About Motion Tracking

Motion provides a set of automated tracking behaviors that allow you to do the following:

Motion lets you track one or multiple reference features in a clip:

Note: Although Motion provides a 3D workspace, tracking in Motion is planar. In other words, tracking does not occur in Z space. For example, if you are analyzing two features in a clip—and that clip is moving in 3D space—you are recording the changes in position, scale, or rotation over time in the clip but not its actual 3D transformation.

The object that is tracked is called the background or source element. The object to which the tracking data is applied is called the foreground or destination element.