Could someone please point me to a stereo camera compatible with OpenCV and Linux?

asked 2013-06-17 02:25:49 -0600

ameya005 gravatar image

updated 2013-06-17 07:12:47 -0600

I would like to use a stereo camera in an outdoor setting with a some what high fps. Currently, I am using 2 Logitech cameras calibrated to give a disparity map. I would like to shift to a better stereo cam setup instead. I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

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This may not be of much help but i would like to point out that the cheapest possible solution is Minoru3d (not high res, 15-20 fps), next is calibrating two cams(there is a good enough range of cams with various fps and resolution) and then "the big bosses" Industrial stereo cams (like Bumblebee from PointGrey) which are a bit too costly( I wont go for them if i am not funded for it). But regarding linux, i think most cams work because of the v4l2 framework and OpenCV can obtain images using libv4l2. Cheers. Hope you find your solution soon. PS : If you are looking for depth information, why don't you try "Microsoft Kinect" instead? :D

Prasanna gravatar imagePrasanna ( 2013-06-19 03:27:05 -0600 )edit

The camera which i need should be as unobtrusive as possible, so I can not use the kinect there. But thanks for the other 2 options. I just needed to know if they would be compatible with a linux based os.

ameya005 gravatar imageameya005 ( 2013-06-21 02:23:43 -0600 )edit

Most webcams work(Most). But when it comes to Industrial Cams, make sure they are supported. Double check it. May be triple. Few of the Industrial Cams come with APIs for linux. Some dont support linux at all. Keep your eyes open for information such as these when you are going to invest in high end cameras. Check if it is supported by v4l2 as some cameras have hardware drivers which are not ported to linux. Be cautious.

Prasanna gravatar imagePrasanna ( 2013-06-21 03:12:02 -0600 )edit