Auto Switching based on who is talking

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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.

Here is an articles where NRK explains how they do it behind the scenes on their BTS website. Unfortunately it is in norwegain:

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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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