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Date: 09/02/07 02:14 AM

64 Responses to DIY Night Vision

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:26 am
    Link: DIY Night Vision - All you need is a flashlight, some cellophane, and an old camera.
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:17 am
    i`m lazy...that`s too much work for me...LOL.
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:17 am
    remember that parody of miss teen south carolina by quiet library?

    the narrator talks just like her.

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    CicadaFrolic Female 18-29
    61 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:27 am
    Er...yeah. Just spring for night vision on your camera, or don`t bother recording possums digging through your garbage in the first place. XD Where would one GET colored cellophane, anyway?
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:34 am
    technically its not COMPLETE darkness if there is a flashlight used for it...
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    MadeInUSSR Male 18-29
    251 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:44 am
    i thought it said cellphone instead of cellophane, so i was a little upset when i didnt see a cellphone in this video...oh well i guess i need to read better...lol
  7. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
    419 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:49 am
    so if your using a flashlight in the first place, why would you make it only so your camera could see it. If it was pitch black, wouldn`t you want to use the flashlight to, i dont know.. see?
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:51 am
    ^^ Maybe you were spying on someone?
  9. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:04 am
    "How`s it work?"

    I`m calling the grammar police!

  10. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:57 am
    OR!
    Use a regular flashlight to see around.
  11. Profile photo of quack_stud
    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:20 am
    cool, now i can spy on my hot neighbors
  12. Profile photo of Aerfy
    Aerfy Male 18-29
    232 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:27 am
    It`s basically a thing you use to sneak up on people in the dark, like when playing hide and go seek with kids. You can see them... they can`t see you...
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    110691 Female 13-17
    47 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:09 am
    If you really wanted night vision bad enough to do that then why don`t you just go buy one of those video camras that have a night record thing on?
  14. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 7:12 am
    How much are night vision goggles?
  15. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 7:14 am
    Jesus Christ, look at the bloody site where it`s from. It`s fake dammit.

    He`s getting money from every person who believes this crap. He knows nobody will actually try it out, so he knows it doesn`t have to work.

    Everybody who believes this, please kill yourself now.

  16. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:25 am
    He`s right, i haven`t seen anything this guy has said work.
  17. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
    554 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:52 am
    isnt the flash on the camera supposed to do this?
  18. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:09 am
    It looks like he used a flashlight and a colored filter over his camera lens. I`m calling bs on this.
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:16 am
    retarded. didnt he say you could buy a sony with night vision? if you did that, then you wouldn`t need to do that whole thing with the flashlight. And how do you know it works? for all we saw he could`ve been using a normal flashlight.
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:21 am
    ghay
  21. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:45 am
    i want nightvision goggles.
  22. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    Fun for about the first minute or so ... meh
  23. Profile photo of Antinist
    Antinist Male 13-17
    42 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    He purposely sets it up so it`s generally too hard to get the materials required.

    A digital camera from the 90`s. Who has one of them? Very few people.

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    greenXdayX86 Female 13-17
    105 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:07 pm
    thats cool i wanna try it
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    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    i want night vision goggles really bad now.

    for what? i don`t know, but i want them.

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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    It`s like watching Mr. Wizard, but only the stalkerish kind. And what`s up with that guy`s voice? I`ve heard computer generated voices with more inflection.
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    Alyan Female 18-29
    44 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    OR you could just put your camera/cell phone on "picture mode" and hold it up to one eye. You`ll see a lot better in the dark doing that.
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    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    This is stupid. Obviously, it doesn`t help you see anything you can`t already. Real infra-red cannot be seen (Wikipedia link)--that`s why it`s infra-red and not plain red.
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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    487 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    My cousin has night vision goggles (seriously, he`s 13 and he ordered them on the internet) and I got to try them. They were totally awesome. Of course, all the use I got out of them in the dark was catching my cousin picking his nose.
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    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    Simply wearing an eyepatch for 20 minutes gives me enough night vision in that eye anyway.
  31. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 8:07 pm
    "so if your using a flashlight in the first place, why would you make it only so your camera could see it. If it was pitch black, wouldn`t you want to use the flashlight to, i dont know.. see?"

    lol. that`s what i was thinking.

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    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
    124 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 8:36 pm
    Boy. That. Guy. Sure. Spoke. Excitingly. He. Has. Such. A. Good. Voice. For. Narration. He. Should. Get. A. Job. On. Radio. !. !. !.
  33. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:34 pm
    This isnt (necessarily) fake silly people.

    If enough red(+blue) cellophane can block all visible light while still letting infra red thru then it would work (im not an expert on cellophane, but this makes perfect sense)

    Cy- true: infra-red cant be seen by the human eye, but thats why a camera that can see infra red must be used.

    Jesus_Wey- yes, the sony night vision camera uses infra red to see in the dark with.. thats why shining an infra-red light makes it see more clearly

    The whole point if this is that you can see people without them seeing you. But that wont work because the light used in the screen will shine on your face anyway.


    A whole lot of you people missed the point in this video pointed out flaws that didnt exist and missed the one that did.

    Quick to claim it retarded also.. ironic really

  34. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    converseuk... what a wankstain

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    dementor440 Male 13-17
    62 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    from the makers of DUI sobrioty passes
  36. Profile photo of lolphotoshop
    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:45 pm
    Hey retards!
    Using a normal flash ligh is the dumbest thing ever.
    Because
    A. Where`s the fun in that?
    And
    b. A normal flashlight would be really bright in one area.
  37. Profile photo of DrFeelGood10
    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:01 pm
    ^ ^ ^ plus you could take pictures and videos of stuff and people without blasting a flashlight on them and letting everyone know where you are :)

    oohhh the possibilities :P

  38. Profile photo of lolphotoshop
    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:19 pm
    XD
    It`s true.
  39. Profile photo of Jesus_Wey
    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    Ok. Do you people really think a flashlight emits infra red light in the first place? Look up what cellophane is used for, also.
  40. Profile photo of psyndrone
    psyndrone Male 30-39
    67 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:55 pm
    Hey, that`s great! I might have to try it.
  41. Profile photo of lolphotoshop
    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 2:49 am
    no.
    I know that it`s not infrared.
  42. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 4:10 am
    flashlights DO emit infra-red (as a by product of emitting visible light)

    coloured cellophane is used to stop some frequencies of light getting thru, and his setup is designed to stop all visible light getting thru

    presumably the red cellophane stops light of a shorter wavelength than red and the blue cellophane stops light of a longer wavelength of blue (which is why he uses less blue)

  43. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 8:39 am
    Shut up RelaxEnjoy...just shut up.
  44. Profile photo of dust_monkey
    dust_monkey Male 18-29
    57 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 9:38 am
    relax and enjoy your not quite right there..

    blue cellophane will only alow blue light in
    red will only alow red thru, add them together no light can get thru apart from the light not in the visable spectru eg inferred

    any way there is a better and cheeper way to do this imo, just buy a infered LED or use your tv remote :)

    also converse uk you are a wankstain

  45. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 9:40 am
    shouldnt i be allowed to have a few last words before i kill myself?

    that`s if i decide to take the advice you gave me in your first comment, converse.

    these comments calling me retarded for believing this would were were just too much for me not to comment on, they irony was just too great

  46. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 9:46 am
    yes dust_monkey you may well be correct (certainly about ConverseUK, atleast)

    my reasoning was that he uses a few more sheets of red, to block out all shorter than it, then a couple of sheets of blue to block out some of the longer wavelengths, resulting in all the visible red being blocked but still letting enough IR through for it to work

  47. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 10:06 am
    RelaxEnjoy, what language are you typing in?

    You too, dust_monkey...this isn`t a pre-school group.

    This `invention` doesn`t work. 99% of these `inventions` don`t work. They rely on fools like you to watch the video multiple times so they earn more money.

    Yes, metacafe has a system which pays the makers of movies for getting traffic to their site, and you`re all suckers for it. Stop feeding these lazy moviemakers for telling us lies, its just a way of them to sit at home earning money from other peoples` stupidity.

  48. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:25 am
    ohnoes, did someone on the internets not use proper grammar?

    this isnt an invention anyways

    the way metacafe makes money has no bearing on the validity of this vids claims
    neither does my (evidently very offensive lack of grammar)

    you have managed to make a statement and back it up with two of the most fallacious arguments on my interwebs fofofofo

    if you care to explain why this "invention" as you call it doesnt work then perhaps i might turn up the grammar slightly

    kthxbai

  49. Profile photo of dust_monkey
    dust_monkey Male 18-29
    57 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
    pre school? i bloody know that and btw converse this is suicide camp EMO.

    i have sugested a much cheeper way to do this and you havent commeneted on that have you?

    i hate these people who think there so superior that everyone else, its basicly racism / discimination. im acturly dyslexic so my spelling isnt as good as the average person.

    and your still a wank stain converse ( and wtf is up with naming your self after a shoe? you realy that perfectic with limimted imagination )

  50. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:39 am
    i mianly hate poepel thet thinck speling meens anithing atall, an than try to use it to proov a point in a vary vary improtnt interweb argument

    "its from metacafe its fake (ps kill yourself)"
    "no, it could work, here`s why: ..."
    "you misspelt something there its still fake"
    *utter deterioration of sensible replies*

  51. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    You`re losing your line of argument, guys/guy. I`ll try to answer your questions nonetheless...

    I believe this is a new concept, which somebody has spent time refining (whethter it does or does not work) thus rendering it an invention.

    Secondly, I wasn`t commenting on grammar, I was refering to your articulation (or lack thereof).

    Dust_monkey, I don`t see the point insulting my opted account name, especially when yours has apparently no relevance to anything at all. If you really want to know, I looked at the first thing in my room (being one of my pairs of Converse Allstars) and chose that. If there`s anyting else you want to know about me, please feel free to ask.

    Now to address the point about the MetaCafe site; people are encouraged to make videos with a very high appeal, meaning they often consist of outrageous claims. The bigger the claim, the more views the video gets, the more money the owner receives.

    Also, I don`t care about your disability and the way you *use it*.

  52. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    On 9/2/2007 9:34:23 PM RelaxEnjoy wrote: This isnt (necessarily) fake silly people. ... Cy- true: infra-red cant be seen by the human eye, but thats why a camera that can see infra red must be used....

    My bad. I saw a similar clip on metacafe, by KipKay, who just stuck cellophane into goggles, to block out the visible wavelengths of light. I just assumed this was the same clip. Shouldn`t have jumped to conclusions.

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    i agree with converese... its just a scam like all the other `magic, DIY super duper things`
    i doubt it would work
  54. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    The MetaCafe site certainly does contain a lot of bullpooting videos- I remember something about using a candle to generate electricity (and not by using a heat engine, or anything even approaching logically possible)

    But that still isn`t a reason to dismiss all the instructional videos out of hand, as I have already pointed out.

    In this video the guy uses what looks like normal bulb flashlight, this *will* emit IR radiation.

    He uses several sheets of tinted cellophane to filter out all the noticeable visible light.
    The cellophane will still allow the IR radiation to shine through.

    The camera he is using has a night-time mode, that detects IR to get a clearer picture.

    Shining the torch will increase the amount of light the camera can detect, just as shining an unfiltered torch would increase the amount of light your eye would detect.

    Many cameras use a similar night mode and many cameras come with built in IR emitters. This vid is only really showing how to make an IR em

  55. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    might add that this probably isn`t using true IR but a wavelength of around 1um, only just longer than the average person can see

  56. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    Want my advice? Buy IR LEDs and make an IR torch.

    Then use it and find out that your pre-millenium camera doesnt detect much at all.

    Real night-vision equipment is VERY sensitive and can be ruined my merrly removing the lens cap in daylight.

    I know this because my dad owns an expensive night vision aid. Do you think they`d sell cameras with this useless feature? I think not.

  57. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    "Do you think they`d sell cameras with this useless feature? I think not."

    I think they would, because how are you meant to line up a photograph in the dark if you can`t at least see a bit in the first place?

    Plus, any lightbulb emits infra-red radiation. Want proof? Try touching a lightbulb after it`s been on for even a minute. The reason you burn your hand is the infra-red radiation, because that`s what heat is.

  58. Profile photo of Mike678
    Mike678 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    or how about you just use the flashlight attached to the camera....... it would make more sence tbh
  59. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    they do sell them converse

    yes, as i said in my first post, the whole idea is pointless
    but it will work

    i dont even know what your are saying anymore, what part of this wont work?

  60. Profile photo of dust_monkey
    dust_monkey Male 18-29
    57 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    ConverseUK ~ "Want my advice? Buy IR LEDs and make an IR torch.

    Then use it and find out that your pre-millenium camera doesnt detect much at all."

    copying what i said previously then saying it doesnt work?
    BS! it does work, ive done it with my web cam. and it shows it happening on this youtube video as well ( not my video btw )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz-hZJkwJOI

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    mst3k Male 18-29
    79 posts
    September 4, 2007 at 1:41 am
    i am a robot..i have a robot vagina
  62. Profile photo of Orkray
    Orkray Male 13-17
    85 posts
    September 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    technically its not COMPLETE darkness if there is a flashlight used for it...

    I think the flashlight was just to see. I don`t think it was the one he constructed, as he filtered that one.

  63. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    September 5, 2007 at 8:33 am
    thats cool!

    the narrator...is that a real person talking?!

  64. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    September 5, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    MAYBE I CAN INVENT AN INFRARED DEVICE AND IMPLANT IT IN MY EYE. (BORG STYLE)

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