BorisFX will present updates for its VFX tools Sapphire, Continuum, Particle Illusion and Mocha Pro at the NAB 2019 video trade show in Las Vegas, which starts on April 8. Users of the current 2019 versions of the programs get the new 2019.5 versions for free.
The new version 2019.5 of Boris FX VFX Suite Sapphire gets new features like a ParallaxStrips effect, PixelSort and DigitalDamage Tansition. The Sapphire Builder, Preset Browser and Flare Designer can now directly access clips from a composition or timeline. Both have an updated, modern GUI designed for monitors with high DPI and retina-enabled screens. The Builder and Flare Designer has also been enhanced with broadcast monitor support (AJA and Blackmagic).
Sapphire 2019.5 - Lens Flare
The comprehensive Kontinuum 2019.5 plugin collection now integrates with Title Studio Maxon Cinema 4D and delivers a new 3D model rendering engine for collaboration with Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, and OFX workflows. New in Title Studio is support for 4K monitors and new material shaders.
Other new features include individual plug-ins, a new Force feature for Particle Illusion, including deflectors and attractors, and a new, customizable Sprites feature; a customizable Spill Control option for the well-known Primatte Studio Keyer; and new edge smoothing options for highly compressed recordings. Transition Unit gets Particle Illusion Dissolve, a new, self-animating, fully customizable transition. Users can select any particle emitter to create a transition or choose from dozens of preset particle animations.
Continuum 2019.5 with Maxon Cinema 4D Model Support
Particle Illusion 2019.5 will soon be available as a stand-alone rendering application. The new 64-bit real-time technology renders particle effects at high speed. The custom interface allows users to select the format, codec, frame rate, image size and more. The new stand-alone option combined with the multi-host plug-in options for Adobe, Avid, and OFX applications makes Particle Illusion one of the most versatile particle and motion graphics generators on the market.
The new version of the Mocha Pro 2019.5 tracking tool will soon have long-awaited support for Blackmagic&s DaVinci Resolve, as well as better performance and new masking features. Mocha&s magnetic spline tools will receive an update with edge-snapping keyframes, and the new GPU mat optimization will make complex Mocha projects more interactive and enable much faster renderings.