Kinect + Kinect = Even Awesomer 3D Video
Remember Oliver Kreylos, the US Davis researcher who wowed us with his 3D video reconstruction using the Kinect‘s dual camera? Well, he’s back, and this time, he’s got two Kinects worked in tandem for even better 3D, though some interference is created.
First test of merging the 3D video streams from two Kinect cameras into a single 3D reconstruction. The cameras were placed at an angle of about 90 degrees, aimed at the same spot in 3D space.
The two cameras were calibrated internally using the method described in the previous video, and were calibrated externally (with respect to each other) using a flat checkerboard calibration pattern and manual measurements.