Converting to full spectrum..

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Converting to full spectrum..

Post by jonny.k » 29 Jun 2015, 10:53

I've just bought a second hand camcorder and am wondering, Can a Panasonic SDR S26 camcorder be converted to a full spectrum camera for night vision? I've seen on Ebay people selling converted camcorders, And offering to convert yours to full spectrum. Is it the same as removing the IR filter from the lens of a board cam? Or is there more to it? Regards Jon..

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by some bloke » 29 Jun 2015, 10:56

I think thats the model I had some time ago - it only has a 1/6" CCD sensor and has very poor light gathering as standard - but I never tried it with the filter removed. Daylight was passable but night was poor even with car headlights:

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by jonny.k » 29 Jun 2015, 11:44

Cheers Dave, I didn't get it for using when hunting, just wondered if it is possible to convert it,, Regards Jon..

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by phoenix » 29 Jun 2015, 11:56

Conversion to full spectrum is simply removing the IR filter - although normal colours will not be shown correctly with the filter removed.
As Dave says, a 1/6 ccd sensor is too small to give good NV performance without a bucketload of IR illumination.

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by jonny.k » 29 Jun 2015, 12:25

I only plan on using it in a garden or room,, And Don't Laugh,, but in the search for answers to unexplained occurrences.

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by phoenix » 29 Jun 2015, 12:37

Maybe you need to broaden your "full spectrum" to include thermal to cover a wider range of possible explanations for "unexplained occurrences"
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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by jonny.k » 29 Jun 2015, 12:57

Or maybe i just need to keep my mouth shut. :oops: :silent:

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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by rodp » 29 Jun 2015, 16:30

jonny.k wrote:Or maybe i just need to keep my mouth shut. :oops: :silent:


Noooooooooo, you need to tell us more :thumbup: We might take the p**s, because it's compulsory, but would really be interested :thumbup:
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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by some bloke » 29 Jun 2015, 16:41

Yup - once you start a topic it has to be completed as a condition of membership. :P

We don't seem to have a nodding smiley. :geek:

No doubt the mad butcher will be along soon to confirm that. :angel:
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Re: Converting to full spectrum..

Post by jonny.k » 14 Jul 2015, 17:25

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Where's everyone gone?? It;s a bit quiet it here.. :silent: :silent:

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