The Kinect hacks keep coming. And the latest is one of the more musical we've seen.
A band called Echo Lake has released a music video for its song "Young Silence." But rather than shoot the video the traditional way with a camcorder, the band used Microsoft's motion-gaming peripheral.
According to Dan Nixon, the person who produced the video for the band, it took seven weeks to complete the project. He used "custom applications developed by Cinder" to capture the video and create technicolor, ghost-like images of the band members. He said he believed Echo Lake's music video was the first to use Kinect.
But this wasn't the first Kinect hack by any means.
Since the, lots of folks have hacked the Kinect to get more out of it than just playing motion games. The to take 3D images, create a "Minority Report"-like way to handle photos, and much more.
Initially, Microsoft took issue with Kinect hacking. The company told CNET it planned to "continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant." A little over a week later,, and said it left the Kinect open by " ." It said that it wouldn't take issue with hackers.
Echo Lake took advantage of that. And as the band noted on its blog yesterday, Microsoft's Kinect helped it create "sort of like a low-budget--and cooler-looking--version of Radiohead's 'House of Cards' video."