The manual tracking method involves the use of Manual Track elements. When you choose the Manual Track bounding box type, Evidence Manager redacts the element along a path that you plot. Evidence Manager does this by first having you “draw” a path, and then remembering the path while redacting the element.
Manual Track bounding boxes appear in red. Use this method if you wish to redact elements that might be partially obscured when stationary, or might be moving in such a way that they might not be detected.
Consider a scenario where a placard bearing a person’s name appears at 00:46 seconds in the video. However, the placard moves around for the next 15 seconds, and is partially obscured multiple times. This means that Evidence Manager might not be able to detect the element as long as it is seen. This is when you use the Manual Track element, and then proceed to plot a path along which it travels.
To manually track an element:
Some of the redaction menu options also have quick access icons on the application toolbar. The application toolbar is located beneath the top menu bar.
If you click Help in the context menu, Evidence Manager will open the Evidence Manager User Guide.
A Manual Track video element is listed in the Video Elements for Redaction pane. A numerical value in the bounded area represents the chronology that Evidence Manager assigns when it detects the element.
After the redaction operation completes, do the following: