Analyzer, the industry’s most complete and reliable solution for measuring still and video image quality

  • A complete system that includes software, hardware, and test protocols, and ensures repeatable, operator-independent results

  • A modular and highly-configurable solution that works with both RAW and JPEG images, making it a unique tool to help you tune your ISP

  • Processes both still images and videos automatically

  • Premium services such as custom testing, lab installation, on-site training, and online image quality support are available

  • Suitable for many industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Photo & Video, Medical, Smartphone, Defense & Surveillance, and more

New HDR Module for Analyzer

Measures all HDR attributes in varying light conditions

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Take a video tour of some of Analyzer’s key features

Up to six different Analyzer Modules to meet your image quality testing requirements

HDR Module

As HDR is increasingly used in photographic, video surveillance, and ADAS devices (among other applications), manufacturers need to assess their devices’ HDR performance and tune them accordingly. Analyzer’s HDR Module includes a new Composite chart for use with automated and controllable lighting, to measure such essential HDR attributes as color, texture, and contrast in one shot. For perceptual evaluation, a new Natural Scenes chart (the same one used for the DxOMark protocol) is also available. To complete the offer, the 120dB noise chart from the previously-released Photo Module is included in the HDR Module.

Composite chart

The Composite chart contains three main patterns — Gray Scale, 24-Color Matrix, and Dead Leaves —which allow simultaneous image capture, data analysis, and generation of results. You can check your camera’s ability to accurately reproduce colors, manage noise, and preserve contrast and texture in comparison with an objective reference. Under controllable lighting, the HDR Module can simulate an exposure value of up to 15 EV.

Color consistency

Using the Composite chart’s 24-color matrix, you can evaluate color consistency in both bright- and low-light zones as well as measure Δab. In addition to metrics, the color consistency report generates a visual representation of how a device renders these colors.


With the Composite chart’s gray scale pattern, you can use Analyzer’s HDR Module to measure entropy, and to simultaneously evaluate contrast preservation in low and bright light in one shot.


Using the Composite chart’s Dead Leaves pattern, the HDR Module lets you evaluate texture. As with contrast, you can assess texture in both low and bright light in a single shot. Texture measurements include Texture MTF and acutance as well as Edge MTF and acutance.

Perceptual analysis with HDR Module

The HDR Module also includes a unique Natural Scene chart that allows you to visually evaluate a real scene. (We use this scene in our DxOMark protocol.)

Natural Scene Chart for HDR Module

Noise Chart

This module includes a 120 dB Noise chart, which measures signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic and tonal ranges, and tone curves. All individual density patches of the chart are uniform, so no defocusing is required to get accurate results. You can also use the ISO saturation method to take measurements that are fully compliant with ISO standard 12232.

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Optics Module

Whether your device is an embedded imager or a standalone camera, the quality of its optics will play a major part in determining the quality of images it can capture. Analyzer’s Optics Module provides everything you need to fully test and characterize the performance of your lenses for both RAW and JPEG image capture.

Blur / Sharpness

Going beyond standard MTF measurements to provide a perceptual measure of image sharpness, Analyzer utilizes its unique BxU (Blur eXperience Unit) to provide a meaningful measure of sharpness at twenty-five locations throughout the image. The resulting output sharpness map is an ideal for diagnosing optical alignment issues.

MTF (Radial)

In addition to traditional horizontal and vertical MTF test charts, Analyzer includes an IEEE-CPIQ and an ISO 12233-compliant low-contrast chart for measuring radial MTF. These test charts are also calibrated with Analyzer software.

Vignetting (Luminance & Color Shading)

Making use of the same dot chart images, you can measure vignetting by channel for both the RAW data (where available) and the finished RGB image, under a variety of lighting conditions. Color shading, caused by many sources − including IR filter or micro-lens array alignment or imperfections, sensor cross-talk, lens tilt or shift, or even sensor design — is measured and characterized with a complete field map per color channel.

Included charts and equipment

  • DOT chart DU0002_120

  • MTF chart SU0002_120

  • Radial MTF chart SFU0002_120

  • Color Fringing chart CF0001_32

  • Kyoritsu LV-9502 (light table)

  • Automated Lighting System (optional extra)

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MTF (Horizontal & Vertical)

Analyzer includes a slanted-edge ”checkerboard” chart for measuring MTF in both horizontal and vertical directions, across the entire image field. The same test image can be used for measuring astigmatism, longitudinal chromatic aberrations, and ringing. In addition, the most recent version of Analyzer software compensates for chart-limited MTF.

Ringing & Color Fringing

Using edge profiles on its ISO #12233-compliant MTF chart, the Optics Module measures ringing artifacts to help you evaluate and tune your sharpening algorithms. The Optics Module also includes a custom Color Fringing transmissive chart that provides measurements of color inaccuracies caused by chromatic aberrations, which are especially visible in highly saturated areas.

Effective Focal Length

By measuring the relative magnification of a field of dots across a test chart, Analyzer measures the Effective Focal Length of your lens across its entire image field.


The Optics Module also provides tests that help you evaluate your flash solutions for both uniformity and white balance accuracy.

Distortion & Lateral Chromatic Aberration

A high-fidelity IEEE-CPIQ Dot chart provides the basis for measuring both geometric distortion and lateral chromatic aberration as they vary by field radius. Results are displayed in table, chart, and graphic formats.

Photo Module

In tandem with the optics, the sensor, and the Image Signal Processing (ISP) in your device determine overall image quality. Analyzer’s Photo Module provides the pieces you need to fully evaluate the quality of image capture and processing. By providing a full set of tests for texture details, noise, and sharpness, Analyzer’s Photo Module allows you to make informed tradeoffs among them in your camera design − especially in terms of handling low-light situations.

Texture & Acutance

One of the most important and visible measurements of image quality is the ability to accurately capture texture and edges. The Photo Module provides software and charts for testing Texture MTF and acutance, as well as Edge MTF and Acutance. Analyzer measures texture using the provided reflective, IEEE-CPIQ-compliant “Dead Leaves” chart.

Tone curve

By varying the illumination, the Photo Module provides a complete picture of the tonal response of your device. This is an excellent way to benchmark both the linearity of sensor response and the gamma of the encoded JPEG.

Dead / hot pixels (Raw)

The Photo Module identifies both dead and hot pixels found in RAW image captures, so that you can gather quality statistics and/or map them out as needed.

Color Sensitivity

By extending the notion of dynamic range to color, Analyzer provides a measure of the color sensitivity of a sensor by calculating the total number of colors it can distinguish, subject to noise. It reports the value as the number of bits required to encode all those colors.

Included charts and equipment

  • Dead Leaves chart TU0003_78

  • HDR chart HDR0001 (120dB)

  • Kinoflo Celeb 200 DMX (LED light-table)

  • ColorChecker® chart (X-rite) with frame

  • Automated Lighting System (optional extra)

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Noise & Contrast

Unique to Analyzer is its specialized HDR testing hardware that provides accurate contrast measurements − including tonal ranges and tone curves − up to 120dB (1,000,000:1) for testing your device’s extended dynamic-range capabilities. All individual density patches on our HDR chart are uniform, so no defocusing is required to get accurate results. ISO sensitivity can also be measured according to ISO standard #12232.

Row / Column Noise

Stripe noise, either in rows or columns, is much more visible than random noise, so controlling it is very important for achieving an effective camera design. Analyzer measures both row and column noise by performing frequency analysis in both dimensions − charting the results and allowing you to easily spot issues.

ISO Sensitivity (compatible with ISO 12232)

The Photo Module measures and charts actual gain compared to changes in light levels, consistent with ISO standard 12232.


Analyzer automatically calculates the accuracy of your device’s Auto White Balance (AWB) using our (optional) proprietary closed-loop lighting control system, which features a range of industry-standard illuminants and a standard ColorChecker® chart. Once Analyzer has calculated the white balance, it measures color fidelity and the metamerism index. Analyzer’s lighting control system also makes it simple for you to measure color fidelity and sensitivity under a variety of lighting spectrum and illumination levels − down to just a few Lux.

Video & Stabilization Module

Evaluating video quality requires additional specialized hardware and software. Analyzer’s Video & Stabilization Module includes all of the technology that you need — hardware, software, and charts for evaluating motion-related issues, the stability of video quality in changing environments, and general video quality.

Photo stabilization

The effectiveness of image stabilization systems − whether optical or electronic − is typically measured in stops. The Video & Stabilization Module supports the CIPA protocol for performing this test. Combined with our optional shaking platform, the tests are not only simple to complete, but very repeatable, and operator-independent. You can also use the module to measure the linear effect of motion blur.

Optional shaking (stabilization) platform

Camera and subject motion are two of the hardest aspects of video quality to measure in an accurate and repeatable way. Analyzer’s Video Module works seamlessly with our purpose-built Hexapod shake table and control software to ensure that you test your device under a variety of types of camera movement.

Video on textured chart

Rapidly changing lighting conditions represent a challenge for the Autoexposure (AE) and Auto White Balance (AWB) features of video capture devices. Using the included texture chart, Analyzer’s Video Module evaluates how quickly and accurately your AE & AWB respond to changes in lighting. Analyzer measures sharpness and texture preservation at the same time for a more efficient testing workflow.

Included charts and equipment

  • Dead Leaves chart TU0003_78

  • Uniform Grey chart

  • Hexapod stabilization platform + controller (optional extra)

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Video stabilization

Measuring video stabilization is a more complex process than measuring stabilization for still images. The Video & Stabilization Module helps you characterize your device’s effectiveness in a variety of ways. Analyzer measures and reports translation, rotation, residual motion, and motion blur by time and frequency. In addition, Analyzer measures Electronic Rolling Shutter (ERS) deformations.

Video on uniform chart

Consistency of video performance during a recording is critical for producing quality results. The Video & Stabilization Module performs an extensive set of tests during the recording of a uniform background to help you characterize your camera’s video stability. These tests include measuring the variation in exposure and white balance; color shifts; temporal and spatial noise (including row and column noise). To facilitate easy measurement, the module automatically handles a variety of input formats, including RAW, AVI, TIFF, and JPEG.

Autofocus & Timing Module

Users expect to have fast and accurate autofocus. Analyzer’s Autofocus & Timing Module lets you characterize your camera’s autofocus effectiveness with the greatest depth and precision.

Autofocus testing setup

Analyzer AF measurements use a Texture chart and a Universal LED Timer to characterize camera AF sharpness, repeatability, time lag, and acutance irregularity. Compatible with all AF technologies, including the most powerful AF systems, Analyzer’s advanced testing features automated image capture, along with a simple, robust, and straightforward workflow.

Video timing measurement

Simply shooting still charts won’t help you understand the real-time dynamics of your camera system. Even for single-image photography, electronic rolling shutters will produce artifacts that you will need to characterize and minimize. For video capture, the requirements include maintaining frame rate, avoiding missing frames, and keeping blanking intervals accurate. Using a specialized piece of proprietary timing hardware, closely integrated with custom testing software, Analyzer’s Timing Module allows you to measure and tune all these important characteristics.

Still timing measurement

Our Timing Module also allows you to measure the time before the shutter is released, as well as shot-to-shot time lag — benchmark numbers that can be very important in camera reviews.

Included charts and equipment

  • LED Universal Timer

  • Touchscreen & Mechanical Triggers

LED Universal Timer

Coupled with specialized electronic triggers that work with both touchscreen and mechanical shutter cameras, our unique LED Universal Timer lets you automate testing your camera’s timing. This includes measuring shutter lag, shooting time lag including focusing time, shutter open and close times, and rolling shutter issues.

Array, Dual-Cam & 3D Module

Traditional image quality measurement and tuning tools are not sufficient for cameras that include more than a single sensor, as multiple sensors require calibrating the positions of all the imagers (for example). Whether you are planning to use an array of imagers or a pair of cameras to provide a 3D view of the world, or a depth map for advanced gesture-based user interfaces, Analyzer’s Array, Dual-Cam & 3D Camera Module will help you benchmark and tune your product.

When using our proprietary 3D Bench (optional) and DOT chart, you can perform all of these measurements with just two test shots, reducing setup time from nearly 30 minutes to about 1 minute.

Camera pose

External calibration metrics include full 6-axis camera pose measurement (including 3 axes of rotation & 3 axes of translation) for accurate 3D scene reconstruction.

Distortion curves

The Array, Dual-Cam & 3D Module also provides distortion profiles and polynomial models for multiple imagers to allow more precise image registration.

Focal points & Focal lengths

Internal calibration metrics include measuring the actual focal length of each imager as well as the focus points in the image field.

Included charts and equipment

  • DOT chart DU0002_120

  • 3D camera test bench with accessories (optional extra)

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