FLIR MD324 Thermal Imager 320X240 Resolution 30Hz (2022)

MD-Series

This affordable, fixed-mount thermal night vision system helps with steering around obstacles, collision avoidance and finding people in the water at night. Simple to mount and easy to integrate into your existing electronics, MD-Series? display can be mounted separately on your dashboard, or the feed can be integrated into an existing display to save space.

Key Features

  • Available in 320 x 240 ( MD324 ) and 640 x 480 (MD625) resolutions
  • 2x e-zoom standard; 4x e-zoom included on MD-625
  • Ethernet-enabled for simple integration into your current electronics
  • Slim profile (7" high and only three pounds) makes for an unobtrusive mount

          Specifications

          Thermal Imaging Specifications

          Detector Type 320 240 VOx Microbolometer
          Field of View 24 x 18 (NTSC)
          Focal Length 19 mm
          E-zoom 2
          Image Processing FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement

          System Specifications

          Size 6" dia. 7" ht.
          Weight ~ 3 lbs
          Pan/Tilt Coverage Pan: 30° per key
          Tilt: +34°, -27° locked in at installation
          Video Output NTSC or PAL, 30 Hz or <9Hz
          Connector Types F-type BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out
          Power Requirements PoE injector required per IEEE 802.3af
          Power Consumption 4.8 W nominal; 12.5 W max

          Environmental

          Automatic Window Defrost Standard at Power-Up
          Shock 15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal
          Lightning Protection Standard
          Operating Temperature Range -25°C to +55°C
          Sand/Dust Mil-Std-810E
          Water Ingress IPx6
          Salt Mist IEC60945
          Storage Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C
          Vibration IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E
          Wind100 knot (115.2 mph)
          EMI IEC 60945

          Other

          Standard Package Camera Head with ~5"of Cable, Analog Video, and Ethernet (PoE powered device); Operator Manual CD
          Warranty 2 year
          Optional Accessories Joystick Control Unit; Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Ethernet Cables; Standard Cat 5e Ethernet Cables

          iOS App
          Use a single application to control all of your FLIR Thermal imaging, night vision, and infrared cameras from your iPad or iPhone. The app allows for intuitive control with natural gestures, featuring:

          • Automatic discovery and configuration
          • Quick browsing of your cameras with a single finger scroll gesture
          • Night/thermal/TV signal switch with a single touch of a button
          • Video recording and snapshot capturing

          Note: At least one properly configured Nexus-enabled sensor device by FLIR is needed for this app to work. This application does not make us of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod camera.

          Ways to control the MD Series Zoom, scene, color, etc.:

          • Use Joystick Control unit for M-Series #500-0395-00 (Includes Joystick Control Unit with weather cover, and mounting hardware)
          • If you have a WiFi network set up you can use the Free FLIR app.
          • Certain Raymarine C and E displays via Ethernet.

          In the box:

          • Single payload camera with 320 x 240 pixel microbolometer
          • 25 foot analog video cable (308-0164-25)
          • 25 foot shielded Ethernet cable (308-0163-25)
          • Weather proof Ethernet coupler (4115028)
          • PoE Injector (4113746)
          • Mounting Hardware
          • Operator's Manual, Installation Guide on CD

            Selection Guide

            MD-Series

            This affordable, fixed-mount thermal night vision system helps with steering around obstacles, collision avoidance and finding people in the water at night. Simple to mount and easy to integrate into your existing electronics, MD-Series? display can be mounted separately on your dashboard, or the feed can be integrated into an existing display to save space.

            Key Features

            • Available in 320 x 240 ( MD324 ) and 640 x 480 (MD625) resolutions
            • 2x e-zoom standard; 4x e-zoom included on MD-625
            • Ethernet-enabled for simple integration into your current electronics
            • Slim profile (7" high and only three pounds) makes for an unobtrusive mount

                    Specifications

                    Thermal Imaging Specifications

                    Detector Type 320 240 VOx Microbolometer
                    Field of View 24 x 18 (NTSC)
                    Focal Length 19 mm
                    E-zoom 2
                    Image Processing FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement

                    System Specifications

                    Size 6" dia. 7" ht.
                    Weight ~ 3 lbs
                    Pan/Tilt Coverage Pan: 30° per key
                    Tilt: +34°, -27° locked in at installation
                    Video Output NTSC or PAL, 30 Hz or <9Hz
                    Connector Types F-type BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out
                    Power Requirements PoE injector required per IEEE 802.3af
                    Power Consumption 4.8 W nominal; 12.5 W max

                    Environmental

                    Automatic Window Defrost Standard at Power-Up
                    Shock 15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal
                    Lightning Protection Standard
                    Operating Temperature Range -25°C to +55°C
                    Sand/Dust Mil-Std-810E
                    Water Ingress IPx6
                    Salt Mist IEC60945
                    Storage Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C
                    Vibration IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E
                    Wind100 knot (115.2 mph)
                    EMI IEC 60945

                    Other

                    Standard Package Camera Head with ~5"of Cable, Analog Video, and Ethernet (PoE powered device); Operator Manual CD
                    Warranty 2 year
                    Optional Accessories Joystick Control Unit; Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Ethernet Cables; Standard Cat 5e Ethernet Cables

                    iOS App
                    Use a single application to control all of your FLIR Thermal imaging, night vision, and infrared cameras from your iPad or iPhone. The app allows for intuitive control with natural gestures, featuring:

                    • Automatic discovery and configuration
                    • Quick browsing of your cameras with a single finger scroll gesture
                    • Night/thermal/TV signal switch with a single touch of a button
                    • Video recording and snapshot capturing

                    Note: At least one properly configured Nexus-enabled sensor device by FLIR is needed for this app to work. This application does not make us of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod camera.

                    Ways to control the MD Series Zoom, scene, color, etc.:

                    • Use Joystick Control unit for M-Series #500-0395-00 (Includes Joystick Control Unit with weather cover, and mounting hardware)
                    • If you have a WiFi network set up you can use the Free FLIR app.
                    • Certain Raymarine C and E displays via Ethernet.

                    In the box:

                    • Single payload camera with 320 x 240 pixel microbolometer
                    • 25 foot analog video cable (308-0164-25)
                    • 25 foot shielded Ethernet cable (308-0163-25)
                    • Weather proof Ethernet coupler (4115028)
                    • PoE Injector (4113746)
                    • Mounting Hardware
                    • Operator's Manual, Installation Guide on CD

                      Selection Guide

                      FLIR MD324 Thermal Imager 320X240 Resolution 30Hz (1)

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                      FAQs

                      Do FLIR cameras need calibration? ›

                      Nevertheless, electronic component aging over time can cause calibration shift. This means that your FLIR camera should be checked periodically for measurement accuracy, and recalibrated as needed. We recommend this be done annually.

                      Why are thermal cameras Limited 9 fps? ›

                      The higher the frame rate value, the less visible the effect of lagging of image produced by thermal imager in respect to the real scene. Observation of dynamic scenes with a thermal imager that has 9 fps rate shows a blurry image and object movements may seem laggy and “jerky”.

                      Can FLIR see through walls? ›

                      Thermal imaging devices can't “see” through walls. But pointing a thermal camera at a building still reveals sensitive information about what's going on inside. Thermal cameras read the heat radiating off of an object.

                      How accurate is a FLIR camera? ›

                      The standard FLIR product accuracy specification of ±2°C or 2% of the temperature reading at 30°C (86°F) ambient environment applies to all temperature ranges it measures and for the multiple applications for which it can be used.

                      How often should a FLIR camera be calibrated? ›

                      FLIR´s exclusive 14-Point Inspection & Calibration program uses temperature references that are calibrated annually and traceable to the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

                      Do thermal imaging cameras need calibration? ›

                      DO I NEED A CALIBRATION? Without proper calibration, thermal imaging cameras can often give inaccurate temperature measurements. Like most measurement equipment, manufacturers (such as FLIR®) recommend that infrared cameras are serviced annually with a calibration check.

                      What is the resolution of thermal camera? ›

                      Most thermal cameras can see the moon, but they are very low resolution compared to the megapixel visible cameras we have in our smart phones. The commercially available systems commonly have between 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 thermal resolution.

                      What does Hz mean on a camera? ›

                      The Hz number represents the frame rate – the amount of times per second that the infrared detector captures frames on a thermal camera. In a 9Hz camera, the detector can create 9 frames per second, while in a 30Hz, the detector creates up to 30 frames a second.

                      What is the resolution on a thermal scope? ›

                      High resolution thermal imaging cameras often have a 640×480 detector, which delivers 307,200 pixels; compare that to 76,800 in a thermal imager with a 320×240 detector. Standard formats are 160×120 (19,600 pixels), 384×288 (110,592 pixels), 640×480 (307,200 pixels), 1024×768 (786,432 pixels).

                      Can thermal see through clothes? ›

                      Can Thermal imaging cameras see through clothing? No, thermal imaging cameras can detect the temperature of the cloth but will not see through it.

                      Can you see fish with thermal imaging? ›

                      Unfortunately, thermal imaging will not help you see fish when you are fishing because fish are cold-blooded creatures whose temperature is not constant and depends on the water temperature.

                      How far can a FLIR camera see? ›

                      A thermal camera with an SSR of 36:1 could measure an object as small as 1 foot at 36 feet away, or 1 meter at 36 meters away, or 4 meters at 144 meters away.

                      What is the difference between infrared and thermal imaging? ›

                      An IR thermometer, also known as a spot pyrometer or a temp gun, gives you a single number—the temperature measurement of a single spot on your target. A thermal imaging camera gives you temperature readings for each pixel of the entire thermal image, and allows you to visualize an entire scene in thermal.

                      How do you read a FLIR thermal camera? ›

                      How to use the FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera - YouTube

                      What is a non uniformity correction? ›

                      Non-uniformity correction (NUC) adjusts for minor detector drift that occurs as the scene and environment change. Basically, the camera's own heat can interfere with its temperature readings.

                      What is reflected apparent temperature? ›

                      Reflected apparent temperature (often abbreviated as Trefl) is also a measured value that is then entered in a camera's menus. As the name implies, it is an apparent temperature, so it is measured with the emissivity value set to 1.0.

                      How do I calibrate FLIR one? ›

                      It is also possible to manually activate the shutter by tapping the Calibration icon in the upper right on the main screen. Calibration can be switched to manual by turning off Automatic Calibration in the Settings Menu. The FLIR ONE Pro is tuned to align thermal and visual images at a distance of 3 meters.

                      What is camera calibration in computer vision? ›

                      Geometric camera calibration, also referred to as camera resectioning, estimates the parameters of a lens and image sensor of an image or video camera. You can use these parameters to correct for lens distortion, measure the size of an object in world units, or determine the location of the camera in the scene.

                      How do you calibrate a Fluke thermal imager? ›

                      How to Verify The Calibration on Your Fluke Thermal Imager - YouTube

                      Why are thermal cameras so low resolution? ›

                      This is because thermal detectors need to sense energy that has much larger wavelengths than visible light, requiring each sensor element to be significantly larger. As a result, a thermal camera usually has much lower resolution (fewer pixels) compared to visible sensors of the same mechanical size.

                      What is the minimum field of view of a FLIR thermal imager? ›

                      7° × 5.3°

                      What is a good thermal sensitivity? ›

                      100mK sensitivity is adequate for most applications where the image temperature span is >10°C, but the image degrades if you narrow the span more than 10°C. 70mK sensitivity lets you set a narrower span to 5°C while maintaining good image quality. 50mK sensitivity creates the most smooth noise free images.

                      Which is better 50hz or 60Hz? ›

                      A 60hz generator is around 20% faster than a 50hz generator, both in the induction motor speed and the rate of output. A 50Hz generator spins at 1,500-3,000 RPM, whereas a 60Hz spins at around 1,800-3,600Hz.

                      Is 40Hz refresh rate good? ›

                      I would actually say that 40Hz may provide health benefits. A recent study at MIT found that flashing a 40Hz light in the eyes of mice for an hour reduced amyloid beta in the brain by 50%. Amyloid beta is the beginnings of the plaque in the brain that is thought to cause dementia and Alzheimers.

                      Is the higher the Hertz better? ›

                      A higher number of hertz or a higher refresh rate means you get more pictures per second adequately which makes an increasingly smoother picture display on the screen. More refresh rate essentially causes you to get a smoother gameplay or video quality, which matters incredibly when gaming.

                      Can you use a thermal scope in daylight? ›

                      Thermal imaging cameras contain a special lens which focuses the heat, or infrared energy which is given off by an object onto a detector which is sensitive to heat. So, being that it is unaffected by light, thermal imaging will work just as well in daylight as in complete darkness.

                      What is infrared resolution? ›

                      To make IR cameras affordable to wider range of users, vendors have introduced detectors with pixel counts of 160 x 120, with or without interpolation. However, their resolution is only one-fourth that of 320 x 240 detectors: 19,200 pixels vs. 76,800.

                      Which is better for hunting thermal or night vision? ›

                      Thermal scopes can easily detect animals or moving objects from a long distance whether it is day or night. Their detection is better than night vision scopes. Even in the roughest weather, they can help you see (except in extreme cold).

                      Can FLIR see through fog? ›

                      Although thermal imaging cameras can see in total darkness, through light fog, light rain, and snow, the distance they can see is affected by these atmospheric conditions.

                      Can thermal imaging see through trees? ›

                      Thermal imaging cannot see through trees (or wood), but it can be helpful for spotting people in forested areas where their heat signatures stand out much more than a visible image might. Can thermal imaging see through plastic?

                      Does aluminum foil block infrared? ›

                      Any electrically conductive material will block infrared radiation. The greater the conductivity, the greater the blocking. ​Food wrapped in aluminum foil. Since aluminium foil is a highly conductive material, it will kill all infrared radiation.

                      Can FLIR see through water? ›

                      FLIR cannot see through glass or water, but it can see where cold water gets pushed up by the whale's passage. This is a phenomenon that was invisible to the naked eye and the rest of the team's equipment.

                      Can thermal imaging see into water? ›

                      Usually a low level of moisture is fine, but leaks or heavy condensation can cause serious problems. A thermal imaging camera cannot “see” moisture in walls, but it can detect subtle temperature differences and patterns that reveal the existence of water.

                      Can you see antlers with thermal? ›

                      Typically, deer have antlers so the thermal should be able to definitively tell you that none of your deer have horns. With a thermal, you can see the antlers when they are growing in and there is blood running in them. When they stop growing and harden you most likely can't see them, especially at any distance.

                      Can infrared camera see through curtains? ›

                      Standard consumer camera drones cannot see through opaque window curtains; However, more advanced thermal cameras can detect human figures behind thin curtains.

                      What kind of camera can see through walls? ›

                      The XaverTM800 provides the most comprehensive view behind the wall, and it is also the closest to truly 'seeing through the wall'. The XaverTM800 is a full 3D imaging device usually used in ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) work.

                      How do soldiers avoid thermal imaging? ›

                      Across the globe, the US Army is eyeing two new technological breakthroughs to avoid thermal imaging, with the help of US camouflage manufacturer Fibrotex. These are the Ultra-light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS) and the Improved Ghillie System (IGS).

                      How do I calibrate FLIR one? ›

                      It is also possible to manually activate the shutter by tapping the Calibration icon in the upper right on the main screen. Calibration can be switched to manual by turning off Automatic Calibration in the Settings Menu. The FLIR ONE Pro is tuned to align thermal and visual images at a distance of 3 meters.

                      What is a non uniformity correction? ›

                      Non-uniformity correction (NUC) adjusts for minor detector drift that occurs as the scene and environment change. Basically, the camera's own heat can interfere with its temperature readings.

                      What is FFC calibration? ›

                      Flat Field Correction (FFC) is an offset calibration to improve image quality by compensating for certain errors that build up during camera operation.

                      What is camera calibration in computer vision? ›

                      Geometric camera calibration, also referred to as camera resectioning, estimates the parameters of a lens and image sensor of an image or video camera. You can use these parameters to correct for lens distortion, measure the size of an object in world units, or determine the location of the camera in the scene.

                      What app do I use for my FLIR camera? ›

                      Getting started with your FLIR ONE

                      Install the FLIR ONE app on your phone/tablet from the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android). Turn on your FLIR ONE by pressing the power button and wait until the steady orange light changes to a blinking green light. This means that the camera is ready for use.

                      What is reflected apparent temperature? ›

                      Reflected apparent temperature (often abbreviated as Trefl) is also a measured value that is then entered in a camera's menus. As the name implies, it is an apparent temperature, so it is measured with the emissivity value set to 1.0.

                      How far can FLIR ONE pro See? ›

                      How far you can see or detect a hot spot is a function of how hot the object is relative to its surroundings. The bigger the temperature difference, the easier it is to see. However, if you are looking for a more accurate temperature reading, you should be no more than 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 m) away from your target.

                      How do you do a flat field correction? ›

                      Select all your photos, including both regular photos and their corresponding calibration frames, in a natural interleaved order. Choose Lightroom > Library > Flat-Field Correction. Only corrects the color cast but not the light falloff. Deselecting this option corrects both, color cast and light falloff.

                      What is non uniformity? ›

                      the quality or fact of not being the same in all parts or areas: The non-uniformity of the pattern actually made it more attractive.

                      What is dark field correction? ›

                      Dark frame correction simply subtracts a dark frame image from the data image to correct the primary components of detector artifacts: bias current, dark current and readout noise. Alternatively, the mean intensity of several dark frames can be subtracted from the data image for post-acquisition correction.

                      WHAT IS lens shading correction? ›

                      Lens shading correction (LSC) is applied to improve the uniformity of the illumination and color. Demosaicing converts a single channel Bayer RAW image into a three-color image. Chromatic aberration can be partially corrected by resampling the different color channels.

                      What is flat field illumination? ›

                      A flat field frame is basically an image of a uniformly illuminated field. Since this flat contains the variations in illumination due to variations within the optial system, dividing the science image by the normalised flat filed frame will correct the image for these variations.

                      How many points are needed for camera calibration? ›

                      – Understand that in principle calibration is possible under very weak assumptions like 'zero skew'. The traditional way to calibrate the camera is to take images of a known calibration grid. Six points are needed to obtain 12 equations.

                      Why is it necessary to calibrate a camera? ›

                      The camera calibration aims to determine the geometric parameters of the image formation process [1]. This is a crucial step in many computer vision applications especially when metric information about the scene is required.

                      Why do cameras need to be calibrated? ›

                      The bottom line is, lenses need to be calibrated to each camera so you can get sharp images and accurate focusing. Simply assuming that your lenses and camera, or cameras, are accurate when autofocusing is a huge risk.

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