Richmond, BC, Canada — Point Grey announced the release of their all-new, next generation Ladybug®5 series of 360-degree cameras. The LD5-U3-51S5C redefines past performance benchmarks with 30 megapixels (MP) of total resolution covering 90% of a full sphere, a 5Gbit/s USB 3.0 interface, and a post-processing workflow that, according to the manufacturer, provides high dynamic range, superb image quality, and maximum user flexibility.
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The Ladybug5 spherical imaging system is suited to applications in geographic information systems (GIS), vehicle-based photogrammetry, situational awareness, and entertainment solutions for lighting models, full dome projection content, and other immersive experiences.
The camera uses six high sensitivity 5 MP Sony ICX655 CCD image sensors. Five CCDs are positioned in a horizontal ring and one is positioned vertically pointing upwards. Unlike rolling shutter CMOS, global shutter CCD technology prevents motion artifacts when capturing images from a moving vehicle.
All six Ladybug5 imagers are pre-calibrated in Point Grey's manufacturing facility, removing the need for in-field calibration. The Ladybug5 captures, optionally compresses, and transmits full bit-depth (12-bit) images to the host PC where a unique software post-processing workflow can be used to apply white balance, gamma, smear correction, fall-off correction, and other image processing functions.
The Ladybug5 allows users to maximize dynamic range and maintain flexibility by being able to return to the original content and re-apply post-processing steps as desired.
Contact: Point Grey Research, Inc., 12051 Riverside Way, Richmond, BC,Canada V6W 1K7 +1.604.242.9937 fax: +1.604-242-9938 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ptgrey.com