How to use Motion Tracking [Simple Method]

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You’re going to learn how to use motion tracking, yes, motion tracking, in Wondershare Filmora 10. Keep reading articles.

Motion Tracking is available in Filmora! Motion Tracking is when you track the movement of something in your video: a person, a hand, or even scenery. Once the movement has been tracked, you can add text or images, or other objects that follow that same movement. We’ve seen motion tracking being used as animations, labels to follow a person, or an object like in gaming, or to hide sensitive content. 

I’m going to teach you how you can use motion tracking and Filmora to make someone’s name follow them. You can use this for a character introduction, to track an athlete during a game, or use it as a label for a character in gameplay.

The first thing you need to download and install Filmora Video editor software on your computer or laptop to start motion tracking, it lets you allow a free trial version that can be helpful to understand the interface of the editor. Get it.

How to Track object with text 

Now let’s see how it’s done.

How to Track object with text
  • First, drag the footage you want to apply motion tracking into your timeline. 
  • Check that the subject you want to track is in the frame for the entire clip.
  • If they aren’t, trim or cut to make sure that they are in frame.
  • It’s time to apply motion tracking. 
  • Make sure your playhead is at the beginning of the clip before you start tracking. 
  • The tracking will start wherever your play head is, so anything before it won’t be tracked, so make sure that you have it at the beginning of the clip to have your entire clip tracked. 
  • You can open the motion tracking tool from the icon on the timeline toolbar or by double-clicking your clip and finding motion tracking in the editing menu. 
  • The tracking box will appear in the video preview. 
  • Move and resize it to select the object you want to track. 
  • Once that’s 
  • done, click the “Render effect” button, and Filmora will analyze the footage. 
How to Track object with text

How to add the Object

Now it’s time to add the object you’re going to have to follow the track.

How to Track object with text

Let’s head over to the title menu. If you don’t want any preset animations on my text, so you will just choose this default title, drag it to the track above the footage, and type in the subject’s name. Next, you need to think about where you want this label to sit in relation to the subject. 

You can also drag the edge of it to the timeline so the duration is the same as the footage. Right about there. Now that that’s set up, double-click the footage we’ve applied the tracking to and go back to the motion tracking menu. 

There’s a drop-down menu here that will list all the text, images, and other objects available. I’ve only set up one piece of text, so that’s all I’ll see, and I’ll choose that, which will set it to move with the clip we just tracked. I think I want it right above their head and I need to adjust the size. And it was so easy to do! 

We’re so excited to see what you guys create with motion tracking. What do you guys have planned? Make sure to send us the link to your video in the comment section below.

How to Cast Mobile to Laptop Complete Guide?

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Even though the small device in your pocket called the smartphone comes bundled with powerful hardware and software, it isn’t sometimes enough, especially when performing a detail-oriented task.

For instance, there are times when you cannot afford to miss any details supposedly while looking at a map for better navigation or a photo to find tiny mistakes for correction.

And while your smartphone can possibly zoom to too much extent to cater to this need of yours, it still might not work for some people since with a small screen, at one moment you can only focus on a small area of something big.

So what do you do?

You move on towards making use of something known as mobile casting or mobile cast.

What is mobile cast?

To describe a mobile cast in an easy manner, it is nothing but simply wirelessly (through using the same WiFi connection as the mobile and the laptop or TV) sharing your mobile content to another display unit such as a laptop or a TV screen.

Now when you talk about mobile casting, another term that you would often hear and which also is interchangeably used with casting, is mirroring.

Despite being used as synonyms, there is a slight technical difference between both mobile casting and mobile mirroring.

This technical difference forms the basis of everything that separates these two words which are confused for each other.

Mobile mirroring

Mobile mirroring is actually reflecting your mobile screen on to a bigger display while using your smartphone to control it.

An example could be while giving a quick presentation to a small group or a team of people on a laptop or TV screen.

Mobile casting

Contrary to this, mobile cast is totally different.

In mobile cast, although the content is shared on to another display from your smartphone, still you no longer control it via your smartphone.

Instead, the entire control and operation of using that content is shifted on the display unit that receives it.

In this way, your smartphone is free for being used for something different and is not occupied with using the shared content.

Screen casting is mostly used for watching movies or playing video games from your smartphone, on to a bigger display for more fun, entertainment and clarity.

How to cast mobile to laptop?

Casting your smartphone mobile screen onto a Windows running laptop PC is easy and simple as both have built-in options for this purpose.

Usually, if you use video streaming apps on your smartphone such as YouTube and Netflix, they too display an option on the screen to cast the streaming content onto another device such as your laptop or TV screen.

Casting an Android smartphone to your Windows laptop PC

The following is a step-by-step guide to tune in both your Windows laptop PC and your Android smartphone for successful casting.

Setting up the Android smartphone for mobile cast

  • First, make sure that your smartphone is running on Android OS version 5 or later.
  • Now if your smartphone’s OS is based on Android 5, 6, or 7, then tap on the ‘Settings’ icon, then ‘Display’, and then ‘Cast’.
  • If your smartphone’s OS is built using Android 8, tap on the ‘Settings’ icon, then ‘Connected Devices’ and then ‘Cast’.
  • Look for the dotted menu (vertical 3 dots), and then select ‘Enable wireless display’.
  • Wait for some time until your smartphone searches for nearby devices to cast your screen.
  • Once searched, it should display the name of your laptop device.
  • Tap on the device name and then, as a result, your Windows laptop PC will show a message, followed by the screen of your smartphone appearing on your laptop display.

Setting up the Windows laptop PC for mobile cast

  • Search for the pre-installed application on your Windows laptop PC by the name of ‘Connect’.
  • Open the ‘Connect’ app and then follow the above procedure for setting up the Android device.

You can play popular Android games on a large screen without any technical difficulties. Casting is the ultimate solution. I hope you find it useful, and also leave a comment if you have any questions.