Reviewing Footage for Planar Tracking

October 29, 2014 in Homepage Tags: , ,

In this tutorial, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you though the basics of “analyzing and thinking” about footage for use in mocha. Covers what to look for when using mocha’s planar tracker and how to visualize planes.

  • Review your footage
  • Adjust lighting for hidden features
  • Visualize “planes”
  • Track Co-planar areas

Some footage provided courtesy of:

Halloween VFX tutorial: Head Replacement!

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags:

Need inspiration for our Halloween Contest? In this advanced and fast-paced tutorial, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot.

You should be familiar with Adobe After Effects and mocha’s planar tracking tools to follow along.

Happy Halloween to all you mocha Pros out there from the Imagineer Systems team and our very own Headless Horsemary!

Software Used: mocha Pro and Adobe After Effects CC

New Update: mocha AE CC for After Effects Creative Cloud 2014

October 13, 2014 in Blog,Homepage

Imagineer Systems, Mary Poplin walks you through the newly released After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update, mocha AE has been updated to mocha AE CC (version 4.0.1). This is a major version update that includes compatibility with mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 project files.

Here’s a brief summary of what’s new in mocha AE CC 2014:

  • New project-based structure: Project settings in mocha AE can now be modified independently from the clip used to create the project. Choose File > Project Settings to modify the project settings. You can also now open a project file to view a layer’s content without relinking clips.
  • Anchor point removed from Adobe After Effects Transform Data: To reduce confusion about how to use the tracking results, mocha AE CC  no longer exports anchor point data. If your intent is to stabilize instead of matching motion, enable the Invert option in the Export Tracking Data dialog box.
  • Keyboard shortcut customization: Keyboard shortcuts can now be customized for almost every tool, action and menu item in mocha AE CC.
  • Streamlined, high-DPI interface: The mocha AE CC interface has been updated to streamline the workflow, reduce interface clutter, and take advantage of Apple Retina displays on Mac OS X.
  • RED Dragon import: RED Dragon 6K footage can now be used in mocha AE CC.
  • Linear Controls behavior enhancements: When Linear Controls is enabled in Preferences > System, dragging anywhere inside a parameter’s value field will change the value. Previously, this only worked when dragging over the number in the field. While dragging, you can now hold the Shift key to increase mouse sensitivity or hold the Command (Mac OS) or Control (Windows) key to decrease the mouse sensitivity.
  • Edge width subtraction: The Edge Properties panel now has buttons to both Subtract (-) or Add (+) edge width.

To see the difference between the Adobe bundled mocha AE and other mocha products, please check the compare

Tutorial: Import mocha planar tracking data into DaVinci Resolve 11

October 8, 2014 in Homepage Tags: , ,

In this quick tutorial, Kevin Samar from Boris FX shows how mocha Pro’s planar tracking data can now be imported into Black Magic DaVinci Resolve 11 using the new BCC OFX plug-ins from Boris FX.

Boris FX Continuum Complete (BCC) is a comprehensive plug-in suite that now supports Resolve 11.  For more infomation, visit:

Source file provided courtesy of Adam Everett.
To download, go to:

Free Tracking Clips for Training (Non-Commercial)

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VFX artist Adam Everett Miller and Imagineer Systems are pleased to offer these free clips to use for learning mocha. To download, click on the Vimeo link and go to download.

You can also view and purchase the clips with pre-tracked After Effects projects at:

Notes from the artist:

You are free to use these clips to practice planar tracking. You may also use them in a non-commercial project. Please do not turn around and sell them. I have a number of bundles available to purchase and download that are pre-tracked and pre-keyed. All you need to do is drop in a screenshot or video.

Any money I make through these purchases goes right back into producing more so if you see something you like, I’d love your support by purchasing the bundle.

-Adam Everett Miller (

Basics of the Remove Module with mocha Pro – Part 02

October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

In this tutorial, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through the clean plate and illumination modeling sections of the mocha Pro object remove module. He also covers some common issues that can arise, as well as mistakes!

This tutorial is suitable for mocha Pro users.

This advanced tutorial is suitable for mocha Pro users and assumes that you already know the basics of planar tracking. If you are new to mocha Pro, we advise you first watch the mocha Fundamentals videos

View Part 1 here:

Webinar: Difficult Tracking Challenges. A mocha project breakdown.

September 29, 2014 in Homepage Tags: ,

Product Specialist, Mary Poplin and Product Manager, Martin Brennand hosted this live webinar on Sept 25, 2014. Difficult Tracking Challenges in mocha. Covers Adjust Track, compositing with mocha, roto, mocha corner pin on screens, mocha tracking data, mocha 3D solver for NUKE and After Effects, and compositing tasks such as BG replacement and removing markers with offset and roto in AE and Nuke Software covered: mocha Pro, After Effects, mocha Import+, NUKE

mocha Pro 4 presentation at IBC 2014

September 18, 2014 in Homepage Tags: , ,

At IBC 2014, Imagineer Systems product manager, Martin Brennand demos the new mocha Pro 4 planar motion tracking and roto utility.

In this live trade-show presentation, we cover basics of planar tracking, roto, 3D camera solving, object removal and more.

Workflow covered in this video: Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and NUKE. mocha Pro now supports, Adobe Premiere Pro masks.

mocha Pro 4 at IBC 2014 with Ben from

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At IBC 2014, guest presenter Ben Heusner demonstrated how the new mocha Pro 4 planar tracking and roto utility compliments Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Davinci Resolve and more. Watch for a special tip on exporting masks to Davinci Resolve to get 3 real time secondary color correctors based on mocha tracked roto-shapes.

For more of Ben Heusner’s Curious Turtle training videos go to: Training Videos

IBC 2014: Ross Shain, Imagineer CMO interview

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags:

At the IBC 2014 conference and tradeshow Imagineer’s CMO, Ross Shain was interviewed about mocha and planar tracking innovation by host, Michael Artis.


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