Consider an arm-cast device programmed to connect with, or be detected by, video editing software during post-production, for the application of video effects wherever the device appears in frame.

If someone in the video wears the arm cast, is filmed wearing it, and the video shoot finishes and recording is stopped, can the video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro connect to or identify that device within the film, and apply some pre-set special effects to it in each video frame the arm cast appears?

Do wearable clothes or devices recognizable by video editing software exist like this? If so, link some examples

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    Premiere is not the type of software you’d use for this sort of thing. Cinema4D supports object tracking for 3D postproduction, and I’m sure other 3D apps do too. But that’s offline, POSTproduction. The hot trend now is doing it real-time. Viacom is a big name in motion capture. Unreal Engine and Unity are big for real-time virtual environments, which can be combined with camera tracking, and possibly also object tracking. Houdini is good at creating procedural geometry to run on UE or Unity. Feb 2, 2021 at 12:49
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    As far as wearable goes, most trackers for 3D match moving are retroreflective spheres, about the size of a marble, that get fastened to the objects you want to track. With Viacom systems, the balls reflect infrared light that doesn’t interfere with the visible spectrum that other cameras on set are recording. Feb 2, 2021 at 12:54
  • could you provide a sample link to these reotroreflective spheres?
    – user610620
    Feb 2, 2021 at 15:17
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    You don’t need all that if you don’t need to do it real-time. If you can record it and then sit down and work on it for a month, you can do it in cinema4D. I’m not sure about blender or maya, but probably those too. For C4D, you don’t need the markers, but you do need a rigid piece of geometry in the real world of which you know the exact dimensions, and a matching 3D model of it. So, if you make a solid mask, that would work fine. C4D is lauded for its ease of use, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. Consider hiring someone who knows it, but don’t be afraid to give it a shot, either. Feb 2, 2021 at 15:48


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