Depth Sensors Comparison

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Kinect Sensors Support

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

Important! Only single Kinect 2 sensor is supported due to limitation in Microsoft Kinect SDK 2. Using multiple Kinect 2 sensors will soon be possible with the help of distributed recording feature, which will allow to record the same session with several computers. In this case each Kinect 2 sensor can be connected to a separate computer.
Kinect 2 for Windows
Kinect for Xbox One
Microsoft Kinect for Windows

Kinect Sensros Comparison

Device Pros Cons
Kinect 2 for Windows / Kinect for Xbox One
  • Higher resolution of depth and RGB video
  • Low mutual sensors interference
  • More tolerant to lighting conditions
  • Better tracking quality can be expected
    (but the difference with first generation Kinect is not dramatic)
  • Requires USB 3.0 controller
  • Only single sensor on one PC is supported by Microsoft Kinect SDK 2
  • Works only on Windows 8 / 8.1
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 8 / 7 / Vista SP2
  • Lower resolution
  • Less tolerant to lighting conditions
  • Higher mutual interference of sensors leads to more noise in case of using several sensors

Obsolete Sensors

iPi Recorder also supports obsolete sensors, currently unavailable for purchase:

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.