Which entry-level stereo camera goes best with the Jetson? Intel RealSense not supported

I recently bought a Intel RealSense camera to try and integrate depth data in the DeepStream inference pipeline, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem like it is supported (see this forum thread).

I’ve looked at the list of supported cameras but this seems very exhaustive. I really want a simple, plug-and-play solution if possible. Does anyone have any advice for me or camera recommendations that worked for them with a minimum of fuss?

Hi lieuzhenghong,

DeepStream do not have any documentation / official support for TOF (Time of Flight) sensors. Data from a TOF camera like Intel Realsense could be streamed with GStreamer and thus can be integrated into DeepStream.
We’ve used GStreamer to extract depth data as RGB buffers from Realsense at previous work.

The pipeline was simple and would look like:
# gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src device=/dev/videoN ! xvimagesink

With DeepStream, say:
# gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src device=/dev/videoN ! nvvideoconvert ! nvstreammux ! nvinfer ! fakesink

The depth image should flow out of v4l2src.