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Horizontal Digital Video System

Part#: HDV Series
Supplier: Starrett
Calibration Certificate: available on request
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starrett hdv horizontal digital video systemWith this Horizontal Digital Video System
(HDV series) Starrett combined  the best features of a horizontal optical comparator and a vision metrology system into one single rigid steel workstage with a 110lb (50kg) load capacity. With a rigid steel design, they are configured like a traditional horizontal comparator.

Starrett HDV300-HDV400 comes with lenses for micron-level resolution and optical distortion that provide a maximun field of view of up to 62mm x 47mm. A uniquely mounted 5-megapixel digital video camera was also mounted and stage movement can be related to the imported file allowing part comparison up to 400mm" long. Productivity, speed and accuracy are all enhanced thanks to the HDV’s 64-bit PC system which runs MetLogix M3 Metrology software.

The Starrett HDV Series consists of two models with stage sizes 300mmx150mm or 400mmx150mm of X-Y stage travel. They feature a 5-megapixel video camera and a choice of seven interchangeable telecentric lenses (patent pending) for ultra-low optical distortion field-of-view (FOV) measurements. Using MetLogix M3 software, DXF CAD files can be imported for direct comparison to the part video image.

The HDV series can also perform as a manual horizontal vision system for part measurement utilizing a 6.5:1 zoom lens delivering higher magnifications for increased accuracy.


  • Steel construction with hard anodized X Y stage.
  • 300mm x 150mm (12"x6") of stage travel for HDV300
  • 400mm x 150mm (16"x6") of stage travel for HDV400
  • 540mm x 130mm (21.3"x5.1") workstage
  • 110lb (50kg) maximum load capacity
  • 51mm (2"mm) of focus travel
  • Helix angle adjustment with ±15° Vernier scale
  • Manual X-Y and focus positioning via hand wheels
  • Heidenhain glass scales for 0.5um (0.00002") X and Y resolution
  • LED illumination for surface and profile lighting
  • 5 megapixel black & white camera (2448x2058 pixels)
  • Ultra-low distortion to 0.001% for telecentric field-ofview measurements
  • 64-bit Intel® Processor
  • Windows® 7 Professional operating system
  • MetLogix M3 software with DXF/FOV option pack
  • Parts displayed on 24" (60 cm) touch-screen color monitor (1920x1080 pixels)


starrett hdv video software

  • MetLogix M3 DXF/FOV software under Windows 7 Professional
    is the power-house behind the HDV Series.
  • Fully integrated with an M3 controller and a powerful 64-bit computer,
    which runs the Metlogix software.
  • The main operator interface is a 24" (60cm) touch-screen color monitor.
  • A keyboard is also provided, for ease of data entry
    and control when desired.
  • All electronics are located in the housing for an integrated design
    with minimal external wiring.

Starrett HDV optics

  • The Starrett HDV Series is available with a choice of seven telecentric lenses and a 6.5:1 zoom lens.
  • Lenses are installed by a bayonet fitting, which allows quick changeover between magnifications and between FOV or zoom operation by the user.
  • The 0.14X lens has a dedicated mounting configuration and illuminators.
SYSTEM PARAMETERS Telecentric lenses 6.5:1 Zoom Lens
Optical Magnification 0.14X 0.30X 0.50X 0.80X 1.0X 2.0X 4.0X 0.7X 4.5X
Magnification on 24" Monitor 8.6X 18.5X 21X 49X 62X 124X 247X 58X 363X
Field of View Width 2.36"
Working Distance 4.3"
Optical Distortion, % 0.001 0.001 0.002 0.002 0.005 0.005 0.006 N/A N/A



Starrett HDV Dimensions

 starrett hdv dimensions




  • Shipping weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
  • Net weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
  • Shipping dimensions:
  • 54"x40"x46" (137x102x117cm)





  • Choice of 7 telecentric lenses for fields of view from 2.36"x1.77" to 0.09"x0.07"
  • 6.5:1 zoom optics
  • 23" or 32" high cabinet stands

The HDV system includes a powerful 64-bit PC and Touchscreen monitor, which runs MetLogix M3 Metrology software. With this software, DXF CAD files can be imported and 2D Go-No-Go gauges created, similar to using a Mylar overlay chart on a comparator screen.


System Type  Bench Top
Part View Orientation Horizontal
X-Y-Z Travel (in) 12" x 6"
X-Y-Z Travel (mm)  300 x 150
X-Y Accuracy (µm)  E1 = 3.0 µm + L/33
Scale Resolution:  0.5 µm
Base Steel
Control System / Software M3
Display 24" Touchscreen Monitor
Zoom Optics - Optional 6.5:1
Digital Video Camera 5 MP Color
Surface Ring Illumination LED
Transmitted Illumination LED
Telecentric Lenses (Required on FOV & HDV)  .14X, .3X, .5X, .8X, 1.0X, 2.0X, 4.0X
Workstation Base, Extension and Swing Arm Optional
Part Fixturing Optional
Video Pixel Calibration Standard Optional
Calibration Standards Optional

Ordering info

SKUDescription Stage travelIn Stock
HDV300Horizontal Digital Video Projector 300mm x 150mm (12"x6") 0
HDV400Horizontal Digital Video Projector 400mm x 150mm (16"x6") 0
To order Horizontal Digital Video System or technical assistance please contact us.

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