Download either NextStage Lite or NextStage Pro, unpack the .zip file and run NextStage.exe
NextStage Pro will be prompt you to enter a license. Once entered NextStage has been installed.
Everything related to NextStage is contained within this folder.
Your captured videos and tracking data will be in the “Captures” folder.
Virtual Sets can be imported by placing .obj files into the “Sets” folder.
NextStage Pro has “Calibration” folder for external camera data.
There are 4 critical requirements for running NextStage.
First is a second generation Kinect sensor. This can either be a Kinect for Windows V2 sensor, or the Kinect for Xbox One. If you’re using the Kinect for Xbox One you will also need the Kinect for Windows Adapter.
The second thing you need are retroreflective markers. The tutorial on Retroreflective Markers explains them in depth and how to get or make them.
The third requirement is a computer running Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, with a USB 3.0 port that is capable of running the Kinect V2. You can download a tool from Microsoft’s that will tell you if your computer supports the Kinect.
If you are recording uncompressed footage you will need also a fast and large harddrive. Uncompressed RGBA video will need a harddrive that has a write speed faster than 110MB/s. Most solid state flash drives are capable of these speeds, as well as some physical hard disk drives.