Microsoft unveils Surface Hub 2 AI-powered smart camera
Microsoft unveils the first AI-powered smart camera Surface Hub 2 for hybrid workplace use. The new Surface Hub 2 smart camera supports automatic reframing, wide field of view, and image correction, all of which improve video conferencing.
“Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera reframes, adjusts lighting, and enables incredibly wide angles of view, all without any warping, distortions, or depth-of-field issues that might otherwise limit what is visible,” explains Steven Bathiche, corporate vice president of Windows and Devices at Microsoft. “The team put tremendous work into tuning the experience to capture and frame what is occurring in the room while being smooth and natural for remote viewers or participants.”
The Surface Hub 2 features an aluminum housing and a USB-C port that attaches magnetically to the top of the Surface Hub 2. It has 12 million pixels, a 136-degree field of view, a focal length of 0.4m to 8m, and provides 1 TFLOP of computing power. In addition, new algorithms are used that enable automatic compensation of tilt, distortion, and wide-angle correction, detection of various poses of people or indoor lighting conditions, etc., to ensure that even each participant is visible, while also automatically distinguishing sound in the conference room and autofocus.