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.
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.