What is libfreenect2?

libfreenect2 is an open source cross-platform driver for Kinect for Windows v2 devices. This documentation is designed for application developers who want to extract and use depth and color images from Kinect v2 for further processing.

How do I install Freenect for Windows?


  1. open libtisch-2.0/scripts/common.props and find Insert Path to freenect here and provide here the path to the include directory of libfreenect, e.g. C:\kinect\libfreenect\include
  2. important go to your libusb folder, copy lusb0_usb.h and rename it to usb.h.

How do I install Freenect?

Detailed Instructions:

  1. Run update command to update package repositories and get latest package information.
  2. Run the install command with -y flag to quickly install the packages and dependencies. sudo apt-get install -y freenect.
  3. Check the system logs to confirm that there are no related errors.

What is Pykinect?

The pykinect package provides access to the Kinect device. The nui package provides interactions with the Kinect cameras including skeleton tracking, video camera, as well as the depth camera. The audio subpackage provides access to the Kinect devices microphones.

What is Freenect?

OpenKinect is an open community of people interested in making use of the amazing Xbox Kinect hardware with our PCs and other devices. Our members have joined this Project with the mission of creating the best possible suite of applications for the Kinect. OpenKinect is a true “open source” community!

Is there a driver for Kinect for Windows v2?

Driver for Kinect for Windows v2 (K4W2) devices (release and developer preview). Note: libfreenect2 does not do anything for either Kinect for Windows v1 or Kinect for Xbox 360 sensors. Use libfreenect1 for those sensors. If you are using libfreenect2 in an academic context, please cite our work using the following DOI:

Is there a library for Kinect for Windows k4w2?

The libfreenect2 library provides a library allowing depth and RGB data to be extracted from a Kinect for Windows v2 (K4W2) device. libfreenect2 must be installed prior to building this module.

What kind of power supply does Kinect 4 Windows 2 use?

Kinect 4 Windows 2 comes with a breakout box which basically converts from a custom power supply plug with 12V and 5V & a standard USB3 B-style socket to the proprietary Kinect connector.

Do you need to upload firmware for Kinect?

For audio support, you must upload firmware to the device. Newer Kinect models may require audio firmware for motor and LED support. The best method is to insert firmware at runtime just after calling freenect_init (). Alternately, firmware for Kinect model 1414 can be downloaded automatically by specifying: cmake ..