Boris FX Wins Big At Engineering Emmy Awards

The Television Academy has honored Boris FX, a developer of visual effects plugins and applications, with three Engineering Emmy Awards. Boris FX SapphireBoris FX Mocha Pro, and Boris FX Silhouette have each been recognized for their technical achievements and contribution to the world of television.

Boris FX products have played a major role in bringing feature film caliber effects to the television audiences for more than 20 years. “When I started Boris FX in my parents’ basement, I was simply trying to fill a need,” says Boris Yamnitsky, the company’s president and founder. “The NLE revolution gave power to individual editors and artists, but there was something missing — access to creative visual effects and ‘fix-it-in-post’ tools directly within these new host applications.

“Since its inception, Boris FX has thrived to develop affordable plugins that allow the television post-production community to push artistic boundaries while saving precious time. Over the years, we have continued this see-a-need-and-fill-it approach with the addition of Sapphire, Mocha Pro, and most recently Silhouette to the Boris FX product family.”

Yamnitsky continues: “We are thrilled to not only be recognized once but three times by the Television Academy. We love what we do and it’s all thanks to the editors, VFX artists, and motion graphics designers who choose to use our products to help tell compelling stories that keep audiences coming back.”

Boris FX customers rely on Sapphire’s high-end visual effects plugin suite, Mocha Pro’s planar motion tracking and masking toolset, and Silhouette’s advanced rotoscoping and paint application to create visual effects on episodics, reality shows, broadcast sports and newscasts:

The team at Boris FX is in the midst of a 2020 release cycle with major new versions on the horizon. “We released Mocha Pro 2020 a few weeks ago and Sapphire 2020, Continuum 2020, and Silhouette 2020 will be available soon,” Yamnitsky says. “We can’t wait to deliver even more powerful and time-saving tools that help the television post-production community create the visible — and invisible — effects.”


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