8 Mar 2010
The latest release of the CVB DVD includes new tools for specific vision applications and tasks. The toolkit now includes CVB Movie 2 for sequence recording - the successor to the very popular CVB Movie tool. CVB Movie 2 allows additional text meta data such as time stamps to be recorded into the AVI container. This data is not visible on the recorded image, but explicitly assigned to this individual image. As an option, the user interface CVB Movie Interactive 2 is also included. This option offers comprehensive recording and processing functions without requiring the user to develop their own interface.
CVB 10.2 also incorporates two new tools for 3D applications. CVB Metric 3D is a powerful calibration algorithm for 3D point clouds and uses a specific calibration target for the individual calibration of 3D point clouds before creating real measurements in 3D.
If laser triangulation is used to generate 3D images, local occlusions of the laser line might lead to undefined areas in the 3D data. CVB Merge 3D allows the views from multiple cameras and views of the same laser line from different angles to be merged into one height image to minimize the occurrence of these occlusions.
CVB Version 10.2 includes comprehensive documentation and sample applications, and is available for download at www.commonvisionblox.com. This update is free of charge for registered users of Common Vision Blox. A free 14-day trial version for all components is also available for feasibility and performance tests.