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The Pixel Farm PFTrack
The Pixel Farm PFTrack

3D Tracking Reinvented

Are you a visual effects artist looking to get ahead of the competition? Look no further than The Pixel Farm PFTrack. As a revolutionary matchmoving and layout software, it provides an unparalleled combination of flexibility, functionality, and precision that Visual Effects Professionals have come to rely on. It does what the competition can’t do – track faster and more accurately within complex environments; quickly manage objects for realistic effects; guess transforms when needed; and much more. Be part of the revolution by experiencing The Pixel Farm PFTrack today! With its powerful features, you’re sure to put yourself ahead of the game.

Building on a rock-solid camera tracking and image analysis engine, PFTrack adds exclusive technologies that stretch far beyond the capabilities of other conventional matchmoving software, empowering visual artists to recreate entire scenes within an accurate world space defined by real camera metrics.

Every VFX pipeline will benefit from data that only PFTrack can deliver, meaning creative possibilities are limitless, and accessible within a single working environment that inspires imagination.

PFTrack is a stand-alone application for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

User Guide

Commercial Account

Studio or facility? Our centralized company account makes deploying our products across all sizes of studios and facilities a breeze. Access class-leading administration tools through our cloud-based account portal; Such as secure enterprise-grade licensing, commercial billing options, IM-based support for individual operators and license administrators, and studio versions of the application with expanded feature sets for creating and fine-tuning custom workflows – not available in personal products.

Software products

Access to the full-fat studio version of PFTrack which includes built-in python scripting and command-line control for integrating into your production environment workflows.

Support tools

Our Technical support team will assist you in getting up and running when you need them. When your teams need help and advice, our experienced User support team will be there to answer their questions via direct in-app support with IM.


Flexibly administer your entitlements, from a static (node-locked) individual entitlement on a single machine to groups of dynamic (floating) entitlements over local and wide area networks.



PFBucket is The Pixel Farm’s entitlement management system. Above all, it empowers customers with a flexible toolset to deploy entitlement tokens to operator workstations. At the same time, it manages permissions and privileges. Simply put, it allows users to access our embedded user support with ease, and downloading software installers.

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Mac Mac OS X 10.13 or later, including M1  (only 64-bit supported)
  • Linux CentOS 7.6 or later (only 64-bit supported)


  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.13+, Centos 7.6
  • PROCESSOR: Intel / AMD 4 cores
  • GPU: Dedicated GPU, running OpenCL 1.2 or above
  • DISPLAY: Minimum of 1920×1200
  • INTERFACE: 3 button mouse
  • STORAGE: 1GB of available space for installation


  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.13+, Centos 7
  • PROCESSOR: 3.0GHz or more with at least 8 cores
  • MEMORY: 16GB
  • GPU: Dedicated GPU, running OpenCL 1.2 or above
  • DISPLAY: UHD 3840×2160
  • INTERFACE: 3 button mouse
  • STORAGE: SSD storage device


Please note: a direct internet connection is required to install and administer the licenses using the license manager. Otherwise, licenses must be managed manually

Any license can be deployed as Floating or Node-Locked.

PFTrack 24.02.14

For enterprise account customers – The same updates for desktop subscription users will follow soon.

  • Streamlined Project Management: Project management made easy. Create new projects, access recent ones from the manager, or load them directly from disk. Explore project media easily and navigate swiftly through the enhanced project manager featured in this version.

  • Enhanced media import: Use your native OS file browser for effortless media loading, including improved accessibility to network drives. Additionally, we’ve introduced full support for UNC filenames within both the media file browsers and the project manager for enhanced functionality.

  • Updated OpenEXR: Now automatically sets the pixel aspect ratio from embedded metadata upon clip import, ensures lens squeeze for better compatibility with Autodesk Flame during ST-map export, and supports extended data windows for ST-map import.

Plus, there are many more bug fixes and improvements. The complete change log is presented in the application on startup. This new version is available for download in your Enterprise Account immediately.

PFTrack 23.03.27

This latest release of PFTrack combines support for state-of-the-art hardware, extended interoperability with modern visualization and VFX pipelines, and numerous UI and performance enhancements.


  • Native support for Apple Silicon
  • Industry-standard color-managed pipeline

Productivity enhancements

  • Optimized OpenEXR pipeline
  • Quicktime HEVC export (MacOS)
  • Optimised ProRes RAW (MacOS)
  • Performance optimizations when using imported ST-maps
  • Improved Cinema rendering performance at high bit depths
  • Upgraded all third-party libraries to the latest versions. (OpenEXR 3.1.5, OpenJPEG 2.5.0, REDR3D 8.3.1, ArriRAW 6.2.3, Alembic 1.8.3, Python 3.10.6, TIFF 4.5.0)
  • Streamlined enterprise-class licensing

User / UI

  • Many UI styling and performance optimizations
  • Added marquee to Auto Match node for rapid tracker selection
  • Documentation is now included in the application installer for ease of access offline

PFTrack 22.09


  • Users solving long multi-frame ST-map clips will benefit from significantly improved UI performance.

Bug Fixes

  • PFT001085 – Improved lens calibration solver stability when using off-angle grid shots
  • PFT001087 – Updated ST-map solvers to avoid occasional numerical precision issues when distorting feature tracks

This build also includes other minor UI updates and fixes.

PFTrack 22.08.11


  • Improved GPU compute compatibility on Apple M1 chipsets

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ProRes export on Apple M1 Max to ensure hardware encoder produces valid files
  • Fixed Alembic camera import to ensure animation always starts at the first frame of the clip
  • Fixed FBX geometry import to ensure mesh transform is maintained when loading geometry in the Survey Solver node (PFT001058)
  • Fixed automatic calculation of frame offset when importing FBX cameras into the Edit Camera node (PFT001073)

PFTrack 22.05.19

19 May 2022


  • Improved in-app user support tools

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Python API setDistortion() function to ensure camera frame size is correct after changing the distortion coefficient
  • Fixed copy/paste bug so all cameras in duplicated nodes are uniquely identified when attached to a single Scene Export node (PFT000997)

PFBucket 22.03.28

28 March 2022


  • Improved token re-sync functionality
  • Better admin support ticket notification checks
  • Updated new panel displaying images and links
  • Updated network requirement for the PFBucket Desktop App on Centos 7 to OpenSSL 1.1

Note: If you haven’t done so already, Centos 7 users should install OpenSSL 1.1 libraries before launching the PFBucket Desktop App. See here for further instructions.

PFTrack 22.03.14

14 March 2022

Bug fixes

  • Fixed positioning of test objects when geometry is attached to a tracker in a moving object group (PFT000942)
  • Fixed scaling of test object geometry when changing from camera to object motion with the Make Object node (PFT000959)
  • Improved stability on Windows and Linux when launching PFTrack from network attached storage (PFT000971)

PFTrack 22.02.10

10 February 2022

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed full-window ST-map issue that could sometimes cause a crash whilst exporting (PFT000944, PFT000953)
  • Fixed bit-depth conversion issue in the Clip Input node that could introduce borders in the image when undistorting
  • Other minor UI updates and fixes

PFTrack 22.02.01

1 February 2022


  • Updated background processing so work can be performed on one branch from the source clip whilst a processing operation is running on another branch

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed sorting of trackers after changing tracker colour states (PFT000920)
  • Fixed Disparity-To-Depth node to ensure z-depth is flagged as available for export in the Footage Export node (PFT000931)
  • Fixed tracker placement issue related to masking in Auto Match node (PFT000942)
  • Other minor UI updates

PFTrack 22.01.13


  • Added image cropping option to the Auto-Undistort tools in solver nodes to crop to the original image size after undistorting
  • Added a Full Window option to the Scene Export node allowing export of OpenEXR ST-Maps with a full data window when using cropped undistortion
  • Improved ground-plane rendering with buttons to increase and decrease the ground-plane grid size in the Cinema window
  • Made some CPU performance optimizations to increase image processing speed
  • Other minor UI updates and improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed full-image undistort framing when building a movie camera preset (PFT000886)
  • Fixed potential crash in Z-Depth Mesh node


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The Pixel Farm PFTrack Core Courses

The Pixel Farm offers Free training for PFTrack.  There are 3 core courses consisting of multiple lessons, each with an accompanying test.

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