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Azure Kinect DK

Ok, so you all probably already know that kinect is back…somehow.

After looking a bit at the specs i have to say that i’m a bit confused.
https://opdhsblobprod03.blob.core.windows.net/contents/503db294612a42b3b95420aaabac44cc/77342d6514e7dbbcf477614ed3a7acda?sv=2015-04-05&sr=b&sig=jBsvReTOmE7D%2Bnx8FswKWe6eaPB4XsqmCBwa58hno3o%3D&st=2019-02-26T05%3A32%3A59Z&se=2019-02-27T05%3A42%3A59Z&sp=r

Frame rate is still at 30 and the Depth range considerably went down to 5.45m
It would have been very welcomed to have at least 60fps even at lower resolution imho.
Actually if you compare it to Intel’s Realsense, that has a pretty noisy depth but a very nice range up to 10m, and way higher frame rates it seems to me that it won’t be so attractive for medium/big size interactive installations. Actually since it’s a variation of the sensor embeded in Hololens2 it seems well more suitable for proximity based Mixed media and augmented reality.

The embeded Gyroscope is a pretty nice thing that could be very usefull in mobile scenarios though.
Also these sync and auto-calibration features are sounding great. Thinking about one of the biggest cons of the kinect2 there that needed one computer per device, but I’m wondering if this will only work in standalone mode and connected to the cloud. To what I understand it seems that Microsoft is targetting businesses with ready made solutions along with that Azure service that I don’t know much about.

So, I’m wondering how versatile and easy it would be for us to get acces to these promised features.
Speaking about object recognition, 3D positional tracking, autocalibration of multiple devices, environnement mapping and mesurements, etc.

I guess that we still don’t know much about it but any thoughts on this would be interesting.

oh boy oh boy, can’t wait for the European availability

“From its name we were worried this product would require Microsoft’s Azure cloud service in some way and be crippled without it. Based on information released so far, it appears developers have access to all the same data streams as previous sensors. Azure tie-in takes the form of optional SDKs that make it easier to do things like upload data for processing in Azure cloud-based recognition services.”

Ok then, If this is true, I’m happy :)

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I can have the camera.
would anyone be interested in a partnership?

@Aurel do you mean you can preorder it or you can physically have the camera right now?

Just Pre-order…
I’m based in Brussels, friends will send it to us.
I think the vvvv community should pool the development for this camera and the Intels ones.
What do you think ?

continues here: https://github.com/vvvv/VL.Devices.AzureKinect
turned out the bodytracking is not yet available for .NET, for now this only contains rgb and depth…

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C++/CLI then ;)

if interested, please vote here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/920053-azure-kinect-dk/suggestions/38661742-bodytracking-c-wrapper

Voted!

And just stumbled in the comments of the voting over this: https://github.com/dotMorten/Microsoft.Azure.Kinect.BodyTracking

“Planned to be released in the v 0.9.5 in December.” 🎉🎉🎉