Wednesday, May 18, 2016

resrching automatic FaceTime camera selection

With the growing of handsets – including the iPhone – which include both front and rr-facing cameras, there is that decision during FaceTime calls and conferencing on where the focus should be: the caller or the subject? Now comes word wants to automate that question, using cues to switch between the two strms.In a just-published patent appliion, the iPhone maker proposes software that can select the front or rr camera by watching for moving lips or listening for speech. The invention could come in handy for the growing denizens of news people becoming their own photographers, as well as crting better family vaion flicks…Although modern smart are able to handle two simultaneous strms, the data would overwhelm most broadband connections. Because of that limit, handsets such as the iPhone provide the option for users to manually switch between the two sources.’spatent appliion, highlighted byInsider, istitled ‘Automatic strm selection’ and strives to adds some flexibility to the process, giving the user two basic scenarios: report mode and interview mode.In the first scenario, the camera begins strming from the rr-facing camera, switching to the iPhone operating when he or she begins talking. When neither speech or lip movement can be detected, the iPhone’s camera returns to the report’s subject.This would seem idl for vaion s.The other scenario is called ‘interview mode’ in which the focus switches depending on whether the camera operator or the subject is doing the talking. In the case of a reporter turned iPhone grapher, an on-camera question could be asked, followed by the interview subject’s response.The patent appliion also lets you store the conversation or upload it via Wi-Fi, should a cellular connection be unavailable. It’s uncertain when this tech might come to fruition, if at all.

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