Imagineer Systems to Preview mocha v4 at NAB 2014

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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:25 -- Nick Dager

Imagineer Systems will give attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas April 7-10 a technology preview of new capabilities planned for the next release of mocha Pro and mocha AE planar motion tracking and visual effects software.

The technology demonstration will showcase new tools that facilitate stereoscopic workflows for 3D filmmaking and new roto masking technology designed to reduce manual keyframing. The team will also demonstrate Python scripting capabilities that allow customers to integrate mocha within custom workflows and general improvements to the mocha toolset.

mocha v4 products will feature powerful enhancements and new features including:

New stereo 3D toolset: workflow and support for native stereoscopic projects; includes new stereo roto, planar tracking, object remove and camera solve features

Python scripting support: allow customers to write custom modules to help integrate mocha into site-specific workflows

Roto and masking improvements to reduce manual keyframing organic shapes

Customizable keyboard shortcuts

Customers who purchase the shipping mocha AE or mocha Pro during NAB will receive a free upgrade to version 4 on release date. 

Imagineer will host special guests at its booth throughout the NAB Show. Speakers include:

Dr. Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld, who will premiere mochaImport+ for Nuke: a new set of tools designed for Nuke users to better integrate mocha tracking and roto data.

Christopher Barrett of Good Spirit Graphics, who will showcase his new tool, mochaBlend, designed to for Blender 3D artists to access mocha tracking, roto and 3D data.

Roger Bolton, VFX artist and founder of CoreMelt, who will demonstrate his new Final Cut plug-in, TrackX powered by mocha, which lets FCP X editors easily track and replace objects within a video, as well as add graphics and text, including lower-thirds, to follow objects in motion.