A video inspection system magnifies objects and allows users to take photos and videos, similar to a trinocular microscope. Unlike a traditional microscope, however, our visual inspection systems have an unlimited working distance. Instead of having to slip a thin, glass slide underneath the lens, users can inspect objects of any size or complexity, viewing them from any angle. With images viewed on a computer screen, users no longer have to lean over a microscope with their eyes up against the lenses, improving ergonomics dramatically. Built-in software assists in calibration, measurement and cropping. Image comparison features help operators work more efficiently.