We’re excited to announce the latest new capability for Snap – computer vision tracking. Vision tracking allows you to select any object or subject of interest and Snap will automatically keep it in frame. The first release of this feature is currently available on the latest iOS app. We will be improving it over the next few months and then release on Android once the design is stable.
Before trying to use this feature, make sure you have the latest version of the iOS app (release 1.5.0) and flight control software, which you can update from within the app. Here’s how to use it:
- Launch your Snap and select POI mode by tapping the icon in the upper right from the manual flight screen.
- Rotate Snap and the camera to get your subject near the center of the view.
- Use two fingers to draw a box around the subject. The more closely the box fits around the subject, the better it will work.
Snap will now automatically rotate and pitch the camera to keep the subject in frame. You can control Snap vertically and laterally as it does this. The previous GPS based POI mode remains functional as well, if a vision target is not selected.
This is the first release of an extremely powerful artificial intelligence capability we’ll be making more robust and incorporating in other features over time.
We look forward to seeing what you do with it!