Adobe’s Mask Tracker vs Mocha AE CC

first_imgThe video was created by Imagineer Systems, the company that created Mocha. You can see more awesome tutorials regarding Mocha on their Vimeo page.As you can see in the tutorial, Mocha is a far superior program for tracking footage. However, at the end of the day it just comes down to how difficult the object or footage is to track. If there is minimal or simple movement you may only need to use After Effects or Premiere, but if it is something more intense you may need to use Mocha.Have any tips for using the tracking features in Adobe software or Mocha? Share in the comments below. Tracking your video footage? The following video tutorial from Imagineer Systems demonstrates when to use Mocha and when to use After Effects.Motion tracking can be an extremely frustrating part of the post production process, especially if your footage is less-than-ideal. However, over the last few years there have been some significant improvements to motion tracking features in the Adobe software, making the entire process much easier.One of these new features is the Mask Tracker in After Effects. Simply put the mask tracker allows users to draw masks around their object to track only certain objects in your scene. This was a significant improvement over the original two point tracker in After Effects, but it still isn’t perfect. That’s where Mocha AE CC comes into play.Mocha is a third-party program included in the Creative Cloud that can be used to get accurate and consistent tracking. Tracking data in Mocha can be easily integrated with After Effects and Premiere Pro making it a great tool to use alongside an Adobe workflow project. However, that’s not to say Mocha is perfect.Because Mocha isn’t a native plugin or effect inside of After Effects it takes extra time to import your footage in to Mocha, track, then export that information back into After Effects or Premiere. If time were an unlimited resource this wouldn’t be a problem, but because you are likely on a time crunch you need to know when to use the native trackers built into After Effects and when to use Mocha.In the following video we will take a look at this situation and hopefully shed some light on some circumstances where one might be superior to the other. The video covers:Using a Mask TrackerWorking with Bezier CurvesThe Mocha WorkflowExporting Tracking Datalast_img read more

Nuggets on verge of Western Finals trip after blowout of Trail Blazers

first_imgThe Nuggets never trailed and stretched a six-point lead after one quarter to 18 at the half and 28 heading into the fourth quarter. They led by as many as 31 before a parade of backups gave the starters some much-needed breathers.Coming off a resounding Game 4 win that followed that epic quadruple-overtime loss, the Nuggets were focused and efficient just as coach Mike Malone promised when he said Denver wouldn’t dare let up and exhale at home after reclaiming the home-court advantage.Whatever adjustments Blazers coach Terry Stotts tried to make at the half didn’t take as the Nuggets outscored Portland 28-18 in the third quarter, and before long, the Blazers were thinking more about salvaging Game 6 and hoping to regroup for a return trip to Denver in hopes of a different outcome.“We’ve got two must-wins ahead of us,” Stotts said.CAUTION AHEADMalone said he hopes his team learned from its Game 6 loss at San Antonio last series and doesn’t have a similar letdown in Portland. Although the Nuggets have contained Lillard, Malone said the Nuggets are well aware that the Blazers’ star could go off for 50 points Thursday night.Lillard concurred, saying, “I’ve had big games against tough defense in games where I was getting a lot of attention. With our season on the line and knowing we’ve got to have two games in a row, you never know.”HEAVY HEARTMalone lives in the neighborhood where a school shooting left one student dead and several wounded Tuesday in suburban Denver. Malone and his wife have two daughters who attend school nearby.“When kids go to school, they should be going to school to learn, have fun, be with their friends, not worried about an active shooter,” Malone lamented during a heartfelt pre-game news conference . The 34-year-old forward with nearly 100 games of playoff experience has injected some savvy into a series dominated by youth and emerging stars.“It’s not his first time, you know? He’s been here before,” Jamal Murray said. “He’s showing everybody the ropes. … He does all the little things that can help us win games and sets the tone for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMillsap is averaging 19 points and 9.6 boards in the best-of-seven series that the Nuggets lead 3-2 with Game 6 coming up Thursday night in Portland.Gary Harris called Millsap “that calming factor” for a team making its first playoff appearance in six seasons. “He’s been huge for us this series. He’s been bringing it offensively, defensively and he helped us get off to a great start today.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic points to a referee after Jokic was called for a foul during the second half of Game 5 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 124-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Paul Millsap is showing the young’uns how it’s done.Millsap scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half Tuesday night, sparking Denver’s 124-98 blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers that put the Nuggets on the verge of their first trip to the Western Conference finals in a decade.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew After Millsap got the Nuggets going with a dozen first-quarter points, Nikola Jokic took over from there, scoring 25 points and pulling down 19 rebounds, tying a team NBA playoff high. Murray added 18 points to go with nine assists and zero turnovers.Damian Lillard, who led Portland with 22 points, said it’s exhausting facing the waves of young sharpshooters the Nuggets send at you, starting with the fulcrum of Jokic and Murray running the pick-and-roll.“And then when all else fails, you’ve got to guard Millsap,” Lillard lamented. “He’s a handful for guys to guard because he’s in the paint, he’s making face-up jumpers, he’s making 3s. In transition, you’ve got to find him, and then he’s a monster on the glass.”Leaning on Millsap’s experience and well-rounded game, he said, “is just something they can always go to, something they can always count on. So, it’s tough to deal with.”Millsap helped the Nuggets turn in the first lopsided game of a series that was so evenly matched coming in that Denver held a cumulative scoring advantage of 464-462 and both teams had made the same number of free throws and 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Raptors inch closer to East finals, crush 76ers in Game 5 LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Malone didn’t want to address the tragedy with his team before tip-off, saying it was “a conversation and a subject maybe on an off day.” He also was struggling with how he’ll talk about it with his kids: “I’m texting my daughter, telling her she’s going to be OK — I don’t even know if she will be OK.”TIP-INS:Portland: Blazers center Enes Kanter said he reached out to NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon for advice on performing in the playoffs while fasting during Ramadan. “He gave me tips,” said Kanter, who is avoiding all food and drink from sunrise to sunset, which was about a half hour before tip-off Tuesday night…. Meyers Leonard was whistled for a flagrant 1 foul for excessive contact on Jokic in the closing minutes.Denver: Murray picked up a technical in the third quarter while demonstrating a move by Lillard to an official, who took offense. … Denver outscored Portland 66-44 in the paint and outrebounded the Trail Blazes 62-44. … The Nuggets shot 90.3% from the free throw line (28 of 31) whereas the Blazers were 16 of 30 for 53.3%.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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