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36 Post • February 2014 TrackX released for FCP X S YDNEY — CoreMelt ( teamed up with Imagineer Systems to release TrackX powered by Mocha, a new Final Cut Pro X plug-in package that's the result of a strategic partnership between the two companies. The release includes three plug-ins and integrates Imagineer's Mocha planar tracking technology. The Simple Tracker plug-in provides instant tracking for quick floating lower thirds or graphics following a person or object. The Track Layer plug-in offers advanced tracking with perspective shifts, surface mapping and masking capabilities. And the Track Text plug-in includes a text generator that can track text with perspective and masking capabilities. Users don't need to leave the timeline in FCP or learn a com- plicated VFX program. The tools are well suited for creating realistic screen inserts, set extensions and sky replacements. And the use of Imagineer's Mocha technology helps the track stay locked on through shaky, grainy and motion-blurred video. Pricing is $99 and upgrade options are available. Digital Film Tools adds GPU acceleration L OS ANGELES — Digital Film Tools' ( Composite Suite Pro plug-ins are now GPU-accelerated, making them faster to create seamless visual effects. Composite Suite Pro 1.5 features a collection of VFX plug-ins that were previously only available in-house at a Hollywood feature film effects facility. The suite provides all the tools needed to combine multiple images by using compositing techniques, color correction, blur, grain, matte manipulation, lens distortion, lighting effects and edge blending. Composite Suite Pro is available for $395. If installed on the same machine, one license will run in Adobe After Effects CS5 and up; Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and up; Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7/X; and 64-bit versions of Avid Symphony, Media Composer, and Newscutter. Upgrades from previous versions are $100. VFX Plug-Ins

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