In these days our loved Perceptual SDK receive an update in the SDK incarnation, there’s a lot of improvement and new implementation.
The release is marked with the version number 8779, just from the change log we can note the news.
First of all the Java app dev support and Projection in framework porting libraries support was added,
Many of the samples (either C++ and C#) was rewritten or heavily modified.
For example the Gesture_Viewer_Simple (in C#) was rewritten to be GUI based, now it use a WinForm to choose options, enable recognition and show graphical output of the gesture recognized; it lost the console interface approach in favor of an event/task based one.
Now this sample can be really used as base to start real application on the platform.
Same destiny for the Voice_recognition and Voice_Synthesis sample, completely rewritten as a GUI app and UNICODE support for the text.
Good sample for face detection and landmark tracking in C# is Face_analysis also in a simple GUI interface.
A new tutorial was written in order to support the Perc SDK on Havok Vision SDK (C++ game development platform).
I find also that the reactivity in general was improved, I’m particularly involved in gesture recognition and I note good improvement in this part.
On the voice_recognition sample is possible to change the source of audio sampling, between the PC standard, the array of the camera and Depth sens; I noted a big difference using each source. Using the mic of my ultrabook I can’t recognize anything, with the Depth sense I have a a recog of about 50% and finally with the microphone array a good 80-90% of words were recognized correctly.
I’ve recompiled my test app with the new SDK and I generally see good enhancement in speed and reliability.
Good work guys!