Quick Reference Index

File Dropdown Options

File

Shortcut

Function

Open

Ctrl+O

Load a ZDF file. .zdf is the native Zivid file format that includes point cloud, color image, and depth image data.

Save

Ctrl+S

Save a point cloud, color image, and depth image data to a ZDF file, the native Zivid file format.

Export

Ctrl+E

Export a point cloud data to a file in unordered or ordered Polygon (PLY), ASCII (XYZ), or Point Cloud Data (PCD) 1 file format.

Save Color Image

N/A

Save a color image to a file in PNG, BMG, or JPG file format.

Import Capture Settings

Ctrl+Shift+I

Load saved capture settings from a file in YML into Zivid Studio

Export Capture Settings

Ctrl+Shift+E

Save current capture settings from Zivid Studio into a file in YML.

Exit

Alt+F4

Exit Zivid Studio.

1

PCD is by default exported as unorganized points but can be configured to be exported as organized points. See Organized PCD format for tutorial on how to export PCD as organized points.

View Dropdown Options

View

Shortcut

Function

Histogram

H

Open the Histogram, a tool for analyzing pixel intensity distribution on an image.

Information

Shift+I

Open the Information panel to display capture information such as camera model, capture time and settings used. Provides ability to apply or save settings from previous captured point cloud.

Reset View

Backspace

Reset the point cloud, color image, and depth image view back to the default view.

Reset 3D view when opening files

N/A

Enable/disable 3D view reset when opening files.

Monochrome (Green)

C

Enable/disable monochrome (green) point cloud color.

Depth Map

D

Enable/disable depth map point cloud color.

Mesh

M

Generate surfaces in the point cloud. Creates a 3D mesh appearance.

Reset UI Layout

N/A

Reset the layout of the Zivid Studio window.

Enter/Exit Full Screen Mode

F11

Toggle between full and regular screen mode.

Help Dropdown Options

Help

Function

View help online

URL to the Zivid Knowledge Base.

Legal Notice

Detailed information on Zivid and third-party software licenses.

System Info

Information on the system used by the Zivid software.

Camera Dropdown Options

Camera

Function

Scan for connected cameras

Show all cameras plugged into the PC and list them by model and serial number.

Connect

Connect to the camera selected in the drop-down menu. Zivid Studio can connect to a single camera at a time.

Disconnect from active camera

Disconnect from the active camera.

Capture Options

Capture

Function

Assisted Mode

Switch to assisted capture mode.

Max Capture Time (seconds)

Maximum capture time in seconds for assisted capture.

Ambient Light Adaptation

Specify if and to what ambient light frequency the assisted capture is to adapt.

Analyze & Capture

Trigger assisted capture to analyze the scene, then another capture, with the settings suggested by assisted capture.

Capture

Trigger capture with the settings that have already been suggested by the assisted capture.

Manual Mode

Switch to manual capture mode.

Single

Trigger a single acquisition with the settings specified in the checked frame.

Live

Trigger a continuous capture that allows viewing the scene in real-time.

HDR

Trigger a multi-acquisition HDR capture with the settings specified in the checked acquisitions; unchecked acquisitions are ignored.

Expand all acquisitions

Expand the settings on all acquisitions.

Collapse all acquisitions

Collapse the settings on all acquisition.

Reset to default

Reset the control panel to the default state.

Engine Options

Options

Function

Engine

Choose between different pattern projections.

Reset to default

Reset the Engine to the default value.

Exposure Options

Setting

Function

Exposure Time

The duration a single camera image is exposed to light.

Aperture Step/F-number

The opening that controls the amount of light to the camera sensor through the lens.

Brightness

The output power (the amount of light) emitted by the LED projector.

Gain

The amplification of the signal from the camera sensor.

Toggle switch

Enable/disable the selected acquisition.

Clone acquisition

Add a new frame resembling the setting of the selected acquisition.

Delete acquisition

Delete the selected acquisition.

Add acquisition

Add a new frame resembling the setting of the last acquisition.

Reset acquisition to default

Reset the selected acquisition settings to default value.

Filter Options

Setting

Function

Noise Removal

Remove points where the projected pattern signal-to-noise-ratio is below the specified threshold.

Outlier Removal

Remove points if the distance to their neighboring pixels within the small local region is larger than the threshold specified in mm.

Reflection Removal

Remove points impacted by reflections and thus erroneous.

Gaussian Smoothing

Perform Gaussian smoothing on the point cloud.

Contrast Distortion

Correct and/or remove points affected by blurring in the camera lens.

Reset to default

Reset the filters to the default state.

Color Options

Color

Function

Blue color balance

The color temperature of ambient light affects the appearance of the color image. Setting white balance by adjusting blue color balance makes the color image look natural. The blue color balance parameter ranges between 1.0 and 8.0.

Green color balance

The color temperature of ambient light affects the appearance of the color image. Setting white balance by adjusting green color balance makes the color image look natural. The green color balance parameter ranges between 1.0 and 8.0.

Red color balance

The color temperature of ambient light affects the appearance of the color image. Setting white balance by adjusting red color balance makes the color image look natural. The red color balance parameter ranges between 1.0 and 8.0.

Gamma

The output color image can appear too dark. Adjust the brightness of the image.

Color Mode

Control how the color image is computed. The options are Automatic, ToneMapping, or UseFirstAcquisition.

Reset to default

Resets blue, green, and red color balance to default values.