New Standalone Mocha Pro Plug-In Will Launch Directly from Avid MC, Premiere and Resolve

Boris FX will unveil new versions of Boris Continuum Complete and Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro at NAB next month. Although Imagineer continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, the two development teams have been working together since Boris FX's acquisition of Imagineer in December to bring integrated technology to the new versions, BCC 10 and Mocha Pro 5, as well as several new products.

Boris FX founder and CEO Boris Yamnitsky said Mocha's planar tracking has been incorporated directly into BCC 10 and now powers the software's Pixel Chooser for tracking spline masks and screen inserts. The collaboration has also brought a number of improved effects filters, such as an integrated keyer for better roto-masking, to the standalone Mocha Pro 5, which for the first time will launch as a plug-in from Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

The shared technology has resulted in two other new features inside BCC 10: BCC Title Studio, for designing and animating 3D titles and motion graphics, and BCC Beauty Studio, a digital touch-up tool for improving talent skin tone and appearance. The skin-smoothing algorithm in BCC Beauty Studio is driven by Mocha's planar-tracking and rotoscoping technology. A number of new effects, transitions and support for Adobe CC 2015 round out the VFX plug-in bundle.

In addition to Mocha Pro 5's plug-in and general roto and tracking enhancements, version 5 will include a new effects panel, expanded exports (including for Blackmagic Fusion) and a Python Module that will let facilities customize Mocha Pro within their VFX pipelines through scripting.

No release dates have been announced for BCC 10 and Mocha Pro 5. Boris has said that versions of BCC for The Foundry’s Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion, and Quantel Q systems will also be coming soon.