Removing glare from glasses

There are all kinds of finishing effects that are within the grasp of the average editor. You just need to know the recipe. Removing reflections and glare from glasses is one of those tricks that seems impossible, but is perfectly achievable if you understand the steps involved. In the video below I’ll walk your through […]

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Face Replacement How-to

Learn the art of face replacement with our step-by-step walkthrough of the technique. This marks the start of a new collaboration between provideocoalition.com and moviola.com: “Impossible Shots.” In Impossible Shots we’ll be taking high-end feature film techniques and breaking them down to achievable levels—all the while maintaining the believability of the final look. (No “Plan […]

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REVIEW – MOCHA PRO 2019

MOCHA PRO 2019 SPLASH SCREEN

How do you make “the best” even better.  Now, I know that saying something is “the best” can be subjective, but when just about everyone on the planet agrees with you, it’s a fairly safe statement to make.  Mocha Pro (and Mocha AVX, Mocha for Adobe and Mocha OFX) is the absolute gold standard when […]

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Let’s Edit with MC – Keying Part 4 – Mocha Masking Basics

Let's Edit with Media Composer - Keying Part 4 - Mocha Masking Basics

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about utilizing the worlds most powerful tracking software, Mocha BCC, to create Inside/Outside masks, so you can isolate the areas of your footage that you need to, with pinpoint accuracy! […]

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Boris FX relaunches Particle Illusion at NAB 2018

Boris FX relaunches Particle Illusion at NAB 2018

Continuum, Sapphire, and Mocha will be in Las Vegas for the 2018 NAB Show. Boris FX will also reveal the new version of  Particle Illusion and debut the Boris FX App Manager. Borix FX announced the products the company will showcase during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event, next April 9-12, 2018 in Las […]

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In Depth – Sapphire 11 AVX from Boris FX

Never has it been a better time to be an effects and visual effects geek like me. Boris FX has cornered the market on the high end visual effects, with their flagship plug-in package, Boris Continuum Complete, they purchased both Imagineer Systems as well as GenArts, to lock up the best tracking and roto application […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – BCC Lens Flare 3D Advanced Techniques

Many people think that Mocha BCC inside of Avid Media Composer is only for effect roto work.  Well, in this tutorial, I’m going to show you a “no so hidden” way to access tracking data to apply to other parameters, like Position, in Lens Flare 3D. […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Sapphire/Mocha Integration

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about one of his favorite effects to work with in Avid Media Composer, and that is GenArts S_Effect, and more specifically, how to integrate Mocha Pro’s masking features directly into the Builder tool, so you have more control over your compositing, than you ever did before! […]

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ACE Tech Day with AVID

ACE Tech Day with AVID

Spend a morning with Media Composer as Avid’s Solution Specialist, Michael Krulik, highlights the latest features, looks back at key tools from previous versions, and offers helpful tips and tricks for existing functionality. Advances in editorial software and technology continues to change, improve and upgrade. ACE Tech Day is an on-going event designed to help […]

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It’s time to get excited about Boris FX’s acquisition of GenArts!

There has been an age old debate going on in the post production world, and no, I’m not talking about which NLE is better.  I’m talking about which 3rd Party Effects package is better of the two big players.  Boris FX’s Boris Continuum Complete or Genarts Sapphire?  Let’s flash back to December 15, 2014, when […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Remover and Mocha BCC

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at a common situation that editors run into, and that’s when a producer/director asks them to remove an element from a shot. Whether it’s a sign on a wall, or even a boat on an empty ocean, this is a fairly simple task, assuming the footage […]

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Useful Tools For Editors: Now Shipping Edition

The time around NAB, and actually at NAB, is when we see a lot of products announced and demoed. Sometimes those products even ship before  the next NAB (or IBC). We’ve got a few of those tools here in this latest installment of the long running and (hopefully) much beloved Useful Tools for Editors. And, […]

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NAB 2016 – mocha Pro and visiting the Boris and Imagineer Systems Booth

I made it a point to drop by the Boris FX booth to have a chat with Ross Shain of Imagineer Systems. At this point it’s old news that Boris Continuum Complete has integrated mocha planar tracking making it an incredibly powerful effects tool beyond what BCC could already do. As part of the upcoming […]

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Advanced Finishing Techniques in Media Composer with BCC and Mocha Pro

In this On-Demand replay of my webinar for Boris FX and Imagineer Systems, we cover everything from Chromakey to Motion Tracking, and all from within the comfort of your Media Composer editing application.   […]

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