The Microsoft project 2010 user guide pdf 360 E revision has an Xbox logo to the left of the Xbox 360 branding. The first-generation Kinect for Xbox 360 was introduced in November 2010 in an attempt to broaden console’s audience beyond its typical gamer base.
A similar hardware version Kinect for Windows was released on February 1, 2012. 0 version of the Windows SDK, allowing commercial applications, was released with and required the Kinect for Windows hardware. Kinect for Xbox One, a new version with significantly expanded hardware capabilities, was released with the Xbox One platform starting in 2013. The corresponding Kinect for Windows v2 hardware was released in 2014, along with a supporting SDK. Microsoft announced the discontinuation of the first Kinect for Windows device as of 2015. The Kinect for Xbox 360 was discontinued along with the console by April 2016. Kinect was first announced on June 1, 2009 at E3 2009 under the code name “Project Natal”.
During Kinect’s development, project team members experimentally adapted numerous games to Kinect-based control schemes to help evaluate usability. Among these games were Beautiful Katamari and Space Invaders Extreme, which were demonstrated at Tokyo Game Show in September 2009. Although the sensor unit was originally planned to contain a microprocessor that would perform operations such as the system’s skeletal mapping, it was revealed in January 2010 that the sensor would no longer feature a dedicated processor. Instead, processing would be handled by one of the processor cores of Xbox 360’s Xenon CPU. The Xbox 360 S and E models have dedicated ports for Kinect, removing the need for an external power supply. On March 25, 2010, Microsoft sent out a save the date flier for an event called the “World Premiere ‘Project Natal’ for Xbox 360 Experience” at E3 2010. On June 16, 2011, Microsoft announced the beta release of its SDK, allowing development of non-commercial applications running on Microsoft Windows 7, using the Kinect for Xbox 360 hardware.
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On October 31, 2011, Microsoft announced launching of the Kinect for Windows program with release of SDK to commercial companies. David Dennis, Product Manager at Microsoft, said, “There are hundreds of organizations we are working with to help them determine what’s possible with the tech”. On February 1, 2012, Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows version of the hardware device, and the final version of the SDK that required the new hardware, allowing commercial applications. It said that more than 300 companies from over 25 countries were working on Kinect-ready apps. 500 million budget for advertising the launch of Kinect. On October 19, Microsoft advertised Kinect on The Oprah Winfrey Show by giving free Xbox 360 consoles and Kinect sensors to the people in the audience.
A major event was organized on November 3 in Times Square, where singer Ne-Yo performed with hundreds of dancers in anticipation of Kinect’s midnight launch. Kinect for Xbox 360 was a combination of Microsoft built software and hardware. The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot and is designed to be positioned lengthwise above or below the video display. The depth sensor consists of an infrared laser projector combined with a monochrome CMOS sensor, which captures video data in 3D under any ambient light conditions. 9 Hz to 30 Hz depending on resolution. Because the Kinect sensor’s motorized tilt mechanism requires more power than the Xbox 360’s USB ports can supply, the device makes use of a proprietary connector combining USB communication with additional power.
It was similar to the existing Xbox 360 device but tested and supported under warranty for commercial Windows applications. At the same time, version 1. 0 of the SDK was released, allowing commercial use, with licence terms requiring the use of the Kinect for Windows hardware even for non-commercial use. The SDK included Windows 7 compatible PC drivers for Kinect device. Raw sensor streams: Access to low-level streams from the depth sensor, color camera sensor, and four-element microphone array. Skeletal tracking: The capability to track the skeleton image of one or two people moving within Kinect’s field of view for gesture-driven applications.
In March 2012, Craig Eisler, the general manager of Kinect for Windows, said that almost 350 companies are working with Microsoft on custom Kinect applications for Microsoft Windows. In March 2012, Microsoft announced that next version of Kinect for Windows SDK would be available in May 2012. 5 was released on May 21, 2012. It adds new features, support for many new languages and debut in 19 more countries. 5 SDK would include ‘Kinect Studio’ a new app that allows developers to record, playback, and debug clips of users interacting with applications. Additionally it would add support for regional dialects of these languages along with English.