Using Near Mode (New for 5.3)
The optimized capture range of the Kinect for Windows camera is shown below:
Side view of the Default Mode.
Therefore, the best position for the Kinect for Windows to be is in
front of you at a height of more than 2.5 meters:
However, if you do not have enough space to locate the sensor as shown above
and you only want to capture the upper body movements,
or you do not want the sensor to be located far away from you, then you can use the
Near Mode feature of the plug-in.
Side view of the Near Mode.
This allows you to place the Kinect for Windows beside you where you can touch it. You can move forward closer
to the sensor and your personal computer for operating.