Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Legacy tracker advice, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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I'd like to give you some additional advice on using the Tracker built…into After Effects.…If you haven't already, go ahead and Close All to cleanup your display, and if…you have access to the Exercise Files I am going to go into the Sources folder,…select this Mountain Peaks footage, and drag it to the New Composition icon and…use this as my guinea pig for showing you these different ideas.…I'll double-click to open it up in its Layer panel.…That's where tracking takes place, and I'll do Track Motion to go ahead and…create a Track Point.…Now, one of the first things I do with every shot is I scroll through it to find…whether or not I want to start from the back or start from the front of the clip…and track towards its end.…
One of the ways I make this decision is based on the size of the object I want to track.…For example, if I start at the end of this clip, decide I want to track that…peak, let's go ahead and move my Track Point over here, and carefully resize my…Feature Region to match the size of that peak at this point in time.…
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- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage