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Thermal cameras?

(MickeM) #1


Im thinking about getting a thermal camera for a multicopter. Mostly testing.

  • I have been looking at Flir Duo which is a GoPro-size-camera (only 160x120).
  • But have also been looking at FLIR One Pro if t is possible to connect it to any HDMI-device instead of using a phone, phablet or tablet. This one is also only 160x120.
  • And also the Thermal Seek Compact Pro (same as FLIR One Pro but twice the resolution, 320. I dont know if this one could be connected to a HDMI-device instead of a phone, phablet or tablet.

Is there other cameras under 1000€ that is similar to the above?
Have anyone of you experiences regarding thermal cameras?


(MickeM) #2

No one testing or flying with thermal cameras?

(Loic Chappaz) #3

@MickeM We’ve recently started experimenting with both the Flir One and Seek Compact with modest success so far but we’re still at it. Both of these we plug into a raspberry Pi through microUSB
Here is what we are using as resources:
@fnoop beautiful Maverick CC software that supports both the Seek and Flir One
DIY drone article for the Flir One
I think the Flir Vue Pro would the camera to get – we, for one, have yet made the leap to that investment …

(MickeM) #4


Do you know or have tested if the FLIR camera can handle movement? Like if it is in a plane and pointed straight downwards, does the photos and/or movies of the ground get blurred because of the moving plane? Is it taking photos with fast shutter or does it need some time for each photo to get the thermal measuring right?

Its hard to find used FLIRs. I do want to test with a cheap one first, like Duo. Then if it seems to work good, except the resolution, its gets interesting to get one of the Vue’s.