Taro's camera stabilizer uses infrared for better tracking

From Engadget - January 9, 2018

Simply called the Taro Tracking stabilizer, it works with the attachment of an infrared module (seen in the pictures here) atop the camera. Then, the athlete in question would strap on a wristband with an IR tag -- she can wear it out in the open or under her clothes -- and the module will immediately recognize it, and start following it around. And since it's following the athlete based on this IR connection, it does not matter if she skates behind a pillar or slides into the shadows -- the camera will still follow her every move. A Taro spokesperson tells me that it will even track speeds of up to 50 mph.

At CES, the Taro team has released two different versions of its stabilizer. One is the T1, which is for smartphones and GoPros and the other is the Taro TX, which is for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The infrared module is called the Taro M1, which you can buy separately.


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