Nobody can tell you anything without proper system info or other technical details. We don't even know your version of AE, much less anything about your composition, footage used and so on.
I have Adobe CC, latest version, running on a PC with windows 10, 6GB RAM, Intel 2 core 2.4ghz cpu, AMD Radeon 7750 HD (pretty sure).
I thought maybe there was a simple setting I'm missing, I have no clue, plz help me out.
Footage used was 720p 30p and 1080p 24p mov
I hoped this helped!
When you day "latest version", do you mean 13.5.1? Try it with CC 2014 (version 13.2.1) and see if it works properly. CC 2015 saw a major change in the architecture of AE, so sometimes to troubleshoot, it helps to try in the older version.
If you don't have the older version, read this: How to Find and Install Previous Version of Adobe Apps in CC 2015 | Adobe Customer Care Team
Note: you're using a very small amount of RAM for AE. Officially, the minimum recommended amount is 8 GB of RAM. I'd suggest at least 16 GB.
Some shots will not solve. Have you tried others or tried trimming the existing shot?
For a shot to successfully camera track there must be a significant number of items in the shot that do not move. Things like buildings, furniture, roads. A sidewalk full of people or a field of wheat moving in the breeze, or water in a lake will not track well or at all times. Some codecs are harder to analyze than others. Without a lot more details about your shot and your workflow it is hard to say what is going on.
Aha thnx, I see what the problem was, my shots were either too fast or shaky, I just tried a shot now with a slow steady pan and it worked! Sorry if I wasted your guys time, as I am pretty nooby to all this.
No problem! We were all there once.
I'd recommend going through Adobe's help documentation on features like this. It often links to incredibly useful tutorials and has some rather helpful information as well.
However, if you're new to AE altogether, I'd suggest starting here: Getting started with After Effects
ok, I'll check it out, thnx!
Also, how long does it take to finish the "Solving Camera" stage? Mine took about a minute on a 6 second vid.
That depends on the shot, the kind of codec involved, and your computer's specs. If you're using a long-GOP codec (such as H.264) on a machine with specs as low as yours, that seems perfectly reasonable.
I'm having the same problem with a shot that is a car POV driving over a bridge.8 hours later the 10 second shot still says "solving camera" making me think it won't. Given what you've said above, is there any way to know whether or not it will ever happen? How long should I wait before I give up knowing it will never solve? Could you perhaps put a message in there that informs me when it has failed so I'm not waiting forever?
Could you perhaps put a message in there that informs me when it has failed so I'm not waiting forever?
None of us work for Adobe; we are just users like you. So none of us can do that for you. If you want Adobe to add or change a feature, file a feature request: Feature Request/Bug Report Form
I'm having the same problem with a shot that is a car POV driving over a bridge.8 hours later the 10 second shot still says "solving camera" making me think it won't.
Try transcoding your POV shot to an intermediate file format rather than using the h.264 file straight from the pov camera.