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Imagineer targets freelancers with Mocha Plus 4

Imagineer Systems, makers of the Mocha Planar Tracking tool, has made available its Mocha Plus 4, which adds new VFX capabilities and expanded support to include Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud 2014. Chief marketing officer Ross Shain calls it “a new product category for Imagineer.”

Shain reports that Adobe Creative Cloud customers now have a clear distinction between Mocha AE CC, which is bundled free with After Effects, and Imagineer’s upgraded version which adds advanced features and support for Premiere Pro. “Mocha Plus addresses the growing needs of freelance artists and editors, hitting the sweet spot between needing advanced capabilities like planar tracking and roto tools and budgeting constraints.”

After Effects users will also gain significant features by upgrading the Adobe bundled Mocha AE CC to Mocha Plus, with what they call a “special” upgrade price of $195. New users can buy Mocha Plus on the Imagineer Systems website for $245.

Replacing Imagineer System’s Mocha AE product, mocha Plus adds pro VFX modules, including a 3D camera solver, lens correction tools for After Effects and support for copying and pasting Mocha roto masks directly to the Premiere Pro timeline. Mocha Plus also supports a multitude of compositing and NLE applications, including recent versions of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro CC 2014, Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion, HitFilm, and Boris FX plug-ins.

New to Mocha Plus
• Support for Premiere Pro CC 2014 – Copy and Paste Mocha Masks: Premiere Pro editors can now use Mocha masks to isolate color correction, blurs and more. Mocha’s advanced tracking and roto tools create accurate masks with minimal keyframing. Export multi-layered masks to AE, Premiere and FCP without rendering.

• The customizable keyboard shortcut interface enables Mocha Plus 4 users to edit and save customizable keyboard layouts or select industry standard keyboard layouts such as Adobe After Effects.

• 3D Camera Solver: 3D match moving made easy. Unlike feature based tracking, mocha solves the 3D camera based on user-selected planes. This fast and easy-to-use solution is ideal for set extensions, 3D text and particle tracking.

• Lens Correction Tools for After Effects: This simple and easy-to-use interface allows users to calibrate the distortion introduced by camera lenses. Unwanted lens distortion can be removed or matched for realistic compositing. Export to the free Mocha Lens plug-in for After Effects to undistort footage or distort your final composite.


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