Importing new process won’t stop

Issue: When you import a new process that was initially created on a different PC, the status bar would keep loading and won’t close upon completion.

If you force close ABC Tracker and restart it, you will see the following error:


  1. Make sure that there are no spaces in your location path such as the space between “My” and “Documents” in (“C:/My Documents/ABCTracker/”).
  2. Make sure there are no odd characters such as “%, *, #, !, @, =, +, {, }, |”
  3. Make sure that there are no repeated names in the parent folders of the location path (e.g. “… /ABCTracker_1.21.1/ABCTracker/ …”  )
  4. If there are spaces or repeated names in the location path, try reinstalling ABC Tracker to a different location.

For detailed installation instructions, visit the Installation and Setup post.

Getting Started

1. Initialization

This video covers the preliminary steps of ABC Tracker: how to upload and how to mark the objects.

For more information visit the Object Marking post.


2.Error Corrections

This video covers the post-processing steps needed to create the most accurate results.

(Error Corrections video soon to come)


3.Visualization Properties and Video Export

This video covers the visualization properties available to export along with your post processed tracking video.

For more information please visit the Visualization Properties post.

In-program instructions?

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.

How to install and setup the tracker program?

System Requirements                                

  1. 64-bit machine                                   
  2. Windows 7,8, 8.1, or 10                    
  3. Have atleast 4GB of RAM                  

Software Requirements

  1. Matlab [Link] – 2015a or higher
  2. Java [Link] – Windows x64 Version

Download Instructions

  1. Download the program. [Link to the download button page]
  2. Click on the file to take you to its location. (You can also find it in your Downloads Folder on your PC).
  3. By double clicking the file, it should display the file in a zip/extraction program; however, do not extract the file.
  4. Instead, drag/copy the file to a desired location on your PC.
    1. Important: Do NOT use complicated location paths or paths that contain spaces such as “C:My Documents/ABCTracker/” (Space between “My Documents”)
    2. Do NOT use location paths that have odd characters such as “%, *, #, !, @, =, +, {, }, |”
  5. Find the file and double click the file to open the ABC Tracker folder.
  6. Double click the ABC Tracker Application to open up the program.


What format video does the video need to be?

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
  • .mpg
  • .avi
  • .mov
  • .qt
  • .asf
  • .avchd
  • .flv
  • .swf
  • .wmv

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:

  1. Video length
  2. Original format (some compressions take longer to decode)
  3. The PC

Is there is a loss of resolution when we convert videos internally?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.