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3D free viewpoint generated with 2 Kinects

Oliver Kreylos is doing magic with his two  Microsoft Kinects. He had them paired and their output meshed -- one basically filling in the gaps of the other. He found that the two do create some interference, the dotted IR pattern of one causing some holes and blotches in the other and the results are quite impressive. This is of course not Cinema quality, but imagine where Kinects and 3D TVs will bring us in two years from nomw.....

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As you can see in the paper here on Engadget, Oliver is able to rotate the camera perspective and basically film himself from a new camera angle that exists somewhere in between the position of the two Kinects, and do-so in real-time. More than 700,000 people have already seen this demo on YouTube.

Oliver is working at the Institute for Data analysis and Visualisation (UC Davis, CA, USA). He is here on the web at with his impressive list of R&D achievements (not only Kinect based, but always in the 3D field...).