Boris FX Ships Mocha VR with Stereo 360° Support for Adobe Immersive Video
Fresh off winning a prestigious 2018 Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) Technology Award, Mocha VR, developed by Boris FX, now offers stereoscopic 3D enabled post-production tools for 360/VR video creators.
The Mocha VR point release (5.6) adds a powerful new workflow to the groundbreaking plug-in bringing stereo-optimized planar tracking, masking, horizon stabilization, and object removal tools to Adobe® Premiere Pro® CC and Adobe After Effects® CC, key tools within Adobe Creative Cloud®.
Boris FX wins Advanced Imaging Society Technology Award for Mocha VR, Jan 2018; Pictured: L-R, John-Paul Smith, Ross Shain, Boris Yamnitsky, Mary Poplin
Mocha VR 5.6 is a free update for owners of the multi-award winning plug-in. The new stereo 3D workflow supports most common 360° formats, including top/bottom, side-by-side, and dual stream, and also includes improvements to the Reorient Module for advanced image stabilization to reduce VR motion sickness.
“Many VR creatives now want to work in stereo 3D to deliver more immersive video experiences. However, working in these new formats is inherently difficult and time consuming for post-production,” states Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer, Boris FX. “The new Mocha VR 5.6 stereo workflow uses planar tracking analysis on “both eye views” to solve camera disparity and simplify advanced post tasks such as camera rig removal or stabilizing shaky footage.” Shain continues, “Adobe users can apply Mocha VR as an effect to track, mask or clean up directly on stitched mono or stereo 360° footage with reduced manual keyframing for efficiency and time savings.”
Since its release last year, Mocha VR has been adopted by some of the biggest names in the growing immersive video industry, including: The NY Times VR, Felix & Paul, Ryot, Digital Domain, Here Be Dragons, Light Sail VR, and more.
“No one ever said VR was easy. But with specialized tools like Mocha VR, it gets easier with every update. We’re shooting more stereo projects with cameras like the GoPro Odyssey and Kandao Obsidian, so having tools to make tasks like roto and insertions for stereo footage easier is great,” says Matthew Celia, Light Sail VR, Managing Partner and Creative Director. “I am excited to see how Mocha’s Academy Award-winning tracker has been implemented to track both eyes and place graphic inserts in the correct 3D space. It’s going to be a huge timesaver for our After Effects based workflow.”
“Editors and artists using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects can enrich and extend their 360/VR toolset with Mocha VR,” says Chris Bobotis, Director of Immersive at Adobe. “Mocha VR is a welcome addition to our Immersive toolset.”
Mocha VR is available as a plug-in for Adobe’s immersive workflows. Purchasing options include: full license ($995), annual subscription ($295), and upgrade from Mocha Pro 5 ($295). For more information, please visit: www.borisfx.com.
To request a copy of Mocha VR for product review, contact Jessie Electa Petrov, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boris FX
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. The company’s success lies in its ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Avid, Grass Valley, Nexidia, Sony, Quantel, and other leading developers of video editing software. In 2014, Boris FX acquired Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of Mocha planar tracking software. In 2016, Boris FX acquired GenArts, the developer of Sapphire, the gold standard plug-in package for high-end visual effects creation.