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AutoAuditorium System for Televising Presentations
What You Get, What It Costs

The AutoAuditorium System is a complete, installed addition to your new or existing auditorium or lecture room.  The exact price for your system will depend on your requirements, the System Level you select, and the specific configuration of your room.  Your system installer will first perform an Engineering Study of your site, and then quote you a final price. 

While you are thinking about price, also consider the savings created using your AutoAuditorium System.  The Savings Calculator web page helps generate the numbers.

On this page: 
 What You Get   What It Costs
 Choice of System Levels   Basic System    Standard System    Professional System   
 Options    Multiple Director Shooting Script    Dual Use System    Manual Control    Additional Stationary Cameras   

What You Get

The AutoAuditorium System adds automatic video production capabilities to your new or existing auditorium or lecture room. 

We expect your room will have a stage, or other presenter's area separated from the audience, and a permanent projection screen.  AutoAuditorium Systems work best when projectors (slide, overhead, video, etc.) are mounted in fixed positions and all project onto the same area of the screen.  We expect most rooms will have a sound system. 

A complete AutoAuditorium System typically adds:

In many cases an AutoAuditorium installation can use the existing facilities of your room.  For example, the existing sound system and control system are usually integrated with the added AutoAuditorium equipment. 

What It Costs

Most of the components added by an AutoAuditorium System are widely available industrial- and broadcast-quality items sold by audio-visual system contractors.  You may choose to use relatively smaller, less expensive, single-chip cameras, or, to achieve better video quality and system performance, you can use top-of-the-line, high resolution, 3-chip cameras. 
NOTE: Most PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras are not compatible because they don't have sufficient control capabilities to perform well with the AutoAuditorium Controller.  Contact us for details.

Choice of System Levels

The first step is to determine the system level that is nearest to your needs.  Below we list three levels, Basic, Standard, and Professional which represent commonly requested feature sets. 

The prices are approximate budgeting guidelines.  Because an AutoAuditorium System is tightly integrated into the room where it is installed, some installations are easier and less expensive than others.  After you have looked over these System Levels and the available Options contact Foveal Systems to discuss your specific needs.

All the System Levels of the AutoAuditorium System start with:

The approximate prices include rough estimates for: They do not include:

† US Dollars; installation within the continental United States

Basic System
Approximately $60,000 †


Standard System
Approximately $90,000 †


Professional System
Approximately $120,000 †


While you are thinking about price, also consider the savings created using your AutoAuditorium System.  The Savings Calculator web page helps generate the numbers.


These options can be purchased on any level system; Basic, Standard, or Professional.

Multiple Director Shooting Script

The user can be given a choice of directorial styles.  Each style can have its own pace, shot choices, and effects choices.

For example, the AutoAuditorium System used to produce the first demonstration video, has a Director "shooting script" which deliberately makes decisions much faster and uses more video effects and transitions than is normal for a lecture given in the same room.  By selecting that Director script, the demonstration videos go through most of an AutoAuditorium System's features in a very short time.  The scripts customers normally use are much less frenetic.

In another example, a customer had an auditorium which could be split in half.  (Look at the first two photos on the AutoAuditorium Installations web page.  They were the same auditorium, with the partition wall opened and closed.)  The AutoAuditorium System cameras were in the projection booth at the rear of the audience seating.  When in Full Room mode, the AutoAuditorium Director used the formal stage and the large screen as the areas of interest.  When in Half Room mode, a partition closed across the width of the room, and the AutoAuditorium Director instead was sensitive to the person standing in front of the wall and the much smaller screen.  A simple toggle switch made the choice. 

Dual Use System

By "Dual Use" we mean one AutoAuditorium Controller can produce a program using either of two sets of cameras.  The most common case would be two rooms, each with its own set of cameras and microphones and audio mixer, and one AutoAuditorium Controller, one Video Mixer, one video recorder, and an audio/video routing switcher.  Under the Controller's command, the routing switcher "bank switches" the signal sources from one room or other into the Mixer and Controller.  The Director can have different production scripts to accommodate the specific needs of each room.

Remember that the Dual Use System will only produce a program from one room at a time.  Switching after the end of a program in one room to the beginning of a program in the other room will only take two or three minutes.

Manual Control

Some programs are beyond the AutoAuditorium System's capabilities.  In such cases it may be desirable to use the AutoAuditorium System cameras, mixer, DVR, etc. to produce a program under manual control. 

We can include a joy-stick control box for the Tracking Camera.  A switch then gives the user a choice:

It is also possible to smoothly switch the Tracking Camera from AutoAuditorium to manual mode "on the fly".  This allows someone monitoring the AutoAuditorium program to correct a poor choice the software might make.  For example, if more than on person comes on stage, the Tracking Camera software may concentrate on the wrong person.  By switching the Tracking Camera to manual mode, a person can then create the best shot for the current situation. Switching back to AutoAuditorium mode puts the software back in charge. 

Please contact us if you want more details.

Additional Stationary Cameras

It is possible to add additional stationary cameras to be used as covering shots during the program.  The cost is very modest and the additional shots provide variety to the program that the viewers appreciate.

For more information, or to learn about compatibility of existing audio-visual equipment that you already own, please Contact Us.

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