The auto-tracking functionality works by combining electronic pan, tilt and zoom (ePTZ) movements with up to a 3x digital crop. The BG-Maestro can auto-track best when the camera is placed 15-50 feet away from the subject. The auto-tracking feature set is accessed through an intuitive web browser interface. This interface allows users to choose between different motion tracking presets and allows for fine-tuning of the speed and sensitivity settings. In addition to selecting an auto-tracking area in the field of view, users can also mask off certain areas like windows, doorways or screens that might create interference.
The BG-Maestro is considered an ePTZ camera, meaning it’s fixed in one position, and the camera “moves” by digitally cropping sections from the full camera sensor. The camera features a 1/2.8” CMOS 4K sensor and outputs a 1080p30 signal. The higher capture resolution allows the ePTZ feature to work while minimizing loss of image quality.
Users are also given many different options for streaming or distributing the video signal from the BG-Maestro. The camera offers several native streaming integrations from the web interface, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. The video signal can also be captured over the ethernet or USB connections as well as the 3G-SDI or HDMI outputs, depending on which model you select.