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Old January 7th, 2014, 20:02   #1
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Flir coming to the iPhone

Ok not reeeallly Airsoft related, it's a stretch but still :P

Bam! Me want!

http://gizmodo.com/flir-just-turned-...the-1496554213
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Old January 7th, 2014, 22:11   #2
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Cool. They need to team up with otterbox to make it incorporated into a defender case. I think I'd actually pony up the $$$ for that.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 22:17   #3
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I saw a similar concept on Kickstarter. I think the range is very low. I'm not sure it would be enough for airsoft. But I wish
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Old January 7th, 2014, 22:35   #4
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I saw a similar concept on Kickstarter. I think the range is very low. I'm not sure it would be enough for airsoft. But I wish

Time will tell
Except this time it made by Flir themselves, and according to the "article", it should have the same guts as standalone Flir equipment; so that should bide well for this little device
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Old January 7th, 2014, 22:49   #5
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I saw a similar concept on Kickstarter. I think the range is very low. I'm not sure it would be enough for airsoft. But I wish
http://gizmodo.com/your-iphone-could...ion-1177511480

Quote: "These cores measure just 3/4 of an inch thick and have a max resolution of 640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)—good enough for nighttime ISR missions aboard the Army’s RQ-11 Raven but not quite the quality you'd find on Instagram. Still, with the the setup debuted last week, which used a 9-mm lens, one could easily "spot a person at about 300 yards," FLIR CEO Andrew Teich explained to Popular Mechanics"

im excited, already reserved one.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 22:56   #6
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So basically one is a low res thermal imager or possibly a thermopile array that captures blobs of heat.

Au-Zone Thermal IP Camera Demo - CPU Cooling - YouTube

It wouldn't operate in pitch black, but it looks neat.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 23:14   #7
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So basically one is a low res thermal imager or possibly a thermopile array that captures blobs of heat.

Au-Zone Thermal IP Camera Demo - CPU Cooling - YouTube

It wouldn't operate in pitch black, but it looks neat.

Can you elaborate?
I'm particularly interested in the why it wouldn't operate in pitch black
I know close to nothing of thermal imagery, and was assuming it was using IRs or something?
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Old January 7th, 2014, 23:18   #8
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Well you would just get the blob of heat being picked up from the thermal sensitive sensor which probably very low resolution.

The other Camera being a normal video camera would not pick up anything.


Thermopile array camera test: human body (16x4 interpolated, kalman filtered) - YouTube
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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:42   #9
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Got it
Makes sense thanks
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Old January 8th, 2014, 13:14   #10
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There goes the night...

Now 24hr airsoft games are going to look like a Justin Bieber concert from the cheap seats*.


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Old January 8th, 2014, 20:04   #11
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Well you would just get the blob of heat being picked up from the thermal sensitive sensor which probably very low resolution.

The other Camera being a normal video camera would not pick up anything.


Thermopile array camera test: human body (16x4 interpolated, kalman filtered) - YouTube
Ultimately it still depends on the camera's resolution. Thermal is a bit different in the sense that you simply just need to have the camera pick it up. It doesn't need to produce a high quality picture - it's purpose is served if one or two pixels in a bush changes colour.

At $350.00 it is within the realm of a somewhat expensive technological gizmo many people (not related to Airsoft, hunting, or whatever) will pick up just for fun. It won't be hard to do a Youtube assessment on whether or not the thing is worth investing in for Airsoft.

If it turns out to be "okay" expect to see them everywhere. They will be cheaper than your standard Gen 1 NVG and priced within the ridiculous Airsoft pricing we all pay.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 22:29   #12
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Hopefully, this will salvage games at night for me now. Usually when night hits, I either sleep, or bog down someone with NV while they cattle me around.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 09:11   #13
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There's a lot of movement with this type of technology, I haven't tried this yet but it looks promising...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nigh...505401182?mt=8

then you mount your phone like this...
http://www.gizmag.com/inteliscope-ip...n-sight/27644/

and boom you have your own night vision to play airsoft!
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