Depth Sensors Comparison
Starting from version 188.8.131.52, iPi Recorder supports ASUS Xtion and ASUS Xtion Live devices (and also PRO modifications for developers). They are similar to Microsoft Kinect sensor and can be used in the same way. But there are certain differences that you can take into account before making decision on which device to choose for use with iPi Motion Capture.
Kinect vs Xtion / Carmine
Both Microsoft Kinect and ASUS Xtion (Live) / PrimeSense Carmine sensors are based on the same PrimeSense infra-red technology. So all basic characteristics critical for full-body motion capture are generally the same. But there are certain differences that you can take into account:
|ASUS Xtion / PrimeSense Carmine||
Xtion Live vs Xtion vs Carmine
- ASUS Xtion Live or PrimeSense Carmine is recommended because it includes color sensor as well. Color image is currently not used for tracking, but eventually will. Also it helps to operate the system
- Note: ASUS Xtion and ASUS Xtion Live are also available in PRO modification (for developers). But the hardware is the same for regular and PRO versions, the only difference is in the software supplied with the device, that you will not need for use with iPi Motion Capture system
- PrimeSense Carmine has better USB 3.0 compatibility than original ASUS Xtion Live. However, there is a firmware update for ASUS, which makes both devices equivalent.