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Boris FX Acquires SilhouetteFX & Digital Film Tools


BorisFX.logo1Boris FX, a leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has added Academy award-winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools to its suite of post-production and visual effects applications. The highly specialized feature film rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins support Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts including Foundry Nuke and DaVinci Resolve. The merger marks the third Boris FX acquisition in recent years and builds upon the creative solutions available.

Silhouette’s groundbreaking non-destructive paint and advanced rotoscoping technology was recognized earlier this year by the Academy of Motion Pictures (Technical Achievement Award) for its continued and lasting contribution to the world of film. It first gained prominence after Weta Digital, the visual effects company founded by director Peter Jackson, used the rotoscoping tools on King Kong (2005).

Digital Film Tools (DFT) emerged as an off-shoot of a Los Angeles-based motion picture visual effects facility whose work included hundreds of feature films, commercials, and television shows. The team used their strong practical understanding of photography, film and video editing, and in particular visual effects, to design highly-specialized software.

Attendees visiting IBC (September 13-17, 2019) in Amsterdam will have the opportunity to meet the team from Boris FX and preview the upcoming Silhouette 2020 release, currently slated to ship October 2019. Boris FX can be found at IBC in Hall 7, Stand A65.

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