Birdseye 360 Camera Mounting/Installation

The Birdseye 360 HD Video System is designed to integrate with vehicle and operator activities. It is a standalone vision and safety system that increases the driver’s visibility around a vehicle to detect objects or pedestrians and assists with parking, checking blind spots, and operating a vehicle near other vehicles and obstacles. Cameras are mounted are mounted on the front, back, and sides of the vehicle. 

Birdseye Cameras: 3 to 6 Camera Configurations

The Birdseye Cameras – Fixed and Adjustable – will always be part of the system. Optional, additional cameras can also be added as wanted.

  • Four (4) Camera System: Standard configuration of four (4) Birdseye 360 Cameras on each side of the vehicle.
  • Four (4) Camera System plus 1 or 2 AHD Cameras: Standard four (4) camera configuration with up to 2 AHD cameras for recording or viewing.
  • Six (6) Camera System. This configuration is used for vehicles longer than 40 feet.
  • Three (3) and Five (5) Camera System. These configurations are used when a camera cannot be permanently mounted (front, side, or rear). The camera is temporarily placed for calibration but is then removed for vehicle operation. The view of these configurations shows a black-out view where the camera would be located.

Camera Mounting Location

Cameras should be mounted as high and as centered on each of the sides of the vehicle as possible for the four (4) and six (6) camera system. The cameras should not be mounted on the roof of the vehicle, as this will not allow the 45° angle needed and will create blind spots. The cameras need to be installed in a vertical position on each side so that they can be adjusted to capture the area directly below and then 45 degrees out. Before drilling into a vehicle, it is highly recommended to temporarily attach the cameras in the front, rear, and side positions and view the areas captured by each to ensure the optimal area is captured in the camera's view.

The side cameras can be up to 2’ from the centerline if they can properly view the calibration mats. When installed, the cameras should face directly downwards with a view approximately 45° outward showing a small amount of the vehicle and the ground directly next to it. When mounting the camera, for every foot in height expect to see 2 feet in width. For example, a camera mounted at 7 feet in height will have a width view of 14 feet.

On the sides of the vehicle, the camera should be placed a few inches below the vehicle's roof. On the front and rear, the cameras should be placed an inch or two below the uppermost horizontal surface (cab roof, vehicle hood, or vehicle roof).

4 Camera System:

6 Camera System:

Four (4) cameras require four (4) calibration mats, and a six (6) camera system requires six (6) calibration mats. Mats should be placed at the four corners of the vehicle – approximately two (2) feet from the vehicle. For a six (6) camera system, a calibration mat is added at the center of each side of the vehicle. Placement of these mats does not have to be exact. If each camera can clearly see two calibration mats (without much skew), the system will calibrate. Calibration can be done inside or outside.

Individual Camera Views:

Calibrated Birdseye Image:

 

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