3.02.01 – Case Study 01 – Aircraft interior scan : NCTech iSTAR : Immersive Viewer

NCTech Immersive Studio Viewer

The resultant processed image can be viewed within the NCTech Immersive Studio Viewer (as an immersive (interactive) image).

  • Numerous screenshots are taken to show details / issues.
  • Click all images for larger views.
  • All larger images are captured at screen resolution (approx 1920 x 1200).
  • Viewing angles are consistent across both the iSTAR and Spheron data (for comparison convenience).
  • 11th September 2016 update
  • New images – I have added second captures in the cockpit showing consistent issues, as intention is to show actual results, not ‘cherry-pick’ beauty shots. I had originally chosen images that portrayed the output ‘as best as the available sample allowed.’
  • Please note ALL iSTAR images used in my cases studies were captured using 9 exposure / HDR Pro mode.
  • Firmware was current at time of capture


Above : iSTAR Zenith views (Original capture (top) and second capture (bottom))

  • Great job of managing the exposure contrast of sky / exterior (in main), using Exposure Fusion (post process)
  • Odd mismatch is image exposure it seems
  • Poorly stitched / resolved at image borders / zenith point.
  • Nice, wide field of view


Above : iSTAR Zenith : Maximum zoom, showing poor stitch operation.


Above : iSTAR Zenith – Maximum zoom, showing:

  • Switch detail / label fidelity.
  • Fuzzy.
  • Chromatic Aberration


Above : iSTAR Right seat view

  • Lens flare
  • Poorly stitched (armrest)
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Great job of managing the exposure contrast of sky / exterior (in main), using Exposure Fusion (post process)


Above : iSTAR Left seat

  • Lens flare
  • Poorly stitched (top, rear of seat etc)
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Fairly decent job of managing the exposure contrast of sky / exterior (in main), using Exposure Fusion (post process). Sun has inevitably muscled in here though.


Above : iSTAR Close Up – Stitching and labels not visible on zoom into side panel.


Above : iSTAR Rear Access View

  • Soft focus / lacks crispness across image
  • Intrusion of footprint (bottom of view)
  • Nice tone mapping of image though.


Above – iSTAR Rear Seat Headrest Close Up


Above : iSTAR Nadir

  • Significant loss of data (due to camera footprint)
  • Poorly stitched
  • Chromatic Aberration

The viewing application is part of the NCTech Immersive Studio application, freely available from their website.

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