I use Hitfilm Pro 2017 and wanted to achieve something very simple.
The camera stands on a tripod and from a short distance a car approaches and stops. What I want to do is change the Dutch number plate with a American one.
Here is what I did:
- I put the footage on the time line and created a composite shot.
- I dropped the Mocha Hitfilm effect on in.
- I chose for Open Mocha UI
- I watched Axel Wilkinson's video on Youtube and ende up with a camera solve with an 99% accuracy.
- I exported it and a *.hfcs file was created.
- I imported that in my Hitfilm project.
- In the video Axel said that my footage would be in the xported file, but it wasn't. However, I saw a lot of grid stuff going on in the screen and a camera layer and a lot of point layers.
- Because my initial composite shot seems to be obsolete now, I decided just to throw the footage in the one Mocha Hitfilm just produced.
- I also put the new number plate into the composite and link it to the camera layer.
- Instead of following the car, the number plate comes some from beneath outside the frame, makes the same movement like the car and ends up in the upper left region of the footage, while the number plate in the footage ends up being in the lower right region of the screen.
- I can swear that the movement is right but somehow upside down or something.
- Questions arise.
Here they are:
- Why me?
- Why didn't put Mocha Hitfilm the composite file out with the footage like Axel said?
- Why is Mocha a Plug-in if it doesn't behave like one?
- Would normal tracking within Hitfilm be a better solution for what I want to achieve?
- Does anybody know a tutorial where the new version is explained, or even better something simple like replacing a number plate is demonstrated.?
With the normal tracking in Hitfilm I managed to put blood spetters into a suicide scene where the camera was circling around the guy who'd put a bullet in his head. So it's not that I totally not know what I'm doing or what I after, but I don't know what Mocha is doing here.