What does the NCTech iStar Camera offer?

This high resolution camera has a simple, efficient interface for capturing superb quality imagery in a variety of environments and allows for fast, accurate data capture with a setup time of seconds.

What can the NCTech iStar be used for?

The unit has been integrated into our rapidly expanding 3D department and we aim to use the camera in two areas to service two different sectors.

Firstly the camera enables the capture of true colour image overlays for point clouds meaning true RGB colour values can be applied to existing point cloud data resulting in a geo-referenced full colour point cloud – real added value for our client base.  Modern scanners have integrated cameras (including our Leica P20 Scanner), however they provide limited flexibility and average photography.  The Onboard camera also mean the photography is taken after the point cloud, as a “second process” meaning a 2 minute scan can result in 10 minute scan when photography is included.  This isn’t the case with 50MP iStar as it means the photography can be taken whilst the scanner is being setup for the next scan, resulting in better photography and a more efficient workflow.

The second area involves 360° panoramic photography for properties and businesses that wish to emphasise areas of their business portfolio such as hotels, restaurants, wedding venues and conference suites.  The photography can be “stitched” together to form panoramic tours enabling the end user to navigate their way through a building room by room without visiting the building.

If you would like more information about the NCTech iStar and how it can be used for your project, contact us today.