Imagineer Systems Reengineers mocha in Breakthrough New Release; Debuts mocha v2 at NAB 2010

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mocha v2 Adds 64-Bit Support, Sleek New UI Enhancements, Improved Licensing Activation, Support for Nuke 6.0, Nuke X and Apple Motion; Ideal Solution for 2D to 3D Conversion

Last Updated: April 6, 2010 6:29 pm GMT
(Guildford, UK--April 6, 2010) Imagineer Systems (http://www.imagineersystems.com) today announced it has reengineered its flagship planar tracking and roto station, mocha, with the release of mocha v2.

Built on Imagineer’s industry-unique 2.5D planar tracking technology, mocha has earned a reputation in Hollywood and throughout the VFX industry as an innovative must-have solution for solving complex, labor-intensive tracking and roto challenges. Since its release in 2007, mocha has quickly become the industry’s most popular and powerful stand alone tracking and roto station with over 20,000 registered users worldwide.

mocha v2 will make its industry debut at NAB 2010 later this month in its booth #SL3927 (Plug In Pavilion) in the South Hall of the LVCC in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally during the month of April and as part of its NAB 2010 special promotion, mocha v2 will be available to existing customers of any Imagineer Systems product for only $399.

With the release of mocha v2, Imagineer is adding significant new enhancements, including 64-bit support, a newly enhanced, streamlined user interface, improved licensing activation, and support for Nuke 6.0, Nuke X and Apple Motion.

“mocha v2 is the culmination of tremendous effort from our development team and was completed in lock step with our customers and beta users. As mocha has grown significantly in popularity over the past year, it’s given us a unique and valuable opportunity to hear from a wider swath of users and learn what’s most important to them. That’s exactly what went into mocha v2,” said John-Paul Smith, chief executive officer of Imagineer Systems. “We’re also pleased with the support we’ve received from our valued partners at Adobe Systems. In working closely together, we’ve been able to re-engineer mocha for After Effects as a 64-bit solution, just in time for the release of Adobe CS5. That’s another big win for users.”

What’s New in mocha v2
  • 64 bit Architecture: Re-engineered for 64-bit operating system support
  • Improved User Interface: New icons and streamlined interface make mocha even easier to learn and master;
  • Improved Licensing Activation: mocha users can now easily activate and deactivate licenses for use on multiple systems;
  • Stabilize and Smooth Module: Smooth jittery camera footage or lock down shots for effects plates;
  • OpenGL Acceleration: Hardware rendering of mattes with motion blur;
  • Nuke 6.0 & Nuke X support: Copy and paste RotoPaint and CornerPin nodes from mocha directly into Nuke;
  • Apple Motion support.


Why Hollywood Increasingly Relies On mocha
mocha is a stand alone tracking and roto software designed to complement any compositing and finishing environment. mocha's unique planar tracker and streamlined interface allows artists to easily track shots where point trackers fail: shots with noise, shots with motion blur and shots that go offscreen or are obscured. Artists can quickly and easily solve difficult tracks and export transform, scale, rotation and perspective keyframe data to the industry's most popular packages such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Flame, Smoke, Combustion, Avid DS, Quantel generationQ, Shake, Digital Fusion and Nuke. With mocha, tracking screen inserts and stabilizing camera jitter has never been easier.

New 3D Opportunities: Tackling 2D-3D Conversion with mocha
Over the past few years, demand for 3D content has been steadily rising. This steady stream of 3D films are not only driving an accelerated 3D production schedule for new films, but it is also making the industry look at existing films in a new light and think about how they can be repackaged, or converted, from 2D to 3D. As isolating and extracting objects is at the heart of all visual effects compositing and 2D to 3D conversion projects, mocha's advanced ability to create accurate roto shapes with less manual keyframing greatly aids the complex 3D conversion process.

These powerful, advanced capabilities enabled the team at In-Three to tackle some of the most difficult 3D conversion challenges for the latest Hollywood 3D marvel, Alice In Wonderland.

Pricing and Availability:
  • mocha v2 supports Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Pricing is as follows:
  • Upgrade pricing: Upgrades to mocha v2 for existing owners of any Imagineer product are priced at $499 for nodelocked licenses.
  • New nodelocked licenses are priced at: $1095
  • Cross platform floating licenses are also available at additional cost.


For more information, please visit http://www.imagineersystems.com.

About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of monet - placement station, mokey - removal station and the mocha family of tracking and roto products: mocha, mocha for After Effects and mocha for Final Cut. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom. For more information visit http://www.imagineersystems.com.

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