Setup and Configuration

Install hardware support, configure hardware connection

The Kinect adaptor lets you acquire images using a Kinect® for Windows® V1 or V2 device. The Kinect V1 sensor runs on Windows 7 and above, and the Kinect V2 Sensor runs on Windows 8 and above.

Topics

Kinect V1

Key Features and Differences in the Kinect V1 Support

Doing image acquisition with a Kinect for Windows camera is similar to using other cameras and adaptors, but has some key differences.

Detect the Kinect V1 Devices

Because the Kinect for Windows camera has two separate sensors, the color sensor and the depth sensor, the toolbox lists two DeviceIDs. Use imaqhwinfo on the adaptor to display the two device IDs.

Kinect V2

Key Features and Differences in the Kinect V2 Support

Doing image acquisition with a Kinect for Windows camera is similar to using other cameras and adaptors, but has some key differences. This section also outlines the requirements and supported hardware for Kinect V2.

Detect the Kinect V2 Devices

Because the Kinect for Windows camera has two separate sensors, the color sensor and the depth sensor, the toolbox lists two DeviceIDs. Use imaqhwinfo on the adaptor to display the two device IDs.