Video Object Tracking – Quick Start

Get started using CaseGuard’s Object Tracking to automatically redact any object in a video.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to track an object you’ve drawn a shape over (e.g., a face, a sign, etc.) and follow its movement throughout your video.

  1. In the lefthand Toolbar, choose Object Tracking
  2. Select Shape, Effect. In this example, we selected “Ellipse” and “Pixelate”.
  3. Draw the shape over your object (face).
  4. Change the Effect Level if needed. In this example, we increased the level of pixelation.
  5. From the player timeline, change the video speed if needed. In our example, we slowed down the speed of the video so the bike movement is slower and it’s easier to catch the object tracking performance.
  6. From the player timeline, click the play button to start the Object Tracking.
  7. Watch your object tracking while the video is playing. If your object is not fully tracked, click pause at the point in time in the clip when the object is not fully tracked.
  8. To fully cover the unredacted object, you will need to resize and reposition the shape over your object again until it is covered. You can do this by clicking the shape, and dragging and adjusting it until it covers the object in the footage.
  9. Repeat the last three steps (6, 7, 8) as many times as needed to cover the object fully. This will ensure you get the best results from the Object Tracking Algorithms and that your footage is fully redacted.
  10. Click Process from the Shortcuts Bar or from the Task List Panel to process the file.
  11. Give your new file a name then click “Start Now”.
  12. Find your new redacted file in the Project Files Panel and play it again for the review.
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