Kinect for Windows v2 Requires Installing the Kinect for Windows SDK
If using the Kinect for Windows v2, you will need to download the Kinect for Windows SDK before you are ready to run Depthkit with this sensor.
The Azure Kinect does not require any additional drivers to be downloaded.
Once you download Depthkit from your account page, the Depthkit Setup Wizard will guide you through a straightforward installation.
Once installed, you will be prompted to update when you open the tool whenever new features are available so you don't have to worry making sure you are using the latest version. If an update is available in Dephkit, you will be automatically notified the next time your launch the application.
When you first launch Depthkit, we'll ask you if you would like to share anonymous user information with us to help improve the tool. These stats help us understand computers types, sensors, and general use patterns allowing us to improve your experience. We also allow the opting in of crash reporting. This is highly recommended so we can solve any crash related bugs as soon as possible. This anonymous data collection is entirely optional and the data collected will never be used to personally identify you.
Data Collection is Anonymous
We'll never be able to personally identify you with this data, and we will never be able to see anything that you are capturing. This telemetry data helps our team understand what computers are in use for Depthkit and ensures that we can create a high quality user experience.
If you accept, you will be sharing the following anonymous user statistics:
- Computer Specification including:
- Operating System
- Processor Chipset and number of cores
- Graphics chipset, driver version, and OpenGL version
- Login Activity
- Capture information including:
- Depth sensor and stream resolution
- Capture duration
- Number of dropped frames
- Export duration
If at any point, you no longer wish to share usage statistics or crash reporting, you can disable the feature at your convenience under the Edit, Preferences menu.
Once launched, you will be greeted by the Depthkit login menu. Here you can login with your existing Depthkit account information. You can also reset your password if needed.
Depthkit requires an internet connection so you can log in and connect to your Depthkit account. However, we provide a two week grace period so you can stay connected to your account when shooting without an internet connection. If you know you are about to be offline, just make sure you are logged in before you disconnect from the internet to take advantage of this 14 day offline period.
This only applies to those working without internet. Otherwise, you will have no issue staying logged into your Depthkit account.