This morning a new Inside Xbox video was released on everyone’s dashboard. The video has Microsoft’s Major Nelson and a few savy engineers explain how to set Kinect up in a room and it sounds like a major pain in the ass.
Kinect makes Kinect sound like a pain all by itself.
"Lighting: Even lighting is needed at all times. If you have one lamp on in your room, light calculations will be off and you will look different to the camera when moving. It will then make the camera impossible to keep track of you and have a fluid motion. This may not be an issue if you have a light source from the ceiling, but if you rely on a single lamp or other light source." So if you thought the price for Kinect was only 150+ tax lol I'm sure mommy and daddy are going to love their new electricity bill.
Just turn the lights off and you will be fine.
same problem that the eyetoy sometimes had...
You need to calm down. Really.
I would still like to try out the tech tho.
me too, i think its too expensive but have a rich friend who will probably buy it :)
.. Well, That's because it is indeed a pain in the ass.. :D
is this any different from calibrating the move for every ps3 game why do we gamers takes things way to far just to trash something that you guys havent played with yet..... it shows the proper way to set up kinect so no one would be confused i find it very helpful if you ask me tho just like this is very helpful http://iwaggle.blogspot.com...
yes, it is very different. with move, you can have 1 light on, 2 lights on, no lights on, and it still works perfectly. you can have a speaker next to the mic, on top of it, under it, and playing sound and it will still pick you up perfectly (PSeye has software that knows what sounds the speakers are outputting and uses that information to cancel out the sound it picks up from the mics). and the only thing you have to do to properly calibrate a move controller is point it at the screen and press the move button. some games also have you hold it to your side, then waist, then belt to identify the various points of your body. however, at no point does eye every complain about it being too noisy or too dark, and rarely ever complains about distance unless you are right up next to it or more than 15 feet away. it's a LOT more forgiving than what is presented here.
It is not a requirement, but a recommended setup. I won't pull in PS Move, but it also has it's share of problems.
well i can back up my statements just check my gamertag and i have played move on day 1 my brother has it so infact here http://realtalkgaming.com/h...
I understand what your saying, it is very similar, but this article lays out a lot of negative aspects of calibrating Kinect, like the space needed, the noise requirements needed for voice recognition to function (which in my opinion is the worst of the bunch, lets mute are games? wtf?), and the lighting requirements. These are very similar to some concerns about Move, but unlike Kinect, Move doesn't require such precise conditions. It can operate in almost any lighting with the exception of direct sun light, it doesn't care if you have one lamp or two. EDIT: Haha, seems like me and frosty had the same thoughts at the same time.
@BrianG; You haven't played Move have you? You can't have too much light and you can't have it almost pitch black or somewhat dim. It's kind of frustrating. :|
Honestly, no I haven't played it yet, but from the videos I've seen and personal accounts I've read, Move is more forgiving.
"Kinect has 4 microphones to hear your commands in the dashboard. When other sounds are present, even slight chatter, the microphones will pick it up. If placed near speakers or a subwoofer, audio commands are impossible, so you must mute your TV or make sure nothing is playing while saying commands. I can see this not being an issue when saying commands on the dashboard since it doesn’t make much noise, but what about when playing a game. I have speakers and a subwoofer in that area and usually play games loudly. The device takes an audio sample from your everyday room to make up for noise, but even the engineers have agreed it won’t work well will any other noise." WTF? That sounds terrible.
that literally means if you play a movie it has to be those old quiet 1920's type movie or it won't pick your "Xbox play, xbox pause and etc ..." commands.
I guess you got farther than most by actually reading the article, but try watching the video. The developer specifically points out that it can even cancel out the noise of a game or movie so it can still respond to your vocal commands.
Wow, that does make it look overly complicated. You think they'd make it sound easier to Kinect. Pun intended. I think maybe they are just playing it safe tho to avoid legal issues. If I were you id just plug the fucking thing in and say GO!
This is complicated... how? Put it above or below your tv, stand 4-6 feet away, and have decent lighting. Seriously, is there really nothing else to bitch about in some people's lives?
You are watching a movie with the word "Pause" in it. Is there an initialization command that prevents Kinect from taking spoken commands from a movie itself? Yes, you must order around your XBox like it is a dog-robot. "Xbox sit, Xbox roll over", I may rather use the buttons. Lots of cars are equipped with this style voice commands (both of mine are) We just prefer using the buttons, it is easier and more time saving after the device has "heard" your commands incorrectly for the 3rd time in a row. I hope Kinect's voice command works better than my cars.
Yea... what if you have a movie that says "Xbox pause" or "xbox GTFO" whatcha gonna do?
I just wanna come home from work, plop on the sofa, relax and play some video games with some online friends, not jump around the room like an idiot.
solution=dont buy it
@Orionsaint; If that's the case, then why did you bother clicking this? If you aren't interested in Kinect, why read this article and comment on it?
Why did I get disagrees? If they don't want to buy Kinect, then they shouldn't waste their time by reading articles about it and posting comments about how they don't want to get it. Posting a comment on something you have no interest in really makes sense.
It's an opinion piece and the guy is entitled to his opinions. That being said, what ever happened to light guns? I used to rock out hard on Area-51.
probably is a pain in the ass
umm i have kinect and voice commands work fine with background sound. i did not find it hard to set up at all.
YES IT DOES
I played Kinect last night at a preview event and can only say 'wow'! It is going to be huge once it gets released in November. So much better than waggling a sensor around - you are the sensor and it works, well! Be sceptical, like I was, then play it and see what you think. As for sounds, I was with 10 other people who were chatting, jumping in and out of the background and taking photos. It was flawless. You can literally jump into a game with someone else and then leave and the whole thing just works. Even Joy ride (which wasn't supposed to be demo'd due to its unfinshed nature) worked without a hitch.
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