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How to get depth and IR data from realsense R200

asked 2016-05-07 06:38:39 -0500

Marcus Barnet gravatar image

Hi to all,

I've compiled with catkin_make the Intel Real Sense package: with no errors and I'm able to display colored images by using:

rosrun rqt_image_view rqt_image_view

and selecting the topic:


If I select other topics like


I only get a black screen.

If I try to follow this tutorial: and I load the file realsenseRvizConfiguration1.rviz I get only the colored image and the other windows related to depth and infrared options are black.

Can you help me please? I would like to capture both infrared and depth data coming from the R200 sensor.

I would like to show the same data as showed in this screenshot: in order to get an environment map.

Thank you!!

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no tips? :(

Marcus Barnet gravatar image Marcus Barnet  ( 2016-05-11 09:44:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-12 11:05:02 -0500

alee gravatar image

Hey, try running the librealsense binaries first. If it's still black for IR views, make sure you run the patch for uvcvideo. Check out

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The IR view works well if I run the librealsense binaries but only get a black screen under ROS. :(

Marcus Barnet gravatar image Marcus Barnet  ( 2016-05-19 07:17:59 -0500 )edit

Try using the instructions on the Github readme for the ROS driver

alee gravatar image alee  ( 2016-05-19 16:29:23 -0500 )edit

Yes, I solved it by installing the ROS driver! Now, it seems to work well!! thank you!

Marcus Barnet gravatar image Marcus Barnet  ( 2016-05-19 16:49:52 -0500 )edit

Hi Marcus, could you please give any details on how to install the ROS driver to fix this problem? Many thanks!

Ark gravatar image Ark  ( 2017-03-14 16:27:37 -0500 )edit

I followed the instructions on this page:

Marcus Barnet gravatar image Marcus Barnet  ( 2017-03-14 17:21:40 -0500 )edit

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