Razer wants to make streaming for gamers easier with their brand new Stargazer webcam. Streaming and recording yourself playing games is extremely popular these days and many gamers have a full studio setup to do so, but Razer wants to make it so you don’t need that studio at all.
First off Stargazer will record in 720p at 60 frames per second. Not many webcams out there will record at that high of a frame rate. It will also record at 30 frames per second at 1080p resolution. The camera is powered by Intel RealSense technology so there are actually 3 camera’s inside. With this technology the camera has Dynamic Background Removal capability which eliminates the need for full-scale green screen setups traditionally used by streamers. The camera will intelligently sense depth to separate foreground from background. This feature works with popular broadcasting software like OBS, XSplit and Razer Cortex: Gamecaster.
The Dynamic Background Removal capability also opens possibilities beyond gaming. Video conferences using Skype with Personify will be able to remove or swap backgrounds. FaceRig, QQ Video and ooVoo are also supported by the camera. Face and object 3D scanning will work out-of-the-box, and users can accurately port real-life objects into the digital world in full-HD. This holds promise for game development, as captured 3D scans can quickly be ported directly into development engines like Unity.
The Razer Stargazer also offers the most advanced facial and gesture recognition in a consumer camera. Up to 78 points on the face and 22 points on each hand can be tracked by the webcam. With this sensor advent, users can unlock their computers via Windows Hello’s face security system, launch applications with gestures, and play games that track facial expressions and hand movements like Nevermind and Laserlife for a new level of immersion.
Razer’s Stargazer will be available in Q2 of 2016 for $199.99.
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