synchronizing Kinects in multiple PC

Park Danny 5 Reputation points

hello, I know that we can synchronize multiple kinects using the cable between two kinects.

I am wondering if there is a stable way to synchronize kinects from different PCs.

Is this possible using the cable or is there a stable way to do this? Or do you not really recommend this kind of system.

Thank you in advance.

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Azure Kinect DK
Azure Kinect DK
A Microsoft developer kit and peripheral device with advanced artificial intelligence sensors for sophisticated computer vision and speech models.
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  1. LeelaRajeshSayana-MSFT 12,121 Reputation points

    Hi @Park Danny Greetings! Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum. Thank you for posting this question here.

    Have you looked into the article Use Azure Kinect recorder with external synchronized devices The article provides steps on how to configure devices when connected to different host PCs. Please find more details through the link Record when each unit has a host PC

    Please also note that there are few constraints you would want to consider with External Synchronization. Please find the following limitations

    • Master device can't have SYNC IN cable connected.
    • Master device must stream RGB camera to enable synchronization.
    • All units must use the same camera configuration (framerate and resolution).
    • All units must run the same device firmware (update firmware instructions).
    • All subordinate devices must be started before the master device.
    • The same exposure value should be set on all devices.
    • Each subordinate's Delay off master setting is relative to the master device.

    Hope this helps. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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