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What are these black tapes in green screening?

I assume these are home made motion markers in order to track the motion of the head in the shot. This is useful for adding other objects (or images) to the object, therefore the technique is called ...
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Cropping a Video based on a motion track

Here's one way to do it. I'll assume you have basic motion tracking knowledge already for the sake of brevity. AfterEffects Turn on 3D space for your footage layer. Track the player in your ...
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Tracking a person

I come from a Hollywood visual effects background, and I was a matchmove lead for a couple of shows. For the above process mentioned, Vfx facilities do it all the time. Like Poor mentioned, it is ...
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Best and easiest way to remove tracking markers from green screen video

You can do this quite easily without content-aware fill or anything like it. I'd tackle this by doing the following: create a rough shape for each tracking-point (the color doesn't matter) track each ...
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Which is better for tracking?

1080p60 will give better temporal resolution, which is key for tracking details that move within the scene. If the scene is ridiculously simple, such as if the only object moving at all is a Mac ...
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How to do a camera projection in maya?

To project a video instead of a photo: convert your video to an image sequence (with Nuke, AfterFX, Premiere, whatever...) load it into your file node, then click on 'Use Image Sequence' scroll in ...
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Tracking in Premiere Pro: Keep an object in a zoomed-in video in place

You'll need to use AfterEffects to effectively track camera or object motion. There are tutorials on YouTube, my advice is do the tracking last, so you only track the footage frames used in your ...
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Track Object in Premiere Pro / After Effects

Right click on your footage layer (either in the comp window or the timeline) and choose track motion from the context menu. That will open up the layer in the layer viewer and add a motion tracker ...
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After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path

Select the motion keyframes & copy. Now create a new mask on the layer on which you have the stroke effect, any old mask shape will do. Set its mode to none. Now select the mask's Mask Path ...
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Zooming in on one layer in After Effects

As there's always at least two ways to do things in After Effects, another option to Professor Sparkles' answer is to parent the layers to the one you're zooming in on. Parenting a layer means that ...
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Zooming in on one layer in After Effects

Thats simple, pre-comp what you have right now and create a camera layer. Then make you composition layer 3D. The look of you layer will not change unless you add lights or rotate the camera. Then you ...
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How to mask everything except eyes?

Davinci Resolve lite is free, and it contains an excellent motion tracker. By combining the motion tracker with a power window, and adding a color correction (to darken everything outside of the ...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

If the blades are rotating, and the camera is moving, you need to create a good foreground layer with anything the planet is supposed to be obscured by. So from the image it looks like it will be ...
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How to mask everything except eyes?

Unfortunately, this requires motion tracking and there isn't much out there that can handle it for free. (As Jason Conrad pointed out, DaVinci Resolve Lite can.) Motion tracking is pretty elaborate ...
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Can I move an imported camera track in Maya without manually changing 500+ keyframes?

Select your camera, locators (if exported), and anything else from Nuke. Group them all together with ctrl+g and modify that group as a whole. You can scale uniformly (but not independent axes), ...
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Motion capture and 3D model formats

You are a little confused in the MoCap process. Most mocap is captured live on either a soundstage or direct to your computer with a webcam/video camera with specialized software. This software ...
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How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?

So I am a singer with a huge dynamic range. I think it is useful to let the singer hear the problem (i.e. the clipping or etc.) and then to ask her/him to adjust distance to the mic for particularly ...
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

In After Effects CC, masks can be made into tracking masks. Right click the mask and you should see a context menu with Tracking Mask. Select it and the mask can be tracked to the video it is applied ...
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Setting track points from Mocha to a solid makes it very small

Unbelievable, Right after I asked the question I found the solution online. After tracking in Mocha make sure you click the "Align selected surfaces" button. I had to search for it but here it is: ...
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Tracking in After Effects

A few things to try: Make sure your camera footage is at the same frames per second as your comp. Instead of selecting a single track point, try drawing a lassoo around several points. You'll get a ...
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Drawing a line over video that is camera tracked

Masks do not render in after effects, the lines and boxes are UI elements of the program. To render a mask you have to apply an effect such as the stroke effect to the layer, using the mask as the ...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

You need to add a copy of your video (so you have two layers, only the bottom one needs the planet on it). Rotoscope the top layer - when you create your mask the only thing you will see is the bit of ...
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How can I subtly blur a car plate?

Replace it with a fictional plate? Alternatively, track the four corners of the plate where there's just solid background colour. Apply each of the four tracks to a null (call them Null 1, Null 2, etc)...
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Track Multiple Moving Objects Simultaneously

After effects can definitely track 2D motion and allow you to export x,y coordinate pairs, but it does not work in realtime. You would have to import the videos, then track each object (and correct ...
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Warp points binding in After Effects

If you haven't found it yet, the Puppet tool likely what you're looking for. You will create specific anchor points and you can keyframe their motion. There's several tutorials out there for the ...
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Parent Pick Whip Not Showed On Effect Transform Keyframing

Expressions aren't parented. They use the same kind of widget but it's not the one in the parent column. You need to enable expressions on the property by alt-clicking the stopwatch. Now you'll see ...
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How to automatically turn camera to follow speaker?

High-end sports productions have cameras that can pan, tilt, and zoom their way to tracking a golf ball when driven 300+ yards off a tee. Such systems are well beyond the budgets of typical user ...
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Attach image to layer with tracking mask

I take it you are looking for Motion Tracking. Unfortunately, Premiere Pro doesn't have that capability. You'd have to set keyframes for the animation manually, which can be a pain if it needs to be ...
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After Effects: Strange motion tracking problem

some possibilities: You are trying to track a very general area. Try to track a smaller area with well differentiated colors (maybe another footage). You are using CC 2014. There are bugs that have ...
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Can individual tracking points be edited in After Effects?

(I can't comment because I don't have 50 reputation yet lol) By the way, if I got what you mean you just have to move with the Selection Tool the keyframe on the Composition screen. For making the ...
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