5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2018 4:55 PM by Intel Corporation

    How to record video from D435 cameras


      Hi everyone,


      I'm new to both the D435 and RealSense SDK 2.0. I want to modify the rs-multicam c++ sample to synchronously record videos from each connected RGB camera, and to save the videos to a path.

      I'm not sure where to begin, and I would really appreciate your help.


      Thank you,


        • 1. Re: How to record video from D435 cameras

          Welcome to the RealSense community!


          The options for recording with a D435 currently include:


          1.  Recording data into a file called a 'rosbag.


          librealsense/readme.md at master · IntelRealSense/librealsense · GitHub


          If you are new to recording, you may like to first experiment with recording and playing back data in the pre-made RealSense Viewer tool that comes with the SDK 2.0, as described in the above link.


          A short YouTube video explaining the rosbag process is also available.


          rosbag - YouTube


          2.  The other option is to record the RealSense data into a PNG image with the SDK's 'Save-To-Disk' sampl eprogram.  You could then convert the PNG into a conventional video.  Google 'convert png to video' for more details.


          librealsense/examples/save-to-disk at master · IntelRealSense/librealsense · GitHub

          • 2. Re: How to record video from D435 cameras

            Thanks for the quick reply, MartyG.


            I very much like the playback of rosbag files within the RealSense viewer, so I would like to replicate that. I'm trying to add some recorders into the multicam sample, but I'm having a hard time creating a recorder for a stream.


            Immediately after multicam's query for the list of connected RealSense devices, I inserted a query for all sensors in the context--with the hope that I could find the color streams and create a recorder for each of them.

            Here is my code snippet:

            for (auto&& sen : ctx.query_all_sensors()) { // Query the list of sensors
                 for (auto&& prof : sen.get_stream_profiles()) { // Query the list of stream profiles from sen
                           if (prof.stream_type() == RS2_STREAM_COLOR) {
                                rs2::recorder rec("stream_name.bag", sen); //This does not work


            How should I go about creating a recorder for streams?


            Thanks again,


            • 3. Re: How to record video from D435 cameras

              The first thing I would try is to change rs2::recorder rec to rs2::recorder device


              The rationale behind this is that rs2::recorder device, followed by an instruction such as 'pause or 'filename'', seems to be the commonly occurring structure for rs2::recorder commands.

              • 4. Re: How to record video from D435 cameras

                Hi jmagen,


                Did you solve this problem?
                I'm having the same issue and haven't figured it out how to record synchronously from two devices.




                • 5. Re: How to record video from D435 cameras
                  Intel Corporation
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                  Hello mariopintopleroma,

                  Have you tried changing the lines MartyG suggested?  
                  Best regards,

                  Josh B.
                  Intel Customer Support