By Superinnovators, 24/1/2023
NVIDIA has released an update for its video Broadcast software that includes a new feature called Eye Contact, which aims to simulate eye contact between the speaker and the camera.
The feature is achieved by estimating and aligning gaze, and the eyes retain their natural color and blink patterns.
There is also a disconnect feature in case the speaker looks away from the camera, to ensure a smooth transition between simulated and real eyes.
The update also includes integration with various apps, such as OBS, Streamlabs, and Elgato Camera Hub, as well as preinstallation on select laptops from Acer, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Lenovo, and Razer.
According to NVIDIA, the Eye Contact feature is designed for content creators who want to record themselves while reading notes or a script, or for video conference presenters who want to improve engagement with their audiences.
The feature is currently in beta and NVIDIA is inviting users to provide feedback and test the feature.
It’s worth noting that this feature, like any AI-based feature, may not work perfectly for everyone and the result may vary based on the lighting, eye color and other factors.
As such it’s important to try the feature and see if it works well for you before incorporating it in your presentations or streams.