[SOLVED]pi noir behave like a regular camera board (indoor)?


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by blachanc » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:44 am
Hi,

I bought a pi noir camera just for the fun of playing with it.

It does work fine, but I cannot see any difference with a std camera (under neon light),
to the point where I wonder if the camera I got is really a PI noir.
The PCB is black (or very very dark green).
This is what I would like to know:
1) Does the included picture shots looks ok to PI noir users?
2) is there a way to interrogate the camera board to get a serial number?

Thank you

Ben

PS: I bought it from adafruit, since newark canada did not seel them when I ordered mine.
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by M_P » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:47 am
It can be tough to tell under bright light.

I don't know if there's any difference from an electronics or firmware standpoint - I think the only difference between the regular camera and the NoIR is the board colour and whether it has an IR filter built-in.

One thing you can try is pointing the camera at a wall, turning off the lights, running raspivid, and pointing a TV remote at the same wall and pressing a few buttons. If you can see flashing on the wall when you watch your video, then the camera is picking up the IR from the remote and you've definitely got an IR camera.

I have also purchased the NoIR from Adafruit (for the exact same reason you did) and it was definitely the correct camera.
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by poing » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:12 pm
If the light you use doesn't emit IR the result of both cameras will be the same. Try a halogen lamp, they emit IR and visible light. As does the sun.
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by blachanc » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:07 pm
poing wrote:If the light you use doesn't emit IR the result of both cameras will be the same. Try a halogen lamp, they emit IR and visible light. As does the sun.


thank you for the hint, it made me think of using
a remote contol instead.

it does blind the camera.

regards

ben
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