How To Enable Auto Framing

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How To Enable Auto Framing 0m 0s
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Let’s take a look at how to configure the AutoFraming  
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feature on your Q-SYS NC Series cameras.
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In our camera component we’ll go to the Auto Framing tab.
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We can Enable the feature here.
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And, for testing, we can enable the Outline Faces feature
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which gives us a green rectangle around the faces of the people in our shot...
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that’s great for configuring,
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but make sure you disable it before deploying so the far end participants don’t see it.
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Frame Padding lets us decide how much space is left around the faces that are detected.
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A lower value on this scale from 1 to 15 gives us a tighter crop,
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while a higher value produces a looser crop, or more space around the faces.
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Deadband will adjust the number of members in your zombie rock group,…
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and it also helps determine how much wiggle room our faces have
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in the frame before a reframe is triggered.
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This is another sliding scale from 1-15 where 1 indicates very little tolerance,
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or a very tight area that a face can move around in before it reframes to a wider shot,
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and 15 would be lots of tolerance where faces can move around more without triggering a wider shot.
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These numbers are subjective,
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but generally speaking, if you're going to use a low-value for frame padding to get a tight crop,
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you probably also want to use a lower-value for your deadband setting
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to make sure the camera will keep them in frame if they move around.
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On the flip-side, a larger frame padding,
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like 10 or 12 is great for a wider shot,
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which means you'd probably also want a larger deadband value as well,
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since you don't need to be too reactive to anyone moving around within that shot.
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You could even set up snapshots so you can toggle between different options."
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We can set the Transition speed here.
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So you can choose between a slower,
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more deliberate pan all the way up to an instant snap.
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As you can see, some of these settings are just personal preference for fine-tuning.
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Let’s set this one to Instant.
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And you could use the Face Count feature for any number of things,
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like configuring some automation that says
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“when no faces are detected for a certain amount of time”,
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let’s display a graphic that says “We’ll be right back”.
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it’s important to remember that, best case,
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your deployments would take advantage of multiple Primary and Secondary cameras,
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and use our ACPR plugin to automatically toggle between the appropriate camera shots.
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This prevents the far-end caller from ever seeing the cameras moving into position.
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If this relates to you,
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you’ll be glad to know that Auto Framing can now be  
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enabled in ACPR independently for each zone AND,
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the plug in will make sure that Auto Framing has taken place before it switches cameras.
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Otherwise, we’ll switch to the new camera view, and then Auto Framing will happen afterwards.
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However, smaller deployments might only have access to a single PTZ camera,
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and it's unavoidable to show that camera movement to the far end.
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In that case, you might want to consider disabling Auto-Framing while the camera is moving,
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which you can do with a clever little trick like this,
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using some control pins and control function components.
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So give it a try. You’re going to love auto framing.
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Thanks for watching.

Lesson Description

How To Enable Auto Framing 0m 0s

Enable and adjust controls of the auto framing feature in NC Series PTZ cameras