Help. I'm working on stabilizing a series of shots originating from the Brady Bunch tv series shot in 24p, then somewhere converted to HD 29.97. After Effects seems unable to correctly track anything in the shot, and no matter how much I manually track things, the constant TINY wiggling of the video is applified whenever I try to place anything else/or remove from the scene. I tried numerous tracking/stabilizing tutorials, but nothing is working. This video was brought in on Digibeta and seems untrackable. Is there another tracking software/plugin out there that could help? I can only guess about the number of steps this video went thru before getting to me, so I am probably stuck with what I have rather than tracing it to the original.
You've got to separate fields and remove the pulldown to get a frame accurate source that will track.
You should also look at tracking in Mocha. Mocha will track just about anything.