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OpenCV 3 Blueprints by Utkarsh Sinha, Quan Hua, Steven Puttemans, Joseph Howse

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Supercharging the ASUS Xtion PRO Live and other OpenNI-compliant depth cameras

ASUS introduced the Xtion PRO Live in 2012 as an input device for motion-controlled games, natural user interfaces (NUIs), and computer vision research. It is one of six similar cameras based on sensors designed by PrimeSense, an Israeli company that Apple acquired and shut down in 2013. For a brief comparison between the Xtion PRO Live and the other devices that use PrimeSense sensors, see the following table:

Name

Price and Availability

Highest Res NIR Mode

Highest Res Color Mode

Highest Res Depth Mode

Depth Range

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

$135

Available

640x480 @ 30 FPS?

640x480 @ 30 FPS

640x480 @ 30 FPS

0.8m to 3.5m?

ASUS Xtion PRO

$200

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