How to Stabilize an Object
To stabilize an object, you should follow all the above rules, except steps two through four. Instead, go to the Tracker panel, and select the Stabilize Motion option. This will then track the source layer.
One problem with using the tracking feature on underexposed footage is that oftentimes the look of the shot changes dramatically. Lighting, angle and even other images around the object can change at any time. This makes it harder to track the object.
You can adjust your motion tracking to deal with this problem. To do this, follow the below steps:
1. Stop the tracking.
2. Move the current-time indicator to the frame where the object was still being correctly tracked.
3. Go to the Tracker panel, and select Options.
4. Adjust the Motion Tracker settings.
5. Go back to the Tracker panel, and select either Analyze Backward or Analyze Forward.
6. Click Apply.
The Motion Tracker will start tracking the object again. Keep watching the motion to ensure that it is tracking the object properly. If not, you should stop the action again and modify the Motion Tracker settings further.