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Make your point. Make it colour.

Automatic HDR image overlay software.

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

 – Now integrated into PointCab and Veesus –

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ColourCloud pioneers a technique which allows for an iSTAR capture to be used as an extremely accurate and HDR full colour overlay for a laser scan.

No specialist knowledge is required – the process is fully automated: simply drag and drop the laser scan and the iSTAR capture into the software and ColourCloud does the work for you. Compatible only with iSTAR.

Key features
  • Works with scans from all models of laser scanners supporting the E57 format.
  • HDR (High dynamic range)
  • Precision imaging – extreme accuracy
  • Fast capture and process speeds
  • Improved workflow – quick and easy to use
  • Can export images for web sharing services

Exceptional Time Savings.

iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions. The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible. Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.

Image capture time on-site

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Time to capture RGB data on-site using iSTAR
and a LiDAR internal camera.

ColourCloud performance

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Time to colourise LiDAR scan data taken at
different resolutions using ColourCloud.

Examples, data and capture times were provided by third parties.

Step one:
Capture scan and
iSTAR 360º colour image

Step two:
Import data into any ColourCloud integrated app

Simple, fast workflow – just drag and drop and done!

Using ColourCloud with iSTAR to colour your scans couldn’t be easier!
The 2 step process means hundreds of scans a day can be coloured.

No more – heavy camera equipment, rotator brackets, stitching, processing images, creating cube faces, manually clicking placement points, trained photographers or 3rd party HDR software.

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Samples of point cloud data colorised with ColourCloud

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night shots

Night capture with iSTAR

iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions.

The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible.

Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.

  • Capture in all weathers
  • Fully automatic 360 HDR
  • Capture in almost no light
  • Capture indoors without overexposed windows
  • Fast, automatic, provides rich colour overlay
  • Colourise kilometers of data automatically
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Arena 4D

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Colour Cloud works with all scanners and software that has either integrated Colourcloud or can export to E57. The videos shown in this page were created using Arena4D which is a feature rich application, allowing easy viewing, editing and distribution of coloured point cloud data.

Adapter poles

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We provide height adapter poles for a variety of laser scanner manufacturers and models. The poles allow for very accurate positioning between iSTAR and the laser scanner to produce the best possible results.

Easy setup

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Using the appropriate adapter pole for your laser scanner. It takes seconds to place iSTAR into the scanner position and capture. No need to worry about which direction the scan starts and stops, just capture with iSTAR and ColourCloud automatically registers the image alignment with the scan.

Accuracy

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With an average of + / – 2 pixels, ColourCloud can be trusted for an accurate overlay, confident that measurements taken from the colour data relates directly to the point cloud below.

Precision calibration like no other

Each and every iSTAR is precision engineered to 0.002mm accuracy. But even then we go further!
We designed and constructed a bespoke, laser aligned calibration room containing over 800 surveyor targets in full 360 degrees around the room.
Each iSTAR locates the center of each and every target.

This is done at a sub pixel accuracy using our patent pending calibration algorithm. This fine precision calibration process allows ColourCloud and iSTAR to make a perfect match to your scan data.
This attention to detail defines iSTAR as the most accurately calibrated 360 degree camera in the world.

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