Quick Start Guide for Multiple Depth Sensors Configuration

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Video Tutorials

Jimer Lins’ tutorial (motion capture for SFM)

Note: This tutorial is for Version 2. New tutorials are under construction
For the Impatient

Get Hardware

  • Get the Microsoft Kinect sensors.
  • Get computer with DirectX 11 videocard and at least two USB 2.0 or 3.0 controllers.



  • Find a suitable space: 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
  • Actor should be dressed in casual slim clothing, avoid shiny fabrics.
  • Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use iPi Recorder to record your performance.
Note: Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.
  • Point all sensors at the actor.
    • The angle between two depth sensors in each pair can be in the range 60-90 degrees, or near to 180 degrees.
  • For calibration, take flat rectangular cardboard, and use iPi Recorder to record calibration video
  • Please ensure that the calibration board is visible in both sensors. Turn the calibration board to the left and to the right, holding it vertically in front of yourself on outstretched arms.
  • Record video of actor's performance. Please ensure that the whole body including arms and legs is visible during the performance in both sensors. Start from a T-pose. Then goes actor’s performance.


For more details see User Guide for Dual Depth Sensor Configuration.