Deflectometry is a full-field optical technique for surface slope measurement based on recording the deformation of a grid image. A hybrid method is explored in which the grid images from a deflectometry measurement are processed using a particle image velocimetry analysis tool. The hybrid approach is compared to a common phase shifting algorithm for grid images based on a windowed discrete Fourier transform. The resulting slope maps compare well with those identified using the spatial phase shifting procedure. While the traditional phase shifting method has a tuning requirement that limits the optical setup to configurations that produce an integer number of pixels per grid period in the image, the use of particle image velocimetry analysis omits this calibration step. The applicability of an existing turnkey tool to perform full-field vibration imaging using deflectometry can benefit to research concerning mechanical vibration and related experimental methods.