How to track a moving object in Movavi Video Editor
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Editor
Download the latest version of Movavi Video Editor and install it on your Windows or Mac device. The program will open automatically once the installation process is complete.
Step 2. Import your clips to the program
Add your videos to the program by clicking Add Files, or you just drag your footage into the program window. You’ll find the imported videos in the Project files section – drag them onto the Timeline. You can also import ready-to-use video clips from the Sample videos section.
Step 3. Track a moving object with the highlighting tool
Before you use motion tracking, select one of the highlighting tools. Here in this example, we’re using Bright ellipse to track a mysterious creature in the woods. If you want to use the same effect, go to the More tools tab, then in the Highlight and conceal section select Bright ellipse and adjust its size and position.
If you want to use something different, check out the Elements tab for amazing themed stickers and overlays. The process is the same for any element/effect you choose. We’ll proceed with our ellipse.
Now here’s how to track a moving object in a video. While still in your ellipse’s settings window, go to the Motion tracking tab and select one of the three options available: Quick, Precise, or Artificial intelligence. We used the AI feature while creating this guide. Put the frame on the object you want to follow and click Track. You can see the result in the Preview window.
Step 4. Export your video
Once you’re happy with the result, click Export. In the window that appears, you can choose the output format and video quality. Click Start to finish the process.
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