Introduction to Depthkit

With Depthkit, you can create your own volumetric video in-house. Depthkit is a software solution that captures volumetric video with a PC and depth sensors. Designed to be robust and reliable, Depthkit is well-established among volumetric creators worldwide.

How does it work?

Filming volumetric video with Depthkit looks a lot like film production. Your actors or subjects are real people, and you'll record them on set with the Depthkit desktop software application. Instead of cameras, you'll use depth sensors. You can use familiar filmmaking techniques on set, like perfecting the lighting.

Depthkit clips can be exported as "Combined Per Pixel" video files. Post-production with Depthkit lets you take advantage of standard video practices like color correction, laying back audio, and compression. Then, you'll bring your Depthkit volumetric video into Unity game engine with one of our downloadable integrations. Depthkit clips are turned into first-class 3D objects at runtime in Unity.

Or, you can take advantage of geometry sequence exports and use your Depthkit clips in a variety of 3D tools.

What do you need?

Basic requirements

  • A Depthkit software license. Purchase a subscription, or discover which license is right for you.
  • A PC running Windows. There are different minimum specifications based on your intended capture set-up. Read the Core, Cinema and Studio app guides for details.
  • A depth sensor. We recommend Microsoft's Azure Kinect. Depthkit Core also supports the Microsoft Kinect v2 for PC, and provides experimental support for the Intel Realsense D415, D435, and D435i. Don't have a depth sensor yet? Download and experiment with Depthkit demo data from your account downloads page.

Additional gear (optional)

  • Greenscreen. By shooting against a keyable backdrop, you can take full advantage of Depthkit's Refinement algorithm to maximize the capture quality.
  • Up to 10 Azure Kinect depth sensors. With Depthkit Studio, you can record full body volumetric video, capturing your subject from all angles. See the Depthkit Studio guides for more options.
  • Professional-grade video cameras. Depthkit Cinema lets you pair a video camera to your depth sensor to unlock color resolution up to 8k.
Record real people out in the field or in your studio as 3D characters. The Depthkit desktop software app has a 3D viewport, showing real-time previews so you can be confident and precise with your volumetric video captures.Record real people out in the field or in your studio as 3D characters. The Depthkit desktop software app has a 3D viewport, showing real-time previews so you can be confident and precise with your volumetric video captures.

Record real people out in the field or in your studio as 3D characters. The Depthkit desktop software app has a 3D viewport, showing real-time previews so you can be confident and precise with your volumetric video captures.