Taro, a new auto subject tracker and stabilizer, employs infrared technology to help your camera keep tracking subjects when they disappear from view.

Designed for use with smartphones or traditional interchangeable lens cameras, Taro works by connecting your camera to the device and selecting your subject.

Taro then uses an AI-based infrared tracking algorithm that performs 30 calculations per second, making it possible to track objects moving as fast as 50 miles per hour, its developers claim.

For comparison, a typical smartphone can perform a maximum of two calculations per second.

Taro also comes with a number of effects – and more in development – such as action sequencing, following titles, auto-cuts, filters and time-lapse photography.

Taro is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, where you can bag early bird deals. The smartphone / GoPro version – the Taro T1 – available for $199, and the Taro TX for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras is $599.

The Taro will be released in April 2018.

What’s more, the company has provided numerous videos showing how it works.

Via DPReview

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