Performing a track


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Performing a track

Now that I set up a good Track Point, next I can actually perform the track, but before you tell After Effects to go track this shot, it is essential that you open up the Options dialog in the Tracker panel. This contains an important set of parameters that After Effects will use while performing the analysis and track. You can rename it if you want such as first attempt - cloud. Adobe has left a provision for third- party Tracker plug-ins, but as of the time I have recorded this, none exist. Most important is this Channel dialog.

What is the contrast inside the feature region that you're tracking? Is it a difference in Luminance? Well, in this case, we'll have a bright speck of cloud against a dark background; Luminance is indeed what I want to track. There will be other occasions where you'll have a bigger contrast in color. So make sure you set up channel according to what feature you're tracking. Process before match comes in handy if you have got particularly noisy or bl...

Performing a track
Video duration: 5m 11s 3h 22m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Performing a track provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying

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Video
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After Effects
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