Comparison between Obbec Astra S and Kinect ONE

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Comparison between Obbec Astra S and Kinect ONE

Postby alexanu » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Can anyone tell me if orbbec is better than kinect v2?
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Re: Comparison between Obbec Astra S and Kinect ONE

Postby Xcessity » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi,

the main difference between the Orbbec camera and the Kinect is in their hardware/software requirements. The Orbbec camera is the only sensor that can still run on Windows 7 systems and does NOT require USB 3.0.

The tracking quality of the sensors is relatively equal. Still the Orbbec SDK has issues with mapping 3D and color camera pictures. Therefore the Orbbec version of the KinesicMouse requires to manually map the two camera pictures. This step depends on the distance from your face to the camera lens and needs to be repeatet if you drastically change this distance. The configuration is described in this video.

My recommendation is to get a Kinect ONE if your hardware matches the requirements, otherwhise go for an Orbbec Astra S sensor.

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