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Bringing point clouds to life with HDR panoramic imagery

iSTAR Fusion is a compact and robust imaging system designed for capturing 360-degree imagery. Its IP64-rated casing and excellent high dynamic range (HDR) make it ideal for use in challenging low light conditions.

The imagery produced by iSTAR Fusion can be used to visually document environments both indoors and out and in other high precision applications such as laser scanning and photogrammetry.

Lightweight and easy to carry about, iSTAR Fusion requires zero setup time and no photographic experience – you can simply press the button and start capturing.

Only iSTAR Fusion gives you…

Automatic colourising of point clouds

Developed with leading laser scanner manufacturers, ColourCloud® is NCTech’s revolutionary algorithm for seamlessly and automatically blending iSTAR Fusion’s imagery with point clouds. Integrated with Leica Cyclone, Faro SCENE, Pointcab and LFM, it’s available as a standalone desktop application or an SDK.

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Accurate point-to-point measurement

iSTAR Fusion is engineered and calibrated precisely, enabling it to be used for accuracy-critical applications. NCTech’s own Measurement Module delivers a typical accuracy of 10mm over 10 meters (+/- 1mm) and is available via Spherevision Project, Arena4D or as an SDK.

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HDR for extreme lighting conditions

iSTAR Fusion is renowned for its ability to accurately capture detail in extreme lighting conditions. The HDR modes adjust for both light and dark areas of a scene. Up to 9 bracketed exposures are calculated automatically, giving an EV range of up to 27 stops.

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Connectivity with GPS

iSTAR Fusion offers proven compatibility with external USB GPS receivers for georeferenced output. Its internal sensors record the Compass position as well as tilt variations during capture, writing data directly to the images. EXIF data is retained throughout the post-processing workflow within Immersive Studio.

Key applications and market sectors

Visual documentation

  • Used in applications from destination marketing to crime scene investigation
  • Capture your environment in immersive panoramic imagery
  • Link individual images together as a “virtual tour” similar to Google Street View

Point cloud colourisation

  • Faster HDR capture than many built-in cameras within terrestrial laser scanners
  • Produces more relatable and immersive data
  • Compatible with spherical laser scanning systems including Faro, Leica, Surphaser,
    Topcon, Trimble, Z+F

Photogrammetry applications

  • Produce 3D point clouds without the need for 3D laser scanning using compatible software
  • Compatible with processing software including Agisoft and Pix4D
  • Point to point measurements

Under the hood

  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Hand grips
  • Reset button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • 12v DC power socket
  • Lens
  • On/off switch
  • SD Card slot
  • Mini USB-C
  • USB port
  • Hand grips
  • Reset button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • 12v DC power socket
  • Lens
  • On/off switch
  • SD Card slot
  • Mini USB-C
  • USB port
  • M4 locating screw holes
  • 3/8” thread tripod mount
  • Grip area
  • Serial number
  • Safety strap pin
  • Quick release plate pin holes
  • Battery cover
  • Battery cover screw
  • M4 locating screw holes
  • 3/8” thread tripod mount
  • Grip area
  • Serial number
  • Safety strap pin
  • Quick release plate pin holes
  • Battery cover
  • Battery cover screw
  • LCD Touchscreen
  • LCD Touchscreen
Dimensions
104mm x 104mm x 115mm
Weight
Approx. 1.4Kg
Material
Aluminium hard anodised
Mount
3/8″ tripod thread
Power
Removable battery
Wireless Connectivity
Internal Wifi antenna
360 Resolution
50MP (10000×5000 px – 2:1 ratio)
FOV
360° x 137° +/- 5° image
Lens
4 x f/2.6 fisheye lenses
Storage
Removable SD card
Control interface
18bit colour 2.4” resistive LCD touchscreen
HDR capture
3 up to 9 exposures
Image Recoding Format
.NCTRI proprietary format
Output File Formats
.JPG
Regulatory Compliance
CE, FCC, RoHS
Capture modes
Timelapse, timer, walk-around

Developed by NCTech, Immersive Studio processing software is built for speed and bulk stitching on your desktop computer. Using Immersive Studio enables you to automatically process and export imagery from iSTAR Fusion. Additional features include auto-levelling, HDR processing and customisable nadir logos.

Output options from Immersive Studio include:

  • .jpg fisheye images
  • .jpg panoramic images
  • Timelapse video
  • .jpg cubeface images

Download the latest version to get the most out of your iSTAR Fusion.

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ColourCloud® redefines your workflow for colourising scan data. Fast, precise, supports HDR and works with all systems supporting E57.

Using E57 files means iSTAR Fusion and ColourCloud are essentially “scanner neutral”. ColourCloud is also integrated into the following point cloud handling software, to enable colourisation directly within these platforms saving further time and money:

  • Leica Cyclone
  • Faro Scene
  • Veesus Arena4D
  • Pointcab
  • LFM Server