Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe's Mask Tracker and Mocha AE CC

January 5, 2015

Adobe’s Create Cloud has a powerful tool called “Mask Tracker” that is used to animated masks with minimal effort. The Mask tracker is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014. Also included in After Effects CC 2014 is Mocha AE CC, a dedicated planar tracking and masking tool that is similar to the Mask Tracker, but adds extra functionality for keyframe control, linking tracks to masks and many advanced methods for overcoming the most difficult masking challenges with planar tracking. 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. Footage courtesy