Quickstart: Record Azure Kinect sensor streams to a file
This quickstart provides information about how you can use the Azure Kinect recorder tool to record data streams from the Sensor SDK to a file.
If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
This quickstart assumes:
- You have the Azure Kinect DK connected to your host PC and powered properly.
- You have finished setting up the hardware.
Open a command prompt, and provide the path to the Azure Kinect recorder, located in the installed tools directory as
k4arecorder.exe. For example:
C:\Program Files\Azure Kinect SDK\tools\k4arecorder.exe.
Record 5 seconds.
k4arecorder.exe -l 5 %TEMP%\output.mkv
By default, the recorder uses the NFOV Unbinned depth mode and outputs 1080p RGB at 30 fps including IMU data. For a complete overview of recording options and tips, refer to Azure Kinect recorder.
Play back recording
You can use the Azure Kinect Viewer to play back a recording.
- Unfold the Open Recording tab and open your recording.
Now that you've learned how to record sensor streams to a file, it's time to