Saturday, January 25, 2014

Seeing through walls with an infrared camera?

X-Ray Vision with Infrared?
Infrared: Trying to See Through Wall
One of the coolest things about infrared cameras, I used to think, was that they could see through walls. I can think of one movie and one recent television show that show them doing just that. Could Hollywood really be wrong about this?

More recently, I had the opportunity to do more research on the matter and think I have an answer. Not being an expert on the subject though, maybe there's something I'm missing?

With an infrared camera in my possession, it was worth a shot to check it out. This is what the video's about and it was shot with a long-wave camera so I have no clue how short-wave, medium-wave, etc. work. Instead of a wall, I decided to use a curtain. A thin, somewhat porous piece of fabric should be easier to see through than a layer of gypsum board and paint? See how it all works out in the video.

Reminder: Temperatures are not accurate.

IR Vision, First Crack: Hot Cup, LCD TV, and a Laptop
Playing with Water
Toaster Oven and Stove Top

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