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Obtaining the 3D trajectory of a moving object

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3d Trajectories from video footage
Louis Louw
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Hi everyone,

I hope someone can assist me. I have video footage of rocks falling from a cliff. The videos were taken from 2 stationary cameras at different angles to the cliff.

I was already able to get the velocities and energies from manual tracking in Tracker. What I would like to know now is if it would be possible to obtain the 3D trajectory of the rocks going down the cliff. I have the X,Y,Z of the cameras as well as the start and end points of the rocks.

Would this data be sufficient to obtain a trajectory via triangulation or other methods and are there any software that can assist?

Kind Regards

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