PLUG-IN REVIEW: TrackX Now Adds Mocha Tracking Tools From Within FCPX

thanks Jeff you always have good information.

'GLJ Media Group' Daily Blog

February 17, 2014

by Jeff Riegel, editor

Last year, Imagineer Systems was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its ground breaking Planar tracking technology.  Coremelt, creator of the Lock & Load (my favorite) and SliceX plugins, has recently released TrackX using mocha… within FCPX.

Gone are the days of tedious rotoscoping — the task of painstakingly tracking or removing an object from/onto a video one single frame at a time.  FCPX editors can now effortlessly track text or graphics to follow background movement for cool title effects, or track and insert a new layer for screen replacements, like replacing a sign on the side of a moving bus or the screen of a computer.  Coremelt’s newly released TrackX uses the same powerful mocha tracking and interpolation engine by Imagineer Systems previously found as a plug-in for Adobe’s…

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The 2014 River City Festival of Films

Cinema Schminema

River City

If you’re in the area or feel up for a road trip check out the River City Festival of Films comin’ atcha March 1st!

Verite Cinema announces details for year three of the premiere film festival The River City Festival of Films. The festival gives local filmmakers a viable venue to screen their work to the community and be recognized for their efforts. Donations from the festival will be given to New Beginnings Sexual Assault Services, a local charity organization. All festival events are free and open to the public; however donations are accepted for the charity.

Year three marks a mile stone as we have three special guests joining our event. Peter Weller (Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Sons of Anarchy) will be our special celebrity guest. Peter Weller is an accomplished film and television actor/director/producer with over 74+ film credits to his name. The signature event of the…

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Movie Theater Owners Calling For Shorter Trailers

Did you hear?
New guidelines issued Monday by the National Assn. of Theatre Owners call for limiting the length of movie trailers to two minutes.

Why do you think this is so? Are you people complaining in theatres of the trailer? Is the trailer giving away too much of the movie? Real talk I always thought a trailer was 2 minute or less. Ha ha. That must be the perfect time frame for the trained mind. 2 min or less ? What do you think?

Steve Klein: Ask students to remember one thing from each class

YOU have to figure out that one thing. 🙂

The Buttry Diary

Thanks to Steve Klein for this contribution to my series of advice for a new adjunct journalism professor:

Too often, new instructors are over-ambitious in the classroom.

And even some veteran teachers never seem to learn that one thing.

A teacher can bring a packed 20-pound bag of valuable learning to a class but probably only has time — and the necessary students’ attention span — to empty a fraction of it.

Which brings me to “The One Thing.”

What do you most want your student to learn from each class?

What will each student remember from each class?

What will each student remember at the end of the semester?

What will each student remember five, 10, even 20 years later?

That’s why you don’t want to over-pack that bag you bring to class.

And that’s the one thing every teacher should remember!

Steve sent this slide show to make…

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The Moment Kevin Hart & Barack Obama Became Best Friends [VIDEO]

We love Kevin Hart. He is a true comedian. We went to see Ride Along this week end. Good movie. It was really nice to view a movie and get a few good laughs in.

The Urban Daily

Split Screen of Kevin Hart and ObamaKevin Hart is one of the biggest comedians in the game today. Along with the fame he’s basking in, Kevin Hart gets invited to many prestigious events. One such event proved to be one of the biggest days in his life. Hart was a guest on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” where he shared a story of when he was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama. While Kevin admitted that he doesn’t get starstruck when he meets celebrities, Obama was one that made him lose his mind.


At the White House event, Kevin got excited when the president called him out by name and said that he was glad Kevin could make it. Hart says he and Obama became best friends when Obama called him “Kev.” Hart told Fallon as he crossed his fingers tightly, “He called me Kev. He didn’t call me Kevin Hart…

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