"Built-In" Motion Tracking

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It would be very nice to see if the nice camtisia-team could add "built-in" Motion Tracking. To be a proffesional editor program i think this is a "must have" for me. Please answer :)
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Yes please do that 
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Josh Peacock

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yes please and maybe a few more animation and effect on objects and text its a bit limiting  
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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We're curious to hear more about what types of things you are trying to track and favorite implementations you've seen out in the wild. Please share more.

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Hi Brooks,

A YouTuber called Russell Standard does a good job of explaining what I would like to see.


In his video he only covers one object which is tedious but nowhere as hard when you have multiple areas you need to blur.

Doing a training video that is about the HR database has different places the information is private and against the law in Australia if published.

When I've done training videos for staff I can spend a Hugh amount of time making sure scrolling screens aren't displaying blurred details. It also looks a bit ordinary as you have to keep making new points but they tend to jurk when playing back.

Having different shape blurs would be handy like a circle for faces and semi circles for profile faces.

Apparently it's difficult to create a blur that is created by many points.

If Camtasia recorded the video is it smart enough like snagit that it knows where windows or boxes are so it could be used as one point of reference?

Magix Vegas 16 Pro tracks by using a reference area you define and then it fills in all the way points between.

An example
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Speaking only for myself, I'd love to see some ability to "track" by "drawing" some kind of a path that would be followed. 

For example, a few years back I had a request from a client to take the image below and zoom in to the point where only perhaps two of the hands were visible. Then follow the heart shaped line (which, ideally, one could draw with a pen or or a mouse or something like that) and finally zooming out to reveal the full image.

So in this particular case, it would be motion tracking following a user defined path. I believe PowerPoint offers a type of animation where you can make an image do that.

Cheers... Rick :)