Capture Image from Depth/Color Stream

Capture Image from Depth/Color Stream

Hi all, I'm wondering how do I capture images from a depth or color stream? I'm using the sample C++ code from PCSDK

#include <stdio.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include <windows.h>
#include <wchar.h>
#include <vector>
#include <tchar.h>

#include "pxcsession.h"
#include "pxcsmartptr.h"
#include "pxccapture.h"
#include "util_render.h"
#include "util_capture_file.h"
#include "util_cmdline.h"

int wmain(int argc, WCHAR* argv[]) {
    PXCSmartPtr<PXCSession> session;
    pxcStatus sts=PXCSession_Create(&session);
    if (sts<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) {
        wprintf_s(L"Failed to create an SDK session\n");
        return 3;

    UtilCmdLine cmdl(session);
    if (!cmdl.Parse(L"-listio-nframes-sdname-csize-dsize-file-record",argc,argv)) return 3;

    UtilCaptureFile capture(session, cmdl.m_recordedFile, cmdl.m_bRecord);
    /* set source device search critieria */
    for (std::list<std::pair<PXCSizeU32,pxcU32>>::iterator itrc=cmdl.m_csize.begin();itrc!=cmdl.m_csize.end();itrc++)
    for (std::list<std::pair<PXCSizeU32,pxcU32>>::iterator itrd=cmdl.m_dsize.begin();itrd!=cmdl.m_dsize.end();itrd++)

    PXCCapture::VideoStream::DataDesc request; 
    memset(&request, 0, sizeof(request));
    sts = capture.LocateStreams (&request); 
    if (sts<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) {
        // let's search for color only
        sts = capture.LocateStreams(&request); 
        if (sts<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) {
            wprintf_s(L"Failed to locate any video stream(s)\n");
            return 1;

    std::vector<UtilRender*> renders;
    std::vector<PXCCapture::VideoStream*> streams; 
    for (int idx=0;;idx++) {
        PXCCapture::VideoStream *stream_v=capture.QueryVideoStream(idx);
        if (!stream_v) break;

        PXCCapture::VideoStream::ProfileInfo pinfo;
        WCHAR stream_name[256];
        switch (pinfo.imageInfo.format&PXCImage::IMAGE_TYPE_MASK) {
        case PXCImage::IMAGE_TYPE_COLOR: 
            swprintf_s<256>(stream_name, L"Stream#%d (Color) %dx%d", idx, pinfo.imageInfo.width, pinfo.imageInfo.height);
        case PXCImage::IMAGE_TYPE_DEPTH: 
            swprintf_s<256>(stream_name, L"Stream#%d (Depth) %dx%d", idx, pinfo.imageInfo.width, pinfo.imageInfo.height);
        renders.push_back(new UtilRender(stream_name));

    int i, nwindows=0, nstreams = (int)renders.size();
    PXCSmartSPArray sps(nstreams);
    PXCSmartArray<PXCImage> image(nstreams);

    for (i=0;i<nstreams;i++) { 
        sts=streams[i]->ReadStreamAsync (&image[i], &sps[i]); 
        if (sts>=PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) nwindows++;

    for (int k=0; k<(int)cmdl.m_nframes && nwindows>0; k++) {
        pxcU32 sidx=0;
        if (sps.SynchronizeEx(&sidx)<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) break;

        // loop through all active streams as SynchronizeEx only returns the first active
        for (int j=(int)sidx;j<nstreams;j++) {
            if (!sps[j]) continue;
            if (sps[j]->Synchronize(0)<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) continue;

            /* disable rendering during recording. */
            bool active=cmdl.m_bRecord?true:renders[j]->RenderFrame(image[j]);
            if (active) {
                sts=streams[j]->ReadStreamAsync(image.ReleaseRef(j), &sps[j]);
                if (sts<PXC_STATUS_NO_ERROR) sps[j]=0, active=false;
            if (active) continue;
            // we have to close the window here, or the window would not be responsive (No MessageLoop)

    // destroy resources
    for (i=0;i<nstreams;i++)
        if (renders[i]) renders[i]->Release();

    return 0;

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Yes, you can capture both RGB and depth image in PXCImage format at the same time. Look at the sample code C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\PCSDK\sample\camera_viewer for details. The usage is

•Record:    camera_viewer.exe -nframes  <nframes> -file <filename> -record


•Playback:  camera_viewer.exe  -file <filename>

If I want to change the size of the depth map, what should I do, for example, set the image size 1280 * 720, can you help me?

The resolution of depth image is QVGA. You can not set the image size to 1280*720.

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