Never lose track of an object of interest! Intelligent Tracking automatically zooms in to and follows a selected Intelligent Video Analytics object as far as possible with the camera.
Intelligent Tracking Overview
Intelligent Video Analytics is needed to start the Intelligent Tracking
- MOTION+ and Intelligent Video Analytics FLOW cannot start the Intelligent Tracking
- Intelligent Tracking may be confused if more than one object moves through the field of view.
- Intelligent Tracking may be confused by motion in the background like wind in trees or moving water. If possible, mask out these areas.
AUTODOME / MIC 7000:
o If a suspect is followed with Intelligent Tracking, another suspect may pass through undetected through the areas currently not covered by the cameras field of view.
o If the camera needs to significantly zoom in on a faraway suspect, the object may be lost while zooming.
o Motion towards the camera, especially with a low perspective, may appear too small to properly follow.
o Will not work on water.
Visualization of Intelligent Tracking status
|Intelligent Tracking active, waiting for object to follow|
| Icon blinking
Blue object outline
|Intelligent Tracking active and following object with blue outline|
|Blue rhomb at last object position||Intelligent Tracking active, object is lost but still waiting for reappearance|
|Intelligent Tracking active, object is lost|
Comparison: Intelligent tracking on moving cameras (AUTDOME / MIC) and fixed cameras (DINION / FLEXIDOME)
For an explanation of Intelligent Video Analytics technology, see the corresponding tech notes, e.g. Intrusion Detection FW 6.30 and Counting FW 6.30.
On AUTODOME / MIC, where the whole camera pan / tilts / zooms, the field of view of the camera changes during Intelligent Tracking. Therefore the base technology “background subtraction” from Intelligent Video Analytics cannot be used.
The object detection and following is based on clustering motion of the same direction: