Intel has announced that it has begun shipping a pair of new RealSense D400 Depth Cameras. The new cameras are from the next-gen Intel RealSense D400 family and include the D415 and the D435. Intel claims that the cameras have 3D capabilities that make them ideal for OEM prototype development or as an end-user-ready device. The cameras are also aimed directly at makers and educators for hardware prototyping and software development.
The new 3D cameras are both designed to need minimal connection to a computer making them easier to use, all that is needed is a USB cable for connectivity and power. Intel wrote, "The new depth cameras come in a ready-to-use, USB-powered form factor that pair with a D400 depth module, a turnkey optical depth solution, and the new Intel RealSense vision processor D4 for processing complex depth data in real time."
Both cameras are supported by the Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 that is available for the first time as a cross-platform open source SDK. The D435 and D415 are both are usable indoors and outdoors in any lighting condition.
"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," said Sagi Ben Moshe, vice president and general manager of the RealSense Group at Intel. "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 D435 both have a range of computer vision uses and are appropriate for VR and AR, robotics, drones, and other machine vision uses. Intel says that their levels of depth and real-time feedback makes for "new experiences."
"With the Intel RealSense Software Developer Kit that features the Intel RealSense viewer, developers, OEMs/ODMs and system integrators are unlocking new depth data with access to the depth camera to tackle everything from viewing the depth stream, visualizing 3D point clouds recording and playing back streams to quickly configuring multiple cameras together and calibrating cameras."