If you are stuck and have questions during the process, there are in program tutorials available along every step of the way located near the top left of screen. The “Instructions” button will help give information for the step that you are on.
The initial screen may be a bit small when you are marking or correcting many different objects. By clicking the side bar, top bar, and plus sign in the top right corner, you can expand or decrease the size of the window.
Visualization properties are available to export along with your processed video. The properties that you assign to the video right before you click the export button, are the properties you will have in the exported video.
Shuffle Colors: shuffle the colors on all of the objects
Global Colors: make all the objects have the same color markings.
Show Markers: make the markings on each object visible or invisible
Interpolated frames: removes/add the dotted object markers
Marker Type drop down box: choose the marker shape
Track ID: shows the ID of the object throughout the video
Show Tails: using the bar, you can adjust the tail length which shows where the object has been
ABC Tracker uses a MP4 video format for processing videos. However, if your video is a different format, the ABC Tracker Program can internally convert the video using FFMpeg.
Common video formats that we can convert:
.mp4 -> Best for ABCT
The program can also convert many other video formats. Check out this link to see what format options are supported: [FFMpeg]
How long does converting take?
Many factors influence the speed of the conversion. Here are a few:
Original format (some compressions take longer to decode)
Is there is a loss of resolution when we convert videos internally?
Simple answer: If the video is larger than 1920 x 1080 (or a greater number of pixels than this), then yes – the video will be scaled to such.
To be more specific, we are limited by the number of pixels in the video. The maximum number of pixels is [1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600]. Videos in an unusual width/height ratio will need to have less then roughly 2 million pixels to avoid resolution loss.
Note: There is a slight quality drop with almost any conversion made internally (or any other conversion tool), but we have tried to make the difference virtually unnoticeable.