Intel is all set to impart 3D vision to any device, thus enabling them to ‘see’ like humans. The D415 and D435 Realsense Depth Cameras belong to Intel’s RealSense D400 product family and have the ability to pair with the D400 depth module, a turnkey optical depth solution, and the new Intel RealSense vision processor D4 in order to process complex depth data in real-time.
The cameras come in a ready-to-use form factor and can be connected to other devices via USB. They feature Intel’s SDK 2.0, which is being put to use for the first time as a cross-platform open-source SDK, that allows the cameras to be able to ‘see’ both indoors and outdoors and in any lighting environment. This combination of SDK 2.0 and the RealSense Depth Cameras also makes them ideal for developers and makers as they can use the cameras to develop a variety of computer vision applications, like robotics, drones, AR, and VR, and endow them with the ability to attain real-time feedback.
The Intel RealSense Software Developer Kit featuring the Intel RealSense viewer is proving itself to be a boon to developers, system integrators, OEMs, and ODMs by giving them access to new depth data and depth camera, thus letting them view the depth stream, visualize 3D point clouds recording, and playback streams to quickly configure multiple cameras together and calibrate cameras.
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. 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. – Sagi Ben Moshe, the Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s RealSense group
The products, although primarily targeted at developers, are also ideal for makers and educators, says Intel. The major difference between D435 and D415, however, lie in their fields of view, with D435’s being wider than that of D415. Furthermore, while D415 uses a rolling shutter to scan images sequentially across the ends of the sensor, D435 uses a global shutter to scan the whole image simultaneously. Priced at $179 USD and $149 USD respectively, the D435 and D415 are now available to order.