Input Videos: What video formats are accepted?

MP4 Video Format

ABC Tracker uses MP4 videos to perform tracking. However, if your video is a different format, ABC Tracker can internally convert most common formats to MP4.


Formats ABC Tracker Can Accept

  • MP4 (best for ABC Tracker)
  • MPG
  • AVI
  • MOV
  • QT
  • ASF
  • AVCHD
  • FLV
  • SWF
  • WMV


ABC Tracker uses ffmpeg

To see all formats accepted by ABC Tracker, visit the ffmpeg website to learn about their open source video converter


How Does ABC Tracker Convert Videos

ABC Tracker uses ffmpeg.exe from ffmpeg.org. To perform this conversion from inside of ABC Tracker, select "Convert" on this screen:


Is There a Loss of Resolution when Converting Videos Internally?

Simply put, yes. If the video is greater than 1920 x 1080 pixels then the video will need be resized before processing.

To be more specific, there is a maximum number of pixels that can be read in each frame by ABC Tracker. The maximum number of pixels is 2,073,600 (roughly 2 million) per frame of the video. This means that any video with larger than 1920 x 1080 resolution will need to be resized before processing.

Please note, there is a slight drop in quality when a video undergoes any conversion process (either file type or resizing). We have tried to make the difference virtually unnoticeable, but please note that ABC Tracker works best with 1920 x 1080 MP4 videos.