Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the track, part of After Effects and mocha AE: Screen Replacement.
…Mocha AE is best at tracking flat planes,…flat surfaces, like the screen of this monitor.…You do not need to precisely place tracking points.…Instead, you need to enclose that plane and then Mocha will study…the pixels inside your enclosure to look for the movement of that plane.…Also, if you have anything that's contrary to that plane,…that's moving in a different direction, such as these hands…across the front of the screen, you may want to exclude those from the track,…so Mocha does not accidentally think that's…part of what it's supposed to be tracking.…
We'll do that exclusion part in the next movie.…You have two different types of tools to go ahead and define what…you're tracking in Mocha, a traditional Bezier tool or a so-called X spline tool.…A lot of Mocha Power users prefer the X spline tool,…so I'm going to use that here just to give you some practice…in using it.…Now again, this is not like the Point Tracker in After Effects.…You don't want to try to carefully define each corner of the screen.…
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- Tracking in mocha AE
- Corner pinning in After Effects
- Rotoscoping with Roto Brush and Refine Edge
- Matching color and depth of field
- Reversible stabilization with Warp Stabilizer VFX