Set up Azure Kinect DK

適用対象: Azure KinectAzure Kinect SDK

To set up your Azure Kinect DK, you’ll need to connect it to a power source and your computer, then download the Azure Kinect Sensor SDK. After you set up your development environment, you can begin developing apps.

Getting started


Make sure your PC meets the minimum hardware requirements for your device. Depending on your app development needs, the recommended requirements may be higher. The minimum hardware requirements for using Sensor SDK are:

  • 7th Generation Intel i3 processor (Dual Core 2.4 GHz with HD620 GPU or faster)
  • 4GB RAM
  • Dedicated USB 3.0 port

Operating systems

For the latest info on compatible operating systems, go to the Azure Kinect developer documentation at http://aka.ms/kinectdocs (English only).

Set up hardware

  1. Plug the power connector into the power jack on the back of your device.
  2. Connect the USB power adapter to the other end of the cable, and then plug it into a power outlet. The power indicator will be solid white when your device is properly powered.
  3. Plug the USB cable into your device, and then connect it to your PC.

Download Azure Kinect Sensor SDK


After you’ve physically connected your device to your computer, download the Azure Kinect Sensor SDK to set it up. The Sensor SDK includes a stream viewer, recording tool, and firmware update tool.

  1. Download the Sensor SDK from the Azure Kinect developer documentation at http://aka.ms/kinectdocs (English only).
  2. Install the Sensor SDK. The default location for Sensor SDK is C:\Program Files\Azure Kinect SDK.
  3. Once the Sensor SDK is installed, go to the \Azure Kinect SDK\tools folder to see the following tools:
  • AzureKinectFirmwareTool.exe
    Use this tool to update your Azure Kinect DK to the latest firmware before beginning a project. For more info about updating your device, go to Update Azure Kinect DK.
  • k4aviewer.exe
    Change device settings and verify that device sensors stream data in Azure Kinect Viewer. For more info on testing the sensors, go to Use Azure Kinect Viewer.
  • k4arecorder.exe
    Record sensor data to a Matroska (.mkv) file. For more info on this tool, go to the Azure Kinect developer documentation and see Record and Playback API (English only).

What does the light mean?


The power indicator is an LED on the back of your Azure Kinect DK. It will change depending on the status of your device.

When the light is It means
Solid white Device is powered on and working properly.
Not lit

Device does not have a connection to PC.

  • Ensure that the round power connector cable is connected to the device and the provided USB power adapter, while the USB-C cable is connected to the device and your PC.
Flashing white

Device is powered on but doesn't have a USB 3.0 data connection.

  • Ensure that the round power connector cable is connected to the device and the provided USB power adapter, while the USB-C cable is connected to the device and your PC.
  • Verify that your PC meets the requirements of having a supported USB 3.0 host controller.
  • Try another USB 3.0 port on the PC.
Flashing amber

Device doesn't have enough power to operate.

  • Ensure that the round power connector cable is connected to the device and the provided USB power adapter, while the USB-C cable is connected to the device and your PC.
Amber, then flashing white Device is powered on and getting a firmware update or a reset to the factory settings.