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Imagineer Systems mocha for After Effects Included with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium

mocha for After Effects Extends Powerful Planar Tracking to After Effects Artists; Ships with Adobe s Video Suite (October 02, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-10-2--Imagineer Systems (, creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced that it has entered in to an agreement with Adobe in which Adobe will include a copy of Imagineer Systems mocha for After Effects, the Company's stand alone 2D tracking tool for Adobe® After Effects® users, with Adobe After Effects CS4 and the Adobe Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium software.

mocha for After Effects is a powerful planar tracking tool developed specifically for artists using Adobe After Effects and modeled after the Companys industry renowned standalone tracking solution, mocha.  mocha for After Effects is a stand-alone 2D tracking tool based on Imagineer Systems unique 2.5D Planar Tracking technology. mocha for After Effects makes it possible to track problematic shots that traditionally challenge point based trackers, with problems such as footage with objects moving out of frame, lack of detail, motion blur and heavy grain. This helps the artist to generate solid tracks, giving position, scale, rotation, shear and perspective matched tracks and exporting the data to After Effects in less time.

mocha for After Effects is compatible with prior versions of Adobe After Effects and also is available as a stand-alone application directly from Imagineer Systems.  Additionally, mocha for After Effects users are eligible to upgrade to a full mocha toolset, adding significant VFX design functionality.

mocha for After Effects is a powerful planar tracking tool and a perfect complement to Adobe After Effects and Creative Suite 4 Production Premium software, said Michael Coleman, product manager for After Effects, Adobe Systems.  The Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium software suite represents a significant workflow advantage for Adobe customers, and including mocha for After Effects extends an even higher end tracking capability in an intuitive and seamless application.

Renowned After Effects artist Aharon Rabinowitz, creative director at All Bets Are Off Productions, and Community Leader, has been working extensively with Imagineer Systems mocha and mocha for After Effects:

Adobe After Effects is easily my favorite piece of software on the planet. When Imagineer came out with mocha for After Effects, an inexpensive solution for very reliable tracking, and after just a few minutes of using it, I was sold. Having a tool to enhance the motion tracking and stabilization tools in After Effects meant I could now take on some of the harder tracking related jobs. I'm very glad to see that, by including mocha for After Effects with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and After Effects, theyre giving every After Effects user access to the tools needed for a highly accurate track.

Mark Christiansen, effects supervisor and author of After Effects CS4 Studio Techniques, added:

mocha for After Effects completely saved us on a project that starred the screen of a live action Sony PSP. There were handheld shots of it - crazy jib shots - shots with and without tracking markers, with nasty light reflections on the screen; shots with hands running right through the track area. We were able to lock them all, which simply was not possible before. My only regret is that we bothered messing up the footage with tracking markers; mocha for After Effects didn't need them and we just had to paint them out later to get the screen comps right.

mocha for After Effects offers Creative Suite 4 Production Premium customers and After Effects artists a flexible workflow environment, and a number of key features including:

Resolution Independence, and works with all SD, HD and Film formats;

Cineon, DPX, TGA, TIF, JPEG, PNG, SGI, QuickTime file import;

Support for up to 16 bits per channel;

Ability to export 2D tracking data directly into Adobe After Effects;

Availability of node-locked and cross-platform floating licenses;

Support for Windows and Mac OS X.

Pricing and Availability

mocha for After Effects is available with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and Adobe After Effects CS4.  mocha for After Effects is also available as a stand alone product for customers with previous versions of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Adobe Production Studio. mocha for After Effects stand alone version is available immediately and is priced at US$299.00 for a nodelocked license.

About Imagineer Systems

Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  In response to a groundswell desire for a more innovative approach to VFX, Imagineer Systems has developed an entirely new VFX architecture, one that embraces better integration, collaboration, performance and feels like an extension of the creative thought process ? mogul.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquis Hollywood blockbuster productions as Casino Royale, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter. Imagineers product line consists of monet? - placement station, mokey? - removal station, motor? - roto station, mocha? - tracking station and mofex? - plug-in for Shake. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit  For more information on mogul, please visit

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