Infrared videography

I did some experiments with infrared videography trying to recreate the awesomeness of the still picture below.

Using a Canon HV20 camcorder I first tested if any infra red light was picked up by the sensor. Most cameras have an IR blocking filter but I was delighted to discover that the camera could ‘see’ the invisble infrared light coming from a remote control.

I then purchased a Hoya R72 filter which blocked all visible light below the 720nm wavelength but allowed near infrared light through and went out filming on a bright sunny day.

Here are the results.

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