FLIR Vue Cameras
Get precise thermal imaging at affordable prices with FLIR Vue cameras. The FLIR Vue sees bodies at night and heat sources during the day. The infrared scanning employed by thermal cameras is useful in such applications as nighttime police surveillance, search and rescue, firefighting, building inspections, cell tower inspections and precision agriculture.
Each FLIR Vue is lightweight and can be fitted easily to a number of drones, including the DJI Inspire and Matrice 100 quadcopters and Matrice 600 hexcopter. FLIR Vue cameras feature:
- Plug-and-play operation
- Advanced programmable functions that can be set by connecting to your PC
- Video and still files that are uploadable to your PC
- Live video to your tablet through DJI Go
- 5Vdc power via 10-pin USB mini-plug
- Configuration through a built-in graphic user interface
- Scene presets that adapt to particular shooting conditions
FLIR Vue Applications
Depending on the flying platform, the FLIR Vue can be hard-mounted or attached to a stabilizing 3-axis gimbal for superior video and stills. The FLIR Vue records heat that the naked eye can’t see.
Building inspectors can use it to find heat escaping from walls or a roof, or to monitor the performance of solar panels. Firefighters can use it to find and direct efforts toward hotspots. Thermal imaging can save firefighter lives by determining before they enter a burning whether the fire has spread to parts of the roof, walls or rooms.
Police can use a thermal camera, mounted on a UAV, to track suspects at night, or to fly off in the direction tracking dogs have indicated to search for moving bodies in wooded areas. Long before they can get rescue dogs to every area of rubble, search-and-rescue teams can record heat that indicates a possible survivor of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or a building explosion or collapse.
Thermal imaging is also useful in cell tower inspections, power line and substation inspections, and precision agriculture.
FLIR Vue Performance
Resolutions of 640x512 or 336x256 are available in the Vue line. The Vue 640 cameras are available with fixed length lenses of 9mm, 13mm or 19mm. Vue 336 cameras are available with fixed lenses in lengths of 6.8mm, 9mm or 13mm. Exportable frame rates are 7.5Hz and 8.3Hz. Video is recorded at 25 or 30 fps.