Hi, There is new Kinect V2 device and I have this amazing new device since Friday. I bought it from Microsoft Store in last week and of course I check if new version of Kinect and its SDK 2.0 support working as a Web Cam. And it is not so I decided to create new version of KinectCam for Kinect V2 and I named it KinectCamV2.
But lets begin with first unpacking photo ;-).
After that I setup KinectCamV2 lab to make it ;-).
And the next day was a day of testing of the solution ;-).
To install KinectCamV2 you need:
PC with USB 3 port and Windows 8 OS or above.
Kinect V2 for Windows that you can order here.
Kinect V2 for Windows SDK 2.0 that you can download from here.
KinectCamV2 it is pure .NET/C# 4.5 solution that automatically use installed SDK for KinectV2 and should be compatible with next SDKs. To use this solution you need to unpack in your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 in folder C:\KinectCamV2 and after that go to this folder and right click on install.bat file and choose “Run as an Administrator” and run it. After that your Kinect will be working great with Google Hangout and Skype and other programs. Here you can get FullFastKinectCamV2 ver. 2.2 with IBaseFilter (36302 downloads) or FullFastKinectCamV2 ver. 2.2 (35045 downloads) with Mirrored and Desktop options in System Tray or NewFastKinectCamV2 ver. 2.1 (31490 downloads) or NewKinectCamV2 ver. 2.0 (33726 downloads). Enjoy!.
There is one more thing… I would like to share with you small update. Many people want to use this solution for Skype for Business 2016 or older. The solution is very simple, because Skype for Business 2016 and older uses .NET Framework 2.0 runtime and KinectCamV2 driver is written in .NET Framework 4.0, so to force Skype for Business 2016 or older to use .NET Framework 4.0 all you have to do is very simple thing. You have to create lync.exe.config file with following content.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <configuration> <startup> <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.0"/> </startup> </configuration>
And copy it to the place where you have lync.exe installed, for example inside folder: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16”. This solution can be used for other solutions that uses .NET Framework and you need force to use higer version of .NET Framework.