If the myriad of creative and incredibly imaginative Microsoft Kinect hacks never cease to amaze you, the latest open-source workflow application dubbed the RGDB Toolkit may be right up your interest alley – especially if you consider yourself an HDSLR filmmaker.
The basic premise behind the Toolkit’s claim to fame is utilizing the Kinect’s ability to accurately register depth in 3D space and masking the depth maps produced from the Kinect’s 3D sensor with a fresh coat of HD video paint courtesy of the HDSLR in which Microsoft’s device is paired to, resulting in an interesting blend of surreal-like imagery shown in the video overview and test below:
Although some fine tuning is obviously needed, the preliminary tests shown in the last video above, captured at a filmmaking workshop in Barcelona by some fine folks at Carnegie Mellon University’s Studio for Creative Inquiry, show the incredible potential this application has for adding an extra dimension of immersion to a film project. Most likely, a cost-effective and easy to produce addition at that.
More on the toolkit itself, as well as information on how to the download the application, can be viewed HERE.
Via: The Verge