I’ve seen this too, but the StereoLabs people said they have new firmware coming out in the next few days which will probably help with this. The firmware version the camera was released with (version 922 on mine) has maybe twice the frame loss as the firmware available under firmware released in the 2.3.3 SDK (firmware version 1142).
If you go here, and then click on “Developer/Downloads” you’ll see a date at the top of the “What’s New”:
Under version 2.3.3 the date shows as “2018-01-18”. I don’t know the exact date, but from what I was told the next release has to be very soon. Watch for that date to change.
Note that I did not give you the URL directly to the current release because that URL will probably remain unchanged when a new release comes out…the next release should show from the “Downloads” though.
One problem I saw was that I had to use Windows to do the firmware install. Normally this isn’t a problem, but the software refused to install until it detected CUDA 9.1…and if I just put the runtime components of 9.1 in the software still didn’t run…so I had to put the full development setup there before the install was allowed. From there ZED Explorer has an option to update firmware. My firmware was found here (I used Windows 7):
C:\Program Files (x86)\ZED SDK\firmware\ZED\
…the actual file under 2.3.3 is:
My understanding is that the program which installs firmware can run without CUDA, but unfortunately I found the program won’t allow install without CUDA. I still haven’t found a way to get it to run on Fedora (x86_64 PC) with CUDA9 and 9.1 because it is tied to outdated versions of various files (including libGLEW and libzstd). The same program runs on all Jetsons, but is unable to install firmware even if you copy the firmware file to the Jetson…you will have to do any updates specifically from Windows. You could put the 1142 firmware release in now, or just wait a few days for the next release.