TVU Networks Integrates Center Stage for Automated Subject Tracking


TVU Networks announced its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking. Subject Tracking is a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this opens the door to more professional production experiences that do not require a camera operator, complicated and expensive workflows or purpose-built broadcast hardware.

TVU prioritizes continuous improvements to its platforms to keep pace with its customers’ rapidly changing requirements. The integration of Center Stage frees the reporter or anchor using TVU Anywhere from the constraints of holding a fixed position, using AI to automatically recognize and track the subject. As additional subjects enter the shot, such as an interviewee, the camera will automatically zoom out to capture the additional subject and then zoom back in again once the interview is complete. Center Stage is fully Integrated with TVU Anywhere via API, so no external controls are required.

TVU Anywhere is a downloadable app that turns any smartphone or tablet into a production camera, leveraging the universal availability of these devices to provide “on-air in an instant” convenience. It has a wide range of capabilities such as dual-camera support, facial skin smoothing, remote pan-zoom and other camera settings.

TVU Anywhere can deliver a full HD transmission from phones, tablets and other mobile devices with latency as low as a half-second. With TVU’s patented Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology, it aggregates cellular with WiFi connections to provide reliable video transmissions. In addition to bi-directional IFB, TVU Anywhere features dual camera technology for simultaneous broadcast from front and rear cameras in a picture-in-picture or split-screen option. It also offers a unique video return feed feature for confidence monitoring.