OTAPI – Stabbed in the back by Microsoft In a recent experiment, I discovered that Microsoft have deliberately capped the minimum depth range of the Xbox Kinect controller (when running it on a Windows 7 PC using the official Beta 2 Kinect SDK) to a lousy 80cm. They have done this so that you will buy the new “Kinect for Windows” controller (which costs more than 4 times as much as the Xbox version) in order to unlock this cap, and track from ~50cm instead. They’re calling this “near mode”, and marketing it as an entirely new feature, when in fact it is not! Your existing ...
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