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  1. Hello,

    I'm looking for a software that is capable of automatically zoom in on a person and pans as he moves around in the video. Is there any out of there, I've been googling various terms with no luck. Help will be greatly appreciated!

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    Adobe After Effects. But you'll have to set the zoom and pan speed yourself.
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    Understand that AE doesn't "know" that it's a PERSON, it just sees the control points that you MANUALLY supply (to surround/pin/tag/annotate what you consider to be important, in this case a person), and tries to track those luma/chroma variations/borders/edges throughout their motion range (adjusting the control points and/or the viewport all the while). And it can only work well when your source footage is decently enough shot to provide the resolution & contrast (aka unique pixels/pixel groups) necessary to maintain the app's understanding of those variations/borders/edges, and when you are also painstaking with your setting of the control points.
    So, GIGO.
    (And if this is the first time you've ever considered needing this feature, you're fighting a major uphill battle).

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    Thanks for the details, Cornucopia. As for "automatic", it's mostly manual setup as you say. The software does the rest, if it can.
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    If the OP is referring to a security camera application, these systems are starting to come online. Not sure about reliability though.
    Would be interesting to see if there is an artistic use for this.

    There was a '60 minutes' broadcast a couple or three years ago on how Walmart was experimenting with a system like this
    for use in security and analysis of shoppers buying habits.

    Just did a Google search for 'security camera tracking systems' and 'security camera tracking software' and got a lot of results, if this
    is what you mean.
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    Aviutl can also track an object or person, but you'll need to zoom manually, but it's free.
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    Try Sighthound Video.. Its a Surveillance Software that tracks Object, People, Car, etc.. Its has an innovative technology that differentiates between a Person or a Cat.. Has a free but limited demo with only 1 cam support..
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  8. It is possible, and even for real-time processing (a lot of universities have active research on this topic), just hire a programmer and use OpenCV to make such a software.
    Your mileage will vary according to image quality and background complexity.
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