Acoustic Camera HEAD VISOR VMA V - hear more with your eyes

What if you could see where a sound or noise comes from? That’s not a trick question, because acoustic cameras can indeed determine the position of sound sources in sound fields - a process also called beamforming.

How it works

As the name suggests, an acoustic camera incorporates a camera – or several cameras – to record a visual image of the object under investigation. For the acoustics part, it also incorporates several microphones that form a specific pattern, the so-called microphone array. When a user directs the acoustic camera toward an object, they receive both the visual image and an acoustic recording of said object. This is where the software comes into play: simply speaking, it computes the time differences between the microphone signals, generates an acoustic map of the sound, and superimposes it over the visual image. This way, it is possible to see precisely where the noise originates.

Versatility is key

How good acoustic cameras are – how easy they are to use, how convenient they are to operate, and how fast and precise they render the results – depends on many factors. That’s why, with our host of experience in creating acoustic cameras, we can present the probably best overall package of so-called beamforming hardware and the appropriate software available on the market today, with a unique set of features: The VMA V acoustic camera is extremely versatile and delivers excellent results in all areas. And thanks to its flexibility, you can configure VMA V ideally for every application.



Perfectly harmonized hard- and software

With the new HEAD VISOR VMA V, we have created lightweight hardware that can easily be held in the hands over a longer period without fatigue – of course, you can also use a camera stand. The VMA V is intuitive and efficient to operate, with a 7” multi-touch display and four control buttons enabling instant and highly precise results. You can use the 30-cm-body with its depth camera and 60 microphones for close-up applications, for example, in a car interior, and extend it with ten spiral arms, adding another 60 microphones and creating an array with a diameter of 100 centimeters. With this array, you can make sounds visible up to a lower limit frequency of 250Hz. Our HEAD VISOR 6 Software delivers the perfect algorithms and user interface for beamforming and acoustic camera applications.

Licensing: Tailored to your needs

You can select between four license models that give you all the opportunities and freedom to do exactly what you need and want – not more, and not less. Take, for example, the HEAD VISOR Snap license: Using the so-called freeze buffer, you can take a snapshot of your object under investigation and export it instantly, for example, to show your conclusive results to your project manager without the need for further processing. Without taking a recording and carrying out a time-consuming analysis, you immediately have a result that even non-acousticians understand.

The HEAD VISOR VMA V and HEAD VISOR Software highlights in a nutshell

The HEAD VISOR VMA V Acoustic Camera constitutes a unique combination of features backed by our longstanding experience:


  • VMA V can be configured for a wide range of applications and frequencies thanks to the optional attachable spiral arms
  • VMA V measures extremely accurately and is suitable for the most demanding professional tasks, whether in car interiors or at wind turbines
  • See the results in real-time directly on the camera display
  • Perform analyses directly on the camera display
  • Increase spatial resolution and dynamics with AI algorithms (e.g., neural deconvolution)
  • We offer convenient licensing options for every need 

HEAD VISOR VMA V is simply the best acoustic camera for you!

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