New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Guildford, UK – September 7, 2016 - Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
“VFX artists and editors are loving the improvements found in the new mocha Pro plug-in,” says Ross Shain, CMO of Boris FX and Imagineer Systems. “While mocha has been an essential tool in VFX workflows for years now, the ability to now access mocha within the core Adobe video applications gives users additional tracking, roto, object removal and image stabilization features without the added hassle of managing multiple applications and projects.” Shain continues, “We are also excited to share a sneak peek of a development-in-progress; mocha VR, a new 360/VR plug-in designed to specifically complement Adobe’s workflow for cinematic VR filmmakers.”
"The team at Koncept VR loves using the mocha Pro plug-in inside of Adobe After Effects,” states Alex Chechelnitsky, Head of Production, Koncept VR. “The combined workflow with Mettle Skybox Studio is extremely useful for 360/VR post-production tasks, such as stabilizing shots and fixing footage. We specialize in cinematic VR projects and find mocha's unique tracking and object removal features to be a huge time-saver.
A special technology preview will feature mocha VR, upcoming new features designed for cinematic VR filmmakers to process, track and fix problematic 360 footage. mocha VR will complement Adobe video workflows for 360 tasks such as removing camera rigs, nadir patching, stabilizing drone camera jitter and more.
“With growing interest in VR production, video pros are leveraging the Adobe video tools, including powerful companion applications like mocha Pro 5, to create rich, immersive experiences for their audiences,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe. “The ability to use mocha Pro 5 within an integrated environment, streamlines the workflow and expands the creative options for our customers.”
To make a press appointment at IBC, contact Jessie Electa Petrov, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees visiting IBC will have the opportunity to preview mocha VR at Booth 7.K29 and at a special presentation in the IBC Future Zone on September 12 at 11am.
About Adobe at IBC 2016
Adobe offers video tools to meet today’s high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms. At IBC 2016, Adobe is showcasing new features coming soon to its industry leading Adobe Creative Cloud with innovations in audio, editing, motion graphics and collaboration for a new kind of connected creativity. With a powerful integrated workflow, whatever the media, from 8K camera formats to new VR content, Adobe video tools allow post-production teams to move freely from application to application without interrupting the creative flow. Learn more about new features coming to Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime at www.adobe.com/go/video, or visit Adobe at IBC Hall 7, Stand 7.G27.
About mocha Pro 5
mocha Pro is the popular motion tracking and visual effects tool used on thousands of feature films and television shows, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Game of Thrones, and many more. The new mocha Pro 5 release adds major updates including: GPU-accelerated planar tracking for speed increases, the ability to launch as a plug-in directly from host timelines including Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC, and OFX hosts The Foundry’s NUKE, Blackmagic Fusion, and Sony Vegas Pro; new Python scripting support, improved online licensing mechanism; new export formats and more.
About Imagineer Systems
UK-based Imagineer Systems is the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha: Planar Tracking based visual effects solutions for film and video post-production. Imagineer has made its mark on major feature films including: Star Wars: Episode VII, The Hobbit, and the Harry Potter series. In 2015, Imagineer Systems was acquired by Boris FX, a leading developer of effects, titling, and workflow plug-ins for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Together the newly merged Boris FX / Imagineer Systems company group services millions of editing and visual effects professionals worldwide.
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Jessie Electa Petrov, Director of Marketing
Boris FX & Imagineer Systems