python-freenect – library for accessing Kinect device – Python bindings

libfreenect is a cross-platform library that provides the necessary interfaces to activate, initialize, and communicate data with the Kinect hardware. Currently, the library supports access to RGB and depth video streams, motors, accelerometer and LED and provide binding in different languages (C++, Python…)

This library is the low level component of the OpenKinect project which is an open community of people interested in making use of the Xbox Kinect hardware with PCs and other devices.

This package provides freenect extension to use libfreenect functionality from Python and includes some demo scripts.

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Debian GNU/Linux 10.0 (buster) 1:0.5.3-1    
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Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 1:0.5.3-1 1:0.5.2+git6-g5455843+dfsg-1~nd90+1 i386, amd64
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