Depth Sensors Comparison

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Kinect Sensors Support

iPi Recorder supports Kinect 2 and Kinect sensors. Kinect 2 for Windows is Xbox One Kinect sensor plus Kinect Adapter for Windows. Kinect 2 has higher resolution compared to first generation Kinect sensor.

Important! Only single Kinect 2 (Kinect for Xbox One) sensor can be connected to one PC due to limitation in Microsoft Kinect SDK 2. Each Kinect 2 (Kinect for Xbox One) sensor can be connected to a separate computer, Distributed Recording feature must be used.
Kinect for Xbox One
Microsoft Kinect for Windows

Kinect Sensors Comparison

Device Pros Cons
Kinect 2 for Windows / Kinect for Xbox One
  • Higher resolution of depth and RGB video
  • Lower noise, better quality of point cloud
  • Higher overall tracking quality can be expected
  • Much better feet tracking
  • Low mutual sensors interference
  • More tolerant to lighting conditions
  • Requires USB 3.0 controller
  • Only single sensor on one PC is supported by Microsoft Kinect SDK 2
  • Works on Windows 8 and higher only. Does not work on Windows 7.
Kinect for Windows
  • Ensures tracking quality comparable with Kinect 2, but hardware requirements are not so strong
  • Requires USB 2.0 controller
  • Works on Windows 7 and higher
  • Lower resolution
  • Less tolerant to lighting conditions
  • Higher mutual interference of sensors leads to more noise in case of using several sensors

Other Depth Sensors

Other depth sensors supported:

ASUS Xtion Live
ASUS Xtion
PrimeSense Carmine 1.08

If needed you can find more information about these sensors in documentation for previous version of iPi Motion Capture.

Installing Drivers

To use the sensors, you may need to download and install device drivers and software libraries for ASUS Xtion / ASUS Xtion Live / PrimeSense Carmine.