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mocha Pro 5 The new version of our award-winning planar tracking and visual effects software. Now updated with major new features.
  • Planar Motion Tracking
  • Advanced Roto & Masking Tools
  • Automatic Object Removal
  • Image & Camera Stabilizer
  • Screen Inserts & Mesh Warper
  • 3D Camera Solver, Stereo 3D support & more.
New! mocha Pro 5 plug-in options for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and OFX Hosts: Foundry's Nuke & Fusion.

Features

  • Plug-in Option

    New plug-in option introduces fast & efficient workflow using host's media engine.

    Launch mocha Pro as a plug-in from within your favorite editing and effects hosts: After Effects, Nuke and many more. The new plug-in workflow uses the host’s media engine and project format, reducing the need for transcoding or external file management. Now supporting Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere + After Effects and OFX hosts: Nuke, Fusion (& more OFX host support coming soon).

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  • Planar Tracking

    Award-winning tracker, now updated with GPU acceleration!

    Our renowned planar tracking has now been updated in mocha Pro 5 for speed and efficiency with GPU tracking and plug-in options. Planar tracking is at the heart of all mocha Pro modules and is used to drive 2D & 3D tracking, roto-masking, object removal and more. Unlimited tracking layers and advanced AdjustTrack interface can handle reflections, occlusions, noise, even areas with motion blur or low details. Learn how mocha’s planar tracking has earned its place as the “go to tool” for difficult motion tracking tasks.

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  • Advanced Roto Tools

    mocha Pro drastically reduces time spent on manual masking & key-framing projects.

    X-spline and Bezier tools are designed to quickly create and edit detailed roto shapes. When linked to mocha’s planar tracking, roto shapes inherit motion and perspective, dramatically reducing manual keyframe work. Advanced tools for shape editing include per-point edge feathering, join layers tool, transform tool, group layers and more make mocha Pro the ideal system for rotoscoping.

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  • Object Removal

    Automatically remove unwanted elements, wires, rigs and tracking marks with ease.

    mocha Pro’s Remove Module is an amazing alternative to traditional clone and paint techniques for getting rid of unwanted pixels and removing objects. It automatically detects and blends pixels from other frames with little user input, offering massive time savings. mocha Pro’s clean plate functionality imports and corrects fixed frames for digital beauty work and matte painting.

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  • Insert Module

    Render accurate match moves and screen inserts with motion blur or mesh warp distortion.

    mocha Pro 5′s Insert Module allows you to render an image onto your tracked surface within mocha Pro or back to your host timeline with the new plug-in option. Composite with realistic motion blur or render out the tracked insert. Powerful mesh warp distortion tool allows the user to wrap and bend inserts onto non flat surfaces. Combines with Lens Module for realistic VFX compositing on distorted footage.

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  • Lens Module

    Calibrate, correct and remove lens distortion.

    This simple and easy-to-use interface allows users to calibrate the distortion introduced by camera lenses. Unwanted lens distortion can be removed or matched for realistic compositing. Export lens data or render correction in the new mocha Pro 5 plug-in option.

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  • 3D Camera Solver

    Camera tracking for 3D visual effects.

    Solve 3D match moving capabilities with planar ease. Unlike feature based tracking, mocha solves the 3D camera based on user-selected planes. This fast and easy-to-use solution is ideal for set extensions, 3D text and particle tracking. Additionally the 3D solver can be used to assist other 3D tracking applications on difficult shots with low detail or significant foreground occlusions.

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  • Stabilize Module

    Smooth camera jitter and lock down shots.

    The stabilize module can lock down camera motion or stabilize moving objects for visual effects and finishing work. A smooth option with selectable anchor frames helps reduce high frequency jitters while maintaining original camera motion. Center, scale or crop stabilized footage based on user driven planar tracking.

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  • Stereoscopic 3D

    Stereo 3D planar tracking, masking and object removal workflow.

    mocha Pro 5 supports native stereo 3D. This workflow uses planar tracking analysis on “both eye views” to reduce manual offsets and tedious keyframe work on stereo 3D rotoscoping, tracking, 3D camera solve and object removal.

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Industry Support

Support for post-production and visual effects software:  Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer,  Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Autodesk Flame, Smoke & Maya, Assimilate Scratch, Blackmagic Fusion & Resolve, Boris FX, HitFilm, Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D, The Foundry Nuke, Red Giant and Quantel

Getting Started: mocha Pro

The mocha Pro Quick Start Guide!

Imagineer’s Planar Tracker technology provides 2D tracking data by tracking planes rather than points. The key to getting the most out of the Planar Tracker is to learn to find planes of movement in your shot which coincide with the object that you want to track or roto. Sometimes it will be obvious – other times you may have to break your object into different planes of movement. For instance if you were tracking a tabletop with a vase on top of it, you would want to draw the spline to avoid the flower arrangement in the center of the table — the vase is not on the same plane as the table and will make your track less accurate.

Think of your objects as if they are low poly models and track the planes most relevant to the data you need. Since There Are No Point Trackers in mocha, splines are used for both tracking and rotoscoping. This is a different method from standard 1-point, feature, or multi-point tracking tools. If you try to use mocha like older tracking technology, you will not get successful tracks.

Take some time to learn the software by reading this section, watching our videos, and checking out the documentation. We are confident that you will speed up your workflow. It’s time to get mocha added to your toolbox!

Download This Footage to Follow Along

Free Motion Tracking Clips for Training (Non-Commercial) from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

Basic Tracking:

1. Import your footage. 

New File

Try to only use what you need, use individual shots rather than an entire edit. Working with very long files can be time consuming for the artist and can slow down tracking as it searches for more frames.

2. Select your preferred spline tool, either X Splines or Beziers. 3. Draw spline around the planar area that you want to track.

spline2

You can be fairly loose with your spline because the Planar Tracker is intelligent enough to discard the pixel movement that does not move similarly enough. Scrub through the timeline and find the largest, sharpest, and most parallel to the camera area to begin tracking from; draw your shape there to start with.

4. Track the spline.

track

You can use backwards and forward tracking from wherever it is that you have drawn your spline. You can often get a great result with default settings, but if you’re getting a lot of drift, try increasing the Min % Pixels Used. Remember to turn layer cogs (AKA: gears) off when you are done tracking, as those cogs tell you which layers are being used for tracking!

5. Set the Surface Tool.

setsurface

The Surface Tool represents the corner pin data where you want an inserted image to be, or the center point of the surface tool becomes your transform data when you export from mocha. Generally, it is better to align the surface roughly to the area you are tracking so you can easily see how your track is going!

6. Adjust your track if necessary.

adjust track

Adjust track is a four point correction that animates over the top of your track. Adjust track is a more advanced section that can be found here.

7. Export the completed track to whatever format you need.

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You can do this via copy and paste for After Effects and Nuke, or you can save and load this data for all other programs.

 

When you paste or load your mocha tracking data into the final composite or edit, make sure you are pasting or loading your data in at the first frame of the clip, otherwise your data will not line up.  Frame rate, dimensions and pixel aspect ratio must be correct. Make sure these values match the settings in your compositor or editor and inside of mocha, otherwise your tracking data will not match when you export it. If your transform data doesn’t match up in your compositing program of choice, you may need to delete your imported anchor points or recheck your settings. Find more export instructions here.

 

Basic Rotoscoping:

1. Roto follows the basic workflow of the first 6 basic tracking steps.  

start_roto

However, you will need to track everything in individual planes. This means that you need to rotoscope people and animals “paper doll” style. Split everything up at it’s movable joint for best results and less keyframes.

2. Draw a new, more detailed rotoscoping shape.

detailed_roto

Once you have a good track (as outlined in the Basic Tracking section above), you will need to trace the edges of the objects that you need to rotoscope in detail. Complex roto shapes are not good candidates for tracking.

3. Link your new rotoscoping shape to your original track.

linktotrack

In the layer properties, you can use the dropdown menu called “link to track” to attach your finer, more detailed roto shape to your original track. The new shape will now move along with the original tracking layer.

4. You can also just track and roto at the same time. 

trackandroto

This method only works for simple shapes. This is not recommended for complex roto shapes like heads, hair, and wrinkled shirts. However, buildings, walls, smooth organic objects, and any inorganic objects can be tracked and rotoscoped this way.

5. Adjust shapes where necessary.

adjust shape

You will only have to adjust where mocha shapes slip off your object. Make sure to animate on the “bounce” or “squash and stretch” areas in order to minimize keyframes, like you would in traditional animation.

6. Export the rendered mattes or the shape data in whatever format you need.

export_shape

You can do this via copy and paste for After Effects and Nuke, or you can save and load this data for all other programs.

 

 When you paste or load your mocha shape data into the final composite or edit, make sure you are pasting or loading your shape data in at the first frame of the clip, otherwise your data will not line up. Frame rate, dimensions and pixel aspect ratio must be correct. Make sure these values match the settings in your compositor or editor and inside of mocha, otherwise your shape data will not match when you export and import it. Find more about matte export here.

 

Quick Tool Reference:

ICON_Select_001 Selection Tool: This tool selects points of the spline and edges of the surface tool for manipulation.
ICON_XSplines_001 X-Spline: In general X splines work better for tracking, especially with perspective motion. X-Splines have only one control handle for every point, this makes X-Splines faster to use for many people. The shapes still export as bezier splines to any software that mocha supports. All splines can be feathered with inner and outer edges.
ICON_AddXSpline_001 Add to X-Spline:  Adds another X Spline to the same tracking layer to add or subtract information. Subtraction of tracking areas happens where shapes overlap, and addition happens where shapes do not overlap.
ICON_BezSplines_001 Bezier Spline:  We also provide Bezier Splines as they can be versatile and is the industry spline standard. Beziers have two control handles for every point on the spline. The shapes still export as Bezier splines to any software that mocha supports. All splines can be feathered with inner and outer edges.
ICON_AddBezSplines_001 Add to Bezier Spline: Adds another Bezier Spline to the same tracking layer to add or subtract information. Subtraction of tracking areas happens where shapes overlap, and addition happens where shapes do not overlap.
ICON_Surface_001 Surface Tool:  The ‘Surface’ Tool represents the corner pin data where you want an inserted image to be, or the center point of the surface tool becomes your transform data when you export from mocha.
ICON_Grid_001 Grid Tool:  The grid follows the track and surface tool, and lets you know in detail exactly what your track is doing. It cannot be exported.
ICON_TransformTool_001 The Transform Tool: The bounding box can select either multiple points from multiple splines in the same layer, or multiple layers. Translation, Scale and Rotation and Distortion is all handled by selecting the correct area of the box.

 

Quick Tips!

  • A planar surface does not necessarily have to be flat: We have a Planar Tracker which specifically tracks planes of motion, but this is not limited to tables, walls and other flat objects. Distant background is considered flat by the camera where there is no parallax. Faces can be tracked very successfully around the eyes and bridge of the nose. Rocky ground, rumpled cushions, clumps of bushes, human torsos and curved car bodies are all good candidates. The key is low parallax or no obvious moving depth. When in doubt, try quickly tracking an area to see if it will work, as you can quite often trick the planar tracker into thinking something is planar.

  • You can change tracking parameters or spline shape in the middle of a track: If the track is slipping because of skew or perspective, turn those parameters off for the problem area and on again after you’re out of the trouble spot. You can also increase the amount of pixels you are tracking in the middle of the track or even change the shape of the spline or what you are tracking in the middle of the track. Don’t be afraid to change something to get the best track.

  • Always watch for occlusions: Moving objects or people that slowly move in front of the area you are trying to track need to be avoided. Also look out for obvious or even “barely there,” consistently moving reflections or shadows; mocha will notice them even if you don’t!

  • Use shots instead of entire scenes: The mocha workflow is designed around a project structure. It is good practice to only work on one shot per project file to minimize layer management and to keep the work streamlined. Don’t load your entire rendered out edit into mocha, that will only slow you down.

  • Scrub your time-line: When starting a new project, go through your footage a few times to see what your best options are for tracking. You will save yourself a lot of time by making note of obstructions and possible problem areas in advance.

  • Use edges: When tracking surfaces you will usually get a much better track if you include the edges and not just the interior of an object. This is because mocha can define the difference between the background and the foreground and lock on better. For example, if you are tracking a greenscreen, it is better to draw your shape around the entire screen rather than just the internal tracking markers. In some cases this means you can avoid tracking markers altogether and save time on cleanup later.

  • Draw more shapes: Remember you are not limited to one shape in a layer. Use a combination of shapes to add further areas or cut holes in existing areas to maximize your search. If necessary, make an additional layer to track and mask out foreground obstructions before tracking the object you need.

  • Use the grid while tracking: It’s common to use the surface and the grid to line up your corners after you track, but it can be much more advantageous to set up your surface before you track and leave the grid on to watch for any subtle drift while you are tracking. This way you can stop your track early to fix any issues and spend less time trying to find them later.

  • Figuring out tracking order: When you track a layer, the mattes of any active layers above the layer itself are subtracted from the matte of the layer and hence influence the area being tracked. To keep your tracking predictable, it is recommended that you keep your tracking layers on the top of the stack unless you specifically wish to use other layers to subtract from the tracking area of layers beneath it. To monitor what the tracker “sees” as a tracking area, select the Track Matte button in the view control. With this layer order, as long as your track objects from the foreground to the background, you will always have holdouts for the tracks behind them.

  • Tracking multiple objects: You can track multiple layers at once, but you need to make sure the shape order does not interfere with your tracks. Remember: any layers above other layers will prevent layers underneath them from tracking where they intersect. We do not recommend you track more than two or three layers at a time.

  • In the end, there is no magic bullet: While mocha is a very flexible tracker and will save a lot of time, you will eventually, and very occasionally, run into a piece of footage that just will not track. Large or continuous obstructions, extreme blur, low contrast details and sudden flashes can all cause drift or untrackable situations. If something just isn’t tracking no matter what you try, consider using mocha to track as much as possible then move to manual work. You can often get a lot more done fixing shots by hand or using Adjust Track in mocha rather than trying to tweak your shapes and parameters over and over again to get everything done automatically.

 

Between mocha AE, mocha Plus, and mocha Pro, we have a lot of options for our users! Not sure what version of mocha you need? You can find more about what software mocha supports and which features are in which version of mocha here.

 

In depth training!

Want to see more? Stream all the exercises below or Purchase Premium Download Now.

Fundamentals of Mocha Example 01: Fundamentals of Tracking
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 02: User Interface
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 03: How Planar Tracking Works
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 04: Track Mattes
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 05: Rotation
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 06 - Shear and Perspective
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 07a: Using Transform Data for After Effects
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 07b: Using Transform Data for Apple Final Cut and Motion
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 08a: Using Corner Pin Data for After Effects
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 08b: Using Corner Pin Data for Apple Final Cut and Motion
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 09a: Stabilization for After Effects
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 09b: Stabilization for Apple Final Cut and Motion
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 10: Creating Mask Shapes 01
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 11: More Complex Mask Shapes 02
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 12: Camera Solver – Pan Tilt Zoom
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 13: Camera Solver – Parallax Change
Fundamentals of Mocha Example 14: Camera Solver – Moving Shapes

 

If you still need more help, check out our full documentation here, or contact support here.

Technical Specs: mocha Pro

Product Version: mocha Pro 5
Software Requirement: Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher on Intel Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher, Windows Vista Business or Ultimate, on x64.Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5 or a compatible Linux distribution on x86_64.
Hardware: Recommended Hardware Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalentMemory: 4 GB + Disk: High-speed disk array Graphics Card: NVDIA Quadro FX 1500 or equivalentMonitor: 1920×1080 or higher Network: Must have an enabled network adapter (wifi or ethernet)Minimal Requirements:  Processor: At least 1-GHz Pentium IV Disk: At least 1 GB Memory: At least 1 GB Graphics card: Must support OpenGL Monitor: Minimum resolution 1200×800 pixels Network: Must have an enabled network adapter (wifi or ethernet)
Licensing options: Nodelocked or cross-platform, floating license
mocha Pro 5 Plug-in Host Support:  Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014-2015, Adobe After Effects CC 2014-2015, Avid Media Composer v8.5, Foundry Nuke v8+, Fusion Studio 8, Sony Vegas Pro 13
Features
Resolution & Frame Rate Independent Visual Effects Software
GPU Accelerated Planar Motion Tracking
New Plug-in Options for Adobe and Avid
Roto & Masking Tool Set
X-spline and Bezier roto tools with per-point edge feathering
Roto: Transform Tool, Join Layers, Project Merge
Layer Manager: color spline, color fill, group layers, multi-select & project merge
Export Roto & Track data to industry standard formats
3D Camera Solve Module: export to AE and FBX
Dopesheet keyframe editor
OGL accelerated matte rendering with motion blur
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
Removal Module: Auto-object removals with optional clean plate inserts
Lens Module: Lens distortion analysis with distort & undistort render function
Render Distortion Maps (Rasterized ST Maps)
Import and use External Distortion Maps in all mocha Pro modules
Insert Module: 2D match move compositing with motion blur render
Offset & 3D offset surface composting & track export
Mesh Warper distortion tool
Color Fill Shape Rendering (Export to Nuke Rotopaint and mocha shape for After Effects)
Python Scripting Module
Export track data
Autodesk: Flame, Smoke, Flare
Adobe After Effects CS3 – Creative Cloud 2015
Apple: Final Cut Pro v7
Apple Motion 4, 5
Apple Shake
Avid|DS
Assimilate Scratch v7
Quantel generationQ
Eyeon Fusion
Nuke & Nuke X
Boris FX: BCC Continuum Track Format: (supports Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Symphony & Sony Vegas Pro)
Export roto data
Apple: Final Cut Pro 7 (with mocha shape for Final Cut plug-in)
Autodesk Flame, Smoke, Combustion: GMasks – now updated for batch export
Nuke & Nuke X
Adobe After Effects CS3 – CC 2015
Silhouette FX (import/export)
Adobe Premiere Pro (paste to mask)
Blackmagic Fusion
Shake
Export 3D Camera
Adobe After Effects CS4 – CC 2015
FBX for Nuke
FBX for Autodesk Maya, Flame & Smoke. Cinema 4D
HitFilm 2 Ultimate
Export to MochaBlend for C4D
Export Lens Data
Adobe After Effects CS4-CC 2015 (with mocha Lens plug-in)
Nuke, Flame, Fusion (with rendered ST Maps)
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Upgrade Guides: mocha Pro

Looking to Upgrade?

Owners of all Imagineer mocha products qualify for discounts to major upgrade releases. In order to purchase and use an upgrade, you must either own a registered version one of the qualifying products in the following chart. 

Imagineer Systems reserves the right to require proof of purchase or registration.

Not sure which product to purchase? View the compare products guide.

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(bundled with HitFilm 2 Ultimate)
$195 USD $795 USD
mocha v2-2.6 NA $595 USD
mocha Pro v2.6 NA $495 USD

Notes on Upgrades

    • Not sure which product you own? Launch your mocha software and go to “about” section.
    • Registered users of the Adobe After Effects & HitFilm 2 Ultimate qualify for upgrades. Please make sure to register your bundled mocha product before upgrading.\
    • If you do not own a registered version of mocha AE CS4-CS6mocha AE CCmocha HitFilm or a mochafamily product (mocha AE, mocha, mocha Pro), you must purchase the full product.
    • Own a product not listed? Owners of legacy Imagineer products (mokey, monet, motor, mocha for Final Cut)who wish to upgrade should contact our sales team.

Support Contracts

Imagineer offers 1 year support & maintenance contracts for customers that wish to insure they are always running the latest version or need a guaranteed response time for customer support & technical issues. For more information, please contact us or your local reseller.

Educational Program

Imagineer offers academic discounts for students, faculty and training centers. For more information, view the academic discount page.

Volume Pricing

Beyond the 3 & 5 seat floating licenses, we offer competitive discounts and site licenses. For more information, please contact us or your local reseller.

Tutorials: mocha Pro

Reviews: mocha Pro

  • mocha Pro 5 Review – Animation Magazine

    Original article published by Animation Magazine (see original) By Todd Sheridan Perry mocha Pro has made itself the go-to tool for tracking, track-assisted rotoscoping and object removal. So much so, that its team was awarded a Science and Technology Award from the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences. Not too shabby. And their latest version makes the

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  • PostPerspective Review: mocha Pro 4.1 and mocha Plus 4.1

    Review: Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro 4.1 and Mocha Plus 4.1 By Brady Betzel for postperspective.com Most people working in modern post production have heard about “tracking.” Many may have even dabbled in a little tracking to remove a dead pixel, do some simple sign replacements or stabilize a shaky shot. If you are lucky enough

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  • CineMontage Magazine: Mocha Machine

    mocha Machine IMAGINEER SYSTEMS PERKS UP VFX WORK by Joseph Herman Article appeared in CineMontage Magazine. Nov/Dec 2014 If you don’t already own it, mocha Pro 4 (and mocha Plus) will no doubt prove to be an important program in your visual effects pipeline and occupy a place in the go-to category of software in your

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  • mocha Pro 4 and Plus Review by Tej Babra

    mocha Pro 4 and Plus Review by Tej Babra (original review link) Tracking and rotoscoping are used by many visual effects artists for their projects. One of the most well known is Academy Award winning Mocha Pro 4 developed by Imagineer Systems. Mocha Pro  and Mocha Plus have been recently updated to versions 4.0.  These new releases

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  • Animation Magazine Reviews mocha Pro 4

    by Todd Sheridan Perry for Animation Magazine October 13, 2014  (original review link) Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pro 4 mocha Pro has worked its way into the visual effects and post-production world in a big way. If you doubt me, then you can probably take it up with the Oscar they were granted from the Academy of

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  • Studio Daily Review: mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4

    The impressive list of new features in this upgrade and the speed and accuracy at which mocha can improve tracking and rotoscoping makes it a must-have addition to your editing toolkit. Nino Del Padre, StudioDaily.com

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  • Software Review: mocha Plus and mocha Pro

    “mocha allowed me to do things that I wasn’t sure were possible before.”

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  • Animation World Network. mocha Pro v3 Review

    “I can see this being a must have for all studios and freelancers needing tracking or rotoscoping with quick turnarounds and solid results” – Aaron Benitez, Animation World Network

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  • mocha v3 reviewed by Post Magazine

    “mocha is great for these types of quick fixes, but it has even more under the hood. It does magic with stabilization, creating clean plates, helps automate roto by attaching roto shapes to the planar tracks, and in V.3 they introduced a 3D camera solver for After Effects and FBX. Mocha Pro now also features lens distortion/rectification tools. I will add mocha to my bag of tricks!” – Barry Goch, Post Magazine

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  • FXGuide’s First look: mocha v3

    mocha is becoming a Swiss Army knife of post – it sits between so many apps that the export drop-down is on the verge of unwieldy. Its feature-set is specialized enough that it does stuff better than the tools built-in to your compositing app to justify the roundtrip into another interface. The way this software has matured into the new Version 3, makes me genuinely excited by this release. – FXGUIDE

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FAQ's: mocha Pro

  • Upgrade questions and pricing

    Have questions about pricing or upgrades? Please review this page or contact our sales team.

    mocha Pro 5 Plug-in Options Purchase Price Upgrade from mocha Pro 4
    mocha Pro 5 (Adobe Plug-in) $695 $395
    mocha Pro 5 (Avid Plug-in) $695 $395
    mocha Pro 5 (OFX Plug-in)* $695 $395
    mocha Pro 5 (Multi-Host Plug-ins) $995 $595**
    mocha Pro 5 Standalone Options Purchase Price Upgrade from mocha Pro 4
    mocha Pro 5 (Standalone App) $1,495 $495
    mocha Pro 5 (Standalone + Multi-Host Plug-ins) $1,995 $595**

    Notes:
    * OFX support is currently not available. Customers that wish to purchase Multi-Host plug-ins will receive a working license that does not have to be updated when OFX is supported. 

    ** Current mocha Pro 4 owners that wish to upgrade to the standalone + multi-host plug-in option can use the $595 upgrade path. 

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    Q. Why do I have to pay for upgrade?

    A. At Imagineer we do our very best to provide our customers with quality products and a high level of support. Point releases that include bug fixes are delivered free of charge. For major version releases that introduce value added new features, we charge an upgrade fee to support the ongoing development and improvement of our products. mocha Pro 5 represents a significant major release.

    If you purchased mocha Pro 4 or mocha Plus in the last year, you do qualify for an upgrade. Please contact us.


    Q. I am running the Adobe CC bundled mocha AE CC (or HitFilm bundled mocha HitFilm). Can I upgrade to mocha Pro 5?

    A. We no longer offer a bundled mocha AE CC (or mocha HitFilm) to mocha Pro upgrade path. However, please note that the new $695 mocha Pro 5 plug-in purchase price is actually lower than previous mocha AE to mocha Pro 4 upgrade path ($795).

    While there will be a grace period for past owners of purchased mocha products such as mocha Plus or mocha Pro 3, in the future only v4 to v5 upgrades will qualify for upgrade pricing.


    Q. I recently purchased mocha Pro 4 or mocha Plus 4, do I have to pay for upgrade?

    A. If you purchased mocha Pro 4 between April 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016 you will receive a free upgrade to the standalone mocha Pro 5. If you prefer to run the plug-in, you can elect for a free cross-grade to mocha Pro 5 plug-in on 1 host. (choose Adobe, Avid or OFX). Please contact us to claim your free upgrade.

    New activation codes will be emailed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, mocha Pro 5 can be downloaded and activated for 14 days by installing, launching and choosing “request trial”.

    All mocha Pro support & maintenance accounts will be contacted in the coming weeks with new upgrade activation codes.


    Q.  I currently own a nodelocked mocha Pro license but now wish to run the plug-in option. Is this possible?

    A. Yes, choose the mocha Pro 5 plug-in option upgrade for $395 to run on one host OR the Multi-Host upgrade option for $595 which includes standalone app + multi-host plug-in license on one activation code.


    Q. I currently own a mocha Pro 4 floating license. Can I upgrade to the mocha Pro 5 plug-in option?

    A. At release time, the mocha Pro 5 plug-in option is not available as a floating license. Please note v5 has an improved license scheme that allows users to activate/deactivate their licenses while connected to the internet, so the plug-in option has flexibility for larger installations.

    Customers that own mocha Pro 4 floating licenses can upgrade to mocha Pro 5 floating licenses and continue to run the application as a standalone outside of their host OR can cross-grade to the Multi-Host plug-in option using the nodelocked license mechanism. These sites can add plug-in options on a per seat basis à la carte OR purchase a 1 year multi-host subscription for $595/year. If you’re still unclear or wish to discuss volume license options, please contact us!


    Notes on Upgrades & Purchases

    • Not sure which product you own? Launch your mocha software and go to the “about” section
    • If you do not own a ‘paid version’ of mocha such as mocha Pro or mocha Plus product, you must purchase the full product.
    • Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers can now purchase the mocha Pro 5 plug-in for $695. This is $100 less than the previous mocha AE to mocha Pro 4 price!

    Support Contracts

    Imagineer offers 1 year support & maintenance contracts for customers that wish to insure they are always running the latest version or need a guaranteed response time for customer support & technical issues. For more information, please contact us or your local reseller.

    Subscriptions / Rentals

    We now offer a 1 year subscription of mocha Pro 5 . $595 per year includes Multi-Host plug-ins and all major updates.

    Educational Program

    Imagineer offers academic discounts for students, faculty and training centers. For more information, view the academic discount page.

    Volume Pricing

    We offer competitive discounts on volume purchases and enterprise site licenses. For more information, please contact us.

  • What product is right for me?

    Q. I am not sure the differences between your products. Which do I choose?

    A. With the mocha Pro 5 release we have simplified our offering. Choose from the mocha Pro plug-in or standalone options.

    The compare products chart shows the differences between mocha Pro 5 and the Adobe & HitFilm bundled mocha products (mocha AE / mocha HitFilm).


    Q. Do I need the standalone or the plug-in option? 

    A. The standalone and the plug-in option share an almost identical feature set and the ability to export tracking and roto data to most popular formats. The main difference: the plug-in runs inside your host application and uses the host’s media engine whereas the standalone does not require a host software.

    If you only use only Adobe After Effects & Premiere OR Avid, you may only require the Adobe or Avid specific  plug-in. If you use Adobe, Avid, Nuke, Resolve or Fusion, you many want the Multi-host option.

    If you have dedicated roto and tracking artists OR want to build an assistant station dedicated to mocha Pro, choose the standalone option.

    Please note: the mocha Pro 5 plug-in is not available as a floating license. If you have a large site that requires floating licenses, please contact our sales team for pricing.

    Below are basic descriptions of mocha powered products currently available for purchase on our website.


    mocha Pro 5

    Planar motion tracking & roto masking tool with advanced modules for visual effects and finishing. Available as a stand alone application OR as a plug-in option that runs inside of Adobe AE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer (OFX for Nuke, Resolve and other hosts coming soon).

    Both the plug-in and stand alone can export tracking or roto data to: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid,  Apple Final Cut Pro v7, Apple Motion, Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Smoke , HitFilm, Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D, Assimilate Scratch, Boris FX, Blackmagic Fusion, The Foundry Nuke, Red Giant and Quantel.

    Includes advanced modules: Lens Distortion, Object Removal, Insert w/ mesh warper, Stabilize and 3D Camera Solver and Stereo 3D support. Compliments almost all industry editing, effects and 3D software.

    Available on OS-X, Windows & Linux.

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    Boris Continuum Complete (BCC)

    Boris FX is Imagineer’s parent company and has integrated mocha technology into flagship plug-in package BCC. BCC 10 contains over 250 plug-ins for professional editing, motion graphics and finishing.  Includes tools for 3D titling and motion graphics, Image Restoration, Lights, Particles and more.

    New in BCC 10 is integrated mocha/Pixel Chooser found inside almost every effect. The integrated mocha is used for isolating effects and filters OR motion tracking lens flares and objects. While this is a very powerful application inside the BCC filters, mocha Pro contains advanced modules for visual effects and the added ability to export track and roto data to almost all industry standard formats. BCC 10 is currently available on OS-X & Windows.

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     CoreMelt: SliceX/TrackX/DriveX powered by mocha

    For Final Cut Pro X users, Imagineer licenses the mocha tracking engine to FxPlug developer CoreMelt. This set of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X brings mocha’s tracking and masking functionality to the FCPX timeline at a very affordable price. Used for screen inserts, text tracking, isolating color correction, blurs and more.

    Available on OS-X only.

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    Still confused? Please contact our sales team and we will do our best to help. Additionally, you can browse the forums to talk to other mocha users.

  • Licensing questions

    Q. How many computers can I install a license on?

    A. mocha Pro 5 now has an improved license system allowing users to activate or deactivate their software license while connected to the internet. This allows a user to install the software on multiple systems, then “activate” the mocha Pro 5 license on their computer of choice. Simply “deactivate” your license to move it to a new system. Customers not connected to the internet should contact our support team for manual license transfers.

    Q. What is a floating license?
    A. 
    A floating license is a license that can be shared across a networked group of computers. For example a 10-seat floating allows any 10 systems on the network the ability to can run the licenses at one time. In the situation when all 10 licenses are being used, further users will get errors on launching the software.

    For more information on floating licenses, please view our license installation guide.

    Q. Can I transfer my license? My computer has changed.
    A. We do grant licenses transfers due to normal situations such as computer malfunction or hardware upgrade. Contact support to request a license transfer. We do our very best to support users, but please plan for 1 business day turnaround for license transfer requests.

    Please Note: license transfers do not take the place of license purchases. Customers that abuse license transfer privileges may be asked to show proof of hardware failure or refused transfer request.

    Q. I run a school lab or large facility, do you have site licenses?
    A. Yes, Imagineer offers a special 50-seat educational site license for schools. For enterprise facilities we will work with you on a custom solution. Please contact us.

  • Support & Maintenance Contracts

    Q. Can you tell me about your support & maintenance contracts?

    A. Imagineer offers the option to purchase yearly support & maintenance contracts for mocha Pro. This is ideal for customers that wish to insure they are always running the latest version or need guaranteed response time for customer support & technical issues. Most sites purchasing multi-seats or floating license take the support option.

    1 year support contracts include:

    • Free upgrades to major releases
    • Minimum 1 business day response for all technical support cases.

    Support contracts must be made at time of license purchase or upgrade and must be continuous renewal. 

    For more information, please contact sales@imagineersystems.com or your local reseller. 

  • mocha Pro

    Q. What is new in mocha Pro version 5?

    A. New features are listed below:

    • Plug-in Option: mocha Pro can run as plug-in, using host media engine (Adobe, Avid, OFX)
    • OpenCL GPU accelerated Planar Tracking
    • Improved project format = Faster Save & Load
    • Improved license system (allows users to activate & deactivate license)
    • Integrated Python Module with scripting interface*
    • User Interface & Layout improvements

    New Import/Export Support Features:

    • Export mocha roto shapes to Blackmagic Fusion*
    • Batch export mocha roto shapes to Autodesk Flame Gmask
    • Import & export roto projects to Silhouette*
    • Export tracking, roto & 3D camera to MochaBlend plug-in for Maxon C4D
    • Export planar tracking data to HitFilm 4 Pr0

    *requires mocha Pro 5 standalone. Currently not supported in plug-in. 


    Q. What was new in mocha Pro version 4?

    A. New features are listed below:

    • Stereoscopic 3D: All modules updated for S3D planar tracking, roto, remove, 3D solver.
    • Python scripting support
    • Customizable keyboard shortcut Interface
    • New exports includes Nuke tracker node and Adobe Premiere support.
    • New interface icons and high res retina display support
    • Improved file format handling
    • Many bug fixes

    If you are not familiar with mocha Pro, it is worthwhile to view the product comparison chart .


    Q.  What formats does mocha Pro support? What are the recommended hardware requirements?
    A. Please review the mocha Pro technical specs page found here.
  • mocha Plus

    Q. I own mocha Plus, why is it no longer on your site?

    A. Imagineer has recently stopped selling mocha Plus, but it can still be downloaded from our downloads section.

    Customers that own a mocha Plus license will be rewarded with a special upgrade discount to mocha Pro 5.

    The list price of mocha Pro 5 Plug-in for Adobe is $695. mocha Plus owners can upgrade to this product for $395.

    To take of advantage of this special upgrade offer, please contact our sales team.

  • Legacy Products

    Q. I do not see my product (monet, mokey, motor, etc) listed. Do you still sell it?

    A. Imagineer has either discontinued these products or merged all the functionality into mocha Pro. If you own an older, no longer supported product and wish to upgrade to mocha Proplease contact sales@imagineersystems.com team for a custom upgrade quote.

  • Academic and Educational Discounts

    Q. I am a student (faculty or educator). Do you offer discounts?
    A. Yes, Imagineer loves to support qualifying students and educational sites with significant discounts non-commercial licenses of mocha Pro. If you do not qualify or simply wish to evaluate mocha Pro, please download the 15 day trial version.

    Note: To qualify for edu discount you will need to email proof of current educational status, such as: scanned photo ID, transcript, report card, tuition bill, or relevant document.

    Q. Are there restrictions on educational licenses?

    Purchasing an educational license means that you are agreeing use the software for non-commercial projects only. Customers who abuse our educational policy will not be supported and run the risk of litigation.

    Q. How does the education version differ from commercial? Is it the full version?

    The educational version of mocha Pro is fully functional and identical to the commercial version with all modules and export types enabled and no keyframe export restrictions.

    Q. Who qualifies for Academic Discounts?

    • High School, University, College students
    • Faculty members and teachers
    • Certified trainers of supported products such as Adobe or Apple Certified Instructors.
    • Non-profit organizations

    Note: The school must be accredited and offers degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study.

    Q. I am taking a class at a professional training program (fxphd, Pixel Corp, Lynda, etc) can I get the educational discount?

    No. If you are learning mocha as part of a professional training course the edu discount does not apply. Many of these courses are set up with educational vpn licenses and Imagineer often does special promotions to these groups.

    Q. What is the upgrade policy when newer versions are released?

    A. Point releases are automatically updated without need for a new license. For major version releases, students who still qualify can re-submit their educational status by email for a new coupon code.  Schools who own educational versions can either join the Academic Partner Program on yearly renewal OR submit a new edu upgrade order.

    Q. Can I upgrade from an educational license to a commercial license.

    A. Yes, if you own a previous edu license, you can qualify for upgrade pricing to future versions.