Track text and layers directly within Final Cut Pro X
CoreMelt TrackX Powered by Mocha lets you track text or graphics to follow background motion directly in FCP X. Insert floating lower thirds tracked to people, replace screens or signs, all with one step and no need to use another compositing package.
CoreMelt TrackX Highlights
Now you can easily track text or graphics to background movement for innovative title effects, or track and insert a layer for screen replacements, to replace a sign, or extend a set. CoreMelt TrackX uses the same powerful mocha tracking engine as SliceX, the same one used by the Mocha Pro package costing over a thousand dollars. The powerful planar tracking engine can track many common objects for quick results without having to go into another compositing program.
Tutorial: Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X
What’s Included in CoreMelt TrackX?
- Simple Tracker. Instant tracking, perfect for quick floating lower thirds or graphics following a person or object.
- Track Layer. Advanced tracking with perspective shifts, surface mapping and masking capabilities.
- Track Text. Includes a text generator that can track text with perspective and masking capabilities.
- In addition, Track Flare, Track Flare Complex: – track a range of preset flares that include realistic movement options.
- Track and LockDown. A tool to track a moving presenter and lock his position to the centre of frame.
Track Flare & Track Flare Complex
TrackX’s Track and Lock Down
Track lower thirds and text with Simple Tracker
Screen replacements and signs with Track Layer
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Advanced Compositing Release
CoreMelt SliceX and TrackX advanced compositing release now have the following features to make it easier to perform multi-layer compositing with multiple plugins.
Copy / Paste of Track and Shape Data
You can re-use track data and shape animations by copy-pasting the track data into a different plugin.
The procedure for this is as follows:
- Apply any SliceX or TrackX plugin.
- Track and/or keyframe animate the shape as normal.
- Click on the shape and hold down the “option” key to bring up the contextual menu for the plugin. Select “copy”. This will copy both the track data and the shape data.
- Select another TrackX or SliceX plugin and choose “paste”. You can choose to paste just the Track Data, just the Shape animation, or both the Track Data and Shape animation.
Please note that in TrackX, Surface mode shapes can only be pasted into Surface mode shapes. Other types of shapes can be pasted into a non-surface mode (Track and Mask mode). In SliceX there is only one shape type and shapes can be pasted freely between plugins.
New Track Processing Options
These options are accessed from the Track options button next to the track button When inserting graphics and text using TrackX you can turn on Motion blur in the Tracking options. This will allow for a much more realistic look when inserting graphics/signs or screen replacements.
Track Depth adjusts the track data to simulate an object being either further from the camera than the object you tracked or closer to the camera.
This parameter lets you smooth track data by averaging the track over time. Higher values smooth the track over a longer time period.
ALL CoreMelt System Requirements
Updated May 24, 2022
The latest versions of CoreMelt products are installed using the CoreMelt Manager. For older versions, see this support article.
Lock and Load 4
|Apple Intel or Apple Silicon-based computer with macOS Catalina (10.15) or later
V2 Plugin Set
Lock and Load 3
|Apple Intel computer with Mojave (10.14) or later
*works on M1 computer when using FCP in Rosetta 2 mode
Lock and Load 4
|Final Cut Pro X 10.5.x or later
Motion 5.5 or later
|V2 Plugin Set|
Lock and Load 3
|Final Cut Pro 10.4 or later
Apple Motion 10.4 or later
Premiere Pro CC2018 or later
After Effects CC2018 or later
|Recommended for all plugins||16 GB RAM (8 Minimum)
|Recommended for all plugins||GPU supporting Apple Metal with 2GB VRAM or more
Quad-core processor or better
|CoreMelt products may work on hardware that does not meet these requirements but performance may be compromised.
Please try a trial version first to check if they meet your requirements.
CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX - Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X
Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X - CoreMelt TrackX powered by Mocha is a powerful tool to enable FCP X editors to easily track and insert graphics and layers. Just draw a shape around the object you want to track and the Academy Award winning Mocha tracking engine will lock on and allow you to track text, do screen replacements, replace signs and more.In this tutorial we show you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.More...