Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Microsoft explains how it built a better Kinect, boosted accuracy without sacrificing performance (video)

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

The Xbox One's improved Kinect device is looking like an enormous leap ahead of its predecessor, but getting it there wasn't easy. Designing it took a joint-effort between Microsoft's research division and the Architecture and Silicon Management (ASM) shop, according to Redmond's TechNet blog. It wasn't enough that the designers had to address the original Kinect's shortcomings either, adding new features presented plenty of new hurdles to overcome. Take the new sensor's HD camera upgrade, for example. That wider field of view may make using Kinect in a real living room more feasible, but the enhanced fidelity made it harder for engineers to keep smaller objects (like fingers) from disappearing into the background. The team has outlined some of the camera's new tricks, like ambient light canceling and an improved color camera, in a pair of demo videos. You'll find both of those, plus a look at how the Kinect processes 6.5 million pixels per second without the Xbox One missing a beat, at the source link below.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

View
The Panama Papers lawyers want to stop Netflix’s ‘The Laundromat’

The Panama Papers lawyers want to stop Netflix’s ‘The Laundromat’

View
Oppo’s Reno 2 has a 'sharkfin' pop-up camera and decent zoom on the cheap

Oppo’s Reno 2 has a 'sharkfin' pop-up camera and decent zoom on the cheap

View
Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate retro gaming portable

Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate retro gaming portable

View
Ang Lee chases cinema’s 120FPS future with ‘Gemini Man’

Ang Lee chases cinema’s 120FPS future with ‘Gemini Man’

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr