Who would have thought, being an actor, director, and a cameraman, all the same time could be an easy task? It’s 2019, and apparently, that’s possible. The all-new Tail from Remo AI is the World’s First Auto-Director AI Camera designed to provide video creators with a range of new features using its advanced algorithms and a dedicated app. Launched officially at the CES earlier this month, the Shenzhen-based startup has now headed to Kickstarter to showcase its product and get some funding. The Tail should not be confused with the Pivo, which is a tiny little pod that allows users to mount their smartphones and capture seamless shots using its tracking capabilities.
The Tail is powered by a HiSilicon Hi3559A chip that delivers a staggering 5 TFLOPS of computing power required for premium imaging technologies like HDR10. The device comes with a Tap Lock feature which makes it really easy to lock and shoot the target. It also has a gesture control feature that allows you to capture your shots easily without having to press the shutter button. The AI-tracking is on point and ensures a stable tracking of the subject up to 40 meters. It even tracks in low-light environments with noisy surroundings and tricky shooting angles. The device adjusts the composition for shots automatically with its Pin-Pointing feature based on visual learning techniques. As claimed by the company, the Tail is the first camera with a Launch Pad that triggers over 20 different rhythmed camera movements.
In terms of optics, the Tail is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps and can also capture up to 12MP images. It comes with a three-axis gimbal and Tail’s Extra-smooth technology that reduces the jitter to provide a seamless video shooting experience. The gimbal is not obtrusive and allows for easy 360-degree panoramic shooting. Talking about additional features, the tail supports Tap-switch that makes it easy to switch modes from landscape to portrait. For Time-lapse, the device provides various different options like static time-lapse, moving time-lapse, surround time-lapse etc.
The Tail comes with its companion app, called Obsbot Studio App that provides tonnes of features. Some of these features include the ability to synchronise facial beautification and filters while shooting, viewing the mirrored version while it is recorded, and a whole lot of advanced video-editing options to choose from.
Obsbot Tail Specifications
- HiSilicon Hi3559A processor
- 5 TFLOPS AI chip
- 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor
- 3.5x optical zoom lens
- USB Type-C for data transfer
- MicroSD Card for storage expansion
- Three-axis gimbal
- 1850mAh battery with up to 150 minutes of shooting time
At the time of writing, within nine hours of launching, Obsbot Tail has crossed the $50,000 mark they were asking for and close to $100,000 mark.