In this advanced VFX video tutorial, Mary Poplin reviews the steps she used to remove multiple objects from a moving shot with the Mocha Pro plug-in for After Effects and Premiere Pro. Covers advanced tips for planar tracking and object removal.

Tools used

  • Mocha Pro plug-in for After Effects and Premiere Pro

Author Notes


Combining multiple mask layers for speed.
Consider geometry and planes - when objects pass various planes, you will need multiple tracked background surfaces for best remove results. 

Consider how the background is moving and isolate areas that move differently than one another for best results.

The Mocha Pro plug-in supports Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, NUKE, Fusion, HitFilm, Vegas Pro and more.

Learn more about Mocha Pro

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