What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Since you include Motion Tracking in your thread title, are you asking how to have an object track an person in a video?
Or, are you asking how to create a circle around a person?
Or, are you asking how to create a circle around a person and then have an object track that person with the circle around that person?
Please check out the following for concepts, and then give us more details for us to help you.
thank you for answering. I am using version 12. version is running on an iMac OS X 10.9.5.
i am trying to do both to answer your question. i am creating a volleyball highlight video and want to highlight (circle) an athlete and have that circle track with that athlete for part of a clip
the blog posts are not helpful
can any one answer this
I would question just how long the Motion Tracking feature would track the player if there were to be a start to finish a play tracking.
But, if you want to try that, you can created a circle on transparent background as I have described in one of the mentioned blog posts or create
the circle on transparent background in Photoshop Elements and save it as a .psd for import into the Premiere Elements project.
Import your video and the circle .psd into Project Assets. Leave the .psd in Project Assets for now.
Drag the video to Video Track 1 and select/highlight your video there, Tools Menu/Motion Tracking/Select Object. Set the bounding box to include the player or part of. Then hit Track Object. Look to the far right (top) of the Expert workspace where you should now see the Project Assets. Open it to get at the circle.psd and drag the circle .psd into the screen so that the orange bounding box frame around the player turns from orange to blue. Position/resize the circle as indicated. Hit Done. Hit Render back in the Expert workspace. You can further edit the .psd position if necessary and re-render.
I suspect that your better alternative might be to put aside the Motion Tracking feature and instead
Video, on Video Track 1
Circle .psd from Photoshop Elements or my circle created in the Titler, on Video Track 2
And, then keyframe the Motion Position property for the circle file on Video Track 2 across the duration of the play. See Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded
Once you get into the above you may then find tips in those 2 blog posts more helpful. Maybe not.
Please review and consider and then let us know your results. We can go further into the details if necessary.
i do not have photoshop elements
Have you ruled out the plan to use my circle created in the Titler (Video Track 2) and keyframing of its Position property in Motion Panel expanded?
If you are set on trying to do this with the Motion Tracking feature of Premiere Elements then you are going to need a circle on transparent background file to drag into the selected Object/Track Object. All that was in the blog post that you did not find helpful.
Maybe give that another look.
If you do not have Photoshop Elements or Photoshop to create a circle on transparent background .psd or .png file, I have given you a viable way to get that sort of image in the other blog post that you did not find helpful.
Maybe give that another look.
Yours is a frequent type of request. There are no extraordinary means without the circle on transparency background file as per your posted request.
Please review and consider.
how do you get to titler
In Premiere Elements 12/12.1 Expert workspace, Text Menu/New Text/Default Text and the Titler opens with its Text/Styles/Animation/Shape sections.
I am strictly an Elements Windows user, so please verify that my Windows locations are compatible to those in Mac. They should be.
this is ridiculous. if this is such a frequent question, why not make it simple. thanks for your help. this is suppose to be a fun project, turned into a complete waste of time
This is not Adobe. Rather user to user. We are all visitors here. And, have been trying to share with you what others have used successfully
for the goal that you present. We do not design nor engineer the program. We try to get the program to work for us and share that information with
I will go the extra mile to help you succeed. But, please explain just what is so ridiculous that you cannot make the suggestions work for you....
do not have Photoshop Elements to produce your circle (or indicator for the highlight), cannot create the circle from the Premiere Elements Titler
as detailed, have not learned how to keyframe property such as Motion Position, ....all of the above?
The Motion Tracking means to an end would be ideal if the tracking distance is continuous and not too long, and especially if you have the appropriate graphic.
There is nothing ideal that I see for your purposes in the Graphics of the program. So, you need to create the needed graphic. All else has been written in my prior posts in your thread.
This is a quite doable task and should not be a waste of time. But, it does take time to learn the techniques and put them to your advantage. We will go step by step on this for anything that you do not understand from what has been previously written.