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colour correction filter for daylight?

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Alex.mc, Apr 27, 2014.

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    I've been messing around a bit with some ideas, and bought some bits and pieces to hopefully create a system based around a Car DVR. If I've got it right it will offer proper 1080HD video, and GPS stamping. Composite and HDMI video out!

    I gambled on there being a IR filter, and one that I could remove!
    There was.... it was located on the back of the lens in a recess. The camera accepts normal thread board lenses so I have today fitted a 16mm F1.6 lens from Stockoptics.
    I tired it today in a dark room with Terry's torch, and after fiddling with the focus appear to have got excellent IR performance, and HD footage! So far so good, and very promising!

    However....... outside daytime footage shows the classic pink feathery effect, and very washed out colours. Everything looks very surreal!

    So my question is, should I engineer the ability in my finished item, can I swing a IR cut filter in front of the lens a bit like some security and wildlife cameras do, to produce colour corrected images and video? And if so does anyone know of a good source?
     
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    ask terry he will sort it for you
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions chaps, sadly the ir filter is somewhere on the workshop floor as it pinged off never to be seen again! However it was very small being located at the rear of the lens so probably wouldn't have been big enough.
    I do have another ir filter which I didn't throw so will have a look with that and see what it does? The filter mount you suggest Terry is a no brainer at that price! I'll order one up. I'm not totally convinced it'll fit as being an all in one solution..... the Car DVR is a bit tight on space and consists of two boards that sandwich together. It's worth a try though!
    If this all works, it means that HD footage can be recorded directly to micro sd card. About 7 hours continuous onto a 32gb card.
     

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