Creating a project

Once logged in, you are able to create a new project or open an existing project in the main login menu. Simply create a new project and you will be taken to the capture interface.

By default, Depthkit will prompt you to create a new project in Documents\Depthkit, however you can specify any location that you like. Just remember to create a new folder when making a new project.

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If you see the message "Please specify an empty folder", as seen below, it means you may be trying to make a new project in an existing Depthkit project. If this happens click New, move up in the file directory, and create a new folder for your new project.

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Depthkit project folder

Once your project has been created, your folder will contain a _calibration folder as well as a dkproject.json file. As soon as you begin to record, your clips will be populated in this folder as timestamped take folders. An _Exports folder will be generated as your default export location. All of these files are needed for working in Depthkit.

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If relocating your Depthkit project, you should move the parent Depthkit folder containing your:

  • _calibration folder
  • _Exports folder
  • Takes
  • dkproject.json

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Depthkit Projects on External Hard Drives

If relocating your Depthkit project to an external hard drive, we recommend using NTFS. If using an exFat drive, you may have issue with Depthkit reading the project.

Project settings

In the top menu, select Edit → Preferences. Here you can set your maximum memory usage and enable or disable the GPU accelerated capture pipeline. Depending on your system specifications, this setting will increase capture performance. If unsure which option is best for you, simply enable/disable and try a quick test recording for each. It will be clear which is more performance friendly based on the number of dropped frames and the activity of the backlog in the take Diagnostics. More on this in Performance testing.

If you are experiencing a backlog that fills up often or quickly, increase your maximum memory usage. This will give the backlog more resources to work with during recording.

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Now you're ready to begin creating.
Head over to the app guides for the specific Depthkit license you're working with.