How To Use Callouts To Fake Object Tracking In Final Cut X – Video Editing

Video Transcript

Welcome back to Kagan Tech and today i’m going to be showing you guys how I use callouts for my object tracking…basically the callouts I’m going to be using in this video were callouts that I bought from videohive…

I already explained that in my previous video in these series… If you’ve not seen that there will be a card on the screen right now so you could go see it…so that’s how the callout looks with the object tracking…now we’re basically just going to disable this and start a fresh. I’m going to go pick the callout that I want from my 50 callouts package that I already installed and it’s pretty simple in final cut…all you have to do is drag this into your magnetic timeline…so you drag it into your magnetic timeline and you re-time it to fit…once you’ve done that you’re about ready to begin…the next thing you’re going to have to do is to put the tips where they are suppose to be like the starting point, basically you move the text point where you want it to be and then you move the object tip to the object you want to track essentially and once you’ve done that the next thing you are going to need to do is to click the transform button essentially…

When you click transform then you are almost ready to begin…now you just have to click the tracking button on the top left corner and once you do that essentially what you have to do is play pause play pause and keep moving the object tip with the subject that you are trying to track until you get to the end of the effect you have to keep doing this… like Final Cut makes it actually easy cause you can actually play pause with your space bar like I’m doing right now… I’m tapping my spacebar to play and pause and once it moves again I just move the tracking tip along with him and I keep doing that untill I get to the end of the effect… Now when you get to the end of the effect please don’t forget to click done on the top right corner because if you don’t everything you did is not going to stick…

So yeah always remember to click done so that the effect can be saved and once you are done make sure you watch the part of the video where you did the effect on over and over again to make sure the tracking is on point and once you’re sure it’s on point then you can continue to the other parts of your video editing but not until you are sure it’s done because sometimes you are going to make mistakes you can just go back to that point of the tracking and fix it… it’s not ironclad… it’s always something you can correct or fix or move around. Another thing I would like to do with my callout is animate the tip… Basically all you have to do is select the call out effect and come over here on the screen and scroll down to the tip rotation option and lock it in time at the beginning basically you lock it in time and then you have to now move the cursor to the end or towards the end and closer to the end basically and sometimes you have to zoom a little bit to get it right…

Yeah so when you are around the end you want to come back to the tip rotation and then change the amount of degrees that it rotates clockwise or anti-clockwise it really doesn’t matter it depends on the look you are going for so I’m just going to leave this right there and let’s see how that looks now… Yeah, you see how cool that is… That just made the effect look way better. Yeah guys… That’s how I use callouts for my object tracking… I hope this video was helpful.. If it was please give it a thumbs up… If you want to see more videos in this series please subscribe to see more content I will be uploading videos to this series regularly to help you guys edit your videos like I edit my videos and see you guys on my next video that should be coming really soon… Peace.


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