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Quick Tip: Adjust Track


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In this short and advanced tutorial, MaryPoplin, imagineer systems Product specialist, shows you how to use adjust track on simple and complex planar tracks to correct drift and other tracking problems. There will be times when tracks can drift due to lack of detail or introduction of small obstructions. When this occurs, manual refinements can be made by using the AdjustTrack tool.

To achieve an adjusted track you would ideally line up the surface area where you want to place your insert or lock down your roto. In situations where you don’t require an insertion you should place the corners of the surface area in distinctive locations, as you will need to refer to these locations when you add keyframes to correct the drift.
When you have the Surface where you want it to stay locked and are ready to refine the track, flip over into the AdjustTrack module by hitting the AdjustTrack tab… then follow these handy instructions!

 

Quick Tip: Manual Track


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In this short and advanced tutorial, MaryPoplin, imagineer systems Product specialist, shows you how to use manual track on simple and complex planar tracks to correct drift and other tracking problems. Manual Track is usually used when the object you are tracking is completely obscured or becomes untrackable, like laptops closing or turning away from the camera, or faces turning away from camera.

Mocha is a very flexible tracker and will save a lot of time, but you will eventually run into a piece of footage that just will not track. Large or continuous obstructions, extreme blur, low contrast details and sudden flashes can all cause drift or untrackable situations.
If something just isn’t tracking no matter what you try, consider using mocha to track as much as possible then move to manual work, or continue to mix both methods. You can often get a lot more done fixing shots by hand with Manual Track or using AdjustTrack in mocha rather than trying to tweak your shapes and parameters over and over again to get everything done automatically.

Adobe’s Mask Tracker vs Mocha AE CC

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Adobe's Create Cloud has a powerful tool called “Mask Tracker” that is used to animate masks with minimal effort. The Mask tracker is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2015 and After Effects CC 2015.
Also included in After Effects CC 2015 is “mocha AE CC”, a dedicated planar tracking and masking tool that is similar to the Mask Tracker, but adds functionality for keyframe control, linking tracks to masks and advanced methods for overcoming the most difficult tracking and masking challenges.

In this feature comparison video, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, covers some similarities and differences between the Mask Tracker effect and the bundled free “mocha AE CC”. Understanding when to turn to either tool will help users create visual effects with accuracy and time savings.

Roto Paint in mocha Pro

In this in depth video, imagineer systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to Stabilize and Roto Paint in Nuke using Mocha Pro and mochaImport+. This specific technique was used to paint out makeup errors in U.F.Oh Yeah by Film Riot. The final video can be found here: youtu.be/qQB2wtKQkvM

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