Supervised Tracking Master Class

This classroom-length tutorial runs through many of the features used in supervised tracking to produce maximum accuracy. Beginners and experts alike will find helpful new features and better understand the purpose behind them.

2014-11-12. 40:07 long.★★★

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Find Erratic Trackers Tool

Shows how to use the Find Erratic Trackers tool to help locate bad trackers *before* solving a scene. Such trackers commonly arise in aerial helicopter and drone shots, due to vehicles and people moving. Discusses controls and limitations.

2018-06-27. 18:38 long.

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Hand-Animating a Tracker

Shows how to use the By Hand button to animate a smooth splined tracker path for an occluded tracker, which is especially useful for object tracking where there are often relatively few trackers.

2017-02-15. 11:23 long.

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Tracker Delete Mode

Shows how to quickly delete spurious trackers after auto-tracking using a slightly subtle feature of the tracker panel's Delete button. This is especially useful for 360VR shots, which may have spurious trackers on the camera mount or out in the sky.

2017-02-15. 1:09 long.

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Illumination Tracking

SynthEyes can measure the average illumination level of a tracker over time, and store that on the tracker, a light, or a mesh. This is useful for handling shots where the lighting varies rapidly during the shot, for example flickering lights, explosions, etc.

2016-08-24. 21:56 long.

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Deglitch and Split

Shows the operation of the newly improved Deglitch tool in the graph editor: it is a bit more subtle in determining what it should do. It has a nice additional piece of functionality too: Split a tracker via shift-click, when a tracker has jumped from one feature to another, and both are usable individually.

2016-08-24. 12:11 long.

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Tracker Cleanup Dialog Walk-through

This Quicktime movie introduces the tracker cleanup dialog, used to quickly identify and remove marginal trackers.

2008-07-10. 5:54 long.★★

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Offset Tracking in More Detail

REVISED! This tutorial shows offset tracking being used for temporary tracking when the primary feature is occluded. It shows a complete sequence of a basic offset-tracked section, a second section with a different temporary feature, shows what happens when the tracking direction is changed, and shows different reference features being used during the same occlusion. New version for SynthEyes 1502+. See in the Download Examples.

2015-01-31. 14:32 long.★★

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Error Curve Mini-View

The error curve mini-view shows the error of one or more trackers over the duration of a shot. This tutorial runs through the various modes of the display. SynthEyes 1502+. Imagery: See in the Example files.

2015-01-31. 11:15 long.

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Reference Crosshairs for Supervised Tracking

Shows how to use SynthEyes's animated reference crosshairs, which can help supervised tracking when there are nearby linear features. Also has a little offset tracking. (SynthEyes 1411 or later)

2014-11-13. 4:49 long.

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Two new techniques for evaluating trackers in SynthEyes 2011

This tutorial shows two different new methods in SynthEyes 2011 for evaluating trackers: 1) tracker radar, and 2) tracker error coloring.

2010-11-17. 5:02 long.

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Introduction to SimulTrack

SynthEyes features the new SimulTrack window, which is a visualization tool for evaluating tracking. We introduce each of the modes of the window: single-tracker, rows, and grid, and offer a quick look at some of the features of this window type. Separate tutorials will examine a new supervised tracking workflow made possible by SimulTrack, and its use in stereo tracking.

2010-11-17. 6:53 long.★

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Roto-masking for shots with pesky actors

SynthEyes users must be alert for actors and other situations where some portions of the imagery are moving independently of the main portion of the shot being tracked: all the trackers that are used must be rigidly positioned with respect to the rest.

2009-07-28. 6:32 long.

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Survey-Shot Processing

The tutorial shows how to handle survey shots --- collections of still images from one or more still cameras --- that have been taken to facilitate a better 3-D reconstruction of the set that what can be obtained from principal photography. The SynthEyes (1209+) survey shot processing helps you assemble an IFL, quickly track it, and also modifies the solver algorithms to accommodate this kind of shot.

2012-10-05. 11:40 long.★

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Handling Tripod Shots

Discusses tripod-type (nodal) shots. Notice how all the solved trackers are the same distance from the camera: in tripod mode, the distances can not be determined, but a 3-D insert can still be performed.

2012-10-22. 9:27 long.★★

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Three-part look at a common Sports Stadium shot

Shots from sports stadiums are often subjects of motion graphics projects and frequently result in problems for new users because they are usually tripod shots. This three-part tutorial shows what happens to the unwary, and then shows two different ways to address the shot successfully.

2009-07-27. 18:06 long.

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Output movie from "Mixed Tracking exported to AfterEffects"

This is the output from the "Mixed Tracking exported to AfterEffects tutorial"

2007-02-08. 0:11 long.

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Snapping in Symmetric and Spot Trackers

Shows the snapping behavior of the symmetric and spot trackers in the mini-track-view, camera view, and SimulTrack view, and the use of ALT/command to suppress snapping.

2011-12-08. 3:02 long.

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Wait, Over Here: Intro to Offset Tracking

Offset tracking is a new feature in SynthEyes 2011 that allows difficult tracks to be performed using nearby easier tracks as a base. This is most useful when a track must be created for a corner moving over a rapidly-varying background. A tracker in the interior can serve as the base. This tutorial also shows using the Hi-pass filter option in the image preprocessor to make tracking easier on something changing rapidly in brightness.

2010-11-23. 6:47 long.★

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Supervised Tracking with the Search-From-Solved Mode

Shows using the search-from-solved capability of the supervised tracker to easily address situations where the tracker is moving off-screen, then back on. Uses zero-weighted-trackers during search, though that isn't strictly necessary.

2011-10-25. 7:31 long.

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Advanced Workflows with SimulTrack

This video shows some of the more advanced workflows possible using the SimulTrack window in SynthEyes, as well as additional special features. Familiarity with supervised tracking in SynthEyes is required, see /content/closup.htm for background from earlier versions

2010-11-29. 6:39 long.

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Extending an Automatic Tracker

Shows basic supervised tracking techniques and takes advantage of the "Search from Solved" tracker mode option.

2011-10-25. 6:12 long.

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Creating smooth tracks with Fine Tuning

Naturally, we'd all like the computed tracker and camera paths to be as smooth as possible, but different kinds of system noise make that impossible. A separate tutorial explains many of those causes, but this tutorial focuses on a new tracking approach that minimizes the amount of jitter, fine-tuning the automatic tracker paths using the supervised tracker with little effort.

2007-11-16. 6:28 long.

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SynthEyes easily is the best camera match mover and object tracker out there.

Matthew Merkovich

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