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#51 WWIIman1944

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:05 PM

Wow! I never thought of this. I use a magnifying lens for model kits to see dates on my gear. You can't see the ink but you can see the indentation from the stamp. It's nice!

#52 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

I took a photo of a hard to read marking, and increased saturation in Photoshop by 100% ; to my surprise it was a lot more legible.

 

 

Original photo:

belt5.jpg

 

 

Photoshop +100% saturation:

markings.jpg



#53 Chris_B

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

That's fantastic. I work in a field where we have IR cams on robots. I need to take some canvas gear in to have a looksee.



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

I recently tried this technique with a baby video monitor and was really impressed with the results. Markings which were otherwise invisible to the naked eye could be seen in relatively sharp relief. 



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

I recently tried this technique with a baby video monitor and was really impressed with the results. Markings which were otherwise invisible to the naked eye could be seen in relatively sharp relief. 

 

Could you tell the brand etc that as used. Changing tech and capabilities drives the question. Remember it was just a few years ago that FLIR was an option on several civilian vehicles?

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:57 AM

Tom, I am using an Angelcare monitor, model AC417.


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#57 Bob Hudson

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:07 AM

 

Could you tell the brand etc that as used. Changing tech and capabilities drives the question. Remember it was just a few years ago that FLIR was an option on several civilian vehicles?

 

Thanks,

Tom

 

I think any camera with night vision will work



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:41 AM

There are also various places online where one can find instructions to convert an inexpensive digital camera to suit this purpose.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:03 AM

Tom, I am using an Angelcare monitor, model AC417.

 

Thanks for the reply.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:07 AM

 

I think any camera with night vision will work

 

That seems to be true. With all the latest tech advances and built in editing capabilities on cameras, the trend? seems to be moving away from night vision (as we knew it) to reverse field & FLIR and variants imaging. Also nice to know if what's on hand that has other uses.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:59 AM

I have a question concerning using the night vision setting on a video camera.  Do I need to be in a totally dark room to get the best results or will it work under any light conditions? I read through this thread and didn't see it addressed.  Thank you in advance.



#62 Bob Hudson

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:07 AM

I have a question concerning using the night vision setting on a video camera.  Do I need to be in a totally dark room to get the best results or will it work under any light conditions? I read through this thread and didn't see it addressed.  Thank you in advance.

 

I never bother to darken the room, but I could see where it might make a difference: worth trying.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

 

I never bother to darken the room, but I could see where it might make a difference: worth trying.

 

Thanks Bob!




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