Kevin McAuliffe is a big fan of Mocha Pro and likes how CoreMelt has integrated Mocha tracking technology into their products. In this review he takes a look at SliceX and finds it’s “an essential tool that you’ll want to add to your toolkit.”
SliceX lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. SliceX includes ten effects motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the Shape Masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins. SliceX powered by mocha takes the pain out of following complex motion, just draw a shape and hit track. You can then adjust with manual keyframes as needed.
CoreMelt SliceX Review
Here’s an excerpt from Kevin McAuliff’s review:
I’m a huge fan of motion tracking and of Imagineer Systems. Mocha Pro has gotten me out of a jam more times than I can count, and I love to see how it’s taken and integrated into other NLE’s and compositing applications. They recently released Mocha Pro the Plug-In for Media Composer, Adobe, and OFX Hosts. This is very cool, but what I find even cooler is how CoreMelt has integrated Mocha tracking technology into three different plugins for Final Cut Pro X, and in this review, we’re going to take a look at SliceX from CoreMelt.
..if you do any type of tracked blurring work (even color correction), [SliceX] is an essential tool that you’ll want to add to your toolkit.
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Over 220 plug-ins in the V2 Plugin Set, plus the full power of our TrackX and SliceX powered by mocha products plus the Lock and Load Stabilizer and DriveX. Get all the power you need for the most demanding projects. Plus receive LUTx for free.
Track masks, layers, 3D text, particles, and more inside FCPX! The SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle gives you three powerful tools for using Academy Award winning mocha tracking directly on the timeline in FCP X.
“CoreMelt TrackX / SliceX has just (April 2015) been updated with five new plugins. In TrackX you can now choose from a range of built in flare presets that react realistically to movement, and track and lock down presenters to keep their motion centred on screen. For SliceX we have added new plugins to add glows to a tracked area, or sharpen with precision just the area in a tracked shape mask. TrackX / SliceX has also been rewritten and optimised for faster tracking performance in this update.
This is a free update for all existing customers, just download our installer and run it again and you will get the new plugins. Please note the new Track Flare and Track Flare Complex plugins appear under Effects not under generators like the other TrackX plugins.
New in this update, click on the Track Indicator Button to reveal a menu to delete track data forward or back from the current frame or delete all track data.” – Coremelt
Roger Bolton of CoreMelt will be hosting an online webinar very soon! Its coming up on June 12th, 2014
Both SliceX and TrackX are plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X and are powered by mocha, based on the Award winning tracking and roto software from Imagineer Systems.
Roger will show you how you can use the advanced features in the new versions of TrackX and SliceX, including Motion Blur, Track Scaling and Smoothing and Re-Using Track Data. Learn how to create some amazing visual effects by combining multiple plug-ins, right on the timeline in FCP X.
Roger will cover:
Tricks and techniques for tracking with mocha
Re-using track data using copy and paste
Smoothing tracked text
Pack Replacement Using Motion Blur
Tracking in a background to a moving green screen plate
Combining TrackX and SliceX for more complex effects