360° Spherical Vision by Teledyne FLIR

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FLIR makes spherical video a reality by providing affordable hardware and software packages that deliver high-resolution, 360° visual coverage. All Ladybug systems perform the image acquisition, processing, stitching, and correction necessary to integrate multiple camera images into full-resolution digital spherical and panoramic videos, live. The quality and flexibility of spherical video data make the medium ideal for applications requiring synchronization of video images. This revolutionary technology is now used for applications such as HD mapping, asset management, roadside inspection, panoramic street image production for street view, road surveying, heritage scanning, and building management, among several others.


Ladybug6 is the leading high-resolution camera designed to capture 360-degree spherical images from moving platforms in all weather conditions. Its industrial-grade design and out-of-the-box factory calibration produces 72-megapixel (MP) images with pixel values that are spatially accurate within +/- 2 mm at a 10-meter distance. As the newest member of our field-proven Ladybug series, the Ladybug6 builds on our machine vision heritage with increased image resolution, enhanced onboard processing, and robust IP67-rated connectors. Support for additional Global Navigation Satellite Systems and advanced APIs, combined with hardware inputs, enable precise camera settings and trigger control. Customer applications include panoramic street image production, road surveying, asset inspection, and feature extraction for HD map generation among several others.


Industry-leading calibration combined with global shutter CMOS sensors and high-end optics delivers a remarkable survey-grade spatial accuracy of +/- 2 mm at 10 meters. Additionally, the Ladybug6 captures outstanding images across a wide range of lighting conditions with excellent color response, low noise, and a high dynamic range.


Building on our field-proven Ladybug5+, the Ladybug6 captures, compresses, and transmits 8-bit or 12-bit pixel data with on-board image processing for optimized workflows. Our feature-rich Ladybug Software Development Kit (SDK) enables image acquisition, spherical and panoramic image production, and fine-grain control of pre & post-acquisition camera settings via a user-friendly interface.


Designed from the ground up to capture images from moving platforms in outdoor environments, the Ladybug6 features an IP65 rating, industrial grade IP67 rated connectors, a wide operating temperature range (-30° C to 50° C), support for additional Global Navigation Satellite Systems, and trigger control by hardware or software with advanced APIs for complete camera control.

Source: https://www.flir.com/iis/machine-vision/spherical-vision-systems/

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