Hi folks. I wonder if anyone have build an auto follow camera using Arduino?
Thanks for the comment.But my thinking was to use an ordinary video camcorder, so no video processing at all. The problem was to find a way how to move the camera automatically to point towards a moving object (a horse rider, or a football player etc.).Thereby the question of transmitting gps data or something else to an Arduino controlling the motor which moves the camera.Petri
Most "tracking" cameras I've seen use image processing algorithms to find motion within an image. The GPS idea could work but the accuracy may be less than you'd prefer. The object with the tracking unit may not be in the center of the image all the time.Another possibility would be to add IR LEDs and use a camera similar to (or from) a Wiimote. Using IR LED presents several problems. You'd need a good IR filter on the video camera so it wouldn't pick up the IR light. The IR from the LEDs would likely be swamped by direct sunlight.I second Zoomkat's observation about not having seen a good follow me option using an Arduino.