Spherical Vision

GIS & Entertainment

360° Spherical Vision


FLIR makes spherical video a reality by providing affordable hardware and software packages that deliver high-resolution, 360° visual coverage.  All Ladybug systems perform the image acquisition, processing, stitching and correction necessary to integrate multiple camera images into full-resolution digital spherical and panoramic videos, live. The quality and flexibility of spherical video data make the medium ideal for applications requiring synchronization of video images. This revolutionary technology is now used for a wide variety of applications and solutions including terrain mapping, building management, news, event and sports coverage, entertainment, and virtual reality.  

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Ladybug6

Ladybug6 is the leading high-resolution camera designed to capture 360-degree spherical images from moving platforms in all-weather conditions. Its industrial grade design and out-of-the-box factory calibration produces 72 Megapixel (MP) images with pixel values that are spatially accurate within +/- 2 mm at 10-meter distance. As the newest member of our field-proven Ladybug series, the Ladybug6 builds on our machine vision heritage with increased image resolution, enhanced on-board processing, and robust IP67-rated connectors. Support for additional Global Navigation Satellite Systems and advanced APIs, combined with hardware inputs, enable precise camera settings and trigger control. Customer applications include panoramic street image production, road surveying, asset inspection, feature extraction for HD map generation among several others.

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HIGHEST ACCURACY AND IMAGE QUALITY

Industry leading calibration combined with global shutter CMOS sensors and high-end optics deliver a remarkable survey grade spatial accuracy of +/- 2 mm at 10-meters. Additionally, the Ladybug6 captures outstanding images across a wide range of lighting conditions with excellent color response, low noise, and a high dynamic range.

ONBOARD PROCESSING AND FEATURE RICH SDK

Building on our field proven Ladybug5+, the Ladybug6 captures, compresses, and transmits 8-bit or 12-bit pixel data with on-board image processing for optimized workflows. Our feature rich Ladybug Software Development Kit (SDK) enables image acquisition, spherical and panoramic image production, and fine grain control of pre & post acquisition camera settings via a user-friendly interface.

BUILT FOR THE OUTDOORS

Designed from the ground up to capture images from moving platforms in outdoor environments, the Ladybug6 features an IP65 rating, industrial grade IP67 rated connectors, a wide operating temperature range (-30° C to 50° C), support for additional Global Navigation Satellite Systems, and trigger control by hardware or software with advanced APIs for complete camera control.

Ladybug5+

The Ladybug5+ offers the highest quality in spherical 360° imaging and accuracy. It is able to acquire an impressive 8k30 or 4k60 of content. With its patented calibration and superior global shutter sensors, the Ladybug5+ has an accuracy level of 2 mm at 10 m. The Ladybug SDK provides a wide range of functionality, allowing users to record, process, and export spherical content with ease. Ladybug5+ has an IP65 rating making it ideal for outdoor use including street mapping.

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Superior Image Quality

Sony Pregius® global shutter CMOS sensors provide superb image quality across a wide range of lighting conditions without smear or blooming. And the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface makes 12-bit RAW imaging possible

Enhanced Image Quality with Post Processing

The workflow starts with Ladybug5+ capturing, compressing, and transmitting full bit depth 12-bit images. Users then use LadybugCapPro to apply white balance, gamma, and other image processing functions for maximum image quality.

Flexibility with Non Destructive Post-Processing

The capture and post workflow model allows users to maintain flexibility by being able to return to the original content and reapply post processing steps as desired

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Ladybug5+
Ladybug3 FireWire
Ladybug6
Ladybug6

High Accuracy Spherical Imaging

Ladybug SDK

Every Ladybug® system includes a feature rich Software Development Kit (SDK) to manage image acquisition, spherical and panoramic image production, and camera settings. The Ladybug SDK includes the LadybugCapPro program, source code for a quick start in the C/C++ programming environment, a camera device driver, and Application Programming Interface (API) software library. The API allows users to integrate Ladybug functionality with custom applications.

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White Papers
Accurate 360° Spherical Imaging With Multiple Pre-Calibrated Sensors
Accurate 360° Spherical Imaging With Multiple Pre-Calibrated Sensors

Accurate 360° Spherical Imaging With Multiple Pre-Calibrated Sensors

Brazil 360 Experience Using the Ladybug Spherical Cameras
Brazil 360 Experience Using the Ladybug Spherical Cameras

More than 30 hours of panoramic video from 27 different locations around the country.