Has the Kinect (Windows Devices) node something to do with the new SDK release in February 2012 ?
Cause I’m running all the existing samples from Microsoft Kinect 2.0 (PC) with no problem and I still have my Kinect node red in vvvv. I assume that this implementation worked for the elder SDK versions ?
I did uninstall all the OpenNI and Primesense traces on my machine before running this in case, but I might go back to the OpenNI implementation
@pdubost: yep you have to uninstall the final kinect for windows sdk and install the earlier kinect sdk beta to work with the christmas-pack mssdk plugin. also you can have both openni and mssdk installed just you have to choose the driver in the device manager before you want to use the kinect. i’d say however the openni plugin is much better currently than the mssdk one (if you don’t need wrists and feet) openni provides a higher resolution, agc-ed or raw and aligned depth and it’s a bit more stable and faster than the mssdk one (also it doesn’t need calibration pose anymore).
@microdee: I have retail Kinect for Windows hardware (not 360). Do you know if the beta 2 or openni drivers work with the newer hardware? I just got this hardware today and will do my research but if you have a quick answer that would be fantastic.
Is this plugin code available somewhere? I would happily take a crack at fixing it, I have some experience with both 360 and Kinect for Windows hardware. It should be abstracted out at some point and support both I would think. I’m new around here, as of today. Look forward to working with some of you, the community here appears to be fantastic.
kinect for windows looks like only a scam. microsoft speaks about the features of KfW as they weren’t already achieved with existing openni drivers with the original kinect. sure-sure nearmode is more accurate blah blah on planet earth it’s called a firmware update 1.01 not separate product series. brekel says it should work a folk in his forums says it doesn’t work for him http://www.brekel.com/?page_id=368/feature-requests/the-new-kinect-for-windows/