A Successful PTZ Auto Tracking Case

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 19, 2012

Auto Tracking functions in PTZs are oversold, but in certain cases can have real value. In this note, we examine a successful case study using Auto Tracking, describe the problem it solved, and provide details on how common pitfalls were avoided.

The Problem

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