Swivl in the teaching room
Update to initial review posted on April 24th: as I type, our first academic user of the Swivl tracking system, Prof Chris Szejnmann, Professor of Modern History, is using the Swivl in conjunction with a Zoom Q3HD pocket camcorder (which we highly recommend for its unmatched audio recording quality) to capture a seminar. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first academic use of the Swivl in the UK.
Chris is wearing the infra-red marker attached to his sweater by a tie-clip. The base unit is set up at the back of the small teaching room mounted on a flight case on top of a desk, although it would have been better to mount it to a tripod. (Next time I’ll remember to take this with me…)
In his next session, Chris will test the Swivl in conjunction with his own iPhone 4S. This will allow him to control the recording remotely, which isn’t possible with the Zoom or any other pocket camcorder, and *may* give even better audio quality as with this setup the marker doubles up as a wireless microphone.
Below is a (low-quality) clip showing the Swivl in action, tracking Chris as he moves around.