How to Use Webcam with Kinect? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to use webcam in my Kinect Project. Kinect will only be used to get the body points and Webcam video will displayed instead of Kinect Video. The problem i am facing is that when i plug both camera and kinect together, webcam stops working, it gives me a black screen. If i remove Kinect device, Webcam works fine in my c# project.

    How can i use both webcam and Kinect together?



    Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:01 AM

All replies

  • You may have an issue with the USB2 port you are connected to. You will need one dedicated host controller just for the Kinect and cannot be shared with other devices. Try another USB2 port for the web camera to see if that resolves itself.

    The Kinect does not have any functionality to work with a WebCamera, so you may also need to investigate your WebCamera code to ensure it is communicating with the correct device.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:01 PM