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Regular USB camera turned to night vision? Answered

is it possible to modify a standard USB camera into a night vision camera?

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Digital cameras have an ir filter that removes most of the ir in normal light.  You will get MUCH better photos by removing the IR filter.


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Padlock
Padlock

10 years ago

As Lemonie said, you best bet would be an IR spot or flood light.

You can buy IR LEDS here. Hook them up to a battery and a resistor and mount them on your camera.

Camera's can see Infrared light, however humans can not. So, it is basically like putting a bunch of little lights on the side of your camera, except that humans cannot detect the light.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Answer 10 years ago

those are some expensive LEDs!

cheaper ones here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2399

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

10 years ago

This guide seems to indicate it's possible.

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

Probably, try IR floodlighting and see what that does.

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