12 new releases, tons of artist profiles, new team members, and a new streaming series that answers your Boris FX questions live.
Wrap-Up: A Look Back at 2023
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Two new products join the Boris FX Suite, new Boris FX Hub application, our first-ever AI tools, artist profiles, and lots more.
We're declaring 2023 our year of efficiency. From new products and workflows to faster overall speeds and a slick new licensing system, tackling your project needs is now easier than ever. Let's hit rewind & take a trip down memory lane.
Products & Releases
We expanded the scope of the Boris FX Suite with two new products: CrumplePop (April) and SynthEyes (August). The additions help further cement the Boris FX Suite as the ultimate creative VFX toolkit by filling in potential gaps in your post-production pipeline.
CrumplePop gives editors access to simple AI-driven audio restoration and quick-fix tools, while SynthEyes brings incredibly fast 3D tracking and match moving tools to visual effects artists. Available within the Boris FX Suite or as individual products.
Our development team was as busy as ever delivering tons of new effects and timesaving options.
- April: Sapphire 2023.5, Mocha Pro 2023, and Silhouette 2023
- May: Particle Illusion Standalone (FREE!)
- June: Continuum FCP: 2023.5 and CrumplePop 2023.5
- August: Mocha VEGAS, Continuum FCP — Lens Flares, Continuum FCP — Light Flicker
- September: Optics 2024
- October: Boris FX Suite (adds CrumplePop and SynthEyes), SynthEyes 2024, and Particle Illusion Standalone (FREE!)
- November: Sapphire 2024, Continuum 2024, CrumplePop 2024, and Silhouette 2023.5
Your Boris FX Hub
We launched the Boris FX Hub in October. Hopefully you're already using it. If not, make sure to download it today! It's a seamless, user-friendly experience you will love. Easily install any of our products, manage your licenses, stay current with the latest releases, and take free trials. Download for Win • Download for Mac
We introduced our first internally-developed AI/ML creative tools across three of our products — and can't wait to share what we have in store as we take a holistic approach to the technology.
Our original flagship product, Continuum, added a new DeNoise ML effect, an UpRes ML effect, and the ability to generate custom AI sprites inside Particle Illusion to the 2024 release. Silhouette includes a Stability Node (2023) to speed up removes and painting tasks, a DeNoiser ML node for grain management (2023), and an UpRes ML node (2023.5) to quickly scale any clip. And finally, CrumplePop 2024 features significant sound quality boosts thanks to next-gen AI models on its popular noise, traffic, wind, rustle & clipping removal tools. If you're new to CrumplePop, learn more about our free Starter plan.
More Training Series!
In addition to the helpful tutorials we add to our video library nearly every week, we also produced Continuum Essentials and Silhouette Essentials (broken into two tracks: rotoscoping and compositing). Each series is FREE to watch or you can buy the premium downloads which include project files. The two new courses join Sapphire Essentials, Mocha Pro Essentials, and Particle Illusion Essentials to help you make the most out of our products.
Pro Tip! If you're on an active Boris FX Suite subscription, you get free access to the premium downloads of all of our Essential training series. Simply navigate to your Boris FX account and look in the "Training" tab.
Why We're Grateful
Two words: our community. This summer we hosted our first in-person customer appreciation event since the pandemic. It was a magical (and muggy) NYC night with palpable creative energy. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones, learning more about how you use our products, and what you'd like to see in the future. We left with notes in hand and tons of inspiration.
Artists like yourself are the reason we do what we do. Thank you for choosing to use our products to help create the stories the whole world watches, including The Last Of Us 🧟, Ted Lasso ⚽, Hawkeye 🏹, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever✊🏿, YouTuber Jonkari P's meme videos with over 115 million views 👀, and lots more.
That's a wrap on 2023. We know this year has been hard on the post-production community and everyone working in the entertainment industry. Cheers to a better, brighter 2024, and more customer events! Happy New Year from our team to yours! 💗 Your friends at Boris FX