[LAU] Face or person tracking with a camera

Sam Kuper sampablokuper at posteo.net
Thu Jul 1 23:55:17 CEST 2021

On Thu, Jul 01, 2021 at 08:26:58PM +0200, Jeanette C. wrote:
> A friend of mine is looking for a simple way to track herself with a
> camera for lessons. I have seen that there are gadgets which can
> recognise a face and so track a person with a camera. Having no
> experience with that, at all, myself, I thought it best to find
> knowledgeable advice.

I don't count as "knowledgeable" here, but in case helpful: some drones
have "follow me" technology.  I.e. their firmware contains
object-tracking algorithms optimised for locking-on to, and then
following, a selected person.  Earlier drones used a GPS tether.

Links to various discussions of these features:





I realise that drones aren't ideal if your friend is filming her lessons
indoors!  But it's a market segment that has seen a lot of investment in
tracking people with cameras to achieve satisfying cinematography.  And
some drones might be viable indoors, perhaps?  Especially in a large
room such as a performance venue, if available.

For non-aerial solutions, maybe the following would be a starting point?

Good luck to your friend!

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