12 BIT DPX workflow

Hi

is it possible to import 12 bit DPX in Mocha Pro 4.0.1?

I’m trying to do that but Mocha shows me error “Failed to read image”.

Thank you

Usually, mocha prefers 8 or 16 bit images, so you might try to convert your DPX to 16 bit and see if that fixes your issue.

mocha supports most standard movie clip and image sequence formats. In order to use clips (ie. not image sequences) you must have QuickTime installed. Level of QuickTime support can vary depending on the operating system.

View documentation: supported file list: Boris FX | Documentation

What to Do if mocha Does Not Support Your Footage
In the event that you are working in a format that mocha doesn’t support, due to a lack of codecs or a problem with baked in data other than image data, we recommend converting the footage to an easier to digest image sequence.

If you are just tracking, you can use any compressed format such as a JPG sequence and then use your original footage when you apply the data. If you are going to be doing rendering, such as using Mocha Pro’s remove or insert modules, then we recommend converting to a DPX or TIFF sequence.

Make sure of the following when converting to an image sequence:

The frame rate, aspect ratio and dimensions are the same as the original footage.
If you are creating proxy footage, make sure the aspect ratio and frame rate are the same.
If you are using a particular bit depth, make sure you convert to the same depth if you are using the footage for rendering inside mocha
If using compressed footage, don’t set the compression too low, as this will create artifacts that may hinder tracking and roto.
Make sure mocha supports the sequence you are converting to!
If you would prefer to convert to a movie clip format then we recommend a standard format that QuickTime would understand, such as Animation. If you are working on OSX, ProRes can also be a good alternative.