Enjoy hundreds of advanced visual effects filters, thousands of presets, and advanced motion tracking with the Sapphire 2019 + Continuum 2019 + Mocha Pro 2019 Bundle for Adobe from Boris FX. All three applications are compatible with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, while Sapphire 2019 also works with select OFX applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Nuke, Vegas Pro, Baselight, ToonBoom Harmony, Rio, EDIUS Pro, and Silhouette.
This bundle includes an upgrade from Sapphire 11 to Sapphire 2019, from Continuum 11 to Continuum 2019, and from Mocha Pro 5 to Mocha Pro 2019 for Adobe.
Boris FX Continuum 2019 for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro is a comprehensive visual effects and compositing plug-in collection. It consists of all individual Continuum 2019 Units, hundreds of features, and thousands of presets which are customizable. If you customize a preset, you can save the personalized version as a new preset that can be recalled later. Many of the filters also feature a built-in PixelChooser with integrated Mocha planar tracking that allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.
This version includes an upgrade license from Continuum 11 and renews one year of upgrades and support.
Between all the different filters, you can create 3D titles, logos, and shapes; apply various art styles; create various blurs and manipulate focus; make grading and toning adjustments; add film looks; restore images; apply compositing and cleanup; simulate most types of light; manipulate motion data; design realistic particle effects; display images in different perspectives, such as shattered and dispersed into space; add stylized visual effects, like damaged TV looks; add textures; manipulate time with loop and other effects; add transitions; apply common VFX solutions for VR/360 video; and distort and morph video in various ways.
The new features in Continuum 2019 include a new and redesigned Particle Illusion unit, which features real-time GPU-based particle generation, a standalone option, and a revamped emitter library. The built-in Mocha tracking tool now includes an updated Mocha essentials workspace, four new spline tools, parameter-driven tracking, and support for high-DPI and retina displays. Title Studio has also been updated with new image processing shaders, 3D materials, 8K or higher support, grids and guidelines, on-screen text tool and text box, 150 new additions to the preset library, and faster playback. See more about these and all the features in the Filters list below.
For managing and browsing all the effects presets, Continuum 2019 features an updated FX Browser, which can be accessed within each filter, as well as independently wherein you can browse the entire presets library. When you want to check out what a particular effect will look like on your footage, simply select a preset in the FX Browser, and Continuum 2019 will provide a preview of the effect on your actual clip as opposed to a sample poster frame.
Continuum 2019 for After Effects and Premiere Pro can be used in your host application on Mac or Windows, as supported by the host.
An autoscale function is also included in the filter, which automatically transform-scales the image so that it fills the frame across time. Also included are seven user-selectable transform scale algorithms that ensure optimal post-transform image sharpness. (Note: Optical Stabilizer is designed to be applied to individual clips without cuts. If you have a "compound" clip that contains multiple cuts you should first split the content into separate segments for each cut and apply Optical Stabilizer separately to the individual segments. Similarly, Optical Stabilizer is not designed to be applied to Adjustment Layers or Precomps that span multiple separate clips, but instead should be applied separately to each individual clip.)
There are four distinct modes of object removal: Auto-Fill Sharp (fills the distinction shape with surrounding pixels), Auto-Fill Smooth (fills the distinction shape with surrounding pixels, then smooths the result), Clone Spot (clone stamp from source to destination, similar to paint cloning), and Clone Shape (fills the destination region with pixels from the source region). Each of these methods will yield a different result and, given the subjective nature of object removal from an image frame, a trial and error approach of going through the different modes is recommended. As you become more familiar with the filter and how it will operate on different types of images, the mode selection will become more predictable.
The filter allows users to determine which source color channel is used to create the light and to calculate the intensities of the source pixels. Pixels with higher values in the selected channel are considered to have higher intensities.
As is the case with all filters in the Continuum filter set, the Lens Flare 3D includes a preset pop-up selector that can be used to load any of the factory-installed preset looks, which can be used as they are or can serve as a useful starting point in generating a customized look that can be saved and reused on future projects and comps. At the bottom of the Lens Flare filter control list you will find both a motion tracker control group and a beat reactor group. Both groups are used to control the movement of the Lens Flare in the image clip. The Motion Tracker can be used to automatically lock or track the Lens Flare to a specific scene element. The beat reactor can be used to lock the movement or the visibility of the Lens Flare in syncopation with the beat of an audio track.
The Time Unit includes a Jitter filter and Jitter Basic filter. The two are almost identical. Jitter provides more options for controlling the effect, while Jitter Basic does not offer all the parameters and is streamlined for creating a simple Jitter effect.
Optical Flow synthesizes frames needed to complete the effect instead of blending adjacent frames as most retiming applications do. In essence, Optical Flow manufactures entire frames. Optical Flow analyzes the frames before and after the current frame to determine which pixels are moving. Then, only the moving pixels are synthesized, repositioned, and composited into the new frame. The intervening information is created by warping the two frames, estimating where each individual pixel should be at every new in-between point.
The Time Unit features both the Trails filter and Trails Basic filter. The two are almost identical. Trails provides more options for controlling the effect, while Trails Basic does not offer all the parameters and is streamlined for creating a simple Trails effect.
For example, when morphing a face from one video clip into a different face in a second video clip, the user creates and animates matched pairs of open or closed spline shapes on the source image clip that follow the contour line of key elements in the source and destination images, such as the jaw line, eyes, ears, etc., and the filter uses these shapes to aid in generating a smooth morph transition between the two clips. While it is creating the image warp, the filter also generates a blend over time between the source and destination clips.
In addition to the AE spline mask shapes, which the filter uses to define the warp, Video Morph also uses Key Markers, which serve as instruction points for the filter's software algorithms. The Key Markers' function is to instruct the filter on when to start and stop the image morph.
Boris FX Sapphire 2019 for Adobe/OFX features 200+ advanced and highly stylized effects, transitions, and looks and over 3000 presets for all aspects of your films and videos. Combining everything from the individual Sapphire 2019 Units, Sapphire 2019 provides large collections of Adjust, Blur and Sharpen, Distort, Lighting, Render, Stylize, and Transitions filters. Many of these are considered must-haves in the film, TV, and commercial production industries, with the Lighting effects perhaps the most widely relied on.
Sapphire 2019 for Adobe/OFX renews one year of Upgrades & Support for new releases of the software as well as phone/email technical support.
The entire package is resolution-independent and can be used on footage in any format, including 8K and above. All effects also use full floating-point processing for improved image quality and full 32-bit HDR support.
Sapphire 2019 also integrates the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking engine right into the interface. You can now launch Mocha right from within most of the included effects and create and track a mask. Mocha offers multiple ways of applying masks, including simple isolation and full rotoscoping.
Sapphire 2019 for Adobe/OFX includes the sophisticated Sapphire Builder, which allows you to create and save your own complex custom effects using a simple workflow. The Builder is a node-based effect compositor where you can create from scratch, stack and connect other effects/transitions, and control every aspect of an effect using extensive parameter sets and numerous on-screen widgets. The Builder is filtered by common tasks, such as "color-correction" and "lighting," rather than by effect name, for much easier browsing.
There are multiple new features and enhancements in Sapphire 2019 such as LensFlare, FlareDesigner, Pixelsort, WhipLash transition, and Mocha enhancements such as four new spline tools, a new look and feel, and retina and high-DPI monitor support. Also improved are the Effect and Transition Builder and enhanced GPU speed.
Mocha Pro is a planar tracking and roto application featuring advanced modules for Object Removal, 3D Camera, Stabilization, and Lens Correction. The Boris FX Mocha Pro 2019 Plug-In for Adobe gives you the flexibility to use Mocha right from within Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.
This is an upgrade from Mocha Pro 5 Plug-in to the Mocha Pro 2019 Plug-in for Adobe and renews support for one year.
The Mocha Pro 2019 Plug-in for Adobe can be used in a stereoscopic workflow in the host application but doesn't offer any independent stereoscopic tools. Also, the plug-in uses the host application's media engine and project format, thereby reducing the need for transcoding or external file management.
The award-winning Mocha planar tracker is updated with GPU accelerated object removal, 360/VR workflows, four new spline tools, and a redesigned workspace in Mocha Pro 2019. Mocha Pro has been used on thousands of feature films and television shows, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Game of Thrones.
- GPU-accelerated planar motion tracking
- Roto and masking tool set
- X-spline and Bezier roto tools with per-point edge feathering
- Roto: Transform Tool, Join Layers, Project Merge
- Layer Manager: Color Spline, Color Fill, Group Layers, Multi-Select, Project Merge
- Export roto and track data to industry standard formats
- 3D Camera Solver Module: Export to AE and FBX
- Dopesheet keyframe editor
- OGL-accelerated matte rendering with motion blur
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts
- Removal Module: Auto-object removals with optional clean plate inserts
- Lens Module: Lens distortion analysis with distort and undistort render function
- Render distortion maps (Rasterized ST Maps)
- Import and use external distortion maps in all Mocha Pro modules
- Insert Module: 2D match move compositing with motion blur render
- Offset & 3D Offset surface composting and track export
- Mesh Warper distortion tool
- Color Fill Shape Rendering (Export to Nuke Rotopaint and Mocha shape for After Effects)
- Adobe After Effects CC
- Apple Motion
- Assimilate SCRATCH
- Quantel Rio
- Blackmagic Fusion
- Hitfilm Pro
- Mocha Blend
- Foundry Nuke
- Boris Continuum
- Adobe After Effects CC
- Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Foundry Nuke
- Mocha Blend
- Blackmagic Fusion
- Hitfilm Pro
- Autodesk Flame Family - Blackmagic Fusion
- Foundry Nuke
- HitFilm Pro
- Maxon C4D