Could camera follow a tracked object in Resolve?

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Daniel Rivers

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Could camera follow a tracked object in Resolve?

PostTue Nov 28, 2017 5:15 am

Thats an example of what I need https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=326&v=iwOT-8mdSII

I dont exactly need such a sophisticated tracking of a small object. I just need camera to follow a person who is walking from left to right on a screen and keep him in the center of the frame.

Googled it up but could not find any solution in Resolve sadly.
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostTue Nov 28, 2017 1:17 pm

As far as I know you can't. But you could use Fusion, which has some fine tracking tools on board and can be used out of Resolve via "Fusion connect".
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostTue Nov 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Daniel Rivers wrote:Thats an example of what I need https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=326&v=iwOT-8mdSII

I dont exactly need such a sophisticated tracking of a small object. I just need camera to follow a person who is walking from left to right on a screen and keep him in the center of the frame.

Googled it up but could not find any solution in Resolve sadly.


Try to see here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/goatseyeviewUK/videos
There are tutorials on tracking. I think there must be some who have to meet your needs. (see also keyframe in the manual)

Do not hesitate to test: as in AFX :)
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostWed Nov 29, 2017 2:03 am

I suspect you're going to be better off using something more specialized like Mocha.
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostWed Nov 29, 2017 9:51 am

Hey Daniel,

Yes, you may do it but Resolve is indeed not the best place to be for that.
Anyway, if you clip is "clear", that's to say the walking guy is not regularly covered by persons or other stuff, you could track him easily. If not, you'll have to additionally use keyframes to perform a good track.

Then you should make tests in the classic stabilizer, unticking pan, and trying to copy/paste the track data and adjust it for the guy to stay focused on.
Alternatively, still in the classic stabilizer, you may test the "-100 trick" usually done for sky replacement, for the guy to remain focused on too...

I confess I'd do it in Mocha (maybe Fusion but only if I had to have something to stick on the movement path), but it's worth the try in Resolve (though without a clip to see I can't be sure it's relevant)
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostFri Dec 01, 2017 1:55 pm

Sam Steti wrote:I confess I'd do it in Mocha (maybe Fusion but only if I had to have something to stick on the movement path), but it's worth the try in Resolve (though without a clip to see I can't be sure it's relevant)


Hello Sam. Here is a low-res example of the video - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1biEEP ... 7KAxpf8GDJ. Seem pretty straightforward and simple to trace. I would prefer doing it in Resolve if it is possible with a stabilizer.
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Re: Could this type of tracking be done in Resolve?

PostTue Dec 05, 2017 10:36 am

Sam Steti wrote:Hey Daniel,

Yes, you may do it but Resolve is indeed not the best place to be for that.
Anyway, if you clip is "clear", that's to say the walking guy is not regularly covered by persons or other stuff, you could track him easily. If not, you'll have to additionally use keyframes to perform a good track.

Then you should make tests in the classic stabilizer, unticking pan, and trying to copy/paste the track data and adjust it for the guy to stay focused on.
Alternatively, still in the classic stabilizer, you may test the "-100 trick" usually done for sky replacement, for the guy to remain focused on too...

I confess I'd do it in Mocha (maybe Fusion but only if I had to have something to stick on the movement path), but it's worth the try in Resolve (though without a clip to see I can't be sure it's relevant)


I tried everything you suggested but nothing worked. The camera doesnt follow my perfectly tracked subject (i did copy track data from the Windows page, used a classic stabilizer, etc)

Can someone help me pls?
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Re: Could camera follow a tracked object in Resolve?

PostThu Dec 07, 2017 6:44 am

You need to do this in Fusion. The free version will do what you need.

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