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What is the Intel® RealSense™ Camera and what can you do with it?

As part of Intel® RealSense™ Technology, the Intel® RealSense™ Camera is a revolutionary camera that sees depth much like human eyes – a vast improvement from a standard PC’s 2D camera that can only detect you and your surroundings as one flat image.

This means you can do new and amazing things on your PC, and it makes tasks such as manipulating backgrounds and environments on photos and videos easier. Remember how movies and videos used to make those larger-than-life scenes using green screens and post-production effects? Now you can do all that right on your computer.1

Interested in 3D printing? You scan objects by simply placing them in front of the 3D camera. With Intel® RealSense™ Camera, you can even control your device moving your hands or tilting your head.

Refocus and rediscover your photos
Still taking lots of wefies and hoping for a great shot with just the right focus? Let that be a thing of the past. With the Intel® RealSense™ Camera, you only need one photo. Yes, one. With Intel® RealSense™ 3D Snapshot1, you can easily adjust after taking the photo. Spot a photobomber that’s more interesting than the subject? Tap to refocus, and have a good laugh over it with your friends.

3D scan1 any object
And as impossible as it may sound, you can even bring something in real life onto the computer screen, and view from every angle just like how your eyes see it!

See how 3D scan works ›

Making videos just got better
With the Intel® RealSense™ Camera, you’re going to take more than just still photos. Use a little imagination or help from some film-making apps, and you could soon be making your very own movies complete with backgrounds you can swap out for amazing effects! Imagine playing news anchor, acting opposite your favorite celebrity and gaining your 15 minutes of Internet fame with your original creations. The possibilities go on.

This new technology is also great for work or school. Especially when paired with the Personify app that lets you collaborate with others while using Skype, Webex or Hangout*. You’ll be able to create a more lifelike (or fantasy) video chat environment, and even share your slides or other content at the same time – and feel as if you’re all in the same room.

See how Personify works ›

Take control of games with a wave of your hand

We know platforms like Microsoft Kinect* can make games more fun by letting you be the controller. Which is why we’ve taken things up a notch with Intel® RealSense™ Camera1. With 22 tracking points per hand, the camera captures your every gesture with real responsiveness and precision for a new level of gaming experiences, not to mention opening up new ways to interact with your device.

Watch Warrior Wave use the Intel® RealSense™ camera for gaming ›

As you can see, Intel® RealSense™ camera1 technology is helping to make everything you do more amazing. Learn more about the Intel® RealSense™ technology and how it’s going to change the world.

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Intel makes no representation nor warranties regarding the applications (“apps”) mentioned in this article. User should consult other information in evaluating whether to purchase or use these apps.

1. (Intel® RealSense™) Requires an enabled device and may require software or other 3rd party applications to provide the described features. Some or all of the features may be unavailable or under development in your market. Consult your retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.com/realsense.