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Flickering kinect camera image using OpenNI

asked 2012-04-03 10:30:03 -0600

Nicklas gravatar image


I have been running an OpenNI Kinect node for approximate two hours and noticed that the camera image started to flicker, resulting in a pointcloud with black points.

When looking on the camera image in Rviz it flickered as I said. Does anyone else experience this problem and know what it is related to?

  • Nicklas
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Yes, when i have the Kinect running for a longer time (>1 hour), I sometimes experience the same phenomenon. A driver restart solves this iirc. Nevertheless could this be quite frustrating when doing some long-term exploration/mapping...

Ben_S gravatar image Ben_S  ( 2012-04-03 20:37:30 -0600 )edit

I had same phenomenon too, when I launch openni.launch for Kinect which is in openni_launch after some minuties(20~30minutes). Is this solved?

Yuto Inagaki gravatar image Yuto Inagaki  ( 2013-12-07 21:38:00 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-04-04 03:06:09 -0600

joq gravatar image

Sounds like a bug. Are you running openni or openni_kinect?

  • The openni package is deprecated, so try openni_kinect instead.

  • If you already use openni_kinect, open a defect ticket. Although the defect may be in hardware, the driver might be able to perform some recovery action (assuming we can reproduce the problem).

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