1 Beyond announced the new AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI, enabling universities, corporations and government organizations to add automatic presenter tracking to AV over IP workflows. The camera automatically follows a person based on facial and motion detection and requires no personnel to operate the camera as it auto pans, zooms and tilts while tracking the subject. There’s no need for the presenter to wear a lanyard or any device at all. They can walk freely about the room and the camera will continue to track even if the presenter turns around with their back to the camera or if someone walks in front of the presenter.
NewTek’s NDI technology is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market and a built-in NDI | HX encoder allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network.
Requiring only a standard network cable for operation, the AutoTracker 3 produces high and low resolution NDI video streams and the bitrate of the stream is adjustable in the camera. Once the camera is configured over the network, it can be controlled from any 3rd party control device that supports VISCA over IP to turn tracking on or off.
Shipping now, the AutoTracker 3 retains the key features of previous AutoTracker versions, which include smooth tracking, high-quality Sony sensor, dual 1080p or 720p HD-SDI output, PoE+ power, 20x optical zoom; and automatic camera functions such as focus and white balance.