I'm an animal scientist, and I'm looking for software in which I can track objects (or animals in my case) in video recordings. The goal is to have a solid circle, of a color contrasting with the rest of the colors in the video, following an individual animal. I have already tried the 'tracking' option in After Effects, but because there are multiple animals in the same video, the trackers shifts from one to another. So I wonder, would it be possible in After Effects to 'manually' create a circle that follows the animal, without having to do this frame by frame (because I have hundreds of hours of video observations). Or is there other software in which it is possible to do this?
Hope someone can answer this question!
Not really, at least not with what desktop graphics software can offer you. Even mocha or other more advanced tools will require a lot of manual work - in a herd of gazelles there are simply not eniugh distinct patterns. It's all just one big blob.