Tracker Camera Interface

The Microsoft Kinect is used as a tracking device to facilitate automatic camera tracking in video conferencing and telepresence communications. The device recognizes and tracks up to five users at a telepresence node and allows them to control the panning of a Canon VC-C4 PTZ camera. A particular user can take control of the camera by way of body gesture (e.g. lifting your arms). The camera will focus on that user until another user prompts the system.

Tracker Camera Interface Diagram

  • Users walk into the room, the sensor recognizes and tracks them
  • The first person on scene is given the actor role
  • PTZ camera centres the actor in frame and zooms in or out depending on their proximity
  • The actor role can be given to anyone else in scene by using a specified gesture

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