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save data from the kinect

asked 2011-11-10 03:07:07 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 08:59:54 -0500

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Hi, im running ROS electric on Ubuntu 10.10 and I want to know how I can save depth and/or RGB image from the kinect?!

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answered 2011-11-10 03:13:18 -0500

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The kinect publishes Image messages on a variety of topics; start by using rostopic list to see which ones.

Then, you'll need to subscribe to them. If you just want to save a few images, the image_view program (rosrun image_view image_view) will show you what a single camera is seeing, and you can click to save a frame.

For more-general work, you should either record a bagfile (see rosbag), or write yourself a subscriber node that collects messages and writes them out. See the image_transport and cv_bridge packages; those will come in handy.

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answered 2011-11-10 03:13:41 -0500

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You can use rosbag and record the data as from any other message.

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Give or take the complexities introduced by image_transport, which means that your messages may not actually be images, per se.
Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2011-11-10 10:20:51 -0500 )edit

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