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Offline dougdirt

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Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:54:24 PM »
So, I want to be able to track a baseball in my videos, like shown below the last 30 seconds of the video (or something similar).

Sal Romano pitching for the Dayton Dragons


My current solution to do this is to create 20-30 video tracks and add a title to each track and put a "circle" over the baseball in each one for 25 frames worth and then move each one over, frame by frame (as seen in the attached image). That takes about 20-25 minutes per clip to do and aside from the cool factor, isn't worth the time put into it. Does anyone know of another way that would be a little bit easier within Premiere?

I searched google and youtube for object tracking and ghosting effects, but couldn't find anything that seemed to do what I did in the video above. Maybe I am searching for the wrong thing. I don't know, but that is why I am reaching out here. So, um, help?

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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 01:59:14 PM »
Do you have Adobe After Effects?
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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 04:02:34 PM »
Do you have Adobe After Effects?

As a matter of fact I do. But I will say this.... I am about as much of a beginner in AE as could possibly be.

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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 05:07:24 PM »
Craig, I figured out how to paint in After Effects. So much easier. I have no clue why I didn't think of that before. Here is my next question though, once I get the clip to how I want it, what then? I tried to export it as a Premiere Pro file and then try to open the file in Premiere, I get this error:

Video Filter missing:  AE.ADBE Paint

And it simply loads the video. I don't want to export the video and compress it, then put it back through even more compression later. Maybe it is just my newness to AE, but once I paint the file up how I want it and have it ready to go and finished in AE, what is my best bet for getting it into Premiere so I can add it to my edit?

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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 04:23:46 PM »
You could leave the after effects work until the end and then export from there, or while in Premiere you could also right click the clip and open that file in after effects. It will open after effects, do your painting, and then the effect should appear in premiere (both programs will be running at the same time, it's called dynamic link).

I was actually thinking of a different way to get your project done by using motion tracking. You could track the ball and then apply that tracking info to another object making it easier to see.
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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »
Unfortunately, I can't use dynamic link because I don't have the entire creative suite. I bought Premiere CS4 and After Effects CS4 through a friend in college (to get that sweet college discount) a while ago. The dynamic linking only works if you have the entire creative suite.

If I have to export the video then bring it back into premiere, it isn't the worst thing that can happen. I would prefer not to have to compress it three times (once in camera, once out of after effects and then one more time out of premiere), but if that has to happen, so be it. But if you can think of another way, I am all ears. If nothing else, reminding me that I actually still had after effects has saved me a ton of time already.

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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 06:27:45 PM »
I would prefer not to have to compress it three times (once in camera, once out of after effects and then one more time out of premiere)
Do you have to bring it back into premiere? If not just export to your format of choice out of after effects. If you need to bring it back in export to a lossless format out of after effects. I can't remember which formats they are right now.
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Re: Object tracking/ghosting in Premiere?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 07:08:38 PM »
I would prefer not to have to compress it three times (once in camera, once out of after effects and then one more time out of premiere)
Do you have to bring it back into premiere? If not just export to your format of choice out of after effects. If you need to bring it back in export to a lossless format out of after effects. I can't remember which formats they are right now.

Yeah, I need to bring it back into premiere. For each different pitch that a guy throws, I want to highlight one of each like this at the end of a video for the guy. I guess I could just export it lossless since it is just a short clip.