This recent video from ESPROS shows a new streaming feature that allows recording of 3D time-of-flight data from the company’s TOFcam-660. The 3D camera, based on proprietary time-of-fight technology, uses the epc660 TOF chip (PDF), which is their flagship.
The camera controls the illumination and the imager chip to obtain distance and grayscale images, while the depth images are compensated against ambient light, temperature, and refectivity of the scene.
Depending on lens distortion and camera calibration, the GUI transforms the distance data to x-y-z point clouds. The 3D point cloud viewer allows for a zoom in-and-out function, but can also turn the scenery around its axis; or display it from the front, side, or top. Additional features include the ability to hide or show the axis and grids, as well as change point size.