Kinect time of flight

#1straymatterPosted 10/9/2013 12:15:20 AM
The new Kinect is using a time of flight camera to improve motion sensing. This was from a MS blog.
It seems reports are somewhat scarce about the new Kinect, they are slowly building the hype on this.

A time-of-flight camera emits light signals and then measures how long it takes them to return. That needs to be accurate to 1/10,000,000,000 of a second—remember, we’re talking the speed of light here. With such measurements, the camera is able to differentiate light reflecting from objects in a room and the surrounding environment. That provides an accurate depth estimation that enables the shape of those objects to be computed.

That speed-of-light capability would be a major advancement for the Kinect sensor portion of Xbox One

“Motion blur,” Acharya explains, “is a parameter that needs to be minimized and is not technology-specific. The time-of-flight camera uses global shutter, which has helped reduce motion blur significantly—from 65 milliseconds in the original Kinect to fewer than 14 milliseconds now.”

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/10/02/collaboration-expertise-produce-enhanced-sensing-in-xbox-one.aspx

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/03/xbox-ones-kinect-to-use-time-of-flight-for-more-exact-measure/
#22NIKNIMPosted 10/9/2013 1:12:35 AM
They mentioned this in the Reveal back in may, but it was drowned out by the parade of TVTVTSHPAWTZTVDOG memes. They also mentioned that it was Patented too... Which I am sure they must have some bloody good lawyers if they want to pull off a speed-of-light patent :p
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#3straymatter(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 10:46:21 AM
What there is no way you can patent that, wow that is very cool and frightening.

Here is a the same article but better...

http://microsoft-news.com/a-look-at-challenges-in-creating-the-next-generation-kinect-for-the-xbox-one/
#4MRL3G3NDPosted 10/9/2013 10:55:13 AM
Microsoft are masters at spin...I don't blame the average person for falling for this crap

Oh wow time of flight technology photons and cutting edge technology


Radar was invented in 1935 using time of flight technology

police have been using this to give out tickets forever
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#5METALINGUS5150Posted 10/9/2013 11:00:56 AM
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#6straymatter(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 11:02:59 AM
You've got to be pretty advanced to appreciate how incredible this is.
No matter what the Kinect is going to be huge!
#7BadLuckIncPosted 10/9/2013 11:03:33 AM
METALINGUS5150 posted...
Kinect is still worthless.
lol


I'm interested in it.... So not worthless to me~
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#8IronSasquatchPosted 10/9/2013 11:05:51 AM
MRL3G3ND posted...
Radar was invented in 1935 using time of flight technology

police have been using this to give out tickets forever


QFT
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#9straymatter(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 11:07:48 AM
IronSasquatch posted...
MRL3G3ND posted...
Radar was invented in 1935 using time of flight technology

police have been using this to give out tickets forever


QFT
This is different from time of flight camera
#10IronSasquatchPosted 10/9/2013 11:09:17 AM
Guess I'm not advanced enough to understand why this is groundbreaking and super innovative.
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