So I’m working to keep an open mind as I have had to push back deadlines twice around using Mocha Pro for simple removes, etc. If it is not Input Frame from clip missing an error that I will get regardless of how well lit the footage is, or if it’s just color lines going through the footage with an Unknown Error flashing in front of it, Mocha Pro for AE has been a hodge-podge of AWESOMELY…bad… I’m a programmer by trade and fundamentally understand VFX in nature and scope. So to spend time having a program that has been optimized still not work regardless of what I do is very infuriating. Imagine having to tell your boss who is fronting the bill for the program that hey please push the date back again on your year long project, because Mocha Pro for AE doesn’t want to scan/track/ this part of a clip that is not changed in lighting perspective or skew.
Couple this with basically only hacks to use to make the program an nTh more workable and it feels like we’re rats in a maze helping this “add-on” to after effects functionally debug, while we get a hopefully workable solution, albeit 2-3 weeks after the due date.
I have done everything I know to do, that I have read, intuitively experimented with, and all of it to no avail. I’m actively anxious about my role in this production that I love, because what was supposed to be a slam dunk of a program is now a layup with the ball endlessly circling the rim. What sucks the most is that I genuinely like Mocha Pro older versions and I love what Mocha is developing for the future. I guess its just a matter of will it all work in time.
Well, I’m going to go smoke some Delta 8. My boss is calling about my deadline and my hands are shaking, so you know.