Auto Switching based on who is talking

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Mordyflipper

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Auto Switching based on who is talking

PostMon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am

Hi there. I have an ATEM TV Studio pro 4k switcher. I'd like to know if there is a way to make the active feed be automatically selected by detecting who is speaking. This would remove the need for an operator and decrease post production time by quite a lot. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this? I haven't purchased any software yet. I was thinking of getting FinalCut pro for Mac.
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Re: Auto Switching based on who is talking

PostWed Jun 12, 2019 2:01 am

There is

NRK, Norwegian National Broadcaster, has released their code for exactly this as open source on GitHub.

https://github.com/nrkbeta/autocam

Here is an articles where NRK explains how they do it behind the scenes on their BTS website. Unfortunately it is in norwegain:
https://nrkbeta.no/2019/05/03/nrkbeta-legger-ut-autocam-som-apen-kildekode/
https://nrkbeta.no/2015/10/03/bli-med-bak-kulissene-nar-nrk-lager-radio-pa-tv/

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Re: Auto Switching based on who is talking

PostSat Jun 15, 2019 9:38 am

Call me crazy, I'd hire a TV director and have them hit the buttons.
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