Adjusting the Onscreen Trackers
The Analyze Motion, Stabilize, and Match Move behaviors share common onscreen and
Each track is represented by a single onscreen control: the tracker.
The default onscreen tracker color is red. Depending on the color of your subject, you
might need to change the color of the tracker to see the tracker in the Canvas.
When the tracking analysis begins, a progress window opens and track points appear in
the Canvas. The track points are the post-analysis motion path (the path that looks like
a string of pearls) that appears in the Canvas. The track point at the current playhead
position is emphasized.
Note: Track points in the Canvas correspond to the tracking keyframes that appear in the
To position the tracker
Drag the tracker in the Canvas.
As you drag, the area around the tracker in the Canvas is magnified and tracker coordinates
appear in an info window. The magnified inset is a visual aid for positioning the tracker
and does not represent a search area or region.
The magnified inset also appears as a Tracker Preview area in the Behaviors Inspector.
Fine-tune the tracker position by doing one of the following:
• Drag in the Tracker Preview area.
As you drag in the preview area, the tracker in the Canvas also updates.
Drag anywhere within
the preview area
If you use rotated footage, the rotation is not reflected in the Tracker Preview in the
Inspector. The rotation is reflected in the magnified visual aid in the Canvas.
• Click the track’s disclosure triangle at the bottom of the Behaviors Inspector, then use
the Position controls to numerically adjust the tracker’s position.
Note: You can Option-drag in the Tracker Preview area to override the pattern search
size. Option–drag left to reduce the size of the search pattern in the Canvas, and
Option–drag right to increase the pattern search size. Alternatively, you can modify
the search size using the Track Size slider in the track parameters.
To move multiple trackers at the same time
Drag to select or Shift-select the trackers in the Canvas, then drag them to a new position.
A selected tracker appears yellow.
Note: Because you risk moving onscreen trackers when Shift-selecting, dragging to select
may be a better option.
To turn off onscreen trackers
Do one of the following:
Control-click a tracker in the Canvas, then choose Hide Selected Tracker from the shortcut
Deselect the relevant Track checkbox in the Behaviors Inspector.
When the tracker is turned off, it is not used in the analysis.
To turn on the onscreen trackers
Select the relevant Track checkbox in the Behaviors Inspector.
To change the color of the onscreen tracker
Select the tracker and open the Behaviors Inspector.
Click the track’s disclosure triangle and use the Color controls to change the color of the
The Color Well