Prepare the footage for Track After Effects


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Preparing the footage for tracking

We've created additional makeup to cover up those tracking marks. Now we're ready to start Motion Tracking, and we're not going to track in After Effects, although we could. I am going to use something that's more appropriate for this style of tracking, which is mocha. mocha is a separate program which you can get to by going through an After Effects menu. Before we go there though, I want to prepare the footage. I don't want to use what we have here, in fact, let me play this back. Using the version where the tracking marks are covered will defeat the purpose, so I'm going to create a new image sequence that's been adjusted to maximize the potential quality.

I'm going to make a new composition for this and call this PrepFootage. This needs to be the same Resolution, Frame Rate, and Duration, so 300 Frame Duration. I'm going to pull the original footage, the Spy image sequence, down into this new composition. I could try to track this as is, but I'd r...

Preparing the footage for tracking
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Preparing the footage for tracking provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face

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