Planar Tracking and Advanced Effects: Mocha Pro 5 Plug-in for Avid Media Composer

By in Tutorial Thursday, Video Editing

Motion Tracking is a task that many editors tend to shy away from — often due to a bad first time experience. The difficult track that got away can lead to time consuming manual keyframing.

Imagineer Systems designed the Mocha planar tracking tools to handle the most difficult tracking tasks: shots that are out of focus, travel off screen or are occluded by foreground objects stay locked in Mocha.

In this quick intro video, Imagineer product specialist Mary Poplin, shows how the new Mocha Pro 5 Avid plug-in can be used to planar track the camera movement of a shot and add graphics to the tracked motion without leaving Media Composer.

In this example, the shot is panning and background is out of focus. Traditional point tracking methods would be challenged by this shot, but Mocha’s planar tracking tools and interface can handle with ease.

Beyond planar tracking, the new Mocha Pro 5 Avid plug-in can be used for screen inserts, masking, object removal, image stabilization and more.

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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.