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Point Grey Launches New Ladybug5 Spherical Imaging System
Hi-res camera/imaging system.
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.

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: Web:

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