The post production world certainly isn't lacking in quality tools, with numerous options to do just about everything from color grading to crazy specific 3D simulations. In fact, one of the biggest stressors I found myself continually noticing when I started working in post production was the HUGE amount of tools available and how I never understood how I'd learn half of them. What I slowly learned, after chatting with some more experienced post pros, is that you don't need to know everything: "pick your tools for the craft, and learn them inside and out. Its just a tool". Its sounded like a ridiculous idea, but it changed the way I thought. As much as I WANTED to simulate crazy explosions, I couldn't do that while trying to learn every little aspect of color and grading. There simply wasn't enough time.
That being said, there are a few applications that don't fit that mold, either because they are so useful or so different. In this case, I'm going to talk about a specific example of one such application: Imagineer System Mocha and Mocha Pro. After I switched over to color full time, Mocha was one of a few application I found myself using still regularly using, despite the fact my work had changed significantly. For those unfamiliar, Mocha is a planar tracker (or "texture tracker" if you may) that can be used for rotoscoping, visual effects,, tracking, and lots more.
Check out this article discussing some of our uses of Mocha and Boris FX in our color and finishing workflow. Huge thanks to Imagineer Systems and Boris FX for these amazing tools.