New Kinect Hack Uses 2 Kinect’s

There have been a lot of hacks using the new Kinect, but this may be the first one that utilizes 2 of them at the same time. Personally, I’d like to see 3, maybe 4, to get all angles and make a complete 3D representation of the room. That’d be awesome. Still, this one looks pretty great! It needs some cleanup of the image, but this is definitely just a proof of concept. I like how when a part is hidden from one camera, the other takes over and keeps it textured.

First test of merging the 3D video streams from two Kinect cameras into a single 3D reconstruction. The cameras were placed at an angle of about 90 degrees, aimed at the same spot in 3D space.

The two cameras were calibrated internally using the method described in the previous video, and were calibrated externally (with respect to each other) using a flat checkerboard calibration pattern and manual measurements.