Boris FX Adds Award-worthy Features to Sapphire and Continuum

Boris FX is releasing new versions of their plug-in suites, Sapphire and Continuum. Sapphire 11 will have Mocha integration and that Continuum 11 will have Primatte keying and new VR filters for 360 video. Both Mocha and Primatte have gotten Academy Award attention, with Mocha winning an awards and Primatte being nominated.

“Since welcoming Sapphire into the Boris FX family one year ago, we’ve been working tirelessly to deliver the best, next-gen creative VFX tools for editors, visual effects artists, and motion graphic designers,” states Boris Yamnitsky, President and Founder of Boris FX. “We’re excited to offer not one, but two new Academy Award caliber VFX tools to our distinguished userbase.”

Boris believe that integrating Mocha’s planar motion tracking and Sapphire 11’s masking tools will open “endless creative doors.”

“Sapphire’s high-end editors and VFX artists need high-end solutions,” continues Yamnitsky. “Users now have access to Mocha’s trailblazing planar tracking directly inside their project timelines, making often time-consuming advanced VFX creation quick and easy.”

Boris FX says that Sapphire 11’s new Mocha tracking and masking, which integrates Mocha’s planar tracking and masking engine, will be a major time-saver for tools like tracking, masking, screen replacements, and rotoscoping. Boris FX also says that the Sapphire 11 adds over 50 “highly-stylized, multi-effect presets and transitions”, that can be dragged and dropping into projects or can be customized.


Continuum 11 will add Primatte for more powerful chroma keying and compositing tools, along with stronger streamlined titling and a new VR Unit for 360/VR editing and finishing tasks. “The integration of Photron’s Academy Award -nominated keying algorithm and toolset, Primatte, into Continuum 11 gives editors access to the same revolutionary keying tools used in blockbuster films like the Lord of the Rings series, Spider-Man, and the Harry Potter series,” says Yamnitsky.


Primatte Studio is based on Photron’s Primatte green/blue screen compositing algorithm, which Boris FX says will be the “next-gen keying and compositing feature.”  Boris FX promises improvements to the Title Studio, which is now supposed to include a 3D render engine that is capable of realistic 3D cast shadows and depth-of-field and a spline-based motion path for animating multiple objects on one path. Continuum 11’s new VR Unit qims help 360/VR editors by including VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, Vr Sharpen filters, and VR Flicker Fixer.

Both Sapphire 11 and Continuum 11 are available now. You can upgrade to Sapphire 11 for $595 and Continumm 11 for $295. They are going to cost you $1695 and $995, respectively, if you are purchasing a new license.  Go to for more information about these softwares.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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