Fix text on object in video

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 months ago
I'm trying to "fix a text to an object in my video" while the video scene changes. I'm using a custom animation and simply split up the animation into many smaller fragments. Is there a better technique to prevent the text from too much "bouncing around"? 

Thanks :-)

Photo of morten

morten

  • 5 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes

Posted 2 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 8782 Posts
  • 4695 Reply Likes
If you right-click the keyframe and set the keyframes to linear.
That might help smooth the action out a bit.
However, a smooth result is going to be very difficult to achieve.

From where I sit, in most cases.It's not worth the time and effort to do this manually.
Plus, the the end result is rarely professional looking.

Regards, Joe
Photo of kayakman

kayakman, Champion

  • 7797 Posts
  • 2719 Reply Likes
if the text is a callout [annotation], you can use this technique on the callout ...

How To Stabilize Shaky Video 2017-12-11
https://www.screencast.com/t/GQAQrNVi

best result will happen if the animation keyframe is placed on every frame that motion occurs 

definitely use linear easing

takes time and effort, but worth it if the outcome is important


Photo of kayakman

kayakman, Champion

  • 7797 Posts
  • 2719 Reply Likes
also see ...

How To Do Motion Tracking Frame By Frame 2018-12-08
https://www.screencast.com/t/8xccBaY8Lcb2

Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 8782 Posts
  • 4695 Reply Likes
Heres a suggestion, purchase a program with a built in motion tracker feature.
You can pick up Corel Video Studio 10 on the Cheap at Amazon. $27.70

I've seen it go for less. This is the 2017 version. So its pretty much fully up to date.
Its Motion Tracker is rudimentary, but blazing fast compared to attempting this manually in Camtasia.

Heres one example.





Or you can do it the hard way, this is simply a suggestion.

This is not a high powered tracker with pin point accuracy. But its much Faster, Smoother and fairly Accurate.
This feature alone will pay for itself if you use it a few times.
Plus Corel is loaded with other tools/special effects/etc. you can tap into.

For the same reason most people edit their audio in Audition or another program.
Inexpensive or free alternatives can be quite beneficial. {:>)

Regards,Joe

(Edited)
Photo of morten

morten

  • 5 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Hi Joe. I really appreciate your help. I tried your key-frame-by-key-frame method, however, you are probably right about also using corel video studio. Thanks a lot.
Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 8781 Posts
  • 4686 Reply Likes
Not a problem,
I created a  Corel Motion Tracking tutorial a year or so ago.
It a basic outline to follow. For successful motion tracking.


Photo of morten

morten

  • 5 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks Joe. It's a great tutorial on motion tracking in Corel video studio. I tried Video Studio 2020 and it works great with many objects I try to track.

Do you have any experience with Adobe Premiere and motion tracking? From my research I learn, that motion tracking has to be done in either after effects or elements. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance.
Morten

NB I'm a casual user of a few Adobe products (i.e., Photoshop) and often find the learning curve steeper in Adobe products compared to the competition.
Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 8782 Posts
  • 4695 Reply Likes
Hey morten,

For a bargain-basement motion tracker, Corel's motion tracker seems to work with most things.
 
With regards to Adobe, Premier Elements has a motion tracker.
But isn't worth a plug nickel. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
 
Premier Pro has a mask tracker. Which is handy for masking out somebody's face, a license plate on a car and pretty much anything that moves.
It has a lot of uses.
However, this is not the functionality you seek. I felt inclined to mention it for some reason.
 
So yes, you do motion tracking in Premier Pro through After Effects.
You can dynamically link Premier Pro to After Effects and apply its motion tracker in that manner.
Or, you can simply fire up After Effects and sidestep Premier Pro altogether.
Both techniques have their own unique set of benefits.
 
After Effects motion tracker is spot on accurate.
If you're seeking near pixel perfect precision, you can get there.
 
After Effects also has a 3D motion tracker.
This is one of my favorite motion trackers.
If you look at the boat in the image below. You will see the 3D tracker being applied. I will be replacing the "Driver’s Name" on the boat with "Text" of my own




The end results speak for themselves.



(Edited)
Photo of morten

morten

  • 5 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Hi Joe.

thanks again.

After watching you After Effects video, I decided to try out Adobe Premiere and have spent the weekend watching some Pluralsight tutorials and playing around with Premiere pro 2019 v14 (having time in lock-down).

I have a strange issue when I try Exporting my first sequence. The Export media dialogue simply closes down after I click Export. I have Googled, researched and posted my issue here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/exporting-sequence-not-working-pro-2019-v14/m-p/11012724?page=1#M260064

I was wondering, maybe you know what I'm doing wrong?

Best regards
Morten
Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 8781 Posts
  • 4686 Reply Likes
In Premiere Pro you have to make sure the Timeline Panel is selected first.
Clicking it will highlight it with a blue outline.
Then you can open the export panel.



The video below was made by Colin Smith.
He released a tutorial on this very subject yesterday.


He's the most knowledgeable Premier Pro guy I know.
If you want to learn about subjects hes covered. This guy knows whats what.
Colin has close to 30 years experience in the world of media creation including 17+ years working at Adobe as a Senior Solutions Engineer.
I highly recommend him.



Photo of morten

morten

  • 5 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks again Joe. Spot on. And great tutorials from Colin Smith.