Background information: I am using a program to track a moving object with a still camera. This program uses background subtraction to be able to visualize the object. The problem I am having is that parts of the floor the object is standing on are very similarly colored to the object itself and there are problems recognizing the object in these locations.
A proposed solution is to find if there is a way to eliminate the background entirely and keep the moving image. I figured it would be possible since it is a still camera and the only thing that is moving is the object. Is there a way to do this easily for many hours of video?
You can create a mask around the subject in the still image to isolate it from the background. It's easier to do this in Photoshop, which is made for still images.
Is there a way to do this easily for many hours of video?
No. There is NOT an easy way to do this for many hours of video. You should plan on shooting something like this on green screen.... which means you need to learn the proper way to shoot a green screen.