Creating a Better Track

Andrew Coyle’s blog directed me to this video showing how to create a cleaner track, using user track in PFTrack.

User Tracks (YouTube, 2016).

The first step is to create an auto track like previously shown in the DT tutorials. The next step is to create a user track. To create a track you click on an area of the footage you want to track- such as the dots in the image.

The window of the tracker needs to be made smaller as with the movement the track can skip outside the area.

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Click the double arrow button under the canvas area (the track forward). You can click stop during this process to move the tracker back onto the dot.

The tutorial explains there are two different tracks in PFTrack- these are the hard and soft track. Soft are automatically done by the the computer itself whereas the hard tracks are done manually.

The rest of the process follows the rest of the processes I have seen before- the exporting of the scene etc.


YouTube. (2017). PFTrack 2011 Tutorial – User Tracks. [online] Available at: [Accessed 6 Jan. 2017].

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