TrackX Powered by mocha brings high-end Hollywood motion tracking tools to Final Cut Pro X.
Guildford, UK -- Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, has released 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 Imagineer’s 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. TrackX’s 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.
“We’re excited to be able to take Imagineer’s 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 Imagineer’s mocha Planar Tracking technology for development partners like CoreMelt. “Thanks to Imagineer’s developer-friendly SDK, partners like CoreMelt can easily integrate mocha’s 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,” Balser said. “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 Coremelt’s Vimeo channel for a full set of tutorials created by Apple Certified Trainer, Iain Anderson.
TrackX powered by mocha is available now and is priced at $99. Users who have purchased SliceX 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.
Source: Imagineer Systems Ltd.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.