14 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 7:08 AM by A.T. Romano RSS

    Motion tracking in PE12

    TouchdownDK Community Member

      How can I only get text to show during motion tracking? - I don't want the animation which is included!

       

       

      Best regards...

        • 1. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
          Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

          It's not clear waht you're asking. Motion Tracking attaches a clip, clip art or text to an object and follows it around your video frame.

           

          What animation are you seeing?

          • 2. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
            TouchdownDK Community Member

            Thanks for the answer..

             

            After tracking an object, i'm only allowed to select graphics menu. Not the text menu..? The animation i mean is the clip-art..

            • 3. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
              Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

              I'm still not clear what you're asking.

               

              If you're attaching clip art that includes text to your Motion Track, the clip art will appear on an upper video track, above your main video, in Expert view.

               

              Double-click on it and it will open in the Title Adjustments workspace so that you can edit it.

               

              I do cover this and many similar tools, step by step, in my books, if you're interested.

              http://muvipix.com/pe12.php

              • 4. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                TouchdownDK Community Member

                Yes, i know.. But i would like to have text only..? :-) not clipart included, only text..

                 

                Best regards

                • 5. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                  Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                  There are a couple of workarounds for doing this. The easiest is to use one of the thought or speech bubbles from the Graphics and then, when you open it in the Title Adjustments, delete the background graphics and customize the text.

                   

                  The other option is to create the title BEFORE you do your set up your Motion Tracking, and then just drag it from the Project Assets panel onto your Track Object.

                  • 6. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                    TouchdownDK Community Member

                    Thank you so much! :-) I could not get the the option with creating the text before to work. But the first option worked!

                     

                    Much appreciated..

                    • 7. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                      A.T. Romano Community Member

                      SG

                       

                      Could you verify

                      The other option is to create the title BEFORE you do your set up your Motion Tracking, and then just drag it from the Project Assets panel onto your Track Object.

                      I do not see that as viable in Premiere Elements 12 Windows 7 64 bit.

                       

                      Thanks.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                        Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                        Yep. Works fine for me. What about it is not working for you, ATR?

                        • 9. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                          A.T. Romano Community Member

                          SG

                           

                          On what Premiere Elements version?

                           

                          I am talking specifically about your second option for this Premiere Elements 12 Motion Tracking question....

                          The other option is to create the title BEFORE you do your set up your Motion Tracking, and then just drag it from the Project Assets panel onto your Track Object.

                          I see no opportunity to get to Project Assets to get at the title/text without shutting down the Motion Tracking workspace. But, if you insist it can be done, we will give it another look with Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 7 64 bit.

                           

                          One alternative that does work (that you did not mention) was

                           

                          a. create a text title

                          b. save the text as a .prtl file

                          c. place the saved .prtl file in the path

                          Local Disc C

                          Program Files

                          Adobe

                          Adobe Premiere Elements 12

                          Clip Arts

                          Common

                          and in the Common Folder place a folder named something like My Text, with My Text Folder containing the .prtl file.

                           

                          That My Text category and the text file in it will show up in Graphics from which you can drag the text to the screen at the appropriate prompt in Motion Tracking scheme. In this approach, the text becomes a permanent and reusable resource under the Graphics Tab.

                           

                          ATR

                          • 10. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                            Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                            Version 12, of course.

                             

                            As I show you in my book in the tutorial on http://muvipix.com/pe12.php , when you are in Motion Tracking mode, the Project Assets panel is on the upper RIGHT of the Monitor.

                             

                            Trust me. It works.

                            • 11. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                              A.T. Romano Community Member

                              SG

                               

                              Thanks. The answers are in the details. Without your hint in your last post, I was not seeing the unopened Project Assets tucked away in the top right corner of the screen. The screenshot shows the location for the opened Project Assets when the Motion Tracking workspace was opened.

                               

                              MotionTracking.JPG

                              Thanks for the nudge with the detail

                              Project Assets panel is on the upper RIGHT of the Monitor.

                              This approach is more easily seen in Premiere Elements 10 where the Motion Tracking feature was last seen, and it existed in a different workspace arrangement.

                               

                              ATR

                              • 12. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                                A.T. Romano Community Member

                                SG

                                 

                                You really started something with your

                                 

                                The other option is to create the title BEFORE you do your set up your Motion Tracking, and then just drag it from the Project Assets panel onto your Track Object.

                                 

                                And, your

                                Project Assets panel is on the upper RIGHT of the Monitor.

                                helped us to see the details behind your suggestion for tracking an object with text.

                                 

                                But, then I got to wondering...your scheme was apparently done in Expert workspace which has Project Assets. But, what about Quick workspace which does not have Project Assets but does have Motion Tracking feature as does Expert workspace. All that got me to look deeper for other possible sources for items to track the object other than those found under the Graphics Tab. Made some interesting finds in both Quick and Expert workspaces.

                                 

                                Details tomorrow when I have this all written up.

                                 

                                Thanks again.

                                 

                                ATR

                                • 13. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                                  raj2ashok Community Member

                                  ATR,

                                          In QuickView mode, you can select an asset from Explorer/Finder and drag and drop it onto your tracked object.

                                  • 14. Re: Motion tracking in PE12
                                    A.T. Romano Community Member

                                    raj2ashok

                                     

                                    Thanks for that additional information apparently from the Premiere Elements 12 Mac perspective. Good to know.

                                     

                                    Recently I did a free blog post (non monetized) devoted to Premiere Elements 12 Motion Tracking and "What to use to Track Object" (but from the Windows perspective).

                                    http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/10/pe12-motion-trackingwhat-to-use-to.html

                                     

                                    I am strictly an Elements Windows user who likes to read and learn about the Premiere Elements Mac side of things. But, I do not have a Mac computer to do first hand work on Premiere Elements Mac. Although this particular blog post was targeted at "What to use to Track Object", I did enjoy taking off on how to use 3 objects to track the same one moving object in a video in order to create a mini Halloween effect.

                                     

                                    Thanks.

                                     

                                    ATR