New ZED SDK 0.9.2 Brings Support for Oculus Rift

We’re excited to announce the release of the ZED SDK 0.9.2 for Windows and Linux. This release adds support for Oculus Rift, substantial performance improvements for NVIDIA Jetson TK1, and much more.

Support for Oculus Rift

As part of 0.9.2, we have introduced support for Oculus Rift DK2. You can now use the ZED to live stream 3D video to Oculus Rift, either for AR / VR applications or 3D FPV. A complete tutorial is available on our blog, along with source code.  Also, don’t forget to regularly check our GitHub page for updates!

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Higher Performance with Jetson TK1

0.9.2 includes a brand-new release of the ZED SDK for Jetson TK1. Specifically optimized for the ARM platform, the ZED depth computation engine includes substantial performance improvements. Depth is now 40% faster, so make sure to update to the latest ZED SDK for Jetson.

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Better Image Quality

While 0.9 introduced major changes in the SDK architecture, it impacted image quality. In 0.9.2, we have dramatically reduced aliasing artifacts, so if you’re using 0.9, we strongly suggest you upgrade to the new ZED SDK!

New Advanced Calibration Features

We’ve received many requests for advanced customization options from our experts users. In this update, we introduce the possibility to calibrate your ZED and input your own calibration parameters in the Settings control panel. This allows you to have full control over your camera parameters and still benefit from the ZED SDK advanced features.

Windows 10 Compatiblity

Lastly, now that Windows 10 is rolling out, we’ve added full support for the new OS in 0.9.2.

 

The Road Ahead

If you’re following us on Twitter, you should have seen that we’re working in close collaboration with NVIDIA on its next-generation Jetson TX1 platform. Check out this video to see how we combined the ZED, NVIDIA Jetson TX1 and a DJI Matrice 100 to build the first live scanning drone!

Also, we’re preparing a new release of the ZED SDK for NVDIA Tegra X1, along with very cool things that we will release after CES 2016.

We see more and more developers use the ZED, so don’t forget to send us feedback and updates about your work! And follow us on Twitter for news and updates.

– The ZED team

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