Imagineer and CoreMelt release TrackX plug-in14 January 2014
The latest Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) plug-in from Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt has been launched. TrackX uses Planar Tracking technology to track camera motion, objects and people for visual effects and screen composites. The plug-in is the newest offering from the partnership between Imagineer Systems, creator of Planar Tracking technology and CoreMelt, provider of video plug-in effects.
TrackX powered by mocha can be used for creating realistic screen inserts, set extensions and sky replacements, and lets FCP X editors track and replace objects within a video, as well as add graphics and text, including lower-thirds, to follow objects in motion. Its customisable parameters provide FCP X editors with controls to fine-tune translation, scale, rotation and perspective motion of text and video.
“We’re excited to be able to take Imagineer’s leading mocha technology and make it available in such an affordable and easy-to-use package,” commented Roger Bolton, CoreMelt founder and director. “CoreMelt is all about finding ways to bring high-end, complex tools to as many people as possible. With TrackX powered by mocha, editors can now directly accomplish many tracking tasks that would have otherwise involved jumping into complex compositing software.”
TrackX powered by mocha features three plug-ins: Simple Tracker, which offers instant tracking for quick floating lower thirds or graphics following a person or object; Track Layer, providing advanced tracking with perspective shifts, surface mapping and masking capabilities; and Track Text, which includes a text generator that can track perspective and masking capabilities.
“CoreMelt has taken Imagineer’s innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision,” commented Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems.