For Immediate Release
Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt Announce Immediate Availability of SliceX powered by mocha
New Final Cut Pro X Masking Plug-In Integrates mocha Planar Tracking Technology for Fast, Accurate Masking with Fewer Keyframes
GUILDFORD, UK (May 14, 2013) — Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award winning mocha Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt today announced the immediate availability of a new Final Cut Pro X masking plug-in, SliceX powered by mocha. This new version of SliceX, previewed at NAB 2013 last month, comes as a result of a strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, resulting in the integration of Imagineer’s award winning Planar Tracker into CoreMelt’s shape masking tool.
SliceX powered by mocha lets you create instant shape masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. With this new version,mocha planar tracking allows artists to quickly and easily track roto shapes for accurate masking with significantly less manual keyframing. SliceX also includes nine motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the shape masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins.
Ben Balser of FCProXUnivserity.com has been testing SliceX powered by mocha and had this to say about its impact on his day-to-day work: “Incorporating mocha planar tracking into SliceX is like adding farm made whipped cream to Louisiana strawberries; it takes something already amazing, and makes it heavenly. Having worked with SliceX powered by mocha first hand now, I am speechless and my heart won’t stop racing. It is not only immensely impressive, but will shave hours, if not days, or even weeks off of many Final Cut Pro X editors’ projects.”
Knut Hake is an accomplished independent editor and has edited dozens of TV shows, movies, commercials, and shorts. In 2004, an episode that he edited of the TV show Berlin won an International Emmy Award. More recently, Knut has been editing the German weekly TV series Danni Lowinski which has captured stellar ratings and won industry awards for best series and best comedy. Knut has also been testing SliceX powered by mocha and made this observation, “If you want to buy just one plug-in for FCPX, this is the one!”
Apple Certified Trainer, Iain Anderson hosts an in depth tutorial on SliceX powered by mocha, which can be see here: http://www.imagineersystems.com/videos/masking-tutorial-for-final-cut-pro-x-slicex-powered-by-mocha/view
Imagineer’s relationship with CoreMelt is the most recent in a string of partnerships in which industry leading post production technology developers have recognized the value of Imagineer’s Planar Tracking and software developer’s kit (Planar Tracker SDK). In recent months, Imagineer has entered into strategic partnerships and licensing agreements with companies such as Adobe Systems, Silhouette, Quantel and FXhome.
Pricing and Availability
SliceX powered by mocha is available immediately and is priced at $149.00 USD.
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About mocha: Academy Award Winning Technology
In February 2013, Imagineer Systems was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology. Imagineer Systems’ Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John-Paul Smith and Ross Shain were selected as a winner for mocha and its underlying Planar Tracking technology. The Company was recognized for their proven record of contributing significant value to the post-production process of making motion pictures.
Over the years, Imagineer’s mocha software has gained acclaimed notoriety within Hollywood’s visual effects community for its ability to “motion track” problematic footage such as out of focus and marker-less areas helping enable a technique called ‘digital makeup’ or ‘seamless effects.’ Visual effects artists use planar tracking to magically transform actors and locations without requiring timely makeup sessions and expensive sets, allowing directors to make important creative decisions long after the performance has been captured. Capturing accurate movement is essential and mocha has been involved in some famous digital makeup examples such as the snake-like noseless Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, replacing Mystique’s eyes in X-Men and helping Natalie Portman undergo an amazing transformation in Black Swan.
About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems Ltd is the Academy Award winning developer of visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Invictus, and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Pro™ - roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility; mocha AE™ - a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.