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Whether or not two applications can run simultaneously is a complex topic. Different SDK applications may require different camera settings. You can read more about it here: Algorithm Interoperability (Working with Multiple Modalities): https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/realsense/camera-sdk/v1.1/documentation/html/index.html?doc_advanced_working_with_multiple_modaliti.html.
There are some samples you can use simultaneously. For example, CameraViewer can work with any other sample. Most samples require the camera to be configured in a specific way so they will not work with each other. For example, hands and face will not work together.
Regarding how to save and/or export the data the camera creates and displays, this is a simpler topic, there are no RealSense specific APIs for this functions. Therefore, you will have to use the standard file saving methods that are implemented in the programming language that you use. For example, you can check these links:
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your prompt answer! I used the combination of hand and face tracking as a mere example, I'm intending to combine samples that are in fact compatible However, the questions remains how the samples can be started simultaneously. By that I mean whether there's a simple way to hit both start buttons at the same time so to speak. The data I'm trying to extract has to match in terms of timestamps; a venture that is rendered infinitely more convenient if both samples run perfectly parallelly
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I'm glad to be of help!
If you are simply trying to start two examples at the same time, I believe it won't be possible to start them in parallel. However, if you modify both examples and "fuse" them into one single application, you can program a single button to start both processes.
So, in this case, I'd suggest you to try this. The modification shouldn't be too difficult and if in fact the processes you'd like to run at the same time are compatible, you shouldn't have many issues.
Let us know how it goes.