Intel has released 2 ready-to-use RealSense depth cameras, D415, and D435. Which can add 3D capabilities to any device or machine. In the both come in a USB-powered form factor and are capable of processing depth in real-time. Gratitude to the chipmaker’s new RealSense vision processor D4. The models work in any lighting environments indoors and outdoors. So they can be used for most any machine that requires a depth camera. There are include drones for soar up the skies and robots with AR / VR features.
Intel tells the cameras’ target audiences are not only developers and manufacturers. But also makers and educators since they are simple to use and will work as soon as you plug them in. Also, the cameras come with Intel’s RealSense SDK 2.0, Now this is the cross-platform, open source SDK.
Intel RealSense Vice President Sagi Ben Moshe said in a statement:
“Many of today’s machines and devices use 2D image recognition-based computer vision. But with Intel RealSense’s best-in-class depth technology, we are redefining future technologies to ‘see’ like a human. So devices and machines can truly enrich people’s lives. With its compact, ready-to-use form, the Intel RealSense D400 Depth Camera series not only makes it easy for developers to build 3D depth sensing into any design, but they are also ready to be embedded into high-volume products.”
The D415 and the D435 are pre-order available for $ 149 and $ 145 respectively. D415 has a narrow field of view and a rolling shutter that scans its environment from one side to the other to take an image. This works great when dealing with little objects and anything that requires precise measurements. The D435, on the other hand, has a wider field of view and has a universal shutter that takes images all at once. This makes it ideal for capturing depth perception of objects in motion and for covering large areas since it reduces blind spots.