Imagineer Systems teams up with CoreMelt to release SliceX powered by mocha, a new Final Cut Pro X masking plug-in.
Guildford, UK -- Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt announced the immediate availability of a new Final Cut Pro X masking plug-in, SliceX powered by mocha. This new version of SliceX, previewed at NAB 2013 last month, comes as a result of a strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, resulting in the integration of Imagineer’s award winning Planar Tracker into CoreMelt’s shape masking tool.
SliceX powered by mocha lets you create instant shape masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. With this new version, mocha planar tracking allows artists to quickly and easily track roto shapes for accurate masking with significantly less manual keyframing. SliceX also includes nine motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the shape masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins.
Ben Balser of FCProXUnivserity.com has been testing SliceX powered by mocha and had this to say about its impact on his day-to-day work: “Incorporating mocha planar tracking into SliceX is like adding farm made whipped cream to Louisiana strawberries; it takes something already amazing, and makes it heavenly. Having worked with SliceX powered by mocha first hand now, I am speechless and my heart won't stop racing. It is not only immensely impressive, but will shave hours, if not days, or even weeks off of many Final Cut Pro X editors’ projects.”
Knut Hake is an accomplished independent editor and has edited dozens of TV shows, movies, commercials, and shorts. In 2004, an episode that he edited of the TV show Berlin won an International Emmy Award. More recently, Knut has been editing the German weekly TV series Danni Lowinski which has captured stellar ratings and won industry awards for best series and best comedy. Knut has also been testing SliceX powered by mocha and made this observation, “If you want to buy just one plugin for FCPX, this is the one!”
Apple Certified Trainer, Iain Anderson hosts an in depth tutorial on SliceX powered by mocha, which can be see here: http://www.imagineersystems.com/videos/masking-tutorial-for-final-cut-pro-x-slicex-powered-by-mocha/view
Imagineer’s relationship with CoreMelt is the most recent in a string of partnerships in which industry leading post production technology developers have recognized the value of Imagineer’s Planar Tracking and software developer’s kit (Planar Tracker SDK). In recent months, Imagineer has entered into strategic partnerships and licensing agreements with companies such as Adobe Systems, Silhouette, Quantel and FXhome.
Source: Imagineer Systems
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.