TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X

Date: 13/01/2014
TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X

Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winningmocha® Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, today announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha. The latest Apple® Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, TrackX powered by mocha leverages the Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites. TrackX powered by mocha is a tremendous leap ahead in plug-in innovation for Final Cut Pro X, comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. CoreMelt has taken Imagineers innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision. No need to leave the timeline or learn a complicated VFX program. The Final Cut user community will love the ability to create these advanced visual effects directly inside their favorite editor.


Ideal for creating realistic screen inserts, set extensions and sky replacements, TrackX powered by mocha lets FCP X editors easily track and replace objects within a video, such as an image on a cell phone, TV screen or sign, as well as add graphics and text, including lower-thirds, to follow objects in motion. TrackXs customizable parameters provide FCP X editors with controls to fine-tune translation, scale, rotation and perspective motion of text and video, eliminating the need to do manual keyframing. Designed to manage the most difficult tracking challenges, mocha technology stays locked on through shaky, grainy and motion-blurred video.

Were excited to be able to take Imagineers leading mocha technology and make it available in such an affordable and easy-to-use package, says Roger Bolton, CoreMelt founder and director.CoreMelt is all about finding ways to bring high-end, complex tools to as many people as possible. With TrackX powered by mocha, editors can now directly accomplish many tracking tasks that would have otherwise involved jumping into complex compositing software.

Shain emphasizes the ease of integrating Imagineers mocha Planar Tracking technology for development partners like CoreMelt. Thanks to Imagineers developer-friendly SDK, partners like CoreMelt can easily integrate mochas Planar Tracking technology into their plug-ins, making Hollywood-caliber visual effects more accessible than ever before.

TrackX powered by mocha Features Three Powerful Plugins:

  • Simple Tracker: Instant tracking perfect for quick floating lower thirds or graphics following a person or object
  • Track Layer: Advanced tracking with perspective shifts, surface mapping and masking capabilities
  • Track Text: Includes a text generator that can track text with perspective and masking capabilities

One of the first to take TrackX powered by mocha through its paces, product reviewer Ben Balser of macProVideo gave the new plug-in high marks, TrackX picks up where SliceX leaves off. To have this much mocha planar tracking power without ever leaving Final Cut is mind blowing. Using TrackX along with SliceX, I've had no reason to use any other app for my tracking chores. This saves a lot of time, and in our business, time is money. Any serious professional needs these, for sure!

To learn more about TrackX powered by mocha, visit Coremelts Vimeo channel for a full set of tutorials created by Apple Certified Trainer, Iain Anderson.

TrackX by mocha Pricing and Availability
TrackX powered by mocha is available now and is priced at $99. Users who have purchasedSliceX powered by mocha can purchase TrackX for the special upgrade price of $49. Purchase the SliceX / TrackX powered by mocha bundle for just $149, a savings of $50. For more information or to purchase TrackX powered by mocha, please visit:http://www.imagineersystems.com/products/SliceX_TrackX/ andhttp://www.coremelt.com/trackx/.

About Imagineer Development Partners
Imagineer has recently joined with industry-leading post-production technology developers who have recognized the value of Imagineers Planar Tracking and software developers kit (Planar Tracking SDK). This growing list of strategic partnerships and licensing agreements includes companies such as Adobe Systems, CoreMelt, SilhouetteFX, Quantel and FXhome. For licensing questions or more information on becoming a development partner, please contact Ross Shain at mocha@imagineersystems.com.

About CoreMelt
CoreMelt, established in 2005, is a Sydney, Australia-based developer of advanced video plug-in effects for the editorial, compositing, design and visual effects communities. CoreMelt products are available worldwide through the Internet and resellers in the US, UK, Taiwan and Japan. For additional information on CoreMelt and its range of products, please visit: http://www.coremelt.com.

About mocha: Academy Award-Winning Technology
In February 2013, Imagineer Systems was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology. Imagineer Systems Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John-Paul Smith and Ross Shain were selected as a winner for mocha and its underlying Planar Tracking technology. The company was recognized for its proven record of contributing significant value to the post-production process of making motion pictures.

Over the years, Imagineers mocha software has gained acclaimed notoriety within Hollywoods visual effects community for its ability to motion track problematic footage such as out of focus and marker-less areas helping enable a technique called digital makeup or seamless effects. Visual effects artists use planar tracking to magically transform actors and locations without requiring timely makeup sessions and expensive sets, allowing directors to make important creative decisions long after the performance has been captured. Capturing accurate movement is essential andmocha has been involved in some famous digital makeup examples such as the snake-like noseless Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, replacing Mystiques eyes in X-Men and helping Natalie Portman undergo an amazing transformation in Black Swan.

About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems Ltd is the Academy Award-winning developer of visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post-production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Invictus, and the Harry Potter series. Imagineers desktop product line consists of mocha Pro - roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility; mocha AE - a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.
 



Tags: CoreMelt | FCP X plug-in | FCPX | Final Cut Pro X | Imagineer Systems | Imagineer Systems. mocha | mocha | planar tracking | Post Production | TrackX | TrackX powered by Mocha | video plug-ins | visual effects
Submitted by Zazil Media Group (Zazil Media Group)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

    Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

  • Tony Taylor from TMD talks about Post Production

    Tony Taylor from TMD talks about Post Production

  • Connecting the Virtual and KVM World with the ADDER Infinity 3000 at ISE 2020

    Connecting the Virtual and KVM World with the ADDER Infinity 3000 at ISE 2020

  • Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Forscene at IBC 2014

    Forscene at IBC 2014

  • Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

    Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

  • Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

    Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

  • Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

    Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

  • Forbidden Technologies FORscene at BVE 2014

    Forbidden Technologies FORscene at BVE 2014

  • Forbidden Technologies FORscene App at BVE 2014

    Forbidden Technologies FORscene App at BVE 2014

  • Tony Taylor from TMD talks about LTFS at IBC 2013

    Tony Taylor from TMD talks about LTFS at IBC 2013

  • Tony Taylor from TMD talks about Mediaflex CI

    Tony Taylor from TMD talks about Mediaflex CI

  • Facilis at IBC 2013

    Facilis at IBC 2013

  • Facilis at NAB 2013

    Facilis at NAB 2013

  • Autodesk at NAB 2012

    Autodesk at NAB 2012

  • SGO at IBC2011

    SGO at IBC2011

  • Motion Picture Visual Effects on a Budget

    Motion Picture Visual Effects on a Budget


Related Shows
  • Why not install a Dobly Atmos Studio at home?

    Why not install a Dobly Atmos Studio at home?


Related Articles
  • Using Modern Technology at Envy Provides a View into the Future of Post Production

    Using Modern Technology at Envy Provides a View into the Future of Post Production

  • Post Production - Keeping Track

    Post Production - Keeping Track

  • Make Time for Remapping

    Make Time for Remapping

  • Post Production on Tour

    Post Production on Tour

  • Future proofing post production storage

    Future proofing post production storage

  • Accelerated Workflows with eGPU

    Accelerated Workflows with eGPU

  • Designing the correct workflow

    Designing the correct workflow

  • The future of post production

    The future of post production

  • Top 10 Tips for Saving Time in Post

    Top 10 Tips for Saving Time in Post

  • Ask The Expert- Post Production Supervisor at BBC Studios and Post Production

    Ask The Expert- Post Production Supervisor at BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Post Production Companies Protection

    Post Production Companies Protection

  • Soho shaking all over Manchester

    Soho shaking all over Manchester

  • Dealing with clients

    Dealing with clients

  • The Lobster - achieving a textural grain

    The Lobster - achieving a textural grain

  • An end-to-end solution

    An end-to-end solution

  • Advantages of SSD Hybrid Solutions in Post Production Environments

    Advantages of SSD Hybrid Solutions in Post Production Environments

  • 3sixtymedia implements Universal Videohub 288 with ITV

    3sixtymedia implements Universal Videohub 288 with ITV

  • Fixing it in parallel

    Fixing it in parallel

  • Studio furniture at the cutting edge

    Studio furniture at the cutting edge

  • Four must-haves for modern media workflows: Enhancing your MAM solutions

    Four must-haves for modern media workflows: Enhancing your MAM solutions

  • Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production

    Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Increase productivity while editing

    Increase productivity while editing

  • Coffee and TV: Tracking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with mocha Pro

    Coffee and TV: Tracking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with mocha Pro

  • Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..

    Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..

  • Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015

    Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015

  • Stability not short-term subscriptions

    Stability not short-term subscriptions

  • Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

    Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

  • Media Management in Final Cut Pro X

    Media Management in Final Cut Pro X

  • Manipulate and Edit

    Manipulate and Edit

  • Collaboration and flexibility in post production workflow

    Collaboration and flexibility in post production workflow

  • How the cloud is changing the post production landscape

    How the cloud is changing the post production landscape

  • Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014

    Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014

  • Quantum StorNext plays a starring role for Framestore

    Quantum StorNext plays a starring role for Framestore

  • Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?

    Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?

  • The evolving face of post production

    The evolving face of post production

  • Trends that could bring a much needed change to post-production

    Trends that could bring a much needed change to post-production

  • 2011 wasnt all that bad for TV & Commercials, was it? So what does 2012 hold?

    2011 wasnt all that bad for TV & Commercials, was it? So what does 2012 hold?

  • Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts and Quick Tips

    Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts and Quick Tips

  • Avid solutions create a stellar workflow for Mwnci Post Production

    Avid solutions create a stellar workflow for Mwnci Post Production

  • Apple Final Cut Pro X  The Critic

    Apple Final Cut Pro X The Critic

  • Courting communications

    Courting communications

  • THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND FALL OF POST PRODUCTION

    THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND FALL OF POST PRODUCTION

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • Transforming Post Production With Content Supply Chain Management

    Transforming Post Production With Content Supply Chain Management

  • Post Production Ask The Experts

    Post Production Ask The Experts

  • Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

    Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

  • NFTS, the future of digital visionaries

    NFTS, the future of digital visionaries

  • Bridging the divide between production and post production

    Bridging the divide between production and post production

  • TV Bay Questions

    TV Bay Questions

  • Digital Archiving in Media Workflows

    Digital Archiving in Media Workflows


News
Maxon One Subscriptions Now Include Forger for Free Posted: 26/10/2021
Maxon One Subscriptions Now Include Forger for Free

Today, Maxon announced the inclusion of Forger with all Maxon One subscriptions with the release of Forger 1.8, an update to the company’s professional-level, digital 3D sculpting application for the iPad. New licensing options include a free version that brings sculpting to all iPad users, and a subscription version that can be purchased independently from the Apple App Store. Maxon One subscribers can simply login to their MyMaxon account for access to Forger included with their subscription. This latest version also features a seamless workflow with Cinema 4D - objects can be imported into C4D to be brought to life, and 3D models in development can be moved back and forth between Cinema 4D and Forger to facilitate a seamless, iterative workflow. 




Tags: Maxon | Forger | Maxon One | Cinema 4D | 3D Animation
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Qumulo Simplifies Data Management for Active Archives Posted: 26/10/2021
Qumulo Simplifies Data Management for Active Archives

As file data continues to grow exponentially, it is a challenge for organizations to manage this valuable asset with the resources they have. Meanwhile, long-term data retention requirements in industries from financial services to healthcare and beyond make this challenge even greater as data footprints grow year after year with content retained to meet compliance requirements. With the K-432T, customers can manage massive amounts of long-term archive data with consistent performance for regular use.

Tags: Active Archive | Qumulo | Arrow
Submitted by Qumulo
More from this author
3P Studio Expands its Media Business with EditShare Posted: 26/10/2021
3P Studio Expands its Media Business with EditShare

EditShare®, a technology leader that enables collaborative media workflows for storytellers, today announced that Brisbane’s leading post-production facility, 3P Studio (3P) has expanded its investment in EditShare’s FLOW media management and EFS storage solutions to manage its growing editorial business. The full-service production and post-production house, which produces creative content for top brands like Isuzu Motor Company, Subway, and Allianz, has tripled its team over the past three years to support the rise in client projects and campaigns across broadcast, digital, and social channels.

Tags: EditShare | 3P Studio
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
GlobalM presents their new software defined video network at Future Week Bergen 2021 Posted: 26/10/2021
GlobalM presents their new software defined video network at Future Week Bergen 2021 Recently, GlobalM was at Media City Bergen Future week 2021 presenting their software defined video network and mobile broadcasting mobile app.  The Broadcast as a Service (BaaS) replaces the need for satellite or private fiber video contribution from all types of events, remote productions and news coverage. Paul Calleja, CTO of GlobalM explains how this is achieved in the Future Week presentation from Bergen Media City, Norway. 
Tags: globalm | satellite | broadcast | streaming | sports | news | IBC 2021
Submitted by GlobalM SA
More from this author
Rohde and amp; Schwarz and ATTO Partner to Optimize Ethernet Adapter Capabilities for macOS Posted: 26/10/2021
Rohde and amp; Schwarz and ATTO Partner to Optimize Ethernet Adapter Capabilities for macOS

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader inpost-productionmedia technologies, has joined forces with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, to optimize the new generation ofATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring and Analytics Software, as well as ATTO ThunderLink® N3 3102andNS 3252 Thunderbolt™ adaptersfor use with R&S®SpycerNode. Now, macOS customers – in addition to Linux and Windows users – can more easily connect to the SpycerNode media storage solution, benefitting from a significant performance enhancement, without the need for additional PCI slots.

Tags: Rohde and Schwarz | ATTO | Post production | connectivity | storage | SpycerNode | ThunderLink and Thunderbolt | macOS | media
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
LOGIC media solutions makes changes to PORTAL Technology: PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip Posted: 26/10/2021
LOGIC media solutions makes changes to PORTAL Technology: PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip

LOGIC media solutions is giving one of its frontend solutions for AWS a new name. PORTAL.vod becomes PORTAL.clip. Living under the umbrella of the PORTAL Framework, with PORTAL Technology LOGIC offers frontends and workflows for cloud-based media workflows on AWS. PORTAL.clip is part of a whole suite of frontends for AWS and is already being used successfully by customers (see below).



Tags: AWS Cloud | AWS | LOGIC | PORTAL | PORTAL.clip | streaming
Submitted by PRCOMM
More from this author
Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) Overhauls Infrastructure with the Help of ATEME Posted: 26/10/2021
Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) Overhauls Infrastructure with the Help of ATEME

ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, today announced that major Chinese cable operator Beijing Gehua Cable (BGC) has deployed ATEME’s encoders to upgrade its cable TV services. This update delivers greater stability and video quality for viewers, while reducing BGC’s energy footprint.


Tags: ATEME | BGC | TITAN | Broadcast | Cable TV
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
IBC kicks off 2021 show experience with the launch of IBC Digital Posted: 26/10/2021
IBC kicks off 2021 show experience with the launch of IBC Digital

IBC has kicked off the 2021 show experience with the launch of IBC Digital. The platform makes it easy for attendees to curate a unique mix of show activities and is the place to view exclusive content, including the IBC Innovation Awards taking place on 23rd November.

Tags: ibc
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
JVC Camera Upgrade Comes Into Focus at Weigel Broadcasting Co. Milwaukee Posted: 25/10/2021
JVC Camera Upgrade Comes Into Focus at Weigel Broadcasting Co. Milwaukee

Weigel Broadcasting Co. in Milwaukee, home to WDJT-TV, CBS 58, WMLW-TV, The M, WBME-CD, Me-TV and  WYTU-LD Telemundo Wisconsin, recently selected several GY-HC900 and GY-HC550 CONNECTED CAM camcorders for high-quality, flexible broadcasting. Products of JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, the cameras are part of JVC’s plug-and-play CONNECTED CAM™ series.

Tags: JVC Professional Video | CONNECTED CAM | broadcast cameras
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
LYNX Technik Enhances greenMachine Features for HDR Evie+ and Testor Configurations Posted: 25/10/2021
LYNX Technik Enhances greenMachine Features for HDR Evie+ and Testor Configurations

LYNX Technik takes the approach to continuously build on the usability and functionality of its products to offer its customers and partners enhanced features on its robust and high quality platforms.

Tags: greenMachine | yellobrik | LYNX Technik | frame synchronizer | HDR Evie+ | 4K UHD | quad-channel | HDR to SDR conversion
Submitted by LYNX Technik
More from this author
Tolka Announces TCAS for Widevine Posted: 25/10/2021
Tolka Announces TCAS for Widevine

Tolka announces a major addition to its portfolio of media-related telecommunication products and services. TCAS for Widevine is a conditional access system designed to make secure pay-TV content channels easy to establish, easy to operate and highly affordable. It simplifies the entire licensing process and reduces service-providers' operating costs. 1080i HD and 4K-UHD TV resolutions are supported as well as both SDR and HDR.

Tags: Tolka | broadcast media access | broadcast content security | targeted television advertising | personalised television advertising | personalized television advertising | OTT content protection | IPTV content protection | satellite IR | miniature DTV interface | D
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
More from this author
Newly Formed ACT Entertainment Makes First Public Appearance at InfoComm 2021 Posted: 25/10/2021
Newly Formed ACT Entertainment Makes First Public Appearance at InfoComm 2021

ACT Entertainment, the newly formed entity borne from the merging of the ACT Lighting and RHC Holdings families of companies, will exhibit under its new branding for the first time at InfoComm 2021 (Booth 5753). With a deeply rooted heritage in several key markets, such as pro AV, installation, broadcast, touring/live, retail, house of worship, film and television, and industrial markets, ACT Entertainment streamlines all of its brands into a collective, market-focused approach. In recognition of this new business objective, the company will be showcasing its recently launched Just Networking brand, along with MA Lighting, ProCo Sound and Aytron products, at the show.

Tags: ACT Entertainment | InfoComm 2021 | tradeshows
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Lightware named as Official Platinum Sponsor of Cisco WebexONE 2021 Posted: 25/10/2021
Lightware named as Official Platinum Sponsor of Cisco WebexONE 2021

Lightware Visual Engineering is pleased to announce that it has been made one of the Official Platinum Sponsors for the upcoming Cisco WebexONE 2021 virtual event.

Tags: Lightware Visual Engineering | Matrix Switcher | AV-over-IP systems | Live Events | Corporate Market | Taurus UCX
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Net Insight and Grass Valley take ultra-reliable cloud and IP media delivery workflows to the next level Posted: 25/10/2021
Net Insight and Grass Valley take ultra-reliable cloud and IP media delivery workflows to the next level

Net Insight announces that it has joined the GV Media Universe (GVMU)Alliance, Grass Valley’s ecosystem of qualified partners that aims to enable media organizations to leverage the power of the cloud to deliver more content easily and efficiently. Net Insight’s platforms bring a complete range of agile and secure media delivery solutions for cloud, IP, and virtualized networks, allowing broadcast industry players to create frictionless, high-quality, low-latency live video workflows.

Tags: net insight | grass valley
Submitted by Platform
More from this author
Meet EditShare at InfoComm 2021 Posted: 22/10/2021
Meet EditShare at InfoComm 2021

EditShare® invites InfoComm 2021 attendees to booth 2809 to discuss how its award-winning FLOW media management and EFS shared storage solutions can simplify storytelling for video workgroups across Advertising, Broadcast, Corporate, Education, House of Worship, News, Production and Post-production.

Tags: editshhare | infocomm
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>