Adobe has updated video and audio applications from its Creative Cloud suite of tools. Premiere Pro gains titling and motion graphics workflow tools through an Essential Graphics panel, After Effects adds a Camera Shake Deblur effect and Lumetri Scopes for accurate color adjustments, Character Animator now animates multiple puppets and offers full body animation with new Walk Cycles, Audition adds multichannel audio workflows, among other enhancements. Creative Cloud is available through rental-only licensing. More on Adobe's website.
Imagineer Systems has released Mocha VR, a new plugin based on the company's planar tracking algorithm that brings VFX workflows to 360°/VR video production. The software offers features for handling motion tracking, masking, object removal and horizon stabilization. Mocha VR is compatible with Nuke, Fusion, Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and Avid Media Composer. The plugin version is priced at $995, upgrades from Mocha Pro 5 cost $300. The standalone version costs $1495. A rental option is available for $795 per year, for both multi-host plugins and standalone versions. More on Imagineer Systems' website.
Mettle has released version 2 of Skybox Studio, their suite of After Effects tools for creating, importing, stitching and editing 360° content. The new release adds 3 new modules: SkyBox Composer brings view-based 360° editing to After Effects; SkyBox Project 2D allows you to add text, logos, and graphics onto 360 footage; finally SkyBox Rotate Sphere enables you to rotate 360 footage on the X, Y and Z axes. Find out more about the new features on Mettle's website.
E3D MOGRAFTER FX is a new After Effects tool that will allow to control the Element 3D plugin for After Effects with a functionality resembling that of Cinema 4D's MoGraph module. Watch a preview video on YouTube.