Hey guys, I’ve read up on a lot of motion tracking projects on this forum which only partially suit my needs. What I’m looking for is more about action or momentum tracking of a sports game (in my case kids soccer) and not single person tracking. This would be similar to 2 products on the market, Veo Cam2 (by veo.co) and Pix4team (by movensee.com). The first utilizes its own 2 4k cameras and uses AI to track action and digitally follow this action. The second product, Pix4team, is more what I’m thinking OpenMV could achieve. It has a 180deg camera that tracks action with a pan/tilt mount for a video camera. I believe it also uses this as an input for the AI.
Here’s my idea which does not involve feedback from the pan/tilt camera but does require a near 180deg lens: If the camera is mounted at the same fixed position and height above the field, I should be able to map a pan/tilt position to the x-y pixel grid of the camera. With this, I would use the AI to detect the center of action (frame differential, bulk movement?) then it would use the calibration map to set the pan/tilt position. This would move the video camera mounted to the pan/tilt mechanism to record the center of action.