What Is An SLS Camera? And How Does It Work?

The SLS Cameras output hundreds of infrared beams. The beams build a 3D model of the area and everything inside. Using advanced human shapes and skeletal tracking, it will always recognise people and ghosts. Which you can see on the screen at stick figures.

Designed specifically for hunting ghosts

The Structured Light Sensor camera is a commonly used tool for ghostbusters. It gives you the ability to track skeletal movement. Many ghost hunting stores are stocking these. We have them prebuilt. No more waiting or being given estimated delivery dates. We ship our SLS the next working day! Contact the seller for more information!
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Which is the right SLS camera for me?

There are two models of the paranormal cam, the v1 stick man. Firstly, the camera from the Xbox 360 Kinect. Secondly, the v2 camera comes from the Xbox One Kinect. To conclude, the v2 stick man is newer. It has a higher-resolution image, but for ghost hunting purposes, it could be better. Because of this, we do recommend the v1 Kinect 360 stick man camera. Once you decide which one you need, you can choose from the mains-powered or portable battery-powered versions.

Do I need a Windows tablet?

A Windows tablet is required. We offer all models with and without a Windows tablet, depending on whether you have one. You will need the paranormal software as well. It comes preinstalled on our tablets, or you can sell it separately on a USB stick.

Windows tablet for the SLS camera

More tips and tricks

If you are sceptical about the paranormal ghost figures the SLS Cameras can pick up, you can ask the spirit to move to the left or right or to wave and see the image move. Moreover, we have done this many times, and you will be surprised how often the spirits carry out what you ask. Microsoft no longer manufactures the v1 and v2 cameras. So we only sell used ones. All other accessories, power leads, USB sticks and tablets are new. You may be interested in reading the Experimental evidence for paranormal phenomena by Cambridge University.

Screen Recording Software

We don’t include screen recording software on our tablets. Still, as they are Windows tablets, you can install something to record the screen yourself. There are many free programs available online. With our battery powered portable cameras, we recommend new Duracell batteries. For example, they last longer and give you fewer issues when using them. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask us, we are more than happy to help.

Featured by Ghost Adventures

The famous Structured Light Sensor is a classic tool used by Ghost Adventures. The SLS first appeared in the episode “Saint James Hotel”. Since then, the ghost hunting crew have used it on many occasions. One of the most entertaining episodes was the “Palomino Club”, where the stick figures danced for them on command on video. It was enjoyable and entertaining! One of the most personal occasions was the episode “Goodwin Home Invasion”. The stick figures danced around in Aaron’s kitchen for a while before completely vanishing. Further on in the episode, the team saw something walking around on all fours like an animal. These great episodes have helped popularise the Kinect sensor in the ghost hunting and paranormal communities.

The Ghost Adventures Crew

How to make a Kinect SLS Cam

“It’s simple. It’s just the SLS Kinect sensor from the Xbox 360”. You will need the sensor, power lead and software. The power lead comes with a USB connector which you will need to connect to a Windows device such as a tablet, laptop, or computer. The Microsoft software is free. It’s called Kinect Studio. You will need Kinect Studio v1.8 for the Xbox 360 cam and Kinect Studio v2.0 for the Xbox One cam.

Powering your DIY Kinect

If you are powering it will a mains power adapter, it’s only really any good for indoor use, and it is not very portable. To make a mobile version, you must cut the plug off the power cable and power it with a 12v battery pack. Once you get you to that stage, you need to make some form of box or housing to build it all into to make it portable.

Where to purchase the camera

The famous SLS tracker is a ghost hunting tool that will help give you video evidence during your ghost hunting paranormal investigations. The built-in ghost hunting tracker can see more than one ghost at a time if they are present. We have manufactured our SpiritShack tracker in the United Kingdom and offer worldwide shipping. We keep many in stock, and they have nothing but good five stars customer reviews. If you have one to sell, feel free to get in touch. We sometimes buy used equipment. And offer several payment methods in the United Kingdom and worldwide. We can provide you with VAT receipts if needed.

How to make your own SLS Camera

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the SLS the same an infrared camera?

The SLS Camera differs from how the infrared camera works. While the infrared camera also uses infrared light, it doesn’t measure depth, or map out and distinguish objects and distances.

Is everything caught on it supernatural?

We can’t guarantee that everything the SLS spirit tracker picks up is paranormal. It will track humans and anything human-shaped. And it will track spirits and ghosts. There are, however, odd times when it will track physical human-shaped objects.

You should usually be able to tell if this is happening, as the skeletal shape will not move. You can judge this with a little common sense. It’s up to you to determine whether what it captures is intelligent paranormal evidence. Remember that the device will read the surrounding environment, and sometimes there could be a natural and logical explanation behind it.

How does the ghost tracker work?

The Kinect SLS Cameras sends thousands of IR beams out, picking them back up using its built-in monochrome CMOS sensor. All the beams hit things, bounce off and return to the camera. It times how long each beam takes to come back, and it uses this information to build a 3D map of the room and all the objects inside it.

This allows the camera to build a real-time 3D model showing depth and detail. And as it uses infrared light, it can function perfectly well in pitch black. The software can recognise people from their shape, limbs and joints. It can recognise movement, combine it, and display it live on screen. While the software has no built-in recording features, you can install screen recording software to record it.

Why is the SLS the number one ghost hunting device?

The world-famous structured light sensor camera lets you catch video evidence of ghosts. You can see them, take photos and record their videos in real time. Our SLS Cameras are the only device that will allow you to do this. You can’t see spirits with the human eye or video recorder. When you think of the paranormal, you think of the SLS.

Ghost Adventures was the team that got this device and showed it to the world. Because they are so popular and watched by millions, they caught on quickly. Not only did they show it in action. They caught some fantastic evidence with it on a couple of occasions.

How does the SLS Camera’s 3D mapping technology work?

Firstly, not only is it portable, but it also works in the daytime and absolute darkness. Secondly, the portable model is lightweight, and you can use it with one hand. Thirdly, Microsoft made the camera itself. They designed the Kinect for the Xbox game console for human tracking. It was called the Kinect sensor, discontinued now, of course.

The SLS works by sending many little infrared beams out. These beams hit objects and walls and bounce back. Depending on the distances of what the beams hit. It takes differing amounts of time for them to get back to the device. It can build a 3D model of the room using advanced software and timing you can view on the screen. These beams also bounce off ghosts, allowing it to see them when you can’t.

To conclude, the software also detects humanoid forms using shape and joint recognition. Once caught, it will track them, and you are alerted on screen. In addition, this is what makes this magic come to life. The SLS wasn’t designed for ghost hunters but worked perfectly well for the purpose. We offer a one-year warranty on our custom-built models. Terms and conditions apply.

How many ghosts can you see at once with the SLS?

There is no limit to how many figures you can detect and capture at any time. It uses an infrared light projection system, which uses two CMOS sensors to build the image. Thus, these sensors create a 3D map of the surroundings and objects and can determine the proximity of everything around it. Giving you a seamless video image.

Sam Ashford
Sam Ashford - Author

Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert, writer and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!