Spherical Products

FLIR makes spherical video a reality by providing affordable hardware and software packages that deliver high-resolution, 360° visual coverage. All Ladybug systems perform the image acquisition, processing, stitching and correction necessary to integrate multiple camera images into full-resolution digital spherical and panoramic videos, live. The quality and flexibility of spherical video data make the medium ideal for applications requiring synchronization of video images. This revolutionary technology is now used for a wide variety of applications and solutions including terrain mapping, building management, news, event and sports coverage, entertainment, and virtual reality.

What’s Special About FLIR 360° Spherical Camera Imaging Systems

The Ladybug spherical systems provide 360° video streaming covering 90% of the visual sphere, are pre-calibrated for ease of use, and perform the image acquisition, processing, stitching, and correction for full-resolution digital, spherical, and panoramic videos in real-time.

Ladybug5’s unique post-processing workflow provides maximum dynamic range and user flexibility by moving the image processing from the camera to the host PC. Users are able to make decisions, experiment with settings post-recording, and watch the effects in real-time, no need to re-record.

Rather than relying purely on mechanical calibration, the Ladybug uses software to calibrate each of five cameras in the system on their own and in relation to each other. The system knows the vector associated with every pixel in each camera to an accuracy of one one-hundredth of a degree.


FLIR Spherical Systems provide 360° video streaming, cover 90% of the visual sphere, are pre-calibrated, and come with a feature rich SDK. Each Ladybug comes complete with its own hardware development kit.

Ladybug5+ USB3
Up to 60 FPS, Global Shutter CMOS, Post-Processing, Covers 90% of Full Sphere

  • 30 MP (5 MP X 6 Sensors)
  • 30 FPS at 30 MP; 60 FPS at 15 MP
  • 197 mm (⌀), 160 mm (H)
  • CMOS

  • Ladybug5 USB3
    HDR, Post-Processing, Covers 90% of Full Sphere

  • 30 MP (5 MP X 6 Sensors)
  • 10 FPS JEPG Compressed; 5 FPS Uncompressed
  • 197 mm (⌀), 160 mm (H)
  • CCD

  • Ladybug3 1394b
    Water Resistant Case, Covers 80% of Full Sphere

  • 12 MP (2 MP x 6 Sensors)
  • 6.5 FPS
  • 122 mm x 141 mm
  • CCD