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Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide by Abhijit Jana

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Chapter 4. Getting the Most out of Kinect Camera

You are all set to take your development experience to the next level. This time you will leverage your learning towards the Kinect SDK API by accessing the Kinect camera and playing around with the data captured by the camera. The Kinect device has a video camera that delivers the three basic color components, namely red, green, and blue. As part of the Kinect sensor, the camera helps in capturing the color stream, enabling face tracking and more. This color stream is the least complex process in terms of the way it returns the data and how the SDK processes it. Working with a Kinect image stream majorly involves the following steps:

  1. Enabling the stream.
  2. Capturing the stream frame by frame in the ...

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