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The Academy Award-winning planar tracking toolset

Mocha Pro is the world renowned software for planar tracking, rotoscoping and object removal. Essential to visual effects and post-production workflows, Mocha has been recognized with prestigious Academy and Emmy Awards for contribution to the film and television industry. Mocha Pro has recently been used on global hits including The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Avengers: Endgame, and many more.

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What’s New in Boris FX Mocha Pro 2021?

It is a significant new release for tracking, roto, and VFX.

  • PowerMesh: Mocha’s planar tracking engine now handles warped surfaces with speed and accuracy. PowerMesh sub-surface tracking drives warp stabilization, mesh warped roto-splines, and more. Export dense mesh tracking to many hosts with the new Alembic exporter.
  • AdjustTrack 2.0: Improved track editing takes the pain out of correcting the most difficult tracking shots.
  • Python Scripting: Powerful Python Script Editor is now included in the Mocha Pro plugin for flexible development.


Power Mesh

The next evolution of Mocha. PowerMesh enables a powerful new sub-planar tracking engine for VFX, roto, and stabilization. Warped surface tracking and roto that sticks.

Track complex organic surfaces through occlusions and blur using Mocha’s intuitive layer-based interface. Simple to use and faster than most optical flow-based techniques.

Apply to source files for realistic match moves, convert to AE Nulls to drive motion graphics, render a mesh warped stabilize/reverse stabilize plate for compositing, or export dense tracking data to host applications.


Alembic Workflows

PowerMesh dense tracking data can be exported to Adobe After Effects (via Nulls) or choose the new Alembic universal export to support Foundry NUKE, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Fusion, and 3D applications like Cinema 4D or Maya.


Improved AdjustTrack 2.0

Correcting slipping or drifting tracking errors is easier than ever before with the significantly improved AdjustTrack module. Use dynamic offset adjustments to achieve perfect results on the most difficult tracking shots. Watch Now.

Once limited to 4-point perspective fixes, AdjustTrack now includes all track parameters to be more effective in editing data — when objects go off-screen or become occluded by foreground objects.

Adjusted track data can be exported to a wide variety of hosts (see chart) or used internally to drive rotoscoping and advanced tasks such as object removal and image stabilization.


Python Script Editor

Professional broadcast, post-production and visual effects companies rely on adaptable tools to fit into custom pipelines and workflows. Use Mocha Pro’s Python Script Editor to create custom tools, batch process layers, or even integrate with asset management tools such as Shotgun or FTrack.

Mocha Pro 2021 adds Python Scripting to the Mocha Pro plugin, creating full feature parity with the Mocha Pro standalone application.


Why Mocha Pro?

Mocha Rocks

mocha pro 2021 insert

Rock solid planar tracking is at the heart of all Mocha Pro modules and is used to drive tracking, masking, object removal, stabilization, and much more. Unlimited tracking layers and an updated AdjustTrack module helps handle reflections, occlusions, noise, and even areas with motion blur or low details.

New PowerMesh sub-planar tracking features a groundbreaking fast and efficient workflow for digital beauty work and the most difficult “fix it in post” challenges.

Roto with Less Keyframes

Mocha’s masking workflow features planar tracked spline tools to speed up shape creation and reduce manual keyframes.

Magnetic Splines with edge-snapping assistance help create the most detailed mask shapes — without requiring drawing skills.

Don’t paint yourself into a corner. Mocha’s masking tools always remain vector for continuous editing capabilities and speed on high-resolution projects.

Plugin Options

mocha pro 2020 plug in

Mocha Pro’s integrated plug-in option delivers a fast & efficient workflow using the host’s media engine. Launch Mocha Pro from within your favorite editing and effects hosts.

Plug-in Support:

Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame, Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, Vegas Pro, HitFilm, and Silhouette.

GPU Accelerated Object Removal

Remove unwanted elements, wires, rigs, tracking marks, and 360 cameras. Generate clean plates for massive time-savings.

The Remove Module is an amazing alternative to traditional clone and paint techniques for getting rid of unwanted pixels and removing objects. It automatically detects temporal clean frames to blend and align pixels with little user input. It’s like Content Aware on steroids!

Fix it in post! The Remove Module is one of the most popular reasons After Effects artists upgrade from the Adobe bundled Mocha AE.

Insert Module

mocha pro 2020 insert module

Render accurate match moves and screen inserts with realistic motion blur or mesh warp distortions.

Render graphics onto your tracked screen surface within Mocha Pro or back to your host timeline with new plug-in option. Combines with Lens Module for realistic VFX compositing on lens distorted footage.

Stabilize and Reverse Stabilization

Smooth camera motion or pin object motion with the Stabilize Module.

New! Users can choose to stabilize moving objects based on planar tracking or new PowerMesh tracking. Artists can now work on an inverse-warped flattened surface for paint fixes. Original motion is easily propagated back to the original.

For general purpose editing tasks, a smooth option with selectable anchor frames helps reduce high frequency jitters while maintaining original camera motion. Center, scale or crop stabilized footage based on user-driven tracking.

Lens Module

Calibrate, correct and remove lens distortion.

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.

For 360/VR, a simplified Undistort/Distort workflow makes mono or stereo clean-ups on equirectangular footage easy.

Stereoscopic Workflow

Stereo 3D planar tracking, masking, and object removal workflow.

Mocha supports native stereo 3D and 360/VR stereo formats. This unique workflow uses planar tracking analysis on “both eye views” to reduce manual offsets and tedious keyframe work on stereo 3D rotoscoping, tracking, 3D camera solve, and object removal.

Mocha Pro is the ultimate companion for stereo 360° projects in Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.

3D Camera Solver

mocha pro 2020 3d camera solver

Solve 3D match moving capabilities with planar ease.

Unlike feature based camera tracking, Mocha solves the 3D camera based on user-selected planar data. This fast and easy-to-use solution is ideal for set extensions, 3D text, and particle tracking. Additionally the 3D solver can be used to assist other 3D tracking applications on difficult shots with low detail or significant foreground occlusions.

Export to FBX for Flame and Nuke support or install the free AE 3D Track Import plug-in to paste into an After Effects composition.

360/VR

360/VR Post-Production Toolkit

Award-winning 360° video tools for tracking and masking, horizon stabilization, Camera and Object Removal, Nadir Patching, and spherical video post.

A native mono and stereo 360° optimized workflow simplifies spherical video post-production challenges: work across seams with less pre-comps, nesting or rendering.

Comparison Charts

Mocha Pro 2021 Comparison Chart Part 1

 Mocha Pro 2021Mocha in Continuum/SapphireMocha AE / Mocha HitFilm
Planar Tracking
Roto & Masking
PowerMesh & Mesh Warp Stabilization
Python Script Editor
AdjustTrack Module
AdjustTrack 2.0
(Coming soon)(Coming soon)
Alembic Export
Essentials Interface
Area Brush
Remove Module w/ Clean Plating
Mega Plate Module
Stabilization Module w/ Auto-Fill
Lens Module
Insert Module for Match Moves w/ Mesh Warper
3D Camera Solver
(Hitfilm Only)
360/VR
Stereoscopic 3D
Standalone Application Option
Integrated Plug-in Option
OpenColorIO
Floating License & BG Render Options
GPU Acceleration
(AE Only)
GPU Accelerated Remove Module
Magnetic Spline & Freehand Spline Tools
Export track, roto & 3D data to wide range of hosts (see exports chart)
macOS & Windows Support
Linux Support
(Sapphire Only)
Magnetic Spline & Edge Snapping Roto Tools
Running as standalone application and plug-in, Mocha can render tracked composites, tracked inserts, masks, object removal, stabilization, reorientation, and lens correction.

Mocha also exports native tracking, spline, and 3D data in a wide variety of host formats:
Hosts and FormatsMocha Pro 2021Mocha in
Continuum/Sapphire
Mocha AE /
Mocha HitFilm
Adobe After Effects CCTracking, Splines, 3D1, Lens2Tracking & Splines (Mocha AE only)
Adobe Premiere Pro CCSplines
Assimilate ScratchTracking
Autodesk Flame FamilyTracking, Splines, 3D, AlembicTracking & Splines (Sapphire Only)
Autodesk Maya & 3ds MaxFBX, Alembic
Blackmagic FusionTracking, Splines, FBX, Alembic
FloxboxTracking
Foundry NukeTracking, Splines, FBX, Alembic
HitFilm ProTracking, Splines, FBX, AlembicTracking, Splines, 3D (HitFilm Pro Only)
Maxon Cinema 4DFBX, Alembic
Mocha BlendTracking & Splines
Silhouette & Silhouette PaintTracking & Splines
Quantel RioTracking
1Requires the free 3D Track Importer plug-in for After Effects (download)

2Requires the free Mocha Lens Importer plug-in for After Effects (download)

Compare Mocha Pro & Silhouette

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 Mocha Pro 2021Silhouette 2021Bundle: Silhouette + Mocha Pro
Mocha Planar Tracking
Award Winning Paint Tools with AutoPaint - including clone, blur, dodge & burn
Rotoscoping & Masking
Export Tracking and Roto Data
AdjustTrack Module
Speciality Roto Tools - Inverse Kinematics, Weighted Keyframe, Adv. RotoOverlay, etc
Node Based Compositing
145 VFX nodes including color correction, grain, glows & more
Keying & Matte extraction nodes
Morphing/Warping nodes
Support for OFX Plug-ins
Python Scripting
(Standalone only)
Lens Calibration Module
Stabilization Module
Object Remove Module and Mega Plates
Stereoscopic 3D
3D Camera Solver
360/VR workflow
OCIO Color Management
Multi-host plug-in option (Adobe, Avid, OFX)

Operating System

macOS: X 10.12 – 10.15.16 or higher on Intel
Windows: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 on x64
Linux: CentOS 7 or a compatible Linux distribution on x86_64

Recommended Hardware:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
Memory: 16 GB +
Disk: High-speed disk array or NVMe SSD
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 or equivalent. See support graphics card list
Monitor: 1920×1080 or higher
Network: Must have an enabled network adapter (wifi or ethernet)

Minimal Requirements:

Processor: At least 1-GHz Pentium IV
Disk: At least 1 GB
Memory: At least 1 GB
Graphics card: Must support OpenGL
Monitor: Minimum resolution 1200×800 pixels

Licensing options:

Nodelocked or cross-platform, floating license. Purchase options include perpetual, annual and monthly subscriptions.

For enterprise floating and render licenses, contact us.

Mocha Pro 2021 plug-in support:

  • Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro CC 2014-2020
  • Avid Media Composer v8-2020
  • Boris FX Silhouette, Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Fusion, VEGAS Pro, HitFilm Pro

Workflow support:

  • Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & Motion
  • Autodesk Flame, Maya & 3DS MAX
  • Assimilate Scratch
  • Blackmagic Fusion & DaVinci Resolve
  • Boris FX Continuum
  • Boris FX Sapphire
  • HitFilm Pro
  • Magix Vegas Pro
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Foundry Nuke
  • Silhouette
  • MochaBlend for C4D

For a detailed list of tracking, mask & 3D data exports, view the exports chart.

Mocha Pro 2021 V8.0 Release Notes

This is a new release with several new features and defect fixes. Release notes cover Mocha Pro, for both standalone and Plug-in versions of the product.

Documentation is available inside Mocha Pro 2021 v8.0.0 by pressing the F1 key.

Build notes

Please read the following notes carefully as they may affect efficient use of the product.

OFX builds of the Mocha Pro Plug-in have been tested to work with Autodesk Flame 2020, The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro and Silhouette v6+.
Other hosts that utilize OFX may operate the Mocha Pro OFX Plug-in correctly, but at this stage they are unofficially supported and may experience problems.
While Mocha will work in Blackmagic Resolve 16, rendering can be slow.
Projects created with version 2021 v8.0.0 may not be backwards compatible with earlier versions of Mocha.
Mocha Pro 2021 requires macOS 10.12 or higher, but we recommend at least macOS 10.13 for GPU support.

New features in Mocha Pro 2021 v8.0.0

  • PowerMesh Tracker: A new tracking option, “Mesh” provides subplanar warp tracking in a layer so you are no longer limited to flat, rigid surfaces.
    • For more information on using the PowerMesh feature, see the PowerMesh section of the Tracking Basics chapter in the User Guide.
  • PowerMesh Export to After Effects Nulls: You can export PowerMesh tracks to After Effects nulls via the plug-in interface. See ‘Creating PowerMesh Nulls’ in the Plug-In section of the User Guide.
  • PowerMesh Export to Alembic: You can export tracks to a Alembic Mesh with a camera based on the PowerMesh tracking. See the User Guide section on ‘Exporting to Alembic’ for more details on how to use the format.
  • Mesh Warp Stabilize: Using the PowerMesh, you can now warp or unwarp the mesh area in the Stabilize module.
    • This option is also available in the plug-in render options so you can easily unwarp an area, modify it, then rewarp with a copy of the original effect.
    • See the Warp Mapping section of the stabilize module in the User Guide for more details.
  • AdjustTrack V2: We’ve completely overhauled AdjustTrack to be easier to use and less prone to errors. For more information on using AdjustTrack V2, see the AdjustTrack Module chapter in the User Guide.
  • Out of Process Mocha Plug-In: The Mocha Plug-in now operates as a separate process, which allows far greater resource management and stability.
  • Plug-in Python Support: Once restricted to Standalone users, you can now run Python scripts in the Mocha Pro plug-in. See the separate Python Guide for more details.

Fixed issues since Mocha Pro 2020.5 v7.5.1

Issue: MO-10006 GPU Module error and occasional crash opening Mocha GUI on some systems

Platform: All Platforms

Product: All Products

Bug Description: Recent system driver updates could cause a buffer issue and prohibited GPU support. Sometimes this would also result in a crash when trying to open the Mocha GUI.

Issue: MO-10292 Wacom button assignments are ignored by Mocha GUI

Platform: All Platforms

Product: Mocha Pro Plug-ins

Bug Description: Wacom assignments are now recognised when used in the plugin

Issue: MO-10511 Massive lag when moving points with Wacom pen

Platform: All Platforms

Product: All Products

Bug Description: Using the mouse and then using a Wacom tablet could cause a large lag in the cursor.

Issue: MO-10763 Mocha Pro Crashes on Node Creation in Nuke 12.2 on Linux

Platform: Linux

Product: Mocha Pro OFX Plug-In

Bug Description: Mocha Pro could crash as soon as you created a node in Nuke 12.2.

Read the full release notes

Mocha Pro 2020.5 v7.5.0 Release Notes

Released 21 April 2020

Introduction

These release notes accompany Mocha Pro 2020.5 v7.5.0.

This is a maintenance release with several defect fixes. Release notes cover Mocha Pro, for both standalone and Plug-in versions of the product.

Documentation is available inside Mocha Pro 2020.5 v7.5.0 by pressing the F1 key.
Build notes

Please read the following notes carefully as they may affect the efficient use of the product.

OFX builds of the Mocha Pro Plug-in has been tested to work with Autodesk Flame 2020, The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro, and Silhouette v6+.
Other hosts that utilize OFX may operate the Mocha Pro OFX Plug-in correctly, but at this stage, they are unofficially supported and may experience problems.
While Mocha will work in Blackmagic Resolve 16, rendering can be slow.

Projects created with version 2020.5 v7.5.0 may not be backward compatible with earlier versions of Mocha.

Mocha Pro 2020.5 requires macOS 10.12 or higher, but we recommend at least macOS 10.13 for GPU support.

Python is not supported in the Plug-in versions of Mocha Pro. This means any tools created by Python will not be functional. This includes some exports such as Silhouette shapes.

New features in Mocha Pro 2020 v7.5.0

  • Better wide-perspective track handling: Now you can track longer and at further angles without getting distorted track planes or flipped mattes.
  • Flame Gmask Tracer Support: Mocha now exports Gmask tracer nodes with axis transforms. Tracking data is converted to 3d Axis nodes.
  • Improved Motion Blur performance: Motion blur in mattes now renders up to 4x faster.
  • Area brush size mouse controls: You can now adjust the size of the Area Brush by holding down the CMD or Ctrl key and dragging the mouse.
  • Area Brush Fill Gaps: We now have a new field in the area brush toolbar to help fill gaps based on a threshold.
  • Multi-point drag edge-snap: Drag-snapping now snaps the entire selection, rather than individual points
  • Avid interlaced support: We now support tracking and rendering back interlaced footage in Media Composer.
  • OCIO support: Mocha has new expansive OCIO settings for managing colorspaces in Mocha.
  • GStreamer Media Support: Imported clips can now be handled by GStreamer instead of QuickTime. Not all media types are supported at this stage.
  • Pan/Zoom Matching: Rendered clips the same size as the original source clip will now match panning and zooming on other clips so everything lines up
  • Original frame render view: You can now view the source frame if a module has not rendered the current frame
  • macOS Catalina support: Mocha is now supported on macOS Catalina.
  • Remove Render performance increases for some codecs: Some codecs provide higher decoding performance when the frames are accessed sequentially. We’ve now changed the order of frame requests in the Remove Render to utilize this property.
  • Thread-limiter: You can now adjust the number of threads per thread pool in preferences. This is important for restricting machines that try to utilize too many cores which can cause Mocha to crash.
  • Clean plate folders: When saving a clean plate the last used folder is used as the destination.
  • Tablet Pressure: Tablet pressure sensitivity can be disabled via preferences

Mocha Pro 2020 v7.0.2 Release Notes

Release date: November 4, 2019

These release notes accompany Mocha Pro 2020 v7.0.2.

This is a maintenance release to support Silhouette 2020 along with several defect fixes. Release notes cover Mocha Pro, for both standalone and Plug-in versions of the product.
Documentation is available inside Mocha Pro 2020 v7.0.2 by pressing the F1 key.

Build notes

Please read the following notes carefully as they may affect the efficient use of the product.

OFX builds of the Mocha Pro Plug-in have been tested to work with Autodesk Flame 2020, The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro, and Silhouette v6+. Other hosts that utilize OFX may operate the Mocha Pro OFX Plug-in correctly, but at this stage, they are unofficially supported and may experience problems. While Mocha will work in Blackmagic Resolve 16, we currently do not officially support Resolve 16 in this release.

Projects created with version 2020 v7.0.2 may not be backward compatible with earlier versions of Mocha.

Mocha Pro 2020 requires macOS 10.12 or higher.

Python is not supported in the Plug-in versions of Mocha Pro. This means any tools created by Python will not be functional. This includes some exports such as Silhouette shapes.

New features in Mocha Pro 2020 v7.0.2

  • Silhouette 2020 Support: The Mocha Pro OFX plugin is now optimized to run in Silhouette 2020
  • Silhouette Shapes Export Support: The Mocha Pro Plugin now supports Silhouette shape exports to disk (and to the clipboard in Silhouette 2020.0.1)
  • Silhouette Corner Pin Export Support: Mocha Pro now exports Silhouette tracking data to disk (and to the clipboard in Silhouette 2020.0.1)
  • Silhouette/Mocha Bundle license support: Bundles of Mocha Pro and Silhouette can now be purchased and activated with a single license key
  • Silhouette 2020 OCIO Support: Mocha OFX plugins now sync to the Silhouette OCIO color profiles
  • OCIO viewer preferences are now saved: OCIO viewer preferences are now saved with the project.

Mocha Pro 2019.5 v6.1.2

13 August 2019

This is a minor maintenance release to add HASP dongle support and correct some defects. Release notes cover Mocha Pro, for both standalone and Plug-in versions of the product.

Documentation is available inside Mocha Pro 2019.5 v6.1.2 by pressing the F1 key.

Build notes

Please read the following notes carefully as they may affect the efficient use of the product.

OFX builds of the Mocha Pro Plug-in have been tested to work with Autodesk Flame 2020, The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro, and Silhouette v6.

Other hosts that utilize OFX may operate the Mocha Pro OFX Plug-in correctly, but at this stage, they are unofficially supported and may experience problems.

While Mocha will work in the Blackmagic Resolve 16 Beta, we currently do not officially support Resolve 16 in this release.

Projects created with version 2019.5 v6.1.2 may not be backward compatible with earlier versions of Mocha.

The Mocha Pro 2019.5 AVX Plugin requires macOS 10.12 or higher if you are running Media Composer on Mac.
Python is not supported in the Plug-in versions of Mocha Pro. This means any tools created by Python will not be functional. This includes some exports such as Silhouette shapes.

New features in Mocha Pro 2019.5 v6.1.2

  • HASP Dongle support: Mocha now supports HASP HL dongles for node-locked licenses
  • Memory Management Improvements: The Mocha plugin now releases more memory when it fails to get an image from the host due to high memory pressure

Mocha Pro 2019.5 Release Overview

June 5, 2019

Boris FX releases Mocha Pro 2019.5 on June 5, 2019. In this quick video, Mocha Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through the new features:

  • Flame 2020 Support: The Mocha Pro OFX plugin now supports Flame 2020
  • Edge-Snapping: Select points and press Alt+S keys to snap those points to the nearest edge, or hold S to drag-snap
  • After Effects CC Power Pin Export: We now export corner pins to the Power Pin effect
  • Layout Manager: You can now save, modify and order layouts from the View menu. Any new layouts you create will appear in the workspace drop down
  • Autosave now has backups: You can now iterate autosaves to make sure minimal work is lost. Autosaves are no longer removed on exit to the host.
  • Spline and Matte rendering performance improvements: Projects with many layers or control points now render much faster to screen. Mattes also render much faster.

Mocha Pro 2019.5 is a free update to all customers on a current upgrade & support plan or annual subscription.

Mocha Pro 2019 v6.0.3 – Release Notes

These release notes accompany Mocha Pro 2019 v6.0.3.

This is a maintenance release containing several improvements and defect fixes. Release notes cover Mocha Pro, for both standalone and Plug-in versions of the product.

Documentation is available inside Mocha Pro 2019 v6.0.3 by pressing the F1 key.

Build notes

Please read the following notes carefully as they may affect the efficient use of the product.

  •  OFX builds of the Mocha Pro Plug-in have been tested to work with The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro and Silhouette v6.
  •  Other hosts that utilize OFX may operate the Mocha Pro OFX Plug-in correctly, but at this stage, they are unofficially supported and may experience problems.
  •  Version 2019 v6.0.3 may not be backward compatible with earlier versions of Mocha.
  •  The Mocha Pro 2019 AVX Plugin requires macOS 10.12 or higher if you are running Media Composer on Mac.

Python is not supported in the Plug-in versions of Mocha Pro. This means any tools created by Python will not be functional. This includes some exports such as Silhouette shapes.

New features in Mocha Pro 2019 v6.0.3

Mocha Pro now supports the activation of product bundles (i.e. combination licenses of Mocha Pro, Continuum and/or Sapphire) with a single serial number.

New in 6.0.2

The Mocha Pro 2019 (v6.0.2) maintenance release is now available to download. This release includes bug fixes and improvements to Mocha Pro plug-ins and the standalone application. Read the release notes for full details.

  • Improved GPU compatibility and stability — better for high resolution 360/VR
  • Improved OpenEXR read and write speed
  • Compatibility with HitFilm Pro 12
  • Improved multi-monitor support
  • Improved software activation and handling of render license scenarios

New in Mocha Pro 2019

New in Mocha Pro 5.6

  • Stereo Support in the Plugin: Most of the plugins now support Stereo, Top/Bottom and Left/Right stereo views. AVX plugins support Top/Bottom and Left/Right.
  • Top/Bottom and Left/Right support in Standalone: the standalone version now supports Top/Bottom and Left/Right stereo modes
  • Plugin Auto-save: Plugin versions now save a backup of your file at intervals in just in case the host has a problem or you forget to save!
  • Save the last used Mocha project Open and Export locations: No more tedious hunting for the same directory 100 times!

New in Mocha Pro 5.5.2

  • Support for Vegas Pro: The OFX plugin is now officially supported in Vegas Pro
  • Support for multi-core CPUs: Mocha now takes advantage of multiple cores when tracking with the CPU
  • Auto Step for Remove: You  can  now  have  the  Remove  module  calculate  Step automatically
  • Python can now access the playhead: Provided API to get the playhead position with Python, which makes it easier to control keyframe setting
  • Python can now read/write image data in clips: Provided API to be able to read pixel data from any clip frame and create new output clips with image data. See the Python Guide for more details.

What’s new in mocha Pro 5.5.1

  • Better Linux installation support: You can now install mocha to a different directory on Linux.
  • Memory performance improvements: mocha is now much more memory efficient
  • GPU tracking improvements: The GPU  tracker has new stability and accuracy improvements.
  • Tracking search areas are optimized: mocha now adjusts the initial ‘Auto’ search area based on the image size. This also scales with proxies.
  • Rendering is faster in Media Composer: We have added several improvements to the AVX rendering speed and stability. See “Known Defects” for potential issues related to linked footage.

New in mocha Pro 5.2

  • New Floating License Support: You can now run both the mocha Pro standalone and mocha Pro plug-in options off one floating license server. Learn more.
  • New Render License Option: A new Render License option allows users to render projects on a networked render farm or different workstation without taking up a full license.
  • Improved GPU tracking performance: mocha’s planar tracking has been updated to take advantage of supported video card hardware for significantly faster motion tracking. OpenCL GPU tracking in mocha v5.2 is even faster and now supports 16 and 32-bit source images.
  • New Apply Tracking Feature in After Effects Plug-in: You can now apply generated tracking data to other layers via the plug-in interface rather than exporting to the clipboard.
  • Improvements & bug fixes: including improved Python scripting support, improved handling of larger, multi-layer projects and numerous plug-in fixes for Adobe, Avid, and OFX.

What’s new in v5.1.1?

This is a patch update with Python, defect fixes, improved GPU support, and other performance/stability improvements.

  • Improved Remove Performance: Improved remove performance, especially when using clean plates.
  • Improved GPU Tracker: Support for Lens calibration. Additional improvements to card support, speed, stability, and accuracy.
  • Customize Preferences with Python: You can now set preferences with Python using a Settings API
  • Python  Frame  Buffer  Control:  Python  mocharender.py  and  mochaexport.py scripts now accept arguments to turn on and off frame buffers
  • Other  Python  API  improvements:  (see  Python  Guide and mocha  Python reference).

See the full changelog for all fixes and workarounds.

What’s new in v5.0.2?

  • Adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 and After Effects CC 2015.3

New in mocha 5

  • New Plug-in Option for Adobe & Avid. mocha Pro 5 is now available as a plug-in option for host editing and effects applications. This new capability adds unique tools for planar tracking, masking, and object removal tools and makes them fully accessible in Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, and The Foundry’s Nuke.
  • OpenCL GPU tracking performance: mocha planar tracking has been updated to take advantage of supported video card hardware for significantly faster motion tracking on high-resolution sources.
  • Python Scripting Module: New improvements to Python scripting allow mocha Pro 5 to integrate with asset management systems and background render systems for improved facility integration.
  • Improved online licensing mechanism allows users to easily activate/deactivate a license and run mocha Pro on their computer of choice.
  • New export formats: Includes tracking and masking support for Blackmagic Fusion, Silhouette FX, and MochaBlend for Maxon Cinema 4D.
  • Improvements & bug fixes: including improved layouts, faster project saving, and more

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Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson show Premiere Pro and After Effects artists how Sapphire and Mocha can accomplish advanced sky replacement.

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The Cleansing Hour: Using Mocha Pro & Sapphire for Feature Film VFX

Damien LeVeck shows how he used Boris FX Mocha Pro and Sapphire with Avid Media Composer for high-end horror VFX on his film The Cleansing Hour.

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6 Tutorials to Improve your Mocha Tracking Workflow

Mocha is currently on sale through April 28, 2019, so it seemed like a great time to share some cool Mocha tutorials. Today we're focusing on Mocha Tracking Workflow Mocha works as a standalone or plug-in for several hosts and works pretty much the same between hosts, so if you see a tutorial for a software that you don't use, know that it will translate easily to your host.

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How to Add Scars, Tattoos, Digital Make-up with Mocha Pro, After Effects

Surfaced Studio explains how to add digital make-up, scars, and tattoos to your talent using Mocha Pro’s Mesh Warp tool. This tool is found in the Insert Module, inside an Adobe After Effects workflow.

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Mocha AE 2019 Export Workflow for Adobe After Effects

In this short tech video, Mary Poplin explains how the Mocha AE 2019 Export Workflow to get motion tracking data and masking data from Mocha to AE has been improved.

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Boris FX: Mocha Pro 2019: Getting Started with Tracking Basics

Ben Brownlee from Curious Turtle walks us through the basics of tracking a screen replacement in the new Mocha Pro 2019. Even if you have used Mocha before, you’ll want to watch this tutorial, as he also explains the new user interface and new spline tools.

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Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

This article features tutorials on general match moving, Vicon Boujou, The Pixel Farm PF Track, Boris Continuum: Match Move, and Boris Mocha Pro.

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Removing a Subject in 360 Videos

Ripple Training presents MacBreak Studio Ep 413 where Steve demonstrates how to remove subjects from your 360° footage in Final Cut Pro X. You want to give your audience a nice clean VR experience, don’t you!? Of course, you do!

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Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

Learn how to remove a person from a scene using the Mocha Pro Remove Module. Plus this tutorial also shows you how to create a disintegrate/transporter beam effect à la Star Trek using VFX in Sapphire and Continuum. It even comes with the project file and footage.

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Roto and Cleanup using Mocha Pro in NUKE - Webinar Replay

Get top tips on all things Roto & Cleanup using Mocha Pro with your NUKE workflow, with this webinar replay from oto/paint supervisor, Clark Harding.

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In Depth: 32 Uses of 360° VR + Some VR Tools to Get You In the Game

We get asked all the time if we think that VR and 360° immersive video is something that is just a novelty or if it is an important technology. Plus, I’ll go over some of the 360° VR tools available for your favorite NLEs, 3D programs, and more to help you get started in VR.

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Increase Your Mocha IQ in Adobe CC Webinar Replay

Ross Shain and Mary Poplin give you the advanced tip and techniques to increase your mocha speed and knowledge, in this one hour Mocha training webinar.

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Mocha Pro Screen Replacement: How to Track and Replace a Phone Screen in Adobe Premiere Pro

Mocha Pro Screen Replacement. Learn how easy it is to motion track a phone screen and insert a new screen using the Mocha Pro plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Tutorial Tuesday: 360° VR Inspirations and mocha VR Tutorials

With Vimeo’s announcement last week about their support of VR, we thought we would showcase a few tutorials that will help you create immersive VR content and show you what some content creators have made with these tools.

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360/VR Round-up with Mettle, Mocha, and Adobe

After seeing all of the VR at NAB in April, VR is still hot! Here are a few tutorials and resources for working in VR in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other hosts.

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Tracking Options for Avid Users: BCC 10 & mocha Pro plug-in

Are you an Avid Media Composer user? Dan Harvey shows you how easy it is to motion track footage in Avid, with three different approaches: BCC’s native motion tracking, the integrated mocha/PixelChooser, and the new mocha Pro plug-in.

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Digital Makeup and Anti-Aging Techniques with Boris FX, mocha and After Effects

Found - The Fountain of Youth! Mary Poplin demonstrates how to make talent look younger - Covers: mocha masking techniques, BCC Remove and BCC Warp, and general beauty techniques.

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Webinar Replay: Advanced Tips & Techniques with mocha & AE

Join Ben Brownlee of Curious Turtle as he gives some great advice on using Imagineer mocha with After Effects. Ben really knows his mocha.

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Align Surface Insert in Mocha Using the Insert for Paint, Part 2

Mary Poplin, Imagineer Systems product specialist, explains how to add clouds to a matte painting using the Align Surface tool in mocha pro.

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Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

Take a bland, colorless sky and make it into a vault of heaven! Create an alluring azure sky with fluffy clouds, a sublime sunset or an moody moonlight scene. I’ll give several options, utilizing plug-ins from CoreMelt, Video Copilot, Boris FX, Red Giant, SUGARfx and Imagineer.

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Export and Import External Mattes in mocha

In this tutorial Imagineer Systems will show you how to use mocha to import and export external mattes.

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MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld has a tutorial to get you up to speed fast in MochaImport+ for Nuke.

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Imagineer mocha Tips #mochatips

Martin Brennand shares some of the daily tips that are posted to Twitter and Facebook by Imagineer Systems.

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Mocha 3D Solver, Plexus, and AE Scripts

Learn how to use mocha and After Effects to track graphics and effects. 3D Camera solve and object tracking which can then be exported to After Effects to drive the Plexus particle plug-in. Clip courtesy Artbeats.com

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Export 3D Camera Tracking to Cinema 4D

“Imagineer Systems Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through exporting Camera Solve data from mocha Pro and setting it up inside Maxon Cinema 4D.” - Imagineer Systems

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mocha AE rotoscoping with Mary Poplin

In this live demo from Siggraph 2013, imagineer systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to cut your roto time in half using mocha AE inside of Adobe After Effects. Simply go to animation>track in mocha AE and follow along with a shot of your choice at home.

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mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 2

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

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mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 1

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

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Planar Tracking HUDs and 3D Camera Solving - mocha v3

An advanced tutorial covering mocha v3’s 3D camera solver and Adobe after Effects. Mary Poplin creates a HUD style graphic in 3D space.

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Webinar Replay: Digital Makeup and Retouching: Using mocha AE/Pro with After Effects

In case you missed it, Imagineer recorded this past week’s webinar with Mary Poplin, covering planar tracking techniques for digital makeup and removals.

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Tutorial: Set Up a Wide Angle Point of View Mirror Effect

Michal Fibek for AETuts+ shows you a cool trick for creating a POV Mirror Effect with After Effects and mocha. Hint: You’ll need newspapers and masking tape!

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Webinar: Motion Tracking & VFX Webinar - Learning mocha AE

Just in case you didn’t catch the mocha AE webinar for planar motion tracking and AE workflows, here is the recording! We hope you learn something!

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 2 of 2

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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How is mocha v3’s Camera Solver different than AE CS6 Camera Tracker?

Imagineer Systems mocha Camera Solve module uses Planar Tracking to solve 3D space for select planes. This means mocha can get a camera solve on difficult out of focus, blurred or obscured shots.  Learn more in these tutorials.

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