[ros-users] Kinect as normal stereo cam?

Michael Koval koval.michael at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 03:30:46 UTC 2011

 I've synchronized three PS3 Eye cameras and used them for stereo with stereo_image_proc. Beware of the poor quality control on the cameras: out of nine cameras I purchased, one was dead-on-arrival and four were missing IR filters (which makes them useless outside). Even worse, the five defect-free cameras had three different PCB revisions with subtly different layouts.

Once you identify the PCB version of each camera, hardware-synchronizing the cameras is just a matter of soldering a wire to a small contact on each camera (VSYNC on the master and FSIN on the slave). 

Once it was working, the results looked comparable to "real" stereo systems 

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Medi-Care Robotics wrote:

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