"The V-STARS/M8 multiple camera system provides
real-time measurement in unstable conditions".
V-STARS/M8 is a 3D coordinate measurement system
that uses two or more INCA3 cameras to make accurate,
real-time measurements of static or moving objects.
Like the single camera system, V-STARS/M8 can measure retro-reflective targets, or projected
However, V-STARS/M8 can also measure features directly using small, wireless hand held probes.
The V-STARS/M8 system is capable of measurement accuracies better than
10 microns + 10 microns / meter which means 0.050 mm at 4 meters.
The system can operate in stable mode, which provides a quick set up, but relies on the
cameras remaining unmoved during the measurement period. Alternatively a non-stable mode is
available that allows vibration or movement of the cameras to occur without loss of accuracy.
This mode locates the cameras each and every time a set of pictures is taken using a stable
field of control points on the object. Thus, movement of the cameras is fully accounted for and of
no consequence. Typically, the control field is established by a quick single-camera measurement.
A unique feature of this system is its ability to make real-time measurements in unstable environments.
It can also be used to build and inspect parts and fixtures.