NAB 2017: Products Roadmap Announced Major New Versions of Sapphire & Continuum

NAB 2017: Products Roadmap Announced Major New Versions of Sapphire & Continuum

Boris FX says, “We’re previewing major new versions of Sapphire and Continuum at NAB featuring significant updates in keying, licensing, tracking, and 360/VR. Our engineers are busy working on your top requested new features. We can’t wait to show you tech demos in our Booth SL6824, April 24-27, in sunny Las Vegas!”

NAB 2017: The Official Toolfarm Guide

NAB will be here before you know it and Toolfarm is the place for up to date information about the tools you care about, updated several times a week.

NAB Guide

First, visit Boris/Genarts/Imagineer at NAB at Booth SL6824

They'll have all sorts of super talented demo artists showing their latest releases, “including John Dickinson from Motion Works; Yoram Tal, Online Editor, Dancing with the Stars; Mae Manning, Freelance Editor; Nick Harauz, Apple, Adobe and Avid certified instructor; Evan Fellars, Black Math; and Culley Bunker, Skulley Effects.”

Use their free Expo code: LV2749.

Anyway… Below is the upcoming product info of what's coming at NAB, right from Boris FX!


Sapphire 11

Sapphire users rejoice!  Sapphire 11 will integrate Mocha’s beloved tracking and masking tools directly into all its filters. This will introduce an awesome new workflow that will save tons of time and open the door creatively. Think tracking and masking Sapphire’s lighting and glow effects.

Sapphire Mocha NAB

Sapphire Units

Yes, you read that right. For the first time ever, Sapphire’s eye-popping filters will soon be offered as nine individual Units. Perfect for freelance artists and editors who need a lower cost point.

Continuum 11

We’re following up the award-winning Continuum 10 with new VFX, motion graphics, and finishing tools that will make you work even faster and give you a leg-up in the rapidly growing world of 360/VR filmmaking.

Continuum 11 will be the first product to take advantage of Primatte’s chromakeyer. Title Studio is getting new features like a real-time 3D particle engine and an improved UI for easier motion graphics and titling creation.

Boris particles

And we’re extra excited about our new 360/VR Unit! The new filters will be based on Mocha VR’s technology for 360 finishing include: Reorient, 360 optimized blurs and sharpening, and Insert 2D 360 filter.

Speaking of Mocha VR…

Mocha VR

We recently released Mocha VR and it’s getting some huge buzz. Mocha VR is the first plug-in to bring native 360° optimized tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications like Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, The Foundry’s NUKE, and Blackmagic Design Fusion. Mocha VR is available as a plug-in or as a standalone application for OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

VR Horizon

Award-winning Primatte Chromakey

We’re constantly on the quest to make chomakeying as quick as possible which is why we’ve licensed Primatte tech developed by Phototron. Primatte’s advanced keying algorithm delivers unparalleled green/blue screen compositing tools and will be developed for Avid, Apple, Adobe, and OFX hosts. All Boris FX products will benefit from the technology.

Primatte technology

RLM Floating Licensing

We’re making things easier for our enterprise customers. Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha will all support RLM floating license services (Reprise License Manager) — allowing administrators to share Boris FX licenses and background render capabilities across a facility.

Boris FX Suite – New Product Bundle

We’re bundling the industry’s three most popular plug-in collections together on one license. The Boris FX Suite will include Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro at a friendly discount. The Suite will be available as a permanent license or as an annual subscription for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, and other host applications.


Posted by Michele Yamazaki