Boris FX Mocha Pro brings world-renowned planar tracking, rotoscoping, object removal, image stabilization capabilities, and its groundbreaking PowerMesh organic warp tracking. It comes as no surprise then that it was recognized with both Academy Award and Emmy acknowledgment for its contribution to the film & TV industry; from Oscar-nominated VFX films all the way down to small indie projects. Mocha Pro has become an essential asset in the visual effects and post-production workflows of some of Hollywood’s biggest studios.
What’s New in Mocha Pro 2023?
Rotoscoping Improvements: Point selection falloff for more organic roto. Quickly split up complicated shapes into different layers. Snapshot layers to readjust or break up shots. Adjust inner, outer, or both edges faster.
Tracking Improvements: Merge tracks of separate planar layers. Move clusters of PowerMesh track points with falloff. Quickly jump to ends of tracks and set tracked ranges.
Rendering Improvements: Remove objects from locked or static shots without needing to track. Crop Insert Module ROI (region of interest) to the surface for easier manipulation.
Export Improvements: Generate tracking data directly in the Nuke OFX plugin. New 1-click generation for data where there is only one layer in After Effects and Nuke.
Rock solid planar tracking is at the heart of all Mocha Pro modules. VFX artists turn to Mocha for its ease of use and reliability when faced with the most difficult shots.
Mocha is versatile, so use it the way you want…as a standalone application, or as a plugin in your favorite host.
Mocha Pro can export tracking, roto shapes, lens calibration and 3D data in a wide variety of formats, or render to file or back to your host.
Using Mocha AE in After Effects? View the Compare Mocha Chart (below) to learn how Mocha Pro compares with other Mocha solutions.
PowerMesh enables a powerful sub-planar tracking process for visual effects and rotoscoping. Now Mocha Pro can track warped surfaces and organic objects, making it even more powerful for match moves and digital makeup shots.
PowerMesh is simple to use and faster than most optical flow based techniques.
Render PowerMesh driven inserts as composites or RGBA cutouts.
Output a Reverse Warp/Stabilized view for advanced paint and VFX tasks.
Use PowerMesh to to drive roto shapes with less keyframes.
Export mesh vertices to After Effects Nulls, Nuke tracking, or Alembic for Flame, C4D, and more 3D support.
Roto with Less Keyframes
Mocha’s masking workflow features tracked spline tools to speed up shape creation and reduce manual keyframes. Export or render roto to most popular host applications.
X-Splines and Bezier splines with magnetic edge-snapping assistance and Area Brush tool help create detailed mask shapes — without requiring drawing skills.
PowerMesh warped splines deliver even more accurate results when masking organic moving objects like musculature, skin, fabrics, and more.
Plugin Option for Flexibility
Mocha Pro’s integrated plugin option delivers an efficient workflow using the host’s media engine. Launch Mocha Pro from within your favorite hosts:
The plugin can be purchased by host. A multi-host plugin license is included with standalone application and Boris FX Suite.
Remove Objects and Wires
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 techniques for removing objects. It automatically detects temporal clean frames to blend and align pixels with little user input. It’s like Content Aware on steroids! View all Remove Module tutorials
Mega Clean Plates! Beyond object removal, this same technology can also be used to create a large, stitched image out of multiple frames.
Screen Inserts and Match Moves
Render accurate match moves and screen inserts with realistic motion blur or warped distortions. The Insert Module can now be driven by PowerMesh and has improved compositing with higher quality sub-sampling and blend modes.
Redesigned Grid Warp tool can be used to bend and deform insert elements to match curved and distorted surfaces.
Insert also combines with Lens Module for realistic VFX compositing on lens distorted footage.
Stabilize Camera or Object Motion
The Stabilize Module can lock down camera motion or stabilize based on select tracking layers. Export stabilized tracking data or render a stabilized clip.
With PowerMesh tracking enabled, the Stabilize Module can produce an inverse-warped flattened surface for paint fixes. Original motion is easily propagated back to the original.
For general editing, 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 Calibration Tools
The Lens Module provides a simple and easy-to-use interface to calibrate the distortion introduced by camera lenses. Remove unwanted lens distortion or match it to composite realistically. Use built-in line detection or splines for calibration.
Save calibration settings for lenses to reuse them or export Lens Calibration data can to read into Nuke’s STMap node or other VFX applications.
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.
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.
Optimized for 360/VR
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.
Learn how to use Mocha Pro in Blackmagic Fusion with this 5 part video series. Discover just how flexible Mocha Pro's tracking data can be when paired with Blackmagic Fusion's compositing workflow. Learn at your own pace as Ben Brownlee guides you through how to replace a sky with 5 easy-to-follow videos.
In this webinar replay, learn about all the new features inside Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro 2019.5, from Ben Brownlee, the new Director of Learning and Content at Boris FX. You may remember him from Curious Turtle training videos.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use MochaBlend C4D to turn a perspective track in mocha into an object solve in C4D. You’ll learn the best way to track a plane in mocha for MochaBlend’s Perspective-Solver, and how to identify some common problems when working with the solver.
Film Riot has created a clever short film entitled U.F.Oh Yeah, Directed and written by Ryan Connolly and starring Josh Connolly, the film is about a U.F.O. enthusiast and conspiracy theorist who has an encounter with extraterrestrials that doesn’t go quite as one might expect. After the film, learn about how some of the effects were made. There are a whole series of videos here and they’re fantastic!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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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