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  Multispectral Imaging

Analytik are exclusive UK and Ireland suppliers of Videometer’s multispectral imaging systems for accurate measurement of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition.

We will be happy to work together with you on a solution with the full support of the Videometer team, based in Hørsholm, Denmark. Visit our contact page, request a quote, or call us on +44 (0)870 991 4044.


VideometerLab 4

VideometerLab 4 is a vision-based lab analyser designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition.

The easy-to-use system integrates illumination, camera, and computer technology with advanced digital image analysis and statistics. VideometerLab 4 provides a rapid assessment of uniform and non-homogeneous samples by combining information on all of the above parameters automatically in just a few seconds, requiring no sample preparation and leaving the sample intact.

Using strobed LED technology VideometerLab 4 combines measurements at up to 20 different wavelengths into a single high-resolution multispectral image. Every pixel in the image is a spectrum and the system can include wavelengths outside the range detected by traditional RGB technology.


Why use VideometerLab 4?

Currently, the non-destructive investigation of materials with non-uniform colour and texture can be difficult, tedious and expensive. Conventional techniques such as NIR spectroscopy only measure a single point or average over a fixed area and do not give an objective overall assessment of visual quality.

Studies have shown that VideometerLab 4 is as accurate as a test panel with significantly higher repeatability, removing subjective judgement. Specific areas of special interest such as shape, size or texture can be studied automatically.

The choice of illumination wavelength ensures each application can be optimised and using LEDs in the UV or NIR adds information not visible to the human eye. As an example, most objects are white or transparent in the NIR region, which allows for the separation of the colour and surface properties of the object.


Key product features:

  • Integrating sphere provides very homogeneous and diffuse illumination
  • Multispectral analysis in less than 6 seconds
  • Up to 19 spectral bands in the range 375 nm to 970 nm
  • Fluorescence option available
  • Black and white high resolution CCD camera (2056x2056 pixels)
  • Improved signal-to-noise ratio by individual and automated adjustments of
    the light intensity in each wavelength band
  • Improved colour determination compared to traditional RGB technology
  • Increased stability due to strobed LED source technology

VideometerLab Multispectral Imaging System - Introductory Webinar:



VideometerLab 4 can measure colour, texture, shape, size, orientation and gloss, providing product and process information in many areas. Shown below is a limited selection of VideometerLab 4 applications, details of a great many more are available:


Food and Feed

Product conformity, quality grading, contamination, shelf life / spoilage and formulation studies of bread, biscuits, snack foods, cheese, meat, seafood, sugar, fruit and vegetables.

Grains and Seeds

Fusarium detection, hydration and germination studies for brewing and malting. Counterfeit and adulteration testing. Variety checks and auto seed sorting by size, shape, colour and translucency.


Screening for contaminated materials and out of specification product including shape, colour, impurities, chipping and cracks. Counterfeits detected by drug and packaging analysis.

Dermatology and Cosmetics

Assists dermatological diagnosis and assessment. Separation of skin and hair, psoriasis scoring, freckle detection and skin sensitisation analysis. Wear analysis of lipstick, foundation and sunscreen 


Ideal for non-destructive, unobtrusive studies of historical artefacts such as manuscripts and metal objects to highlight previously unseen detail. In-situ pigment analysis of paintings.


Fingerprint analysis on difficult backgrounds and irregular surfaces, questioned document examination, substance matching and trace powder identification.

Biological Sciences

Microbiological culture monitoring and automation. Separation of colonies into species and phenotype, distinguishing live colonies from foreign matter. Auto identification of pathogens.

Surfaces and Materials

Texture and colour of paper, coatings, metal and ceramics. Extensive textiles analysis including texture, colour, weave, fuzz and pill, dose response and enzymatic treatment efficiency.

Technical specifications
Light sources

19 high power LEDs emitting wavelengths from 375 to 970 nm and one extra channel for optional illumination


1600 × 1200 pixels camera.

Customisation using 2056 × 2056 pixels camera or higher


Special full-spectrum lens.

Dynamic range Optimised according to the application using autolight setup
Sample size Height max. 90 mm, diameter of inspection opening 110 mm
Analysis time

6 seconds including movement, capture of 20 wavelengths and data processing. Customisation with multiple accumulations of images or long time exposure.

This may increase the signal-to-noise ratio at the cost of acquisition time

Dimensions 490-585 mm (h) × 420 mm (w) × 590 mm (d)
Weight (net) 14.1 kg
Power supply 90 - 260 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz
Power consumption 300 VA
Ambient temperature Operation: 5 – 40 °C, Storage: -5 – 50 °C
Ambient humidity 20 - 90 % RH non condensing
Hardware options

- Darkfield backlight illumination

- Brightfield backlight illumination
- Vibratory feeder
- Barcode reader

Software options

- Multispectral imaging toolbox

- Image processing toolbox

- Multispectral imaging toolbox for MATLAB®
- Application modules


Request a quote for VideometerLab 4 or call us on UK: +44 (0)870 991 4044 / Ireland: +353 (0)151 43753.

VideometerLab 3 Datasheet


More Downloads:


LGC study - Wheat grain adulteration detection with multispectral image analysis

Quality assessment of butter cookies applying multispectral imaging

Development of Rapid Multispectral Imaging in pharmaceuticals

Streamlining QC in food, feed and pharmaceuticals using Rapid Multispectral Imaging

Seeing objects in a new light with Multispectral Imaging

Multispectral Imaging for brand protection

Application Notes

Fusarium detection in barley

Petri dish colony counting


Plant Sciences

Brewing and malting

Snack food and biscuits

Meat and fish

Historical artefacts



Skin, hair and cosmetic treatment

Pharmaceutical packaging

News releases

The John Innes Centre is using the Videometer VL3 multispectral imaging system to screen wheat crops
Analytik announce the VideometerLab 3 system is now available in the UK and Ireland
Analytik launch VideometerLab 2: A full visual quality assessment in 10 seconds


Useful Links:


Laboratory of Government Chemist
LGC is a British independent, science-based service company providing chemical, biochemical and DNA based analysis.


Knowledge Transfer Network - Biosciences

Driving the conversion of the UK's bioscience knowledge into innovative agricultural, food and industrial bioscience products and processes.


Visit Videometer website


VideometerLab 3 Multispectral Imaging System


Schematic of VL3: Internal reflection of the LEDs by the utra-white inner surface of the sphere ensures reproducible light conditions for accurate diffuse reflectance and fluorescence data


Detection of wet spot on biscuit


Automatuc detection of fusarium in grain


Automatic detection of chitting in barley - sprouted grains auto-highlighted in green


Pharmaceuticals: pseudo image showing the identification of increased active ingredient within the formulation of a single tablet


Pharmaceuticals: pseudo image showing automatic discrimination between coated and uncoated mini-tabs that are visually identical. This allows the operator to accurately quantify the level and homogeneity of tablet coating


Pharmaceuticals: MNF (Maximum Noise Function) transformed image of pharmaceutical powder highlighting dirt and dust contamination. MNF is the imaging equivalent of Principle Component Analysis (PCA)


Anti-counterfeiting: automatically compare the shape and size of characters, trademarks, company names and logos on good/bad packaging, and specialised inks and texture effects on authentic packaging are simple to detect


Dermatology: image of skin after repeated application and removal of sticking plaster. This objective measure of the degree of skin irritation is useful as it allows for faster and more reliable skin testing


Heritage: A Tudor rose emblem on a knife comes into view. A careful selection of wavelengths and false colour images can be evaluated to bring clarity. By focusing on small sections it is possible to further enhance the contrast


Forensics: By employing various data treatments and noise reduction techniques the VideometerLab 2 can be used to highlight faint prints even on red/purple backgrounds e.g. UK £20 banknotes


Biological Sciences: Identification of microbial cultures in agar, and enzymatic treatment effects


Surfaces and materials: Textile texture analysis

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