posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:45 PM
Congrats on the radio interview.
I'm surprised you haven't tried just getting a headlamp. They usually have a "Red" setting which is needed when using IR cameras. Kinda hard to
miss something near your head when wearing one because the object in question eventually reflects back light at you. Yes, you will look goofy wearing
one, but safety is more important. Unless you're trying to be on tv, then by all means, I hope you hit your head.
On the issue of IR camcorders, the last ones that sony put out that were truly 0 lux were the mini-dv. They say that some of the higher end ones they
have now are 0 lux, but at best they come to about a 2 or 3 (that's not 0!). Mini-DV camcorders are easy to find on ebay, but the disks are a little
harder to find at a good price and don't hold as much. They barely hold an hour and that's if you're lucky.
Also one should note that sony also reduces frame rate on the more recent camcorders for the low light conditions. Very problematic.
Bell and Howell also makes a night vision camcorder, but I have heard that they do not stay in focus while in low-light conditions. I don't think
they are 0 lux either.