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Polymotion Chat is an easily deployable automated camera tracking solution that allows an operator to automate up to six presenter and guest camera positions. Using limb and face detection software Polymotion Chat tracks subject movements and provides stable and natural-looking content. The camera agnostic automated subject tracking system is available for multiple broadcast and capture scenarios with 3 different solutions available: Pro, Studio & Broadcast. So whether you have simple tracking requirements or much more advanced large-scale studio needs, Polymotion Chat can help streamline and automate your work-flow.

Automated Camera Tracking Software

 Drive Efficiencies With Your Workflow with Automated Subject Tracking

Polymotion Chat’s computer vision engine detects limbs and builds a stick model to enable it to track subjects. This not only means the camera tracking system creates high-quality broadcast level output (without losing resolution — like some pan and scan systems), it is more reliable than other facial tracking solutions and is able to deal with occlusion — such as people crossing in front of each other.

POLYMOTION CHAT CAMERA TRACKING SYSTEM

Polymotion Chat Editions Table

Polymotion Chat Solutions

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POLYMOTION CHAT PRO: Automate your control

Polymotion Chat Pro is a low-cost automated subject tracking solution for PTZ cameras where reliability and smooth natural movements are important. The camera tracking software uses an advanced CV (computer vision) engine which allows any user to automatically track a subject — providing consistent, reliable, smooth camera tracking shots.

With a presenter camera tracking solution such as Chat Pro controlling up to 3 cameras, the simple UI means any operator can concentrate on getting their message out, without having to worry about who is going to control the cameras. There is support for Panasonic, Sony, Birddog and many other 3rd Party PTZs.  You can also mix vendors, controlling 3 different cameras at the same time.

Chat pro is a perfect presenter tracking system for universities, corporate events, presentations and house of worship, where the system’s pre-programmed moves can be started and controlled by anyone.

CHAT PRO KEY FEATURES

  • Simple automated PTZ tracking for 1-3 cameras
  • Real-time automated control
  • Slow, gentle movements, like a cameraman
  • Support for 3rd party PTZ cameras
  • Optional hardware controller
  • NDI Control (including video preview) & VISCA over IP Control

Minimum Hardware Specs

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: I7 or equivalent
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX1080 or greater (GPU must be NVIDIA to support CUDA)
  • RAM: 16GB

Recommended Hardware Specs

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: I9 or equivalent
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX4000 (GPU must be NVIDIA to support CUDA)
  • RAM: 32GB

NVIDIA GPU models currently not supported

  • For the gaming cards they are the “30” series cards – RTX 30XX variants
  • For workstation cards they are the “A” range of Quadro’s – Quadro RTX AX000

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POLYMOTION CHAT STUDIO: Improve your control

Polymotion Chat Studio is designed for studios and other live productions where operators need more control. Live person recognition allows presets to be created and tuned for specific shots (e.g. weather presenter or product demonstrations) and more advanced tracking features allows offsets in the shot for tracking or natural closeups. Polymotion Chat Studio can control up to 6 cameras and has a wider range of framing options allowing more flexibility and control.

Chat Studio can do some or all of the heavy-lifting in environments where a fully autonomous system with no operator is required  (or semi-autonomous — where only one operator controls multiple cameras), safe in the knowledge that there is a shot ready for when the director wants it.

Seamlessly fitting into any broadcast studio work-flow, Studio is ideal for newsrooms and studios small or large. The automated camera tracking system is camera agnostic and works with all the major broadcast vendors, including Panasonic, Sony, Grass Valley and many more.

CHAT STUDIO KEY FEATURES

  • Tracking up to 6 cameras (more with daisy-chained servers)
  • Advanced tracking and framing capability
  • Tracking and non-tracking presets for recall of regular shots
  • Switch between fully automated, semi-automated and manual modes
  • Facial recognition allowing for automated presets to be used
  • Support for MRMC and 3rd party robotic heads including PTZ cameras from most vendors inc Sony, Panasonic, Birddog etc.
  • NDI Control (including video preview) & VISCA over IP Control

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POLYMOTION CHAT BROADCAST: AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW

For broadcast environments where control is everything, Polymotion Chat Broadcast edition is the ultimate broadcast camera tracking solution. The system is complete with all the features and camera tracking capabilities of Studio and Pro, as well as additional features, including Presenter Profiles, Scene Recognition, Advanced Sequencing and more. Control for 3rd party robotics from vendors such as Ross, Shotoku, Telemetrics and Vinten, as well as PTZ cameras from Panasonic, Sony, Birddog, Lumens etc. makes Polymotion Chat Broadcast the perfect hub for automated studio workflows. The ability to integrate with studio automation systems including Dalet, Grass Valley Ignite, Ross Overdrive, Viz RT Mozart etc., is integral to Polymotion Chat Broadcast and with the CV camera control engine, for the first time genuine complete studio automation is possible.

CHAT BROADCAST KEY FEATURES

  • All the features of Polymotion Chat Studio
  • Presenter profiles
  • Scene recognition
  • Advanced sequencing for pre-defined camera moves
  • Studio Automation capable
  • NDI Control (including video preview) & VISCA over IP Control

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Simple & Easy to use UI

Polymotion Chat has an intuitive touch-screen UI designed for simplicity, flexibility and ease of use. The UI can be customised with preset buttons, preset moves and much more, all with the purpose of streamlining the work-flow of the operator for simple, smooth automated PTZ tracking.

Polymotion Chat Editions Table

Supported PTZ Cameras

SONY

All Sony BRC PTZ Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– BRC-X1000
(firmware 2.10)
– Model: BRC-H800

PTZ Optics

All PTZ Optics Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– Model PT-12X SDI / NDI
(firmware v6.3.91)
– Model PT-30X SDI

Bird Dog

All BirdDog PTZ Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– Model: P200
(firmware P200A4-A5 21.04.3389)

Panasonic

All Panasonic PTZ Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– Model: HE-130
(firmware v2.2)
– Model: AW UE-100
(firmware
v0.142)
– Model AW UE-150
(firmware
v02.68)

JVC

All JVC PTZ Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– Model: KY-PZ100W

Lumens

All Lumens PTZ Cameras Supported
Chat tested with:
– Model: vc-a71p

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Which solution is right for you

FLAGSHIP SHOWS

CHAT BROADCAST

NEWS

CHAT STUDIO OR BROADCAST

WEATHER

CHAT STUDIO OR BROADCAST

LARGE SCALE PRODUCTIONS

CHAT BROADCAST

SMALL SCALE PRODUCTIONS

STUDIO

MAGAZINE AND CHAT SHOWS

CHAT STUDIO

SPORTS STUDIOS

CHAT STUDIO

LIVE EVENTS

CHAT PRO

CORPORATE EVENTS

CHAT PRO

HOUSE OF WORSHIP

CHAT PRO

LECTURES & EDUCATION

CHAT PRO

We are looking for beta testers for the next version of our automated PTZ tracking software, Polymotion Chat Pro. You will need to have a PC with an i7 or equivalently capable processor as a minimum (i9 recommended) and an NVIDIA graphics card as we use machine vision processing for limb detection. If you would like to be a tester click here.

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