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How To Use Mocha to Track and Replace a Screen Without Chroma Key

Updated: Jan 23



Hello VFX enthusiasts! Today, we are going to dive deep into the world of visual effects using Mocha Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Premiere Pro. In this comprehensive tutorial, we will guide you on how to track and replace a screen without even touching chroma key. Whether you are a seasoned VFX artist or a beginner starting your journey, this blog post is your go-to guide!


Part 1: Introduction to Mocha Pro

Mocha Pro is a powerful, versatile plugin that offers an array of visual effects tools. It's famous for its planar tracking capabilities which we will explore in this tutorial. But before we delve into the actual process, let's have a brief overview of Mocha Pro.


Part 2: Setting Up Your Footage for After Effects and Mocha

A proper setup of your footage is the first step towards a successful screen replacement. We will guide you through the initial stages of preparing your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro, ready for the Mocha environment.





Part 3: In-Depth Mocha Tracking Tutorial

Here's where the fun begins! We'll step into the Mocha Pro interface, show you around and then walk you through the process of planar tracking. Our tips and tricks will make you a Mocha Pro tracking pro in no time!


Part 4: How to Replace a Screen in Mocha

After tracking, the next exciting phase is replacing the screen. With the combination of After Effects effect controls, you can create some truly amazing screen replacements.. We'll provide a step-by-step guide on how to perfectly slot in your replacement screen, whether it's a video, a website, or animated application interface.


Part 5: Tips and Tricks for Mocha Tracking

To enhance your shots with After Effects, we're sharing some tried and tested tips and tricks like adding elements to make the screen feel as if it was there to being with, like Noise, Gaussian Blur, and Drop Shadows. These will help you tackle any tracking challenges you might face and make your screen replacement journey as smooth as possible.




We're excited to see what you can create with the knowledge shared in this post. Tag us in your creations on our social channels; we'd love to see them!


And as always, keep learning, keep improving, and keep creating magic with your edits!

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