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Rashmi PatelHow to motion track a still image over video footage
by on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:04:54 am

Hi, I am really confused on how to do this. I want to add a picture of my face on a music video. I was wondering if this is possible and if so, can someone explain it to me as simple as possible. It is my first time using motion tracking and there is alot to know. Also is there a way to make the still image cartoon like.

Thanks


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Dave LaRondeRe: How to motion track a still image over video footage
by on Aug 5, 2010 at 3:04:36 pm

If the face in this video only moves in two dimensions -- up & down -- plus back & forth movement -- you can use AE's built-in motion tracker.

If the face turns, you might be able to use Mocha to do the job if the motion isn't too severe.

But if the footage was shot with no thought how to do this job, you'll either have to animate it by hand or get yourself 3D matchmove software like Syntheyes.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rashmi PatelRe: How to motion track a still image over video footage
by on Aug 5, 2010 at 6:58:27 pm

I read on a different forum that you can motion track both the video and the still image, how do I go about doing that? Can you offer a detailed guide?

Thanks


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Dave LaRondeRe: How to motion track a still image over video footage
by on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:12:55 pm

[Rashmi Patel] "...you can motion track both the video and the still image.."

You can motion track video, but you can't track a still image -- it doesn't move.

[Rashmi Patel] "how do I go about doing that? Can you offer a detailed guide?"

There are several motion tracking tutorials right here on the COW -- go look 'em up. You can also check out videocopilot.net.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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