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Christopher KhouriSomething faster then frame by frame motion tracking?
by on Dec 17, 2015 at 3:44:32 pm

Hi im gonna make a video similiar to this



. skip to 0:45 and from there you will see different characters with names over their head. I am going to do it in this video



but i feel like it will take ages cause i need to frame by frame motion track their head. The guy i just showed you edited in sony vegas and i dont know how long it took him but im just maybe doing it wrong cause it takes alot of time.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Something faster then frame by frame motion tracking?
by on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:24:26 pm

I'm going to guess that it's the footage you're using. No kidding.

Highly-compressed footage does NOT have complete image information for each and every frame. To track footage, AE needs that. So what does AE do? It thinks long and hard to create the missing information. As you might guess, that slows down the tracking process.

The fix: transcode the footage to something like a quicktime movie in the ProRes 422, Animation, Photo Jpeg or PNG codecs. Life should get better for tracking.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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