SceneScan Stereo Vision Sensor

3D Measurement Performance with 2 Models

SceneScan: Depth-sensing through stereo vision at 135 fps

SceneScan is Nerian’s latest 3D depth perception solution and the successor to our successful SP1 Stereovision Sensor. Using stereo vision and hardware-based image processing, SceneScan computes a 3D image of the observed environment in real-time. Unlike conventional depth cameras, no light in the visible or invisible spectral range needs to be emitted for this. As a result, SceneScan provides accurate 3D perception even under difficult conditions, such as bright daylight, long range measurements, overlapping ranges, or even underwater measurements.

Should SceneScan not meet your performance requirements, then our even more powerful Scarlet 3D depth camera might be the right choice for you.

Processing performance

Two different models are available: SceneScan and SceneScan Pro. Both models provide identical features but differ in their processing capacity. Below you find an overview of the details.


SceneScan is a cost-optimized version for applications with less demanding requirements.

Supported image types: Monochrome

Max. greyscale resolution: 0.5 MP

Max. disparity: 128 Pixel

Max. frame rate: 45 fps

SceneScan Pro

SceneScan Pro has the highest possible processing power and is therefore suitable for extremely demanding applications.

Supported image types: Monochrome and color

Max. greyscale resolution: 6.2 MP

Max. disparity: 256 Pixel

Max. frame rate: 135 fps

SceneScan Specifications

Power supply:11 – 14 V DC
Power consumption:
Less than 10 W without supplying camera power
Up to 20 W with supplying camera power
104.5 × 105.5 × 45 mm without mounting brackets
104.5 × 130 × 45 mm with mounting brackets
Weight:400 g
I/O:2× USB 3.0 host, gigabit ethernet, GPIO
Operating temperature:0°C to 45°C
Conformity:CE, UKCA, FCC, RoHS
Stereo algorithm: Variation of Semi-Global Matching (SGM)
Max. resolution:
SceneScan: 800 × 800 pixels
SceneScan Pro: 2496 × 2496 pixels
Supported pixel formats: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12p, Mono12Packed, RGB8, BayerRG8, BayerGR8, BayerGB8, BayerBG8
Disparity range:
SceneScan: 64 to 128 pixels
SceneScan Pro: 96 to 256 pixels (32 pixel increment)
Max. frame rate:
SceneScan: 30 fps
SceneScan Pro: 135 fps
Sub-pixel resolution: 4 bits (1/16 pixel)
Post-processing: Erroneous disparity removal, noise removal, speckle filtering
Horizontal displacement: -39 to +39 pixels
Vertical displacement: -39 to +39 pixels
Interpolation: Bilinear

The maximum frame rate depends on the selected image resolution and depth resolution (the disparity range). We recommend using one of the following configurations. However, other configurations are also possible.

Model Disparity Image Resolution
Range 640 × 480 800 × 592 1024 × 768 1600 × 1200 2032 × 1536
SceneScan 64 pixels 45 fps 30 fps n/a n/a n/a
monochrome 128 pixels 30 fps 20 fps n/a n/a n/a
SceneScan Pro 128 pixels 135 fps 90 fps 55 fps 22 fps 13 fps
monochrome 256 pixels 75 fps 53 fps 34 fps 12 fps 7 fps
SceneScan Pro 128 pixels 80 fps 53 fps 32 fps 13 fps 8 fps
color 256 pixels 72 fps 49 fps 32 fps 12 fps 7 fps


connects to our Karmin3 Stereocamera, or two standard USB3-Vision industrial cameras

Depth measurement examples

The image data is processed in real time by using a powerful FPGA and our advanced stereo algorithm. The processing result is a sub-pixel accurate disparity map (an inverse depth image), which is transmitted via Gigabit Ethernet to a computer or embedded system. Our open source and cross-platform API converts this disparity map into a dense 3D point cloud. Our automatic recalibration ensures the functionality of the sensor system even under mechanical stress and a long operating time.

By choosing a suitable camera setup, very different measuring ranges can be covered. Furthermore, it is possible to choose between a high frame rate or a high image or depth resolution. Frame rates of up to 135 Fps and resolutions of up to 6 megapixels are possible. This makes SceneScan the most flexible 3D sensor solution on the market. We are happy to support our customers with selecting the optimal configuration for their particular application.

Depth measurement examples with the EFFI-Lase pattern projector for application in e.g. bin picking

SceneScan product videos

Supported cameras

SceneScan supports the USB3 Vision standard. This should allow all USB3 Vision compatible cameras to be used with a monochrome or color sensor. However, to ensure compatibility, we recommend using our Karmin3 stereo camera or cameras by Allied Vision.

Supported platforms and standards

We do not dictate with which software you have to use our devices. However, thanks to many compatibilities, we offer you a large selection for further image processing. Of course, you can also develop your own software.