Vlogs these days are getting more and more extravagant, with complex edits, dedicated sounds, and high-quality captures. What used to be a way for ‘normal’ people to post ‘amateur’ videos has now become a full-fledged profession for some.
With this knowledge in mind, start-up tech company Remo revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show its first ever product: an AI-enabled UHD (4K) camera named the Obsbot Tail.
The Obsbot Tail can follow subjects as they move around, like a dedicated personal cinematographer. The camera is equipped with a 12-megapixel lens and 3.5x optical zoom, on top of a 3-axis gimbal that can smoothly swivel around to capture moving subjects.
It’s absolutely perfect for solo YouTube vloggers who want to get in on the 4K bandwagon all by themselves. To add to this, the Obsbot Tail can recognize different gesture controls without the need to be touched. You can use preset hand signals to get the camera to focus and lock onto you even amidst a sea of people, though it may have a hard time depending on how crowded it is.
Interested in this AI-enabled camera? It’s launching on Kickstarter next week, at a starting price of roughly $450, according to The Verge. While it was a total hit at CES 2019, we’ve yet to see if this can hold up to all the hype.