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Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking, 2nd Edition by Tim Dobbert

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Chapter 11

Object Tracking

In addition to tracking cameras, matchmovers are often asked to track the motion of an object seen in the footage. You’ve already seen how to match an object’s motion by hand. In this chapter, you’ll see how matchmoving software can help make that process easier.

Chapter Contents

  • The Object Tracking Process
  • Object Tracking Tutorial
  • Common Problems with Object Tracking
  • Geometry Tracking
  • Geometry-Tracking Tutorial
  • Common Problems with Geometry Tracking
  • Advanced Object Tracking

The Object-Tracking Process

If you followed along with the tutorial in Chapter 9, “Matchamation,” you probably have some sense of how time-consuming (and tedious!) matching an object’s motion by hand can be. Thankfully, tools are available to ...

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