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Creative Senz3D Depth and Gesture Camera for PCs
Experience a whole new way of interaction with the Creative Senz3D™ depth and gesture camera for PCs. Use hand gestures to play games, give voice commands for applications and more! It's also a 720p HD webcam with a dual-array microphone for your video recording and chatting needs.
The Senz3D camera detects hand gestures and head movement, opening new possibilities for fun interactive games and interesting ways to interact with your computer.
The camera can also capture right down to the contours of your face, creating many new app and game development opportunities for professional and amateur developers alike!
Get started right away, with several bundled games that specifically work with the Senz3D camera, utilizing its advanced gesture recognition technology.
Using 3D face sensing and face recognition technology, FastAccess 3D works as a futuristic enhancement as you may have seen in movies! Log in to your PC, favorite social media sites, email client or other password-protected accounts and websites without having to remember long passwords. Coupled with the Senz3D's depth sensor, it provides added protection with enhanced anti-spoofing during authentication.
Chat in stunning 720p HD quality on Skype with your loved ones. You can also record videos in HD, presenting the perfect showcase platform for video blogging enthusiasts or aspiring YouTube stars! Express yourself in vivid detail like never before.
The beamforming dual-array microphone with noise-reduction and echo-cancellation technology ensures your speech and voice input will be crystal clear and accurately captured.
This included handy speech recognition and 'intelligent personal assistant' application is able to recognize your voice commands and respond to them. Use your voice for various scenarios and applications such as posting to social media sites, searching on the web or even email dictation.
Using the included Personify software, you can digitally remove and replace unwanted backgrounds during video chats or recordings, thanks to the Senz3D's depth sensor. From eliminating distracting backgrounds during Skype video chats to superimposing useful information for futuristic interaction, the possibilities are endless!
The Senz3D also comes with Creative’s Live! Central 3 software suite that allows for full control of the camera’s settings. Use it to add additional effects to footage, share photos or presentation slides easily via video chat. You can also upload videos to social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube with ease.
The Senz3D includes drivers that are compatible with Windows 7 and 8 to ensure you get the best experience with your camera.
The Senz3D comes bundled with four free games with gesture controls to get you started straightaway! The fate of Kung Pow Kevin's world and this ancient secret art is in your hands! Train with Kevin to become a Klap-Chi Master. Enjoy full gesture support for realistic and intuitive interaction!
A humorous, cartoony action game that requires you to smash, slice, aim and block an endless horde of colorful creeps!
Gradually conquer the world by guiding your people against others – all with your hands!
Use the free motion of your own hands to solve 3D puzzles and rebuild a broken planet.
The Portal 2 Perceptual Pack created by Sixense™, which reacts to hand gestures, hand movements and voice commands, will be available as a free download for customers who purchase the Creative Senz3D. The Portal 2 Perceptual Pack takes advantage of the gesture capabilities delivered by Creative Senz3D and Intel Perceptual Computing SDK. It represents the type of new gaming experience enabled by depth sensing technology, allowing users to solve 3D puzzles in new and entertaining ways. It now includes 10 additional levels, making it 15 in total!
The Perceptual Apps Site serves as a great location for you to download more apps and games to be used with Senz3D. Check it out regularly for updates!
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12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Great web cam + excellent depth and tracking abilitiesOct 23, 2013
By Dr. Pierre Dubois
Arthur C. Clarke's third law states that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", and nothing could be stated more precisely to describe the Senz3D. On the surface the Senz3D looks like any other high-end web cam, and as such it performs flawlessly. However, hidden behind its second lens lies the true magic of this device. In addition to providing an HD RGB camera, the Senz3D is a depth camera that can track your hands and face. Think Kinect and Leap rolled into one. This tiny device, it's actually smaller than my Logitech 920, can track both hands and finger tips with ease. It's a near lag free experience, on par with Leap and feels light-years ahead of Kinect and Xtion cameras.
Initially I would have given this device a 5 star rating, but after playing with it for a few days I downgraded my enthusiasm. Not for the lack of ability, but for the lack of App support. Once you get over the initial WOW, the lack of software makes the device less useful than it really should be.
Overall, it feels more like a developer tool, which is not a bad thing. The bundled Apps are ok...not great. The true realization of the cameras capabilities can only really be seen with the SDK. After playing with the SDK, its breadth of uses seem more evident than Kinect, and more capable and effortless to use then Leap. With stronger App support I would not hesitate to give it a 5+ star rating. If you're a developer and/or enthusiast of depth recognition this is a must have device.
- Build quality: excellent, on par with other high end web cams. Easy to place on monitor and feels very sturdy
- Hand and finger tracking: tracks your hands in any position with relative ease, even very close to the camera itself.
- HD RGB: makes for a great web cam - worked seamlessly with Skype
- Depth: hi-res depth map is clear and solid. A real step up.
- Lag: hardly noticeable. My hands and fingers are tracked reliably.
- SDK: excellent features - hand/finger tracking, face tracking, voice recognition, background removal
- Use: effortless is the best way to describe it. You don't need to think about placing your hands "correctly" in front of the camera in order for it to work.
- Latency: superior to any other devices like Kinect, or the Xtion cam.
- Small size
- No Mac/Linux support. Why only Windows?
- Limited Apps. I realize the device has just been released, so I'm looking forward to seeing what types of products start popping up.
- No Windows 8 control. For a device that only works on Windows, why not include Win8 control? Limits the Senz3D's usefulness.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great for digital artistsApr 14, 2014
By Raphael T-M
I see some of the other reviews here are negative because of the lack of games/apps/uses from a consumer perspective. I think those reviews make sense for that market, but from an art/research perspective I think it is a very interesting device.
If you are a digital artist, interested in interactive spaces or something along those lines, I think this is great. There are a series of examples of what can be done with popular frameworks like openFrameworks, Cinder, Processing and more on github ([...]) and the PerceptualComputing SDK really is quite powerful, if a bit daunting to learn.
I have used this camera for a couple projects now (using Cinder), and am happy with the results.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Good but not greatNov 10, 2013
Good but not great. A bit pricy - not for the hardware, but because of the lack of apps. There are enough apps to show the potential but not enough to be truly useful yet. The promise of more to come makes the camera intriguing. I'm not a big gamer, but I am interested in the background elimination for video blogging and for video conferencing. Gesturing is also WAY better than with a regular camera. Physically, I just have one complaint... the cord is WAY thicker, heavier and longer than I want for use on my laptop. I know that they have made it long to be able to use on a DT as well, but it would have been far better to have interchangeable cords - one for Notebook portability and another for a desktop.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not for the average consumer - not even as a toyJul 07, 2014
It's an experimental product from Creative, Intel, and PMD Tek - the apps that come with it hardly work unless your environmental conditions are just right (i.e. dark room, no reflective surfaces around the house, and really really low expectations). Even if the apps work, everything is still too gimmiky for this to be a successful consumer product and the games aren't that interesting. Don't buy it unless you're a curious techy with low expectations or an awesome developer about the change the game (literally & metaphorically).
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not User Friendly & Poor SupportMar 09, 2014
By John Middaugh
After purchasing, you're left on your own. Support is lacking and there is a definite language gap. You better not need your questions answered in less than 5 days. I waited 1 1/2 weeks and had already received assistance from Intel before getting a response. The product may work, but the software that came with the camera doesn't function with it???? We had an application for the camera but, it sits because we don't have the necessary time to spend with support to make it function as advertised.
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