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Cameras: Spherical Vision Products: Ladybug®3 360° Video Camera

Point Grey Research's Spherical Vision camera systems are provided as complete hardware and software packages. Customers can access and control their Ladybug3 Spherical Vision system with the Ladybug SDK.


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Ladybug3 (1394b)

The high resolution Ladybug®3 spherical digital video camera system has six 2 MP cameras that enable the system to collect video from more than 80% of the full 360° sphere, and an IEEE-1394b (FireWire) interface with locking screw connection that allows JPEG-compressed 12MP resolution images to be streamed to disk at 15fps. The Ladybug3 is an ideal solution for applications that require very high resolution, a weather-resistant case, direct FireWire connection, or the ability to synchronize to external devices such as an external trigger or light source. Contact us for a free copy of the Ladybug3 Demo DVD.

Word Doc Benefits of IEEE-1394b (FireWire S800)

2.0 MP
  • Sony ICX274 CCD x6, 1/1.8", 4.4 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1600 x 1200 at 15 FPS JPEG compressed; 6.5 FPS uncompressed

A/D Converter 12-bit
Image Data Output 8-bit Raw Bayer digital data
Image Data Formats Raw8, Mono8
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Shutter, gain, white balance, gamma and JPEG compression, are programmable via software
Shutter Global shutter; Automatic/manual/one-push/extended shutter modes
0.01 ms to 4.2 s (extended shutter mode)
Gain Automatic/manual/one-push modes
0 - 24 dB
Gamma 0.50 to 4.00
White Balance Manual
High Dynamic Range Cycle 4 gain and exposure presets
Digital Interface 9-pin 1394b 800 MB/s interface for camera control, power, and video data; locking screw guarantee secure connection
Transfer Rates 100, 200, 400, 800 Mbit/s
GPIO 8-pin GPIO connector for external trigger, strobe, serial port, or external power
External Trigger Modes IIDC Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, 14, 15
Memory Channels 2 memory channels for custom camera settings
Case Machined aluminum housing, anodized red or black; single unit, water resistant
Dimensions 122 mm x 141 mm (without lens hoods)
Mass 2414 g
Power Consumption 7.2 W at 12 V via GPIO or FireWire interface
Machine Vision Standard IIDC v1.31
Camera Control via Ladybug SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Optics Six high quality 3.3 mm focal length lenses
Field of View >80% of full sphere
Spherical Distance Calibrated at 20 m
Focus Distance ~200 cm. Objects have an acceptable sharpness from ~60 cm to infinity
Temperature Operating: 0 to 45C; Storage: -30 to 60C
Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% (no condensation) ; Storage: 20 to 95% (no condensation)
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows XP, Windows 7
Warranty One Year

Development Kit Contents
The following items are included in the Ladybug3 Development Accessory Kit DEVKIT-01-0004:

  • FWB-PCIE-01: single bus 1394b PCI Express card
  • ACC-01-2017: 10 meter 1394b cable
  • FWB-EC-2PORT: 1394b ExpressCard for notebooks / laptops
  • ACC-01-9010: 12V 2A (24W) power supply for ExpressCard
  • ACC-01-3005: 4.5 meter GPIO wiring harness
  • ACC-01-0012: 4-Legged Desktop mount
  • ACC-01-0013: tripod adapter
  • Ladybug3 Getting Started Manual
  • Ladybug SDK (C/C++ API and device drivers) CD

Emissions and RoHS Compliance

FCC / CE Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

RoHS / WEEE Compliance

This product is RoHS and WEEE compliant.

To access related Firmwares and Softwares for this product please login to downloads:

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Ladybug3 steam file samples

In order to play and edit the following stream files download and install LadybugSDK software.

Ladybug Full JPEG

Ladybug Full Uncompressed JPEG

Download Ladybug3
Full Resolution Stream Sample

Download Ladybug3
Full Uncompressed Resolution
Stream Sample 294MB

Ladybug Half JPEG

Ladybug Full JPEG

Download Ladybug3
Half Resolution Stream Sample

Download Ladybug3
Half Uncompressed Resolution
Stream Sample 304MB

JPEG Compressed Panoramic Image Samples

The following images have been JPEG compressed using the Ladybug3's embedded JPEG compression technology. They have also had falloff correction applied using the Ladybug SDK to reduce the effect of lens vignetting.

Download full 5400x2700 sample image

Uncompressed Panoramic Image Samples

The following uncompressed images have had falloff correction applied to using the Ladybug SDK to reduce the effect of lens vignetting.

Download full 5400x2700 sample image