The Chickening

January 29, 2016 in Uncategorized Tags:

“Ever since I started using mocha Pro, it became my go to for rotoscoping and tracking!”

-Nick DenBoer

Film Remix by Nick DenBoer & Davy Force. Official selection of TIFF 2015 and Sundance 2016
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Tutorial: Take Combination with mocha Pro & mocha AE

January 19, 2016 in mocha AE,mocha Pro,Tutorials Tags: ,

In this advanced mocha tutorial, Mary Poplin, shows how to create a seamless take combination from two hand held shots. Covers mocha planar tracking, stabilization, insert module and workflow.

This technique can be used to make one actor into a set of twins (ex: Legend and The Parent Trap), to retime and combine performances (used in movies such as Bridesmaids and The Hangover) or to create the illusion of one long, continuous take (seen in films Gone Girl and Bird Man).

This tutorial assumes that you know the basics of mocha tracking and masking.

This tutorial covers three different mocha techniques: simple mocha Pro standalone compositing, Nuke compositing and Adobe After Effects compositing – with the bundled mocha for AE.

Replacing Actor’s Eyes for Digital Performance Enhancement

January 8, 2016 in Homepage Tags: , ,

Using After Effects and mocha AE, Product Manager Martin Brennand shows you how to track and replace an actor’s eyes when they accidentally look at the camera.
Using similar techniques you can quickly track, mask and replace performances, either to fix mistakes or to get creative with your shots.

This tutorial applies to mocha AE, mocha Plus and mocha Pro.

Stock footage provided by Pond5.

mocha Pro: Patching & Removing Obscured Objects with Insert Module

December 2, 2015 in Mocha,mocha Pro Tags: , , , ,

In this advanced tutorial, mocha guru, Mary Poplin, shows how to patch and remove objects using mocha Pro. Mary removes an unwanted element that is challenged by partially obscured and out of focus foreground objects.

This tutorial assumes that you know the basics of planar tracking, roto-masking and basic Adobe Photoshop. Also covers: überkey, feathered masks, and using the Insert Module to create multi-layer patches.

The Insert Module is found in mocha Pro.
For more information, visit: www.imagineersystems.com

Footage provided by Ben Hughes

mocha mask tracking in Avid Media Composer: BCC 10 PixelChooser

November 18, 2015 in Avid,BCC 10,Boris FX,Mocha,new features

Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) 10 includes integrated mocha tools for creating roto-masks for isolating effects and advanced layering. mocha’s streamlined tools are built inside the PixelChooser to help save time and simplify complex masking tasks.

In this slow paced, beginner tutorial, Mary Poplin shows you how to use planar tracking and masking inside of Avid Media Composer using BCC’s mocha powered PixelChooser. Mary guides you through the mocha interface and covers the basics of planar tracking and linking mask shapes.

This tutorial has everything editors need to get started using mocha for robust and precise roto masks inside of the BCC 10 Pixel Chooser.

Quick Tip: Manual Track

October 30, 2015 in Homepage Tags:

In this short and advanced tutorial, MaryPoplin, imagineer systems Product specialist, shows you how to use manual track on simple and complex planar tracks to correct drift and other tracking problems. Manual Track is usually used when the object you are tracking is completely obscured or becomes untrackable, like laptops closing or turning away from the camera, or faces turning away from camera.

Mocha is a very flexible tracker and will save a lot of time, but you will eventually 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, or continue to mix both methods. You can often get a lot more done fixing shots by hand with Manual Track or using AdjustTrack in mocha rather than trying to tweak your shapes and parameters over and over again to get everything done automatically.

Quick Tip: Adjust Track

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In this short and advanced tutorial, MaryPoplin, imagineer systems Product specialist, shows you how to use adjust track on simple and complex planar tracks to correct drift and other tracking problems. There will be times when tracks can drift due to lack of detail or introduction of small obstructions. When this occurs, manual refinements can be made by using the AdjustTrack tool. To achieve an adjusted track you would ideally line up the surface area where you want to place your insert or lock down your roto. In situations where you don’t require an insertion you should place the corners of the surface area in distinctive locations, as you will need to refer to these locations when you add keyframes to correct the drift. When you have the Surface where you want it to stay locked and are ready to refine the track, flip over into the AdjustTrack module by hitting the AdjustTrack tab… then follow these handy instructions!

mocha and After Effects Puppet Tool

August 24, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

Jason Hearne from the Game Show Network shows a technique that combines the power of mocha’s planar tracker with the mesh warping capabilities of After Effect’s puppet tool.

This advanced technique adds a stationary texture to a moving person and captures secondary soft tissue motion with a set of multi-planar tracks. Jason and the GSN team improved upon a technique from a previous mocha tutorial to create a complex transition from bare chest to painted skin in a short amount of time.

This technique can be seen on the promo for Skin Wars, a popular GSN program.

HitFilm 3 Express & mocha HitFilm – Rotoscoping for Color Correction

July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

In this tutorial Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through rotoscoping for color correction using mocha HitFilm and HitFilm 3 Express.

Learn more about HitFilm 3 Express here: hitfilm.com/express

The mocha HitFilm application is available in HitFilm 3 Express as a separate purchasable add-on:
hitfilm.com/store/hitfilm-3-express

This tutorial can also apply to users of HitFilm Pro.

Footage provided by Pond5: Pond5.com

HitFilm 3 Express & mocha HitFilm – Camera Solving

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In this tutorial Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through how to create 3d camera data using mocha HitFilm and HitFilm 3 Express.

Learn more about HitFilm 3 Express here: hitfilm.com/express

The mocha HitFilm application is available in HitFilm 3 Express as a separate purchasable add-on:
hitfilm.com/store/hitfilm-3-express

This tutorial can also apply to users of HitFilm Pro.

Footage provided by Pond5: Pond5.com

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