This project is an open source and accessible hardware platform for advanced cinematics. These technologies for camera movement are complicated and expensive, but this arrangement will give the same level of dynamic capability to anyone with a laptop and a DSLR Camera.
The hardware uses the kinect to intelligently locate subjects in real space. In it’s most basic functionality the camera will follow the most prominent subject in the scene (largest contour). Later iterations will begin to provide scripted choreography that adjusts itself to the subjects position. This is a tool for those who want high quality and dynamic shots, without the major cost of industrial systems.
All fabrication files and code assets will soon be available for download with instructions.