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How can I access the infrared data stream of Kinect V2?

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RangeRes on 25 Apr 2016
Commented: Luis Paloma on 22 Apr 2018
I'm currently using Kinect V2 on Image Acquisition Toolbox Version 5.0. The infrared data stream (amplitude image) does not show up in the Hardware Browser as it used to be in Kinect V1. Any ideas about accessing the infrared stream in this toolbox or other Matlab functions?
Thanks for help in advance,


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Madhura Suresh
Madhura Suresh on 27 Apr 2016
Edited: Madhura Suresh on 27 Apr 2016
Hi RangeRes,
The infrared stream is not supported with the Kinect V2, but we do expose the depth stream and all the skeletal tracking information. More information here.
Will that not work? We haven't had any users ask for the infrared stream yet, but we would consider adding that in a future release of the Image Acquisition Toolbox.


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Madhura Suresh
Madhura Suresh on 4 May 2016
Hi RangeRes,
Option1: Write a MEX file (by that, you can write a C++ file that communicates with the Kinect directly.)
Option2 (better): Write your own custom adaptor for using the Custom Adaptor Kit. Link to the adaptor kit is here.
Jonathan Michaels
Jonathan Michaels on 24 Dec 2016
Hello Madhura, I would be extremely interested in being able to retrieve the infrared stream as well. At the moment I'm using a third party toolbox (Mex files), but I have issues with frame dropping that should be solved by the way the IMAQ toolbox triggers data.
Luis Paloma
Luis Paloma on 22 Apr 2018
Hello Jonathan, I have the same problem as you, could you send me those Mex files to acquire IR stream along with depth stream? I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance! Luis

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