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David Timerman
3 Posts

Hi there,

I frequently use the auto tracking feature to extract motion from high frame rate videos (>100 fps) which obviously generates a lot of data. I find that performance of the auto tracker is greatly improved by disabling auto refresh in the graph window and the visible checkbox in track control. Would it be possible to include the ability to permanently disable these controls in the system preferences dialog? Apologies if this is already possible but I haven't been able to figure out how.

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David

Post edited August 5, 2016 at 7:17 AM EST.


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Douglas Brown
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Hi David,

Thanks for your feature request. You are right that there is no way to disable the auto-refresh or to make newly created tracks invisible in the preferences, but I hesitate to add either of them to the prefs because of the potential to greatly confuse users if they are set by accident. If a user is not aware they are set, then Tracker essentially appears broken (no visible steps, no data displayed when points are morked). I undertand this is exactly what you want to speed up auto-tracking but I'm afraid you'll have to continue unchecking the Auto-refresh and Visible boxes manually :-(

BTW another step you can take to speed up autotracking is to uncheck the Video|Visible menu item. This means you can't visually monitor the auto-tracking process, but if you're getting reliable auto-tracking with your videos then you might try this. (I'm not sure how much it speeds things up--surely less than disabling auto-refresh.)

Doug

...performance of the auto tracker is greatly improved by disabling auto refresh in the graph window and the visible checkbox in track control. Would it be possible to include the ability to permanently disable these controls in the system preferences dialog?



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