Feb 24, 2013

RGBDtoolkit, wide angle lens and automatic calibration

I finally got a wide angle lens that let me match the FOV (Field Of View) of the Kinect, a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, borowed from the Fine Arts College facilities where I work, in the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia.
I made a small application as a proof of concept towards an automated Kinect - DSLR calibration process, and also for a possible further automated recording-download system controlling remotelly the DSLR via USB.

Feb 6, 2013

RGBDtoolkit first thoughts, hints and issues

There is an interesting tool to improve the use of Kinect's mesh look in audiovisual projects called RGBDtoolkit. With it you can calibrate and record your DSLR's footage together with the depth data, and later use both to generate a 3D textured mesh of the scene from any point of view.

Feb 1, 2013

Kinect realtime hand & finger joints tracking

This just a quick performance/accuracy test of the HandTrackingLib provided by FORTH. The test was done by just running the demo that you can download here: http://cvrlcode.ics.forth.gr/handtracking/