Motion Tracking Options from Boris FX and Imagineer Systems for Media Composer

By in Tutorial Thursday, Video Editing

Avid Media Composer is the tool of choice for professional editors. And thanks to the AVX plug-in architecture, developers like Boris FX and Imagineer Systems can create specialized tools to help get the job done. Recently Boris FX made two product announcements for Avid users:


  • Boris Continuum Complete 10 plug-ins added integrated mocha tracking & masking technology to the PixelChooser.
  • A brand new product was released mocha Pro 5 plug-in for Avid


So while many users have been very excited by the new mocha planar-tracking tools, others have asked: “what is the difference between mocha in BCC and the mocha Pro plug-in?”

In this informative video tutorial, colorist and finishing artist Dan Harvey shows Avid editors the main differences between the motion-tracking workflows available from Boris FX and Imagineer Systems.

Part I. Covers the point-motion tracker built into BCC for simple motion-tracking tasks.
Part II. Covers the integrated mocha/BCC Pixel Chooser (found in BCC 10), which can be used for planar tracking and rotoscoping tasks including effects isolation and screen replacement.
Part III. Covers the new mocha Pro 5 plug-in for Avid, which is best for advanced compositing and finishing tasks. The plug-in harnesses the full power of mocha Pro directly in your timeline, including tracking, roto and the additions of Insert module, the Stabilize module, Lens module and the Remove tool.


Summer Special: For exisiting owners of BCC, Boris FX is now offering a special cross-grade option to add mocha Pro 5 plug-in to your toolkit for 25% off list! Learn more. (sale ends Aug. 30, 2016) 

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To learn more about mocha Pro 5, visit:

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Ross Shain is the Chief Product Officer of Boris FX. A former Avid employee, Ross has over 20 years in post-production as an editor, visual effects artist and product designer. In 2013, Ross and three colleagues from Imagineer were awarded a Science & Technology Academy Award for the development of mocha planar tracking software and their contribution to the film industry.