Sapphire 2020’s suite of VFX plug-ins adds OCIO support to the full line-up of over 270 effects.
Attendees at IBC will receive an exclusive sneak peek at Boris FX’s upcoming 2020 releases of VFX plug-ins Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro.
The 2020 versions will be available later this year with support for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid, and OFX hosts including Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Foundry, and VEGAS Pro.
Commenting on the company’s participation, Boris Yamnitsky, President & Founder, Boris FX said: “Members of the European broadcast community visiting the Boris FX booth at IBC will be the first audience to see tech previews of the 2020 releases.”
“The 2020 releases are a major follow-up to our 2019.5 releases that shipped earlier this summer. The addition of significant new effects and tools in the mid-year releases of Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro, paired with the exciting new tools you’ll be seeing in the 2020 releases, showcase our continued commitment to providing added creative and time-saving benefits throughout the year to users on our Upgrade & Support and subscription plans.”
The 2020 releases add OpenColorIO (OCIO) support for Sapphire and Mocha Pro with Continuum to follow suit. The long-requested feature gives customers the ability to maintain a proper colour pipeline when using Boris FX plug-ins, eliminating common third-party plug-in colour issues.
Jeroen (J.) Schulte, Global Imaging Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic added: “Colour Management is a crucial component of every piece of content we produce at Industrial Light & Magic.”
“Traditionally, plugin-based creative workflows could often be a stumbling block in a feature film VFX pipeline, so we are excited that Boris FX has decided to add OpenColorIO (OCIO) support to Sapphire 2020 and Mocha Pro 2020.”
Sapphire 2020’s suite of VFX plug-ins adds OCIO support to the full line-up of over 270 effects; parameter-driven tracking powered by Mocha on many effects including its lens flares; a lens effect (S_FreeLens) that mimics shooting through a detached camera lens in order to produce lens flares, light leaks, and tilt-shift focus effects; a seamless zoom transition that warps through one image into another (S_WhipPush); and professionally-designed presets (S_LensFlare).
Also, on display will be the Continuum 2020’s toolset which adds four effects and over twelve transitions featuring 50 professionally-designed presets.
New effects include projecting the appearance of an image reflecting on a surface (BCC_ReflectImage); throwing a shadow behind or in front of an object (BCC_CastShadow); screen/billboard/device insert workflows powered by Mocha (BCC_CornerPin); warping a source into a curly-cue (BCC_Curl).