Using Zivid Studio and Zivid SDK

Using Zivid Studio and Zivid SDK

Øyvind Borgan

A guide to setting up Zivid Studio and capturing 3D point clouds.

In this video we cover the whole flow from setting up your system, understanding the Zivid Studio user interface, to capturing a point cloud and using the Zivid SDK.

TIPS: If you haven't watched the free Webinar on 3D image quality and exposure training, you should keep that in mind as a resource to understand some of the settings we'll go through in this video.

Now, let's get started:


A quick introduction to new Zivid Studio features.


Zivid Studio Capture Assistant for 3D point clouds

Open the new "Assisted Mode" from the drop down menu in Zivid Studio. The shortcut is Shift + M.

Use the slider to set a target capture time (seconds). This is the total time budget you allow the Zivid One+ 3D camera to perform a capture and the GPU to process a point cloud.

Now press the "Analyze & Capture" button to run the initial, full scene analysis. Zivid Studio returns a point cloud based on a single- or multi-frame (HDR) capture. The suggested frames are sorted to give you the best performance and point cloud coverage

You can quickly perform additional captures with the suggested settings, but without analysing the scene again by pressing the "Capture" button.

Increase or decrease the maximum capture time if you need to optimize the suggested results. 

Switch to "Manual Mode" to perform final adjustments of the suggest settings.

In Manual Mode you can enable or disable various frames, or adjust a frame's individual settings to optimize what works best for your target scene and application requirements.


In Zivid Studio you find the filters in the side bar, below your frame settings. Here you can enable and disable filters, and adjust filter thresholds when fine-tuning your settings.

Use the Zivid Studio 3D capture filters

NOTE: The filters work on all frames, and are turned on by default when you use "Assisted Mode".

Histogram for Zivid 3D image captures
Use the Histogram feature to optimize settings for your 3D point cloud captures.


Use the linear view to give you clipping information quickly. Use Shift + H to change to the logarithmic view, which shows you the number of frames and stops needed to optimize a capture.

Use histogram when capturing 3D point clouds

Selecting a region in the Histogram to see the coverage and saturated pixels. 



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