Coremelt TrackX for FCP X Review

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Coremelt TrackX is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that allows you to track objects in your footage while inside FCP X using Mocha and without needing to take footage to an outside program like After Effects or Motion. The trackers are added to your footage and you can replace screens, add tracking text or blur logos and such directly from your FCP X project.

The workflow is rather straightforward. Although it is not an entry-level task, it is still fairly simple to follow the tutorials and start tracking with TrackX. My jaw dropped the first time I saw this working in my FCP X project. [Read more...]

The State of the VFX Industry

After watching the Academy Awards a couple weeks ago and the Life After Pi documentary recently, I was reminded of a great presentation at the CPUG Supermeet during NAB 2013. Somehow that slipped through the cracks last year and I never wrote about it.

The Future of Visual Effects-7

With NAB 2014 just around the corner, I wanted to take the opportunity to pass along this presentation put on by industry veterans Scott Ross and Scott Squires. While we cover mostly stills photography news and gear around the year, NAB each April brings a lot of news in the video industry. [Read more...]