Extract Facial Features from 'xed' files. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello there,

    The kinect studio can record the captured by kinect, and save as 'xed' files.

    Now I want to extract the facial feature data from 'xed' file , so how to read the xed files?

    or is there some way to convert the 'xed' file to facial features like animation units, feature points..?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:45 PM

All replies

  • Hi Sunmessage, the short answer is no.

    The Facial features are not recorded inside of XEF files or XRF files. I'm not sure about what XED files are. Kinect Studio only records Body joints, IR, Depth, Color and Audio. The Facial features are what I refer to as "micro" gestures and are not recorded.

    Face and HD Face use a combination of Color, Depth, and IR to determine the face points, deforms and animation units. This data is calculated using an internal machine learning algorithm which is exposed through the Face and HD Face apis. This data is not recorded through Kinect Studio.

    You have to build your own mechanism for recording this data. In my upcoming session I will show how I did it here:

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    Monday, May 4, 2015 5:06 AM
  • Thank you Dwight-Goins for your response. My mistake it should be XEF files or XRF files. I will join in your upcoming session to see it.

    However, I've built my small own HD face tracking program in C++ to extract the face features.  Now I would like to export the features to .csv files. Do you have any idea? Thank you so much.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 6:47 AM