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Chris Berti
After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:13:09 pm

I am trying to track a clip with the built in 3D Camera Tracker and it always hangs up AE (greys out the screen) and will not respond until I restart.
The first time I tried it was stuck at one percent and when I tried to restart the track it crashed. The second time it tracked the whole thing but got stuck at 100% with the "Tracking camera" banner on screen.

I am running AE 2015 (13.6.1)
i7 6700K
GTX 960
16GB RAM

Thanks for any help.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:21:59 pm

Try transcoding the shot to a high-quality codec, and try again. I like QT's in Photo JPEG, Animation, PNG or ProRes 422 codecs for this.

Adobe may SAY AE works with highly-compressed video, but I remain skeptical.

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


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Chris Berti
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:35:11 pm

I am tracking it using the native format from the camera. Which is already compressed. Would re-encoding really help?
I believe it is H.264.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:31:25 pm

What format and codec is the footage you're trying to use?

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Chris Berti
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:35:25 pm

I believe it is H.264.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:45:27 pm

Try transcoding that into a production codec (like QuickTime with the PNG codec). Often, AE prefers to work with uncompressed footage.

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Chris Berti
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 21, 2016 at 6:18:48 pm

Thanks, that seemed to work.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: After Effects Track Camera crashes After Effects
on Jan 21, 2016 at 6:28:13 pm

Hooray!

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