VFX plug-in developer Boris FX is set to acquire Imagineer Systems.

UK-based Imagineer’s Mocha software is used by editors, colourists and effects artists for tracking graphics, object removal, camera stabilisation and 3D camera tracking and animation.

Boris FX is a US-based developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing and workflow tools.

Imagineer chief executive John-Paul Smith will continue to lead Imagineer’s technical and operations strategy from the company’s Guildford office under the new title of director of operations.

Boris Yamnitsky will serve as the chief executive of Boris FX and Imagineer Systems and Ross Shain will become the chief marketing officer of both companies.

In a statement, the Boris FX management team said: “Integrating proprietary Mocha technology will allow Boris FX to speed up VFX workflow and further improve return on investment of our toolset.

“In addition, future Imagineer products will draw upon Boris FX’s expertise in advanced integration with host support, delivering planar tracking to a wider user base.

“Additionally, combining technical support teams will better serve our customers with staff now located in the UK, Boston, New York, California and Australia.”