Cooled thermal technology is often used for long range applications as it often captures images at a greater distance, produce a higher-resolution image and operates with smaller optics.
Benefits of cooled thermal:
– Very sensitive to temperature change
– Great for longer range applications
– High resolution images
Take a look at this fantastic music video filmed by Young Fathers on a Silent Sentinel Jaegar Ultra Long Range cooled thermal camera!
The Silent Sentinel series of continuous-zoom cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) thermal imaging cameras provide system integrators with a wide range of high-performance, long-range imaging solutions.
An array of optics and sensor engines are available spanning 35.5-0.6 degrees HFOV. Powerful electronics provide industry-leading image processing, H.264 or digital (CameraLink) video, integrated one-touch autofocus, 32GB of onboard storage, and more – all conveniently accessible through a Sierra Olympic Technology’s (SOTI) uniform hardware and software interface.
All Ventus cameras utilize highly sensitive InSb cooled MWIR FPAs with a 15um pixel size and 640 x 512 resolution and are ideal for long-range security, surveillance, and maritime applications in difficult environments.
Lens options in the highly sensitive f/4 cold-shield configuration include 15-300mm, 35-690mm, and 45-900mm. Advanced image processing includes automatic gain control, customizable Contrast-Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE), Image Stabilization, Denoise, Sharpening and Local Area Processing (LAP).