Installation Guide What’s in the Box? Congratulations on being the owner of a brand new camera! Let’s review the items you have received: ZED ZED Mini A brand new ZED Stereo camera One Mini Tripod stand One USB Drive with Drivers and SDK Getting started note A brand new ZED Mini camera One 1.5-meters USB cable One 4-meters USB cable One VR mount Connect your camera Unpack your camera, plug the camera in a USB 3.0 port and go to the next step. The ZED is a UVC compliant camera so it should be automatically recognized by your computer. Download and install the ZED SDK The ZED SDK is available for Windows, Linux and Nvidia Jetson boards. It contains all the libraries that powers your camera along with tools that let you test its features and settings. Windows Download the ZED SDK for Windows and run the installer. Linux On Linux, download the ZED SDK for Linux and launch the .run file from a terminal. chmod +x ZED_SDK_Linux_*.run ./ZED_SDK_Linux_*.run After the installation, download CUDA from NVIDIA website and install it on your system. Restart you computer to complete the installation. Jetson The NVIDIA Jetson board needs to be flashed with the latest version of the Jetpack. Download JetPack on your host Ubuntu machine and follow the installation instructions. Download and install on your board the ZED SDK for Jetson. Note that the ZED SDK is linked with the CUDA version used by the JetPack. Recommended Specifications The ZED camera is UVC (Universal Video Class) compliant so you can capture the left and right video streams of the ZED on any Windows and Linux platforms. However, getting access to depth, tracking and mapping data with the ZED SDK requires proper hardware to offer sustained and optimal performance. We recommend the following system specifications to use the ZED SDK: Minimum Recommended Embedded Processor Dual-core 2,3GHz Quad-core 2,7GHz or faster Jetson TX1, TX2, Xavier RAM 4GB 8GB 8GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GPU* GTX1060 or higher TX1, TX2, Xavier USB port USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Operating System Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 L4T * A NVIDIA GPU with Compute Capabilities > 3 is required. Run the ZED Explorer The ZED Explorer is an application for ZED live preview and recording. It lets you change video resolution, aspect ratio, camera parameters, and capture high resolution snapshots and 3D video. If the ZED is recognized by your computer, you’ll see the 3D video from your camera. The ZED Explorer is located in the following folders: Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZED SDK\tools\ZED Explorer.exe Ubuntu: /usr/local/zed/tools/ZED Explorer Run the ZED Depth Viewer The ZED Depth Viewer uses the SDK to capture and display the depth map and 3D point cloud. Run the ZED Depth Viewer to check that the depth map is displayed correctly. If you have trouble launching the ZED Depth Viewer, please check our Troubleshooting section. The ZED Depth Viewer is located in the following folders: Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZED SDK\tools\ZED Depth Viewer.exe Ubuntu: /usr/local/zed/tools/ZED Depth Viewer Play with the samples The ZED SDK includes several tutorials and samples to learn how to use video, depth, tracking and mapping information, along with third-party libraries. You can also check our GitHub page for the latest updates. Read the API documentation to learn more, and start experimenting with the samples!