Positioning Correctly

The 2D camera and the projector have an angle with respect to the center axis. This should be considered if it is desired to have the camera perpendicular to the scene.

Zivid Two as seen from above. Shows how the camera is angled relative to the projector.

If possible, mount the camera at a slight tilt angle to avoid reflections and interference from the background. This also frees up space above the scene for easier access for tools and robots. Check out available Zivid mounts.

Ambient light might reduce performance. Consider blocking direct light affecting the scene.

A sketch which shows how Zivid Two should be positioned over a scene at an angle, and not pointing directly down.


Camera tilting is more important if the scene contains specular surfaces.

Please checkout Working Distance and Camera Positioning for more information on how to correctly position your camera.

In bin-picking applications

For bin-picking applications, place the Zivid camera projector above the back edge or above the rear corner of the bin (see images below). Pan and tilt it so that the 2D camera is looking at the center of the bin. The projector rays should not fall on the inner surfaces of the two walls closest to the projector; they should almost be parallel to those two walls. Mounting the camera this way minimizes inter reflections from the bin walls.

A sketch which shows how Zivid.

Cooling clearance

Zivid cameras use active and passive cooling, allow some space around the device for airflow, and do not block the air opening on its front and rear sides. See the datasheets for the operating temperature range for your camera.

Signal protection

Do not install Zivid cameras and cables next to high voltage devices that can generate high levels of electromagnetic disturbance. Do not route camera cabling through the same trunks/conduits with AC power cables and cables emitting high levels of disturbance.

Continue reading about Connectivity and Power Supply.