Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Hydra stereo webcam.

When will the camera be available for sale?

The camera is available for sale now.

Does the camera API support operating systems other than Windows?

It will! At the time of writing, versions of the API are being developed for the Linux and OSX operating systems (although the Windows version will be the only one available initially). The camera will run on versions of Windows running on Apple hardware. Please visit the Download page to obtain the latest version of this software for your platform.

Where can I download the latest software for my camera?

You can download the C++ API from the Download page. You can download the Microsoft Stereo SDK from Microsoft Research, Cambridge.

How do I refocus the camera's lenses?

The Hydra's lenses are factory preset to provide sharp focus in the range 0.5 to 2.0 m approximately. However, whilst this is expected to provde good results for a wide range of users, we anticipate that some users would like to focus closer to the camera. For this reason we can provide a special tool for adjusting the focus.