonathan Winbush, Motion Graphics Artist

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.

Now Available: Boris FX Optics Plugin for Photoshop

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.

Ask the Artist: Hanna Hurndell, Rotoscope Artist

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.

Now Available: Free Particle Illusion Standalone Application

June 16, 2020

The new Particle Illusion Standalone makes creating real-time motion graphics and particles a breeze. And it’s FREE!

Ask the Artist: Mike Gaines, VFX Artist

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.

Now Available: Sapphire 2020.5

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.

New Monthly Subscription Offers Now Available

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.

Now Available: Continuum 2020.5

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.

CelebrateVideoCreation - Free Video Creator Bundle

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+)

Ask the Artist: Sara Ireland, Compositing Supervisor, LAIKA

May 1, 2020

LAIKA’s Compositing Supervisor, Sara Ireland, talks about the project she’s most proud of, where she turns for creative inspiration, and why she relies on Sapphire, Silhouette & Mocha Pro VFX for all her compositing needs.

Meet the New Silhouette Paint Plugin!

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!

Virtual NAB

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!

Now Available: Mocha Pro 2020.5 and Silhouette 2020.5

April 6, 2020

New point releases! Boris FX is pleased to share that the 2020.5 releases of Mocha Pro and Silhouette are now available.

Ask the Artist: Alan Dubin, Creative Video Editor and Colorist

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.

Boris FX Offers Remote Access To Help Customers: COVID-19 Update

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.

Boris FX Withdraws from NAB 2020 Citing Public Health Concern

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.

Ask the Artist: Monica Coonis, Lead Online Editor

March 1, 2020

Monica Coonis is the Lead Online Editor at Endemol Shine North America. Her credits include MasterChef, Lego Masters, and The Biggest Loser. Find out how she got her start, project she’s most proud of, and why she relies on Continuum and Mocha Pro inside her Avid workflow.

Mograph Master John Dickinson Joins the Boris FX Team

February 19, 2020

Award-winning motion graphics designer, John Dickinson, join the Boris FX team as our Director of Motion Graphics.

Oscars 2020: VFX Round-up and Congrats to All the Nominees

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..

Ask the Artist: Rob Legato, VFX Supervisor

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.

Oscars 2020: Artists on Working on Best Visual Effects Nominated Films

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.

Oscars 2020: VFX on Missing Link, Best Animated Feature Film Nominee

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.

Oscars 2020: VFX on Little Women, Best Picture Nominee

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.

Ask the Artist: Katie Morris, VFX Digital Artist

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.

What A Year! Top Moments from 2019

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.

Top 5 Relatable Holiday Movie Quotes When You Work In Post

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.

Mocha User Survey

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.

Ask the Artist: Justin Peterson, Director Digital Content Production

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.

New! Sapphire 2020 Now Available

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.

New! Silhouette 2020: Now Available

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.

Ask the Artist: Mary Poplin, Senior Product Specialist

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.

New! Continuum 2020: Now Available

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.

Boris FX Wins Three Engineering Emmy Awards!

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.

Say Hi to Mocha Pro 2020: Now Available

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.

Ask the Artist: Marco North, Filmmaker

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.

Boris FX Takes IBC 2019: Your Guide to 2020 Releases and New Products

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.

SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools Join the Boris FX Family

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.

Ask the Artist: Alex Falconi, Graphic Artist

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.

Ask the Artist: Steven Blasini, VFX Supervisor

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.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Sale: 15% off any Boris FX Product

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.

Ask the Artist: Digital Effects Supervisor Brigitte Bourque

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.

Sapphire 2019.5 Now Available

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.

Continuum 2019.5 Now Available

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.

Mocha Pro 2019.5 Now Available

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.

Ask the Artist: Editor Jon Anderson

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.

Ask the Artist: VFX Supervisor Ruben Rodas

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.

NAB 2019 Sale: Up to 50% Off

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.

NAB 2019 Giveaway: Over $75K of Editing, Post & VFX Prizes

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.

Your Guide to NAB 2019: Editing & VFX Demos at Booth SL7620

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.

Ask the Artist: Assistant Editor Ilana Lewis

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.

What to Expect at NAB 2019: New VFX & Editing Tools Coming Soon

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.

Exclusive Offer for StratusCore Users: 15% off Any Boris FX Plug-in

March 8, 2019

Exclusive offer for StratusCore users. Save 15% on the post-production industry’s top plug-ins: Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro.

New Release: Mocha Pro 2019 (6.0.2)

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.

Ask the Artist: Editor Timothy Schultz

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.

Continuum 2019 (12.0.1) Adds Speed Boosts to Particle Illusion and FCP X Support on macOS Mojave

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.

Win a year of Sapphire, Continuum, or Mocha Pro!

February 1, 2019

Enter to win for the whole month of February!

Ask the Artist: Editor Monica Daniel

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.

Submit Your Clips to Our 2019 Customer Reel

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.

Ask the Artist: Online Editor Brady Betzel

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 VR Contest with Mocha Pro and SGO

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.

Free Boris FX Application Manager: Now Available

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.

Continuum 2019: Now Available

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.

Sapphire 2019: Now Available

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.

Adobe CC Compatibility: October 2018

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.

Mocha Pro 2019: Now Available

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.

IBC 2018: The Wrap-Up

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.

IBC 2018: Say Hi to the New 2019 Boris FX Product Line

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.

Why Use Plugins with Adobe Creative Cloud?

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?

Get Continuum's Optical Stabilizer Filter for 1/2 Off, Only $49.50

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.

Get Continuum's Stage Light Filter for 1/2 Off, Only $49.50

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.

Freebie: 10 New Continuum Fireworks Presets

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.

Get Continuum's Magic Sharp Filter for 1/2 Off, Only $49.50

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.

Continuum 11.0.3 Now Available: Adds New Presets and Enhancements

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.

Freebie: 10 New Continuum 11 Lens Flare Presets

May 18, 2018

10 free lens flare presets available free to Continuum 11 users with Adobe, Apple, Avid, and OFX hosts. Get yours!

May Giveaway: Free Continuum VR Unit for 360 Editing Tasks

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.

NAB 2018: Wrap-Up

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.

Freebie: 20 New Continuum 11 Particle Presets

March 26, 2018

20 free particle-based motion graphics presets available free to Continuum 11 users with Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts. Download today.

Get Continuum's Primatte Studio Filter for 1/2 Off, Only $149!

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.

NAB 2018: Product Announcements

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.

Best Visual Effects: 2018 Oscars

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.

Exclusive Discount: 20% off Mocha VR & Mistika VR

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.

Get Continuum's Beauty Studio Filter for 1/2 Off, Only $99!

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.

New Mocha Training Series Now Available

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 Freebie: 25 New Continuum Title Studio Presets

February 12, 2018

Available to Continuum 11 users. Add 25 free motion title presets to your toolkit based on Title Studio.

Now Available: Mocha VR Supports 360 Stereoscopic Workflows

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.

Learn Sapphire from the Pros at

January 22, 2018

We’ve teamed up with the expert training team at 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.

Continuum 11.0.2 Now Available: Adds FCP X Support and Overall Speed Improvements

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.

2017: Year in Review

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.

New! Continuum 11 for OFX Now Available

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.

Now Available: Sapphire 11 and Continuum 11

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.

Top Tips to Avoid Post Production Burnout

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.

Major New Point Release: 5.5.2 for Mocha Pro and Mocha VR

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.

August Giveaway: 25+ Title Studio Presets

August 21, 2017

Free giveaway to all Continuum 10 users. Download 25+ Title Studio presets. Supports Adobe, Apple, Avid, and OFX hosts.

Free Training Course: Boris Continuum

June 29, 2017

Want to learn new tricks & techniques for using Continuum? We’ve partnered with to bring you one month free access to their new training Continuum course. Plus we’re giving away 3 one-year subs to both and Continuum. Awesome limited-time offer.

Mocha VR Nabs Best of Show Awards

May 5, 2017

Mocha VR, our new groundbreaking 360/VR post & VFX plug-in, made its NAB debut last week. We’re thrilled to announce it took home top prizes!

NAB 2017 Wrap-Up

May 1, 2017

We came, we had tons of fun, we needed a lot of sleep afterwards. It was awesome seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Quick NAB round-up.

Imagineer Systems Showcase 360°/VR plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects at NAB 2017

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®.

Sapphire Units Have Arrived!

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.

Live Stream Event: 360/VR Post & Filmmaking with Mocha VR

March 8, 2017

Live stream event (3/8): 360/VR post & filmmaking with Mocha VR at District Digital Creatives

Free Presets Giveaway - March 2017

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.

NAB 2017 Product Announcements

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.

Now Shipping: Mocha VR for 360/VR Filmmaking

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.

Now Shipping - Mocha VR for 360/VR Filmmaking

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.

Free Presets - Advanced Dynamic Lower Thirds

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

End of Year Wrap-Up: 2016 in Post

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.

Your Weekly Dose of Creative Inspiration: AfterGlow

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.

Your Weekly Dose of Creative Inspiration: Mesh by Gunnar

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.  

Major New Point Release: mocha Pro 5.2

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.

mocha Pro 5.2 planar tracking plug-in adds floating license support for teams, new render license options and improved GPU accelerated performance

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.

Boris FX + GenArts Merger FAQ

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.

mocha Pro 5 – Now Compatible with Adobe CC 2017

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.

Halloween Contest Winner 2016!

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!

BCC 10.0.3 for OFX Adds Support for The Foundry's NUKE

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

Enter Halloween Contest, Win Oculus Rift!

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.

News: Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite

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.

Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies

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.

Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016

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.

Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016

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.

News: Now Available: Mocha Pro 5 OFX Plug-in for Nuke & Fusion

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.

BCC 10.0.2 Now Available for Avid and Adobe CC Users

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.

mocha Pro 5 Tech Review – Animation Magazine

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.

Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Showcase mocha Pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016

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.

Day for Night Fireworks Display + Free Presets

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.

New Point Release: mocha Pro 5.0.2 now supports Adobe Creative Cloud 2015.3

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”.

Now shipping: BCC 10 for Apple

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.

Now Available: mocha Pro 5 with GPU Tracking and New Plug-in Options for Avid, Adobe and OFX

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.

Now Shipping: mocha Pro 5

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!

BCC 10.0.2 for OFX Adds Mocha Support for Resolve Studio

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.

Post Magazine Names BCC 'Post Picks' Winner at NAB 2016

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.

Now shipping: BCC 10 for OFX (Resolve & Sony Vegas Pro)

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:

Your Guide to NAB 2016

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?

Imagineer Systems showcases mocha Pro 5 at NAB 2016, Previews New Technology For Virtual Reality Filmmakers

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.

New Release for Adobe Users: BCC

March 24, 2016

Boris Continuum Complete 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.

New Release for Adobe Users: BCC 10.0.1

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.

New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow

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.

New Release for Avid Users: BCC 10.0.1

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!

Free Title Animation Presets for BCC Title Studio

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.

360 VR Post-Production Survey

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!

Now shipping: BCC 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects

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.

2015 Halloween Video Contest Winners!

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.

Digital CONNtent User Group - Connecticut

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!

Now Shipping: BCC 10 for Avid

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

Halloween Contest 2015

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).

Partner News: Lightworks & Boris FX

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.

Partner News: SGO's Mamba FX Integration with Boris Graffiti brings Endless Opportunities for Artists

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.

Media 100: Past, Present & Future

September 15, 2015

When Media 100 first launched, it changed the game for editors who were looking for a cost-effective non-linear editing option. Media 100 recently updated its software to include support for OS Yosemite and a new $99 pricing structure. Below are two quick articles that highlight Media 100, its place in history, where it currently stands, and where it is going. Pro Video Coalition: Does Media 100 (still) make sense for your post-production workflow?

Expanding your Editorial Toolkit - Boris Red 5.5 (via Pro Video Coalition)

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.

News: Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)

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.

New Point Release: BCC 9.0.5 Now Available for Avid and Adobe

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.

Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015 (booth #312)

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.

BCC for Adobe: Now Compatible with Windows 10

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.

BCC for Adobe: Now Compatible with Windows 10

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.

Our Gift to You: Light it Up with the BCC Lights Unit

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.

We're compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2015!

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.

Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Announce Support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

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:

Post NAB Wrap-Up

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.

Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015 (booth #SL4225)

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.

Freebie: March Madness Template

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 !

Freebie: Interstellar-Inspired Template Package

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.

Hands-on with mocha Pro/Plus, Focus Magazine, Feb15

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.

Quick Tips: BCC + RED + Media Composer 'Favorites' Bin

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!

Technicolor Celebrates 100 Years

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.

Quick Tips: BCC Particle Emitter 3D

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.

Freebie: Valentine's Themed Templates & Presets

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.

New mocha Pro and mocha Plus 4.1.2 point release

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

“New Year, New Tools” Video Contest…And the Winners Are

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

Best of Webinar Replays 2014

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

Best of Boris TV 2014

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

Boris FX + Imagineer 'New Year, New Tools' Video Contest

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.

“New Year, New Tools” Video Contest – Enter to Win

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.

Boris TV Invades Middle-earth

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.

Boris FX + Imagineer Systems Merger FAQ

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?

Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse

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.

Imagineer Systems Acquisition: Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Product Update: Graffiti 6.6

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.

Product Review: mocha Pro 4.1 and mocha Plus 4.1 by Brady Bretzel for

December 3, 2014

Review: Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro 4.1 and Mocha Plus 4.1 By Brady Betzel for 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.

See Us at Inter BEE 2014

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 . 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.

Imagineer releases mocha 4.1 with new features for mocha Pro and mocha Plus.

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.

Happy Halloween from Boris FX

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.

Halloween Contest 2014

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”    

The Boston Avid Users Group Swings By

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.

Product Review: mocha Pro & mocha Plus on Studio Daily

October 8, 2014

By Nino Del Padre. Published Oct 7, 2014 on Overall Rating = HOT Summary: mocha is award-winning tracking software developed by Imagineer Systems. Built upon a renowned planar-tracking image engine, mocha follows “pixel patterns” through the most difficult conditions, including objects that go off-screen, objects that are partially obscured, and even out-of-focus footage. Target Applications: Editors, colorists and effects artists. mocha Pro has advanced modules for object removal, 3D tracking, stabilization and more.

Boris TV: 'Doctor Who' Inspired Titles

October 2, 2014

The newest season of BBC America's "Doctor Who" starring Peter Capaldi is well underway with the seventh episode airing this Saturday (10/4). To salute the cult-favorite, Paul Ezzy takes you through how to recreate the opening titles using BCC 9 in DaVinci Resolve 11. Part I: Use BCC Type-on-Text to create the 3d animated title. Part II: Generate the smoky 3d particle background with BCC Organic Strands, BCC Particle Emitter 3D, and BCC Film Glow.

Newly Updated: mocha AE CC for Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud 2014

September 29, 2014

Oct 6, 2014. In the newly released After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update, mocha AE has been updated to mocha AE CC 2014 (version 4.0.1). This is a major version update that includes compatibility with mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 project files. Here’s a brief summary of what’s new in mocha AE CC 2014: New project-based structure: Project settings in mocha AE can now be modified independently from the clip used to create the project.

Boris TV: Fast Fixes in Resolve 11

September 26, 2014

Since Resolve 11 is a new addition to the BCC 9 supported hosts, we thought it would be helpful to provide a primer on a few of the powerful filters found within our Image Restoration category. In the three videos below, Paul Ezzy shows you around the interface, takes you through the available presets, and shows off the parameter controls at your fingertips. #1. BCC Lens Correction - Love your GoPro, but hate the fish-eye distortion?

London Calling: Post Production Meet-Up

September 19, 2014

Join us at " The Art of the Colourist " presented by the Soho Production, Post Production & VFX Meet-Up. Demo artist Laura Castelli will be showing off ASSIMILATE SCRATCH as an editing and compositing platform as well as demoing the new BCC 9 for SCRATCH! Date : Monday, September 22nd Time : 6:30pm Raffle Prizes : Win a license for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH (a $20,900 value) and BCC 9 (a $695 value) for SCRATCH!

My Top 3 Most Indispensable Tools as an Editor

September 17, 2014

Meet Guest Blogger: Zack Arnold I have been a professional editor for 15 years and I have experimented with a lot of different tools to make me better at my job. What I have found to be my number one asset as an editor, beyond the shadow of a doubt, is high cognitive function and good health. But I’ll get to that more below. A close second is Boris FX.

BCC 9 and RED 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11 and Resolve Lite

September 10, 2014

Your favorite plug-ins now work in your favorite finishing solution. For the first-time ever, Boris FX now supports DaVinci Resolve 11 (and Resolve Lite) for Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and Boris RED 5.5 (the successor to Avid FX). Here's our first episode of Boris TV dedicated to BCC 9 for Resolve. Paul Ezzy shows you how easily you can create an animated 3D title inspired by the latest opening title sequence from the BBC's "

Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and previews version 4.1 at IBC2014

September 2, 2014

Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and previews version 4.1 at IBC2014 Visit stand 7.K29 for demos of the brand new mocha Pro 4 plus an exclusive preview of the newest features to be released in version 4.1; see presentations from industry professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner Guildford, UK – September ##, 2014 – Imagineer Systems (, creators of the Academy Award-winning Mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th.

Freebie: BCC Textures Giveaway

September 2, 2014

Who doesn’t love free? Start your post-Labor-Day-it’s-getting-super-busy-again fall tv and Oscar season off right with a free BCC Textures Unit* (a $199 value). Tweet it forward. Tweet soon. The free offer ends next Friday, September 12th at midnight EDT.  The BCC Textures Unit includes 17 textures to use as realistic surfaces, animated organic backgrounds or with titles. The textures are designed to ensure a smooth render at any scale.

BCC 9 Units Now Available

August 28, 2014

We’ve updated our always popular BCC Units to reflect the latest version of BCC – Boris Continuum Complete 9 – and for the first-time ever, they’re available for Avid! The Units now include: the integrated FX Browser™ which makes searching through presets and selecting your fave a breeze, 30+ new filters and transitions, hundreds of new presets, and speed improvements to help you work faster. The Unit categories are:

Visit Us at IBC and the Amsterdam SuperMeet

August 26, 2014

We’re headed to Amsterdam in a few weeks to demo BCC 9 and RED 5.5, meet new users, say hello to old friends, and fill our bellies with waffles, gouda, and hopefully an Indonesian rice table or two. Swing by the booth to see our latest releases BCC 9.0.2 and RED 5.5.2 in action, meet Boris (pictured right), Peter, Matt, and Steve, ask questions and get answers, and win.

Boris TV Goes to The Emmys

August 21, 2014

With the Primetime Emmys right around the corner (8/25), Boris TV is saluting the Outstanding Main Title Design winner HBO's True Detective . Although we'd love to see fellow motion graphics artists and editors get some much-deserved attention during the primetime broadcast ( you listening, Emmys? ), the Creative Arts Emmys were held earlier this week. In this episode of Boris TV, Kevin Samar (a recent addition to our QA team and dare we say upcoming Boris TV regular) teaches you how to create one piece from True Detective 's gritty opener using BCC 9 in Adobe After Effects.

Product Update: BCC 9.0.2 for Adobe, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro

August 20, 2014

Our engineers have been busy bees prepping for a FREE update for BCC 9 users with Adobe, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro (BCC 9.02D). BCC 9.0.2 - Highlighted Improvements 4k support for 3D Objects effects BCC Chromakey Studio workflow enhancements, including being able to quickly view the current matte with any combination of matte processing passes applied BCC Pan & Zoom Action/Title safe guide improvements, including separate controls for independently enabling action and title safe guides and option for 4:3 guides in 16:9 projects Improved motion tracker data import (including Mocha data) BCC Beat Reactor integrated with Stage Light and Laser Beam 100+ new presets!

Product Update: RED 5.5.2 for Avid

August 19, 2014

Boris RED 5.5.2 for Avid is now available. The free update for RED 5 users implements a new titling addition that will further streamline your workflow. ( Read the full release notes .) As per a RED user's suggestion, you can now quickly create a title in RED and add a filter from the BCC collection without having to worry that the filter will affect the entire shot, not just the title.

BCC 9 Reviews are Rolling In

August 13, 2014

We're excited to see the reviews coming in on our latest release of Boris Continuum Complete - BCC 9. Find out what all the hubbub is about. "All in all the browser is the crowning achievement in BCC 9." - Jonathan Moser, Post Magazine "One of my top new features in BCC 9 for Avid is the BCC Vignette filed under the Film Style category. While this effect is available in all platforms it is particularly useful in Avid Media Composer because there is no easy way to build a vignette.

Woods Hole Film Festival Audience Award Winners

August 8, 2014

The Woods Hole Film Festival wrapped up last week in our backyard, the Cape, and we were first-time sponsors of the Audience Awards. Congratulations to the Audience Award Winners who now are proud owners of BCC 9! BEST OF THE FEST Raising Matty Christian by Christian de Rezendes BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE Druid Peak by Marni Zelnick BEST DOCUMENTARY The Winding Stream by Beth Harrington

Imagineer to Showcase mocha Pro 4 at SIGGRAPH 2014

August 4, 2014

Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014 Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features Guildford, UK – July ##, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning Mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada.

Freebie - Presets & Templates

August 1, 2014

It's a two-for-one Freebie Friday. Celebrate the impending arrival of the weekend by making your job a little easier thanks to Senior Product Manager, Peter McAuley, and Martin Zwanzger, creator of Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I . Peter has designed 6 presets - 3 based on the ever-popular BCC Film Glow and 3 based on the new BCC Vignette from BCC 9 (especially handy for all you Avid editors out there).

Webinar Replay: A first look at mocha 4

July 29, 2014

Missed the latest webinar with imagineer systems ? No problem, catch the replay here! Enjoy 1.5 hours of free training! This month’s free online training session covers what’s new in mocha Plus and mocha Pro 4, featuring imagineer system’s Product Manager Martin Brennand and Product Specialist Mary Poplin. Get a first look at mocha 4 from the best resources available. Webinar Replay: A first look at mocha 4 from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

Meet Louis Savy - Founder and Director of the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival

July 17, 2014

Louis Savy is just one of those people: ebullient, expansive, and very knowledgeable about films – especially the sci-fi genre. In 2002 after a dinner party conversation, he started a festival to prove a point. The vision was to bring usually unseen films to a wider audience and encourage viewers to approach the entries as mainstream movies – show them it’s not just aliens and monsters. At the same time he wanted to expand his theory that it was all about the story.

The Amazing Reel - And The Winners Are...

July 14, 2014

Thanks to everyone who entered The Amazing Reel contest! From fast-paced commercials to sci-fi to comedy to music videos to opening title sequences, the projects ran the gamut. We also noticed a trend with which effects were most popular - BCC Lens Flare 3D, BCC Film Glow, BCC Film Damage, BCC Rays Puffy, and anything from the BCC Particles Unit. We invited Daniel Gaucher, Senior Post-Production Faculty of renowned Emerson College & Television Editor for Discovery, PBS, and National Geographic to judge the entries based on the use of Boris FX products, the overall editing, narrative, and pacing.

Join us at Blackmagic Design in London for the DaVinci Resolve 11 Launch

July 9, 2014

We're excited to be teaming up with Blackmagic Design for their DaVinci Resolve 11 launch event since we're gearing up for our first-ever BCC release for Resolve! Learn about the 150+ new Resolve features, meet members of the Blackmagic team, and hobnob with fellow colourists and members of the VFX community. Our man in the UK Steve Hayes will also be on hand. Plus, there's food & drink!

Imagineer Systems releases mocha Pro 4. New features and S3D support.

July 7, 2014

Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry’s Next Visual Effects Blockbuster Advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows and Python scripting simplify tracking and roto on complex VFX projects Guildford, UK – July 8, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning Mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, Mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, Mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting.

Imagineer Systems releases mocha Plus 4 (formerly mocha AE).

July 7, 2014

Imagineer System Releases mocha Plus mocha Plus 4 adds new VFX capabilities; expands support to include Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 Guildford, UK – July 7, 2014 –Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today released mocha Plus. “mocha Plus represents a new product category for Imagineer,” states Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “Now Adobe Creative Cloud customers have a clear distinction between mocha AE CC, which is bundled free with After Effects and Imagineer’s upgraded version which adds advanced features and support for Premiere Pro.

Freebie: Fireworks Presets

July 1, 2014

Our office will be closed on July 4th. To get the party started early and thank you for being our customers, we're giving away 8 free fireworks presets based on BCC Particle Emitter 3D. The presets are compatible with BCC 8 and BCC 9 users - Adobe, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro. Download the presets. Here are the install paths - MAC - HD/Library/Application Support/BCC Presets 9/Particles/BCC Particle Emitter 3D

We're Now Compatible with Adobe CC 2014

June 23, 2014

We've received a lot of inquiries regarding compatibility with the newly released Adobe CC 2014. We're happy to announce BCC 9 AE is now compatible. Happy editing! There's no need to download a new installer. It should be smooth sailing. Best, The Boris FX team

Customer Profile: Envy Post, London UK

May 29, 2014

ENVY Post is reached through an unpromising-looking gate between buildings on Rathbone Place, but once buzzed in, the visitor passes through a mirrored portal lit with LED floor lamps into a very stylish multi-level reception area. The presentation strikes a highly confident and creative note; one which holds for the whole client experience and is backed by an impressive display of awards. ENVY was founded in 2006 by Dave Cadle who came from Blue (VTR) along with a hand-picked team from around London who are still with the company today.

Version 4 and NAB2014

May 28, 2014

Thanks to all the customers who said hello at the NAB tradeshow in Las Vegas. We really appreciate talking to directly with artists and editors to learn how you use our products. At NAB, Imagineer previewed a technology demo of what’s coming in Mocha v4. While we are still 6-8 weeks away from release, the software performance was very stable and customer feedback to new features including support for Adobe Premiere and native stereo 3D was great.

BCC Lite for Avid – The Perfect BCC “Sampler” Pack

May 21, 2014

BCC Lite for Avid includes 4 powerful, high-performing, and very popular filters from a 200-strong BCC 9 filter set. Not only does it provide useful effects that empower the user to deliver higher production values than before, these filters were carefully chosen to give you, the user, a chance to experience the common features of the entire BCC package. Features such as Pixel Chooser for isolating filtered part of the image, Motion Tracker for automatically following this matte in the moving video, Beat Reactor for magically animating parameters to follow the music track without the need for keyframes, and finally, the brand new FX Browser™ for visually browsing with ease hundreds of presets over moving video.

We're Compatible with Avid Media Composer 8!

May 16, 2014

Avid announced its new subscription plans are now available and we're happy to announce that our new product BCC 9 AVX is compatible. Download a free 14-day trial. If you already own BCC 9 AVX, simply download the latest installer and reinstall BCC 9. Happy editing!

Customer Profile: Silverglade

May 12, 2014

Started in 1983 with a couple of offline VHS machines in the back of a Citroen 2CV, Silverglade has come a long way to be the modern post-production facility it is today. With a full HD-only workflow – offline and online - Silverglade utilises Avid Everywhere, a Baselight grading suite with Dolby screen, and Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) for the cream on top. There are two dubbing theatres with ProTools and voice-over booth for audio.

Boris FX Teams Up with Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Challenge

May 6, 2014

Over the past few weeks, Director of Business Development, Steve Hayes has been attending screenings, awards, and parties for the Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Challenge on behalf of the Boris FX team. (We're premiere sponsors!) This year's festival featured 200+ entries. Steve sat down and chatted with the winning filmmaker. Here's his story. Josh Fortune has just won the 2014 London Sci-fi Film Festival 48 Hour Challenge – and a full copy of the new BCC 9.

Home Sweet Home: IFF Boston

May 1, 2014

We’re still basking in the afterglow of this year’s IFF Boston , where we were overly excited hometown sponsors! The weeklong festival celebrated the best and brightest in independent film. James Macon, our Technical Support Manager and a second year IFF Boston volunteer, talks about his involvement with the festival and what it was like being a first-time volunteer captain. “One shift involved wrangling lines of 400+ people into the cramped Somerville Theatre (pictured right), coordinating the 20 volunteers on staff that day, and tearing a metric ton of tickets; it was a blast.

Imagineer Systems to Preview mocha v4 at NAB 2014

April 23, 2014

Special guest artists to showcase VFX workflows and utilities in Imagineer Systems booth SL3331 Guildford, UK – February 26, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be showcasing its latest innovations at the 2014 NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 7-10. Attendees can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (SL3331) in the Plug-In Pavilion for technology previews and speaker presentations.

MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines

April 1, 2014

New VFX utility provides tight integration between NUKE’s node-based workflow and mocha Pro, connecting high-end 3D and stereo compositing with groundbreaking planar tracking
 Guildford, UK – April 1, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.

Say Hello to BCC 9

March 21, 2014

Top 9 New Features of BCC 9: FX Browser™ lets you quickly and easily browse the entire effects library over video from your timeline, not just a still image. Work more efficiently. 30 new transitions & filters. Work more creatively. BCC Grunge & BCC Edge Grunge. Work grittier. BCC Magic Sharp. Work with sharper images. BCC ChromaKey Studio. Work with cleaner chromakey shots. BCC 2-Strip Color. Work in Technicolor classic Hollywood glam.

Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems

March 18, 2014

Leading 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company integrates Imagineer technology within award-winning conversion and VFX pipeline to add increased efficiency to 3D film production Guildford, UK – March 18, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities.

Introducing The Amazing Reel Contest

March 17, 2014

You work hard. You're creative and innovative. You make your clients look good. The Amazing Reel contest is designed to give YOU the recognition you deserve. Simply upload your video and a panel of your fellow editors will judge the entries. Selected clips will be included in a global Boris FX showcase reel. Prizes: Each selected clip will receive a free upgrade to the latest version of BCC.

Freebie: BCC 8 FxPlug Transitions

March 14, 2014

Editors - Add two new transitions based on BCC Damaged TV and BCC Film Damage to your editing repertoire. Meet BCC Channel Changer and BCC Film Roll designed by Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong. System requirements: BCC 8 FxPlug and FCP X Download your transitions.

Freebie - Terror from Space Template

March 13, 2014

It's Throwback Thursday! Make like “Planet 9 from Outer Space” with this complimentary template. Use it for a kitschy sci-fi short or to mimic old World War II newsreels. System requirements: BCC 8 AE and Adobe AE CS5.5 or higher Download your template.

Freebie - Outer Space Presets

February 26, 2014

We're gearing up for the Oscars this weekend by celebrating the two space-themed movies up for best Visual Effects - Gravity and  Star Trek into Darkness ( see Boris TV, Episode 192 ). The  Outer Space preset collection features 21 presets (18 presets for BCC Layer Deformer, 2 for BCC Particle Emitter, 1 for BCC Particle Array), and 12 texture maps (or stock images) for BCC 3D Objects.

Feedback, Giveaways, Upcoming conventions, and more!

February 19, 2014

We request your feedback. Please spend a few brief minutes on our 2014 Customer Survey so that Imagineer can improve our products and services.  Enter to win mocha Pro! Register at the end of the survey. We will randomly select 5 of the registered email contacts for a free license of mocha Pro planar tracking and visual effects software.

Win mocha Pro! Take the 2014 Customer Survey and Enter to Win.

February 19, 2014

The team at Imagineer is looking for customer feedback from mocha users, vfx artists and those in the post-production community. Please spend a few minutes on this new customer survey so that we can improve our products and services. Enter to win mocha Pro! Register at the end of the survey. We will randomly select 5 of the registered email contacts for a free license of mocha Pro planar tracking and visual effects software. Take the Survey Now.

Product Update: BCC 8 FxPlug

February 11, 2014

The latest update to BCC 8 FxPlug - 8.2.1- is now available as a complimentary upgrade to current BCC 8 FxPlug users. Featuring greater support for FCP X 10.1 and Motion 5.1. Download the free upgrade.

Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato and Brainstorm Digital use mocha on Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street

February 3, 2014

Rob Legato is one of Hollywood’s most sought after visual effects supervisors. His impressive career as an effects visionary includes credits on award-winning blockbuster films including Hugo, Avatar, The Departed and many more. Having worked as Martin Scorsese’s collaborator on numerous films, Legato is known throughout the industry as a problem solver who uses effects to enhance and drive stories. Most recently, Legato was VFX supervisor and Second Unit Director on the box office success, The Wolf of Wall Street.

Freebie: Super Bowl Template

January 31, 2014

Prep for the big game with your own ESPN-inspired animated lower third. Available for Adobe After Effects and BCC 8 AE users. Download yours today!

How to track a screen in mocha!

January 30, 2014

Hi guys! We’ve had requests from users to have a written breakdown of how to use Mocha AE for screen insert tracking and finish the shot in Adobe After Effects. What you may not realize, is that a lot of this information is already covered in our documentation, but I will walk you through the complete process here, using a combination of our documentation and personal experience. Let’s get started!  - Mary Poplin, Product Specialist

Freebie: Outer Space SternFX Template

January 20, 2014

Once again, Boris FX has teamed up with SternFX for an out of this world template for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and BCC 8.3 AE users. Download your free template. "Outer Space" is just one of the 21 templates part of SternFX's Broadcast Graphics Templates package.

Best of Webinar Replays 2013

January 17, 2014

We've rounded up the top five most-popular webinar replays from 2013. Download the original project files ( where available ) and follow along! #1. Creation of Movie Trailer Graphics Product: BCC 8 in Adobe AEHosted by: John Dickinson     #2. Advanced Avid FX 6 Training Hosted by: Kevin McAuliffe     #3. Everyday VFX Product: BCC 8 in Avid Media ComposerHosted by: Steve Holyhead

Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations

January 17, 2014

mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination Guildford, UK – January 17, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Into Darkness each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought after award.

Best of Boris TV 2013

January 16, 2014

And the top 5 episodes are... #1. Introduction to Text Manipulation Product: Avid FXHosted by: Kevin McAuliffe    #2. Complex, Real-World Effects with BCC Wild Cards Product: BCC 8 in Avid Media ComposerHosted by: Kevin McAuliffe    #3. Animate Across Multiple Clips with Beat Reactor Product: BCC 8 in Avid Media ComposerHosted by: Kevin McAuliffe    #4. Recreating the Universal Studios Logo Products: Boris RED/Avid FXHosted by: Paul Ezzy

21 Broadcast Graphics Templates for Adobe Premiere Pro

January 13, 2014

Need some new graphics for the new year? SternFX is back with a Broadcast Graphics templates package designed exclusively for Adobe Premiere Pro users. Quickly tailor the templates with your own text and logos/images. Perfect for show openers. You’ll also get 6 in-depth video tutorials chock full of tips and techniques to help you take full advantage of your new templates. System requirements: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and BCC 8 AE 8.

TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X

January 13, 2014

The latest FCP X plug-in from CoreMelt powered by Imagineer Systems’ Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology is now available Guildford, UK – January 13, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, today announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha. The latest Apple® Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, TrackX powered by mocha leverages the Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites.

Now Supported in Edius 7: Graffiti 6.1

January 4, 2014

Featuring 75+ filters from BCC and Final Effects Complete, Graffiti 6 gives you the tools to create high-end 2D and 3D title animations and lower thirds. Highlights include: hundreds of preset animations, EPS import, 3D extrusion, and lots more. Learn more about Graffiti.

RocketJump’s Freddie Wong on Mocha Planar Tracking for VFX

December 11, 2013

Imagineer product specialist, Mary Poplin recently sat with director Freddie Wong from RocketJump and discussed, visual effects, Mocha planar tracking and their episodic web series Video Game High School.  “It’s surprising how often we break into the tool chest for mocha, mainly because of its speed, its versatility. You get to the point where you just shouldn’t be doing more work than you have to. If you’re doing more than you should, then you’re just wasting time in post production.

Now Supported in Edius 7: Boris FX 10

December 11, 2013

Featuring 200+ filters from BCC and Final Effects Complete, Boris FX 10 gives you a powerful package for creating custom transitions, advanced compositing, vector painting, rotoscoping, fixing imperfect footage, and lots more. Learn more.

Eye Scream Factory: 100 Inspired Lower Thirds

December 9, 2013

Quickly produce lower thirds for your newscast, documentary or corporate videos. Simply add your text and you're done. Compatible with Avid FX, Boris RED, and Graffiti. (MAC or PC) Get yours today, only $49.95 .

MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines

December 5, 2013

“We use mocha for everything; it’s part of our VFX pipeline.”

  • Jim Clark, President, Hive FX

Free Update: Avid FX 6.4

November 19, 2013

Available to Avid 6 users - Download your complimentary upgrade today. Avid FX has been updated to complement the latest release of Avid's Media Composer family. Enhancements to the product include improved support for hot keys and shortcuts, making your workflow faster and easier. For a full list of changes, Read the release notes.

Halloween Video Contest Winners

November 5, 2013

And the winners are…! Thanks to everyone who entered our annual Halloween Video Contest. We received many great videos that ranged from spooky to creative to all out weird! Here are our top winners who will be contacted privately to receive their awards. Don’t Be Scared Halloween “Don’t Be Scared” from Pavel Khvaleev on Vimeo. by Pavel Khvaleev Prize: Mocha Pro v3 Dennis – Halloween

Freebie: El Diablo Template

October 18, 2013

As an added bonus for BCC 8 AE users with AE 5.5 (and above), we're offering a free template from our newest templates package, Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I . With an eery glow, "El Diablo" lends itself to the upcoming horrors of Halloween themed spots and shows. Download your complimentary template.

Mocha Inspired Music Videos

October 15, 2013

In the last few weeks we have seen some very creative work from our talented customers. Here we salute the Music Video. The following music videos used mocha AE or Mocha Pro as part of their visual effects or post-production workflow. VFX artist, Drazen Zeljkovic used Mocha Pro for wire removal at the end of this fun music video. VFX artist Ryan Quinlan used Mocha and Nuke for comping in matte paintings and various beauty work on the new Katy Perry video!

Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I: 20 Cinematic Adobe After Effects Templates

October 7, 2013

Looking for a high octane title sequence worthy of next summer’s blockbuster season? In-demand title designer Martin Zwanzger (credits include: Iron Man 3 trailer titles (German market), Red 2 trailer titles (German market), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian , The Invasion , and 300 ) has teamed up with Boris FX to deliver Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I – based on Boris Continuum Complete 8 AE.