Vic-3D High Speed Imaging

The Vic-3D HS™ system allows for measurement of very high speed events. As with all of our Vic-3D systems, surface displacements and strains can be measured in 3D. Vic-3D HS systems instead include two fully-integrated high speed cameras.


High-Speed cameras are very useful for the qualitative assessment of high speed events, however, it can be very tedious to obtain quantitative data from images obtained this way. Marker tracking software helps with this problem, but can only track movement, and does so for a relatively small number of points. In addition, it is normally not possible to accurately measure movements toward or away from the camera.

Vic-3D HS provides all the benefits of 3D Digital Image Correlation in a system that includes fully-integrated high-speed cameras. Both movement and strain can be tracked for every pixel within the field of view. And, since this data is calculated in 3 dimensions, it also includes any displacements directly toward or away from the cameras. All calculations are done quickly and automatically by the included software.

HighSpeed1 Non-Contact
  • No mechanical interaction with your sample
  • Eliminates the need for strain gauges, LVDTs, extensometers, etc.
  • Fast and easy sample preparation
  • Rigid body motion can be easily removed
  • Measure dynamic mechanical properties AND vibration at the same time


  • No optical isolation table needed
  • Robust system calibration with automatic target spacing detection
  • Remotely control cameras with an iOS or Android device
  • Cut & paste graphs and plots into any MS Windows application
  • Fast data processing with intuitive inspection and extraction too

HighSpeed3Full-Field Measurement
  • Eliminates the need for precise strain gauge placement
  • Up to 4,000,000 data points possible
  • Automatically identify strain concentration locations, even in complex structures under complex loading conditions
  • Fast data processing: up to 55,000 data points/second


Application examples for the Vic-3D high speed system:

Operation mode analysis on a mobile phone;

Vibration Analysis of a Brake Disc;

The Vic-3D System

Vic-3D is a powerful system for measuring and visualizing of shape, displacement and strain, movements and vibrations of surfaces in three dimensions. Vic-3D is a complete, turn-key system. It includes all necessary hardware and the most up-to-date software by Correlated Solutions. Vic-3D is based on the principle of Digital Image Correlation. Using this method, actual 3D object surface dispalcement and strains (e. g.  the Lagrangian strain tenso) is measured and is available at every point on the specimen’s surface.


Vic-3D can measure arbitrary displacements and strains from 50 microstrain to 2000% strain and above, for specimen sizes ranging from <1mm to >100m. Setup is simple, requiring only a quick, flexible calibration procedure, and an applied random speckle pattern. No special illumination or lasers are required. And, no specimen contact is required during testing.

System Features

Our systems and analysis software are designed with the user in mind and are simple to set-up, calibrate and operate. Some of the features of our systems include:

  • Versatility and Convenience: With our extremely portable Vic systems, data can be collected in a wide range of settings with ease. Results can be processed on-the-spot, or data can be exported for analysis in the convenience of your office. And, processing can be done on any Windows PC with flexible floating licenses.
  • Software Integration and Ease of Use: The Vic software family is extremely easy to use, and provides a user interface consistent with all the other applications you use. Our software includes powerful tools for visualization. And, you can copy and paste all graphs and plots directly into your favorite software to generate reports.
  • Performance and Accuracy: The Vic image correlation algorithms are accurate and extremely fast. In fact, real-time processing can be achieved using a modern, consumer, quad-core processor. This saves you valuable time, and ensures reliable results.
  • Experience, Knowledge, Technical Support: The Correlated Solutions engineering team includes the people who invented image correlation and writes the software. Isi-sys GmbH build the systems and provide all the technical support. We have the experience to tackle the most challenging applications, and help you get the most out of your system.

Suitable applications for the Vic-3D system can be found on the following pages:

Deformation measurement on aircraft components;

Strain measurement of a cable sheath;

Three point bending test;

Motion measurement on rear swinging fork;

Strain measurement of the gear tooth;

The Vic-2D System

Vic-2D can measure in-plane displacements and strains on planar specimens. The setup is simple, for sample preparation only the application of a random speckly pattern is nessesary. No special illumination or lasers are required.





We offer complete measurement systems for a wide range of full-field in-plane deformation measurement tasks.

  • White-light system
  • No calibration required
  • real-time data processing (> 50Hz)
  • Sample size <1mm and >10m possible
  • Simple specimen preparation using paint
  • Synchronized load data acquisition
  • Available analog output for machine control
  • Very high strain and displacement limits


We also provide components as well as custom measurement systems for demanding applications including high temperature, higher speeds, and very small- or large-scale samples.



The Vic-2D system is used where strain distributions need to be measured on flat specimens. Applications include fracture mechanics (COD measurement), bi-axial tension tests of films, determination of strain localization around cracks or notches as well as many applications in FE model verification.



Application example

Strain Measurement – 2D Fatigue Test