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Hacking the Kinect by Matt Parker, Daniel Herrera C., Florian Echtler, Nicolas Burrus, Jeff Kramer

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C H A P T E R  4

Computer Vision

Several powerful image processing techniques can be made even more effective when used with a depth image from a Kinect. In this chapter, we will go over how to perform basic image processing. We will then discuss how these techniques work with standard camera input, what they are used for, and how the Kinect's depth image can be used in place of the normal image for different results or to solve some of the issues that can occur with these traditional approaches.

Anatomy of an Image

Digital images are made of pixels. A pixel is the single smallest unit of an image. Images have rows and columns of pixels; the number of columns by the number of rows is said to be the image's resolution. The more pixels an image ...

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