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chrisduke
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I got the Osmo Mobile when it first came out a year ago. While all the whistles and bells were great, the one feature I wanted to use wasn't easy to use. That feature, being the abilty to replace a camera man. But using it with the rear camera of my iPhone 7 isn't exactly easy to select yourself. In fact, it's nearly impossible. I've even tried using a mirror.

Anyway, now a year later I picked it back up to see if it's advanced and solved my problem. Sadly, I can't find any information that leads me to believe that it has. Using the front-facing camera is easy and works great, but trying to select yourself using the rear camera is impossible.

Am I missing something, or has this product not yet evolved to the point where it will automatically detect a face and start tracking it? Or use some gesture like holding your hands up by your face or something else simple?

Also is there still no way to specify where within the frame it should track you? For example if I want to be on a third instead of dead center?

Thank you for any information you can provide. This still feels like "1.0" to me, a year later.

2017-9-14
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DJI Mindy
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There is no any problem when use Active Track function with front or rear camera, I have tested my iPhone 7 plus and it runs normally.
Do you have any other mobile device for test? Can your iPhone 7 select object? Is there any error message in APP?
Please check the tutorial video to see if you run it properly.
2017-9-15
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djiduke
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-9-15 00:55
There is no any problem when use Active Track function with front or rear camera, I have tested my iPhone 7 plus and it runs normally.
Do you have any other mobile device for test? Can your iPhone 7 select object? Is there any error message in APP?
Please check the tutorial video to see if you run it properly.

I'm not saying there are problems with it. I said it works fine. Please re-read my post.
2017-9-15
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djiduke
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Anyone from DJI care to comment?
2017-9-18
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djiduke
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I did some research and found out that the FILMIC Pro app will be supporting automatic face tracking within "a few weeks" so hopefully that will come true, since DJI doesn't appear to be advancing their app in this regard.
2017-9-19
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Frozen Tundra
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It does not automatically track faces.  You have to tap on the object you want to track or drag a marquee
2017-9-20
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djiduke
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Frozen Tundra Posted at 2017-9-20 10:27
It does not automatically track faces.  You have to tap on the object you want to track or drag a marquee

I understand that. Again, please re-read my OP.
2017-9-22
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DJI-Mark
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That may be a feature in the future. However at this time, that is not something on this device. You would not be able to track on the Osmo.
2017-9-22
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DJI-Mark
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djiduke Posted at 2017-9-22 07:48
I understand that. Again, please re-read my OP.

Can you provide a one sentence question on what is not being answered? We appreciate your time.
2017-9-22
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djiduke
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DJI-Mark Posted at 2017-9-22 09:24
Can you provide a one sentence question on what is not being answered? We appreciate your time.

I think you already answered it, but to be more clear, here's what I want:

1. Set up Osmo Mobile with face tracking enabled.
2. Start recording
3. Leave room
4. Re-enter room
5. Osmo Mobile automatically detects your face using the rear camera and instantly tracks you

It sounds like FILMIC Pro is going to beat you guys to it though. Crossing fingers...


2017-9-26
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DJI-Mark
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djiduke Posted at 2017-9-26 20:44
I think you already answered it, but to be more clear, here's what I want:

1. Set up Osmo Mobile with face tracking enabled.

Thank you for your clarification. Facetracking is pretty new. Let's see what the engineers do.
2017-9-27
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djiduke
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It's been nearly two years, and you've even released a new model, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. I sold my Osmo Mobile 1 because this feature was never implemented. It still isn't. Others are asking the same question, repeatedly. How do you use ActiveTrack feature on yourself using the rear camera when you don't have anyone else with you to film? Please implement a remote app that allows you to select the object to track, or automatic face detection. It's so frustrating to have such a powerful option available to this product, yet it is impossible to use in this very common scenario.
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sorka
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DJI-Mark Posted at 2017-9-22 09:24
Can you provide a one sentence question on what is not being answered? We appreciate your time.

He did. In the original post.
2019-9-23
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