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Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2

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  • 1080p HD video
  • Wider/expanded field of view and improved skeletal tracking
  • New active infrared capabilities
  • Improved Microphone (zero balanced)
  • 25 Point Skeleton for a total of six people (each person has 25 skeletal joints)
  • Thumb tracking, end of hand tracking, open and closed hand gestures
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Product Description

Communicate with computers naturally. Kinect for Windows gives computers eyes, ears, and a brain. With Kinect for Windows, businesses and developers are creating applications that allow their customers to interact naturally with computers by simply gesturing and speaking.

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Brand Name Microsoft
Item model number 74Z-00001
Hardware Platform pc
Item Weight 4.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 14.2 x 6.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.46 x 14.2 x 6.48 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B00KZIVEXO
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3.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,996 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#85 in Software > Operating Systems > Microsoft Windows
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available June 14, 2014

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You will need a USB 3.0 connection. Easy to install 3.0 and connect to your PC's Motherboard. Be prepared to watch a lot of YouTube videos to learn how to use it with Maya and MotionBuilder. You will also need Brickel if you are creating animation videos. Have fun!
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Just bought this item direct from Microsoft. It works as advertised. Note: It does have a fitting for a tripod made for cameras and camcorders. My tripod? A Professional 72-inch TRIPOD FOR All Canon Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak, Fuji, Cameras And Camcorders gotten right here on Amazon. I will add more to this review after I discover more ways to use the Kinect v2.
2014-11-18 Added: Since this Kinect is an expensive and complex piece of equipment, I am careful as to where to store it when not in use. Instead of removing it from the tripod when I need the tripod for my camcorder, I bought another, smaller tripod for the camcorder. So the Kinect v2 has its own, permanent home on top of the 72" tripod, both when in use and when not in use. Poser Pro 2014 Game Dev with SR5, works with the Kinect v2 now. Also I've explored the Kinect SDK which can be downloaded free from Microsoft, and was amazed to see a 'top view' of my own, moving 'rigging skeleton' on one of the windows. This is done with only one Kinect v2 located IN FRONT of me! In full disclosure, I am a Hobbyist, not a developer.
2014-12-17 I am running Windows 10 Technical Preview, now. The Kinect v2 SDK has a 'Quality Checker' of my computer and it fell short on a couple of areas. The USB 3.O ports on my newer AMD computer were not good enough for Kinect v2. Solution: ORICO PRU3-4P 4 Port USB 3.0 PCI, on the Microsoft QVL, from Amazon fixed that. Next, the SDK also said the frame rate was was topping out at 23 fps. Solution: An EVGA GeForce GTX 750 2GB FTW, addon PCI_E GPU, again from Amazon, to replace my HD on-board graphics. This fixed not only the lacking frame rate, but also the 'Color and Depth' properties which had also been lacking. Now the SDK Quality Checker says my Quad Core 3.0 ghz Home Built computer is fully qualified to run Kinect v2!

Next Stop: Signing up for 'Unreal Engine 4'.
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Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2
I purchased Kinect for Windows v2 for my graduation project, In order to develop Windows Store App.
The main hardware problem that i faced, that it requires a USB 3.0 port, and i've MBP 13" late 2011 that doesn't support USB 3.0; and to solve this problem i bought a new HP laptop with USB 3.0 port. You also need a good GPU, Because if you used Intel GPU you well faces a problem of Low FPS. The software problem that i faced was the lack of resources for developing Windows Store App using C#, most of the available resources is for Kinect for Windows V1 not for the newer version.
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Great gadget, but it requires lots of computational power from your PC/MAC. So be aware to have appropriate hardware if you want to develop for this. We had Dell's All-in-one computer, and it always started using its ventilators to cool down the CPU. I don't like lots of wires it has as well. :)
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Very dissatisfied. Had to order parts because the Kinect information called for a dedicated USB and indicated a USB problem. Order up parts that all took two weeks coming from China with Amazon indicating the parts would arrive soon. Then, after installed by tech and tried on a different computer it was obvious the Kinect was not working. With all of these problems, it was too late to return the device. The problem with time was due to Amazon giving false information regarding deliveries that were coming out of China and that was not made clear. Dissatisfied with the product and Amazon that led to these concerns.
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Doesn't work, plain and simple.

Like others. I've upgraded to windows 8.1, and downloaded their Kinect SDK 2.0. NOTHING WORKS.

Even their own applications (i.e. Kinect Studio) don't work.

My computer has the following:
Gigabytle F2A88XN-WIFI Motherboard (yes, it has usb 3.0)
AMD A10-7850k APU
Amd Radeon R9 270x graphics.
8GB Ram
Samsung SSD

This machine is a beast, and meets all the Kinect requirements. But yet, the kinect still doesn't work. It just keeps restarting. Apparently this is a common problem, as Microsofts forums are flooded with complaints about this very issue.

At least I can return this piece of crap. Microsoft should be ashamed!

UPDATE:

As a last ditch effort, I removed my AMD Radeon R9 Graphics card, and replaced it with the following:
Startech 2 Port PCI Express SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter

Attaching this adapter to the PCI-Express x16 slot seemed to do the trick; now the Kinect works as it should. I will bumped my review to 2-stars because owners shouldn't have to go through this much trouble in order to get a device to work when their system already meets requirements.

Now what can I do with my AMD Radeon R9...sigh!
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Very Sad - Had to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8.1 then had to buy a USB 3 card but the Kinect just blinks on and off - never got it to work and Microsofts only recommendation is buy a new computer - what a disappointment
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By Fernando on February 22, 2015
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Perfect!
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