NVIDIA Broadcast has reached version 1.4.0 and is the company’s tool for live broadcasts, voice chats, and video conference calls using RTX and AI technology. The latest addition is called Eye Contact (currently in beta). The official description says that it “uses AI to make it look like you’re looking directly at the camera, even when you’re looking to the side or taking notes,” and the results are impressive.
And if we’re being honest, it’s a bit scary too, as the effect looks real: blinking is taken into account, and eye contact that isn’t there is suddenly there. Below is a short demo of Eye Contact as part of the 1.4 update video.
NVIDIA Broadcast uses the AI hardware found in NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, bringing a dose of RTX On to video conferencing. Since it’s in beta, the effect can look unnatural at times, but it’s still impressive to see in action. The main benefit here for video production will be the ability to make a presenter reading a script appear to be addressing the camera and audience directly.
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NVIDIA Broadcast first made headlines with the introduction of AI Noise and Echo Removal, where even something as loud as a vacuum cleaner can be completely removed, leaving only your voice. The new update also improves the AI-powered virtual background effect with improved blur. The addition of Eye Contact certainly helps strengthen NVIDIA Broadcast as an all-in-one solution for video, and who knows, maybe the next YouTube video you watch will show the technology in action without you knowing.