Get started with the ZED
in 4 simple steps
ZED video-plus-depth image
1
Connect your ZED
  • Unpack your ZED and mount it on its mini tripod.
  • Plug the camera in a USB 3.0 port.
2
Set up your environment
  • Make sure the latest USB 3.0 drivers are installed.
  • Install CUDA 8 and latest NVIDIA drivers.
  • [Linux] Compile and install OpenCV 3.1, more information here.
  • Run the ZED SDK setup tool to install the ZED driver, tools and samples.
3
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 with the ZED.
4
Play with the samples!
The ZED SDK includes several samples to learn how to use 3D video, depth and tracking data, along with third-party libraries. You can also check our GitHub and Support page. Read the API documentation to learn more, and start experimenting with the samples!