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Telemetrics Adds Fourth Layer of Camera Tracking to reFrame Automatic Shot Correction for Better Shot-Trimming Performance
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2021
Telemetrics Adds Fourth Layer of Camera Tracking to reFrame Automatic Shot Correction for Better Shot-Trimming Performance

New Ultra-Wide Band Feature Is Ideal For Securing An Absolute Position Of A Person On Camera Or Off.

Allendale, NJ (May, 2021) — Telemetrics, a leader in robotic camera control systems, has greatly improved the accuracy of its hands-free robotic camera tracking by adding Ultra-Wide Band sensing as a new fourth layer of camera tracking capability to its reFrame? Automatic Shot Correction technology. 

The new accuracy for reFrame, combined with three other types, is found on both Telemetrics STS (Studio) and LGS (Legislative) software for the RCCP-2A Robotic Camera Control Panel, making this artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted software, now more accurate—when tracking corporate speakers on stage, anchors on a news set and members of government in a large chamber—than anything on the market today.

The RCCP-2A Control Panel with reframe now offers greatly improved accuracy when tracking people on camera, employing facial tracking, object tracking, AI and new Realtime Location system.

Each layer has its benefits by Telemetrics has combined all four for the best accuracy in the business. Facial allows users to identify an unique person in a group; Object tracking is great because if you don't have full facial coverage you can still track a person; AI helps determine control panel operator rules for the robotic cameras (e.g., over-the-should left/right and two-shot framing); and Ultra-Wide band is ideal or securing an absolute position of a person either on camera or off.

"Using this new Ultra-Wide Band sensing capability, we know the distance of the person from the camera, which in turn allows us to do focus tracking much better," said Michael Cuomo, Vice President of Telemetrics. "And even if people cross over in front of the camera, we know which person to track at all times. In addition, if the person is off camera, we can acquire them by placing a small credit-card sized sensor on their person."

"Other companies offer facial tracking and maybe one other type," he added, "but reFrame is now the only automated robotic camera tracking technology that features four levels of tracking accuracy. This makes reframe and our RCCP-2A control panel more useful than ever before."

As the first manufacturer in the industry to introduce automated facial tracking in robotic camera control systems back in 2016, the company's popular Robotic Camera Control Panel (RCCP-2A) with reFrame continues to improve. It now combines the best tools for automated tracking enabling users to more accurately track talent or live presenters as they move and turn their heads on camera. For example, if someone is not facing directly at the camera, the system will still track them and keep them perfectly centered in the frame at all times.

Other features recently added to reFrame include support for multiple, simultaneous reFrame systems via the Telemetrics reFrame Server, Auto Zoom with shot framing presets, and Multi-Person Shot framing—used to keep a group of people in frame without touching the control panel.

Previously, with facial tracking alone, the technology had to lock on the talent's face to be effective. With object tracking the system is looking at the entire body structure of the person. Although the person might turn, the camera still locks on to their torso, arms and legs and tracks them accordingly.

Facial tracking is important to Telemetrics, and if you have two people in frame, the camera can track both of them. With other systems on the market that perform object tracking, they don't know who to track. The new features of reFrame allow for camera zooming and two-person tracking. During a talk show or a two-shot in news of the anchor and co-anchor, the software ensures that both people remain in frame with no human intervention with the system.