Quick Start

Step-by-step guide from unboxing to capturing high-quality 3D images

Zivid Knowledge Base


In the Zivid KB you can find answers,
guides and Zivid Academy for the 3D cameras.

Zivid Github


Zivid repository for code samples,
packages, and drivers like Python and ROS.

First things first

Here's what's included in the box

  • 1x Zivid 3D camera
  • 1x Power Supply
  • 1x 5 m USB 3.0 Cable (Machine Vision Certified)

Optional: 10 m / 25 m optical USB cable.

Install Zivid Software


  • Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 / Ubuntu 18.04
  • Compatible GPU
  • 3GB RAM or more

→ Installation guide

Download Zivid Software

Mount your
3D camera 

Connect to
your camera 


  • USB3 cable to "DATA"
  • Power Supply to "24V"

Ensure that all connections are screwed tightly in.

→ Learn More

Launch Zivid Studio

Zivid Studio provides an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) so you can explore the functionality and capture high-definition 3D point clouds.

Control settings and select from these views:

  • 3D color / monochrome point cloud
  • 2D image
  • Depth map
See the Zivid Studio User Guide and Zivid Academy for tutorials.

Capture high quality 3D point clouds


Control panel


  • Choose the 3D camera you want to connect to in the drop down menu.
  • Click "Connect" or "Disconnect" when you want to connect/disconnect.


  • Assisted Mode (Shortcut Shift + M)
    • Specify maximum time budget for the point cloud capture (min. 200 ms).
    • Click "Analyze & Capture" to perform initial point cloud capture.
    • Change to Manual Mode to optimize suggested settings.
  • Manual Mode (Shortcut Shift + M)
    • Capture a "Single" or multiple ("HDR") frames based on the "Frames" settings.
    • "HDR" is used when multiple frame settings are selected.
    • "Live": Use this mode to quickly position and make initial adjustments.


  • Use the histogram (shortcut H) to understand and get the right exposure.
  • Use logarithmic view (shortcut Shift + H) to visualize exposure stops.


  • Exposure Time: A higher value will let more light into the camera.
  • Iris / Aperture Step: A higher value will let more light into the camera.
  • Brightness: Boost lighting for long distances/to overcome ambient lighting 
  • Gain: Increased gain can be used for darker scenes to get better data.

Filters and Color balance

Check out the complete Zivid Academy to learn about experts settings, and tips and tricks for capturing 3D point clouds.

Visit the
Knowledge Base

Zivid Knowledge Base

Find information and resources to further enhance your 3D camera experience here.

  • In-depth installation guides
  • Field of View (FOV) and distance calculators
  • Software guides
  • Program samples
  • Example settings
  • Guides for C++, C#, Python, MATLAB, ROS, Halcon
  • Hand-eye calibration guides