Zoom Smart Gallery public Beta
Today is the official release of PolyOS 3.5.1 to support Zoom's Smart Gallery feature which was included in the Zoom Rooms v5.7 release last week. [See Zoom Room Release Notes here for 5.7 details as there are other updates in this release to be covered at a later date (Zoom Room Voice Commands etc.)]
This initial iteration of Smart Gallery (Phase 1) is a public Beta being driven by Zoom and is available to all Zoom customers assuming certain pre-requisites are met.
Zoom Smart Gallery extracts images of regions of interest (for example, a person that is speaking) from the video stream of a camera into separate, individual video streams. It also displays the single video stream showing all call participants. Zoom Rooms uses the term Logical Camera to describe a system’s camera (for example, the Studio X50’s built-in camera) and Virtual Camera to describe a region of interest extracted from the logical camera’s image. The individual streams are then placed as separate participants in a remote users Zoom client Gallery View. The objective being to create an equitable meeting experience for all participants, both within the room and remote.
While Zoom is providing the "plumbing," Zoom's partners must deliver the required camera sources to the Zoom Room application and effectively manage production rules to find and appropriately frame active speakers in the room. As of today, only Poly is providing the ability for customers to begin leveraging and testing this capability.