This document describes synchronization of captures between devices.
Internal Device Synchronization
The captures from individual cameras are synchronized in hardware. In each k4a_capture_t containing images from the color and depth sensors, the image timestamps are adjusted based on the hardware’s operating mode. By default, depth and color are aligned by exposure start. The relative delay between depth and color images can be adjusted using thedepth_delay_off_color_usecfield of the k4a_device_configuration_t.
External Device Synchronization
See Hardware Setup for External Sync for hardware setup.
The software for each connected device must be configured to run in either master or subordinate mode. This is configured in the k4a_device_configuration_t.
k4a_device_configuration_t deviceConfig; deviceConfig.wired_sync_mode = K4A_WIRED_SYNC_MODE_SUBORDINATE
k4a_device_configuration_t deviceConfig; deviceConfig.wired_sync_mode = K4A_WIRED_SYNC_MODE_MASTER;