Nerian has again pushed the limits of stereoscopic depth perception. With another improvement to it’s SceneScan Pro real-time stereo vision system, the device can now handle input images at resolutions up to 6 megapixels.
SceneScan Pro is a dedicated image processing system for computing depth information from stereoscopic image data. Stereo vision as a depth sensing technology provides unique advantages as it does not require any light projection and is thus not disturbed by bright ambient light or long measurement distances.
SceneScan Pro uses a powerful FPGA in order to run the computationally very demanding image processing algorithms. By further optimizing its algorithms, Nerian has been able to double the maximum image resolution from previously 3 megapixels to now 6 megapixels. This performance increase is possible without upgrading the hardware, by just using Nerian’s latest firmware release.
SceneScan Pro is capable of processing 40 million pixels per second from a stereo camera pair at full depth resolution, or up to 60 million pixels at a reduced resolution. This means that at 6 megapixels resolution, a frame rate of 5 fps can be achieved, whereas 100 fps can be achieved at 0.3 megapixels resolution.
With this new firmware release, Nerian has also further improved the accuracy of its stereo image processing algorithms, allowing even better depth measurements.