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Motion motorized camera mount.
I saw this today, and thought it was really cool. I don't know much about it as its not actually available yet. Seems fairly smooth. Would be cool if you could have multiple cameras follow one sensor on the pastor. Would definitely make it easier for a church will minimal camera volunteers.
I'm sure this would have its draw backs, like smoothness, no zoom, multiple cameras and distance from the stage but I thought I'd share.
www . swivl . com
The general concept it apparently uses has been around for many years. I designed a number of systems for various applications 15 to 20 years ago that used the ParkerVision CameraMan that had an autoTRACK mode that used a target, very much like this product but the models I used were an integrated camera and pan/tilt system designed primarily for videoconferencing and distance learning type applications. I recall one normally very reserved professor running back and forth across a classroom trying to outrun the pan/tilt. I've also designed camera systems that used more advanced automated pan/tilt/zoom systems based on technology developed for military applications that used image analysis and processing to lock on to and follow defined elements in an image, thus eliminating the need for a target device.
I had to laugh at the Swivl Features including "Android Compatibility" for which they then state "Swivl is not enabled to work with Android software at launch. However, our basic following capability will function without any mobile phone software." Apparently the 'Android Compatibility' feature has nothing to do with Android and is simply that it can hold Android phones that are less then 11mm thick. Got to love marketing!