Testing laboratories worldwide use the iQ-Analyzer to determine image quality. This program for objective analysis of image quality measurements is used in a variety of industries. Camera manufacturers use the iQ-Analyzer to determine the quality of DSLRs. In the field of medical imaging, endoscopic cameras are examined among others. This program is used for the image quality analysis of cameras in mobile devices such as mobile phones, smart phones or webcams in mobile computers. This program is also used in the automotive industry and has proven itself in the testing of video cameras in the broadcasting and security fields.
In order for the test results to always meet the latest state of technology, the iQ-Analyzer adheres to current ISO and CPIQ standards. Our developers immediately work newly defined standards into the analysis software and continuously improve the evaluation program. We inform users about the respective improvements and extensions in the iQ-Analyzer newsletter.
The new version with a vast number of new features
Our own requirements for the evaluation of image quality measurements, new test charts, innovations in camera technology or suggestions from users continue to motivate us to develop comprehensive improvements. The experiences from our own laboratory as well as suggestions from our customers are incorporated in new versions. The most recent result is the iQ-Analyzer’s 6.1 version, and as with all modifications to the analysis software, all test results remain consistent when switching to the new version. The software contains many new features.
The software includes the following improvements:
- The evaluation module for distortion, shading and histogram has been extended by the Flare Module for evaluating the TE281 test chart. It quantifies the amount of stray light on the image over the entire image field.
- The following additional charts can be evaluated using iQ-Analyzer 6.0: ColorChecker 16:9 (TE188), Texture Loss (TE280) and the iQ-FoV Box’s slanted edges.
- The updated CLI (command line interface) works faster than the previous version, automated processes can be accelerated and several routines can be worked on at the same time.
- The expanded IP camera support makes the direct connection of RTSP compliant video cameras with the iQ-Analyzer possible. This means that no further tools are necessary to save individual images for analysis from the camera’s live stream. This is especially helpful for testing cameras in the security field.
- An improvement of the Free Edge Modus simplifies the setting of individual ROIs (Regions of Interest) and the definition of one’s own sub charts. This is helpful when using charts from other suppliers or when testing lenses with extreme wide angle focal lengths typically used in surveillance cameras or in the automotive field as parking aids.
- Now there is also a network solution for single user licenses available for the iQ-Analyzer.
The iQ-Analyzer’s proven strengths
The well-known strengths of the iQ-Analyzer remain: the operating mode is very clear such that controlling it does not require expert knowledge.
An overview of further advantages:
- Compatibility with all test charts from the IE portfolio as well as with current charts from other suppliers
- All modules are also available individually
- Options for incorporating individual test charts
- Output of all calculated results as a text or XML file
- Creation of pdf reports
- Useful additional functions such as batch analysis, automatic reports, etc.
- E-mail and telephone support is included, participation in the maintenance program is possible
The numerous flexible options that allow programmers and experienced testers to customize constraints, define test routines and to activate convenient additional functions have also been retained. We will inform customers about the details in our training sessions and regular webinars (the latter are reserved for maintenance program participants).