Installation Guide What’s in the Box? Congratulations on being the owner of a brand new ZED! Let’s review the items you have received: The ZED Stereo camera One Mini Tripod stand One USB Drive with Drivers and SDK docs Connect your ZED Unpack your ZED and mount it on the Mini Tripod included in the box. Plug the camera in a USB 3.0 port. The ZED is a UVC compliant camera so it should be automatically recognized by your computer. Download and install the ZED SDK The ZED SDK is available for Windows, Linux and Nvidia Jetson boards. Get the latest ZED SDK from our Downloads page. Before installing the SDK, make sure that your graphic card drivers are up to date, and that CUDA is installed. Recommended Specifications The ZED camera is UVC (Universal Video Class) compliant so you can capture the left and right video streams of the ZED on any Windows and Linux platforms. However, getting access to depth, tracking and mapping data with the ZED SDK requires proper hardware to offer sustained and optimal performance. We recommend the following system specifications to use the ZED SDK: Minimum Recommended Processor Dual-core 2,3GHz Quad-core 2,7GHz or faster RAM 4GB 8GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GPU NVIDIA GTX1060 or higher USB port USB 2.0 USB 3.0 Operating System Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Ubuntu 16.04, L4T (Jetson) Windows Download and install the latest SDK version. Restart you computer to complete the installation. Linux Download and install the latest ZED SDK for Linux by launching the run file in a terminal. The ZED SDK is compatible with Ubuntu 16.04, make sure that you are using the right Linux version. Jetson The NVIDIA Jetson board needs to be flashed with the latest version of the Jetpack. Download JetPack on your host Ubuntu machine and follow the installation instructions. Download and install on your board the ZED SDK for Jetson. Note that the ZED SDK is linked with the CUDA version used by the JetPack. Run the ZED Explorer The ZED Explorer is an application for ZED live preview and recording. It lets you change video resolution, aspect ratio, camera parameters, and capture high resolution snapshots and 3D video. If the ZED is recognized by your computer, you’ll see the 3D video from your camera. The ZED Explorer is located in the following folders: Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZED SDK\tools\ZED Explorer.exe Ubuntu: /usr/local/zed/tools/ZED Explorer Run the ZED Depth Viewer The ZED Depth Viewer uses the SDK to capture and display the depth map and 3D point cloud. Run the ZED Depth Viewer to check that the depth map is displayed correctly. If you have trouble launching the ZED Depth Viewer, please check our Troubleshooting section. The ZED Depth Viewer is located in the following folders: Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZED SDK\tools\ZED Depth Viewer.exe Ubuntu: /usr/local/zed/tools/ZED Depth Viewer Play with the samples The ZED SDK includes several tutorials and samples to learn how to use video, depth, tracking and mapping information, along with third-party libraries. You can also check our GitHub page for the latest updates. Read the API documentation to learn more, and start experimenting with the samples!