Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Using the Owl App
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Accessing and using the Owl App. We will cover
the 4 main reasons to use the app. While you will generally not NEED to use the
app there are instances in which you may prefer to have more control.
- Wake up the owl - 95% of the
time, the Owl will wake up when you start the meeting and the mic, speakers and
video will automatically be active. Sometimes it wakes up faster than
others, but if you find that it’s taking too long, you can use the app.
Lock and Zoom -The main
function of the Owl is the listen to who is talking and aim a portion of its
360 degree lens to feature that person. If you want to select a location
in the room for the Owl to focus on and/or zoom in on, you can use the app.
Return to Auto Focus- If you do
use the Manual Lock & Zoom feature, you will use the app to go back to
- Turn off/on the panorama view
from the Owl features the current and most frequent speakers, but it also
includes a full view of the room. If you don't want that view, you can
turn it off.
You should install the Owl App on your phone, look in the
app store or play store for “Meeting Owl”
After opening the app, you will see all the owls in
proximity, select the owl for the room you are in.
Camera controls are the only option you will need here
On the Camera controls page you will find two options Camera
Lock and Zoom which you can use to wake up the owl , manually control what the
owl is focusing on and return to auto focus
If an owl is not responding or you very quickly need your
owl to get it together you can do that by tapping Take Control, which will wake
the owl up, you can then select “ Reset to Auto Focus” which will appear at the
bottom of the screen. This process wakes the owl and gets them ready to work
just as if you’d woken them up using the podium.
For more detailed control you can continue working in the
Camera Lock and Zoom screen. Here you can tell the owl to only look at a
specific area by moving the rectangle around until what you want is in frame.
You can use the slider to zoom in and out.
You may have noticed the panorama at the top of the images
from the Owl. You can use the 360 pano toggle to turn that off and on. It will
remove the strip from the top of the image and will just focus on the speaker
or speakers rather than showing the whole room. This does not change the 360
microphone, only the camera.
Note in the image the panorama is sharp and small while
the focused image is bigger and fuzzier. The owl is great for viewing a
discussion, it’s not so great for just viewing the board.