Imagineer Systems is offering high-end, high-dollar software solutions at 80% off through the end of December. To give you an idea of what that discount means, you can pick up a node-locked license of Mocha for AE for just $99. I have it on good authority that this does not indicate bad times or major changes at Imagineer, rather they are being sensitive to the current economic climate worldwide and expanding their userbase to freelancers and the little shops that can’t always afford high-end solutions like monet, mokey, or motor. Note: when shopping software at imagineersystems.com, you will see the 80% discount applied in the cart midway after you enter the Google Checkout process.
If you aren’t familiar with Imagineer Systems, mocha for AE is a planar tracking software solution designed for After Effects. mocha (standalone version) offers tracking and rotoscope features. motor is for roto work. monet is a “placement station.” And mokey is aimed at rig removal (but can be used to help bad chromakeys or background removal and complex traveling mattes). All are very powerful solutions.
FreshDV’s Kendal Miller reviewed mocha for AE here.