Boston, MA — i Beyond, Inc., a manufacturer of web streaming video products, has announced the availability of the StreamCam AutoTracker camera. This zero-setup tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Targeted at lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium, this camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator. Together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine, the combination enables a multicamera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
The StreamCam AutoTracker uses advanced image technology to automatically identify and track a person. Auto-tracking begins immediately when the camera is powered on — no setup is required and no cumbersome arm bands or sensor mats are needed.
“Customers have been asking us for simpler, more affordable and more automated ways to record and stream professional-looking presentations that aren’t just a fixed camera view,” said Terry Cullen, 1 Beyond's president. “With the StreamCam AutoTracker and a StreamMachine, customers have that solution. 1 Beyond is pleased to again provide the industry with new technology that greatly improves quality and also reduces cost.”
The StreamCam AutoTracker includes two HD-SDI cameras, one wide angle fixed and the other pan-tilt-zoom for tracking. Both outputs are available for recording/streaming. Other features include high-definition 1080p or 720p resolution; auto white balance; silent long-life motors; wall, ceiling or tripod mount; and adjustable zoom, tracking sensitivity and speed.
Video of the camera in action is available on the 1 Beyond website at: 1Beyond.com/product-categories/live-streaming-broadcast-solutions.