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Multiple Kinect v2 Sensors RRS feed

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  • Greetings,

    It's been a while since anyone has heard an update regarding being able to use multiple Kinect v2 sensors on a single computer.  The last I heard was in June, when supposedly an engineer said it was "3+ months away".  I was wondering if someone would be able to update the community regarding this functionality's status? I'd really like to be able to do this for a project I have in mind that would require multiple sensors and different angles and don't have the budget for a dedicated computer for each sensor.  Thank you in advance for your response, all of you are awesome!

    -Kirkland

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:54 AM

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  • There have been some recent forum posts about this topic. You can read this and this.

    With current runtime, you cannot simultaneously use several Kinect v2 on the same machine.

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:46 AM
  • Ah, I see.  I knew about the USB controller issue but not the PCI bus issue.  I have to say this kind of bums me out, but oh well.  I guess I'll have to see if I can make a cheap enough cluster to get it done over a network. Thanks!
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:33 AM
  • I've been running on Intel i5 NUCs which are relatively cheap, small and still powerful enough.

    Brekel

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:42 AM
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  • I've been pricing builds on Newegg that I could turn into a small Kinect cluster.  I need three for what I want to do.  this is what I have right now.  It's going to be a while before I can build up three grand so I don't know if I'll ever get to do it. But on the bright side I would be able to use it as a cluster for other projects as well, so...yeah.  I was thinking i5 but the linked conversation is deterring me from that. Would you be willing to let me know some more of your system's specs? Would love some input from anyone willing to offer any!

    Link to conversation that deterred me from i5, specifically the post from "Carmine Si - MSFT": https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dbaeb6a9-2af2-49f9-8cdb-07aff309d5ce/insufficient-frame-rate-detected-from-kinect-kinect-sensor-v2?forum=kinectv2sdk


    Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:23 AM
  • Ok, after researching your solution Brekel I definatley like it more than what I was thinking.  Is the access to the Kinect v2 sensor complete, or do you have to lower the resolution in order to achieve usability?
     I'm looking at the NUC5I3RYK now http://www.amazon.com/Intel-D54250WYK1-i5-4250U-Processor-Power/dp/B00H3YT8CC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423705451&sr=8-2&keywords=NUC5i5RYK
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:39 AM
  • Assuming I do get 2 NUCs to run 2 other kinects, what sort of lag do you see from the sensors that are on the network?
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:41 AM
  • That highly depends on your code implementation and what data you send across.
    Skeleton data is light but pointcloud data (especially with HD color included) is pretty heavy, of course compression can help to a certain extend.

    Brekel

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:48 AM
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  • Hi KirklandY,

    Have you bought NUC5I5RYK? I am also using this NUC but got a problem with Unknown USB 3.0 port. Not sure if Kinect version 2 works well with your NUC5i5RYK? Thank you

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:15 AM
  • I own a NUC5i5RYH and a previous generation D54250WYK seem to run fine here.
    Both run freshly installed Win10.

    Configuration verifier gives a warning about unable to detect the USB3 bandwidth (as it has on every machine I tried it on) but things run fine.

    Brekel

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 8:45 AM
    Moderator
  • hellow i buy the two kinect sensors the one week ago but they are not working....

    include is BBS dont connecting multi kinect have you seeen before good work multi kinect??

    Monday, December 26, 2016 11:26 AM