Experimental structural dynamic measurements are traditionally obtained using discrete sensors such as accelerometers, strain gauges, displacement transducers, etc. These techniques are known for providing measurements at discrete points. Also, a majority of these sensors require contact with the structure under test which may modify the dynamic response. In contrast, a few recently developed techniques are capable of measuring the response over a wide measurement field without contacting the structure. Two techniques are considered here: continuous-scan laser Doppler vibrometry (CSLDV) and high speed three dimensional digital image correlation (3D-DIC). The large amount of measured velocities and displacements provide an unprecedented measurement resolution; however, they both require post processing to obtain measurements. In this investigation, the frequency response function of a clamped-clamped flat beam will be determined using a modal hammer test, CSLDV, and high speed 3D-DIC. The mode shapes of the beam determined by each of these experimental methods will then be compared to assess the relative merits of each measurement approach.