Tracking out-of-frame targets


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Tracking out-of-frame targets

One of the most common tracking problems is trying to track a target moving out of frame. The Planar Tracker is able to cope with this situation amazingly well. Here, we'll take a look at two different cases of tracking out of frame. We're going to need our training clip, so let's get a Read node, select our Project Media folder, go to Lesson_06_Media, our TrainingClip, and select the frames. Click Open; connect to the viewer. We'll need our PlanarTracker node, so make sure the Read node is selected, go to the Transform tab, and add PlanarTracker.

We need some more screen space, so lets open this up; cursor in the Viewer to type H to re home the viewer. Now, let's say our problem is that we want to track this area over here. Now, by the end of the shot, we can see lots of the floor, but it starts off by being mostly out of frame. So the way we'll tackle this is, we'll start at the end of the shot, and track backwards. So I'm going to draw my shape here.

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Tracking out-of-frame targets
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Tracking out-of-frame targets provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Steve Wright as part of the Nuke 6.3 New Features

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Video
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Nuke
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