Boujou Matchmoving software engages you to add computer generated effects seamlessly into your film or video footage.



boujou 5 Features

New Automatic Sequential Solver

  • Previous versions of boujou took the entire shot into account before delivering a solve. boujou 5 looks at a single frame at a time, enabling the user to intervene as needed and making the entire process significantly faster.

Fully Functional Graph Editor

  • The Graph Editor enables the user to manually tweak the camera data and, if necessary, resolve. boujou 5 also provides the ability to lock valid sections of solve data or sections known to be correct. Those sections can then be used to improve other areas.

Reference Frames

  • The Reference Frames feature enables users to import still images taken with any camera and use them to assist in a solve.

New Target Tracker

  • The Pattern Matching Tracker in boujou has been completely rewritten so it provides a faster workflow. Target Tracking now can specify a pattern on a single frame as well as tracking multiple patterns simultaneously.



boujou Silver bullet Features

  • Derived directly from boujou 5, silver bullet shares the same robust and accurate feature tracking and camera solving engines.
  • silver bullet offers major enhancements over previous versions of bullet while maintaining the same levels of automation and ease of use. With silver bullet you can still solve most shots in a single mouse click. But now you also have advanced tools at your fingertips which allow you to solve a wider range of more difficult shots more easily.

New Features

  • Access to a Range of Advanced Parameters for Feature Tracking Adjustment
  • The ability to create a solve for a sub range of frames
  • Store multiple camera solves in a single project
  • Focal length constraints for free move shots
  • Full Timeline functionality
  • Orthographic 3D views
  • Graph Display
  • Mesh generation and export
  • Floating Wizard and Timeline
  • Masks with holes
  • Image proxies
  • Auto Radial distortion correction

silver bullet has the same, complete import and export range as boujou 5.



Feature Comparison

Feature boujou 5 boujou silver bullet
Supported Platforms Windows, Linux, OSX Windows, OSX
Licensing Software (SafeNet Sentinel) Hardware (dongle)
Viewpoint Track Labeling Yes No
Adjust Solve for a Range Yes No
Enhanced Automatic Feature Tracker Yes Yes
Camera Solver for Shots with Known or Approximate Focal Length Yes Yes
Image Proxies Yes Yes
Free Move Shots with Variable Focal Length Yes Yes
Nodal Pan Shots with Variable Focal Length Yes Yes
Focal Length Constraints for Global Solver Yes Yes
Editable Graph Yes No
Graph Display Yes Yes
Survey Points Yes No
Planar Constraints Yes Yes
Assess Lens Distortion (Manual) Yes Yes
Assess Lens Distortion (Automatic) Yes Yes
Enhanced Timeline Functionality Yes Yes
Non-Consecutive Feature Tracking Yes Yes
Export to After Effects Via the Maya ASCII Format Yes Yes
Support for 16-Bit Cineon, DPX Open EXR and Maya IFF Image Formats Yes Yes
Keyframeable Polygon-Based Masks Yes Yes
Target Tracks (Single Key Multiple Simultaneous Target Tracks) Yes No
Locators Yes Yes
Zoom View for Adding Target Tracks and Locators Yes Yes
Instant Zoom Yes No
Camera Path Smoothing Yes Yes
Access to Advanced Feature Tracking Parameters Yes Yes
Import Image-Based Masks Yes Yes
Image Size Restrictions None None
Import OBJs as Survey Data or Test Objects Yes No
Fly Camera (Eyeballing Using Model) Yes No
Optimize Camera & Focal Using Vertex-Drag Yes No
Face-Based Tracking Yes No
Scene Structure With Precision Control (Filter Structure) Yes No
Mesh Triangulation From Scene Structure Yes Yes
Export Meshes as OBJs Yes Yes
Solve Manual Approximate Camera Path Yes No
Solve a Sub-Range Yes Yes
Regenerate Structure Yes No
Copy/Delete Individual Views Yes No
Interpolate Cameras Yes No
Optimize Individual Cameras Yes No
Optimize Camera & Structure Yes No

Compute Key-Frames From Feature

Tracks (Key Schedule)

Yes No
Lasso Tool for Point Selection Yes Yes
Footage Controls (Brightness, Contrast, HDRI) Yes Yes
Orthographic Views Yes Yes
Boolean Polygonal Masks Control Yes Yes
Shake Track Import Yes Yes
Export 2D Tracks to Shake Yes Yes
Wizard Embedded in Main IU No Yes
Lockable Channel Data Yes No
Advanced Adjust Solve Yes No



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Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements  

• At least 1 GB of RAM, preferably 512 MB with a virtual memory set up.

• At least a 1 GHz processor (or equivalent). The processor must support

  SSE2 instructions. The majority of newer processors do-however, Intel

  Pentium III and some older AMD processors do not.

• An OpenGL graphics card.

• An available parallel or USB port for the licensing dongle.

• Approximately 85 Mb of disk space for the application and associated files.

• 24-bit color display.

Cross Platform Support

Vista SP1

Intel Macintosh

10.5 Leopard
10.6 Snow Leopard

boujou runs on Intel based Macintoshes only. There is no Power PC support.

Red Hat Enterprise 4.X +
Centos 4.X +
Fedora Core 5, 8, and 10

All platforms, 32 bit.




Previous versions of boujou and bullet WILL NOT run under the new licensing system (Sentinel SRM).

For upgrades, return of existing dongle will be required before issue of new software license.

boujou 5 should be fully backwardly compatible with boujou 4. This means that saving a file in boujou 4 will allow it to be opened in boujou 5. However, files saved in boujou 5 will not be compatible with any previous release of boujou or bullet.

Monthly rental & Educational Licenses Available

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support


  • Upgrade from Boujou 2, 3 and 4
  • Upgrade from Silver Bullet to Boujou 5
  • Upgrade from Bullet SD to Boujou 5
  • Upgrade from Bullet 2 to Boujou 5
  • Upgrade from Standalone to Network licenses
  • Upgrade from Standalone to Network Rental licenses


 RFX is available for all your support needs.

Vicon offers the following Support plans

  • 12 months technical support. Price dependant on number of licenses
  • 1 month technical support. Price dependant on number of licenses
  • Free email support for users without active support contract



As of April 30th 2011 boujou bullet SD will no longer be sold.

All of the functionality (and much more) provided by bullet SD is also provided by boujou Silver bullet and boujou 5 along with support for HD footage.

Technical support for bullet SD will be provided to those customers with valid support contracts until the expiry of those contracts and will not be available for renewal.

Any remaining period of the twelve month warranties on existing sales will also be honoured according to the terms of the license agreement.