Polycom EagleEye Director II Camera System

The Polycom EagleEye Director II camera system is the next version of the Polycom EagleEye Director camera.

The Polycom EagleEye Director II camera system is an automatic camera positioning system that works in conjunction with a RealPresence Group Series system to provide accurate close-up views of the person who is speaking. The EagleEye Director II camera system also provides smooth transitions between the close-up view of the person who is speaking and the group view when there is no active speaker.

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The EagleEye Director II camera system uses two cameras. Initially, the current view is captured by one camera, while the other camera is searching and tracking the next target. If two persons speak alternately, the camera tracks the person who is speaking, while the other camera tracks the other person who is speaking. The camera system continuously scans the room and commands the movable camera to pan, tilt, and zoom, framing users with face detection technology. By providing automatic and intelligent views in various speaking scenarios during a conference, the EagleEye Director II camera system delivers a user experience similar to a newscast video production.

The analytics camera captures group view video only when the EagleEye Director II camera system is in tracking mode or when the analytics camera is in tilt position. At the same time, the two EagleEye IV cameras in active state display a LED light. In any other state, the analytics camera does not send video to the RealPresence Group Series system.
Note: The Polycom EagleEye Director II camera system is compatible with two Polycom EagleEye IV-12X cameras and does not support a single camera configuration. The cameras must be paired with the EagleEye Director II camera system. A wide angle adapter is supported if it is used with both EagleEye IV cameras.

The Horizontal Field of View (HFOV) of the analytics camera is 80 degrees. The analytics camera provides participant count details and PIP video. The participants who are outside the HFOV are not detected by the EagleEye Director II analytics camera system and are not counted or shown in the PIP.

The camera system detects the speaker through participant voices. If there is a microphone for a local speaker along with the EagleEye Director II camera system, the performance of the EagleEye Director II camera system affects the frame speaker behavior.

During an active conference call while using the camera system, Polycom recommends that you do not to use a microphone for local speakers.