Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Can anyone recommend a webcam that connects via USB (or USB plus wifi) that has genuine IR night vision (not just a bunch of bright LEDs on the front), at a reasonable price (ie. say less than 50 quid)?
Ta very much
Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.
You may not find a ready IR webcam, but it is quite easy to make one from any webcam. You will find plenty of manuals for it on the Internet. Usually it is a half an hour job with household instruments used.
Can I ask what they are for Bri???
It's for watching / recording the goings on in my garden at night (hedgehogs etc). I've looked at the standalone ones that record to a media card, but I want to stream a live feed via my server.
The same as mine then
I use the ones that only glow very softly, but they don't bother the Hedgehogs, Foxes or the Wood Wice......Here's a very basic one camera kit that will get you started that comes complete with a USB Capture device, though you may need to buy an extra long power lead depending on where you want to site the camera.
This system allows you to add 3 extra cameras depending on your requirements, but be aware it will only allow you to watch one feed at a time......
Our's is on 24/7 see Ade's Garden & Hedgehog Cams though you'll have to wait till darkness falls tonight to see night-time performance.....It's good enough for my needs.
You can use any ir camera, just run it through a composite to usb converter - I use an old Hauppauge usb tv box, which does the same job..... I think maplins do the converters cheap.
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
01/09/2014 - 30/09/2014
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View September's Photo Month Calendar