Firefighting Video: Visible Camera vs Uncooled Thermal Imaging — See Through Smoke & Haze with Infrared Imaging

Visible and uncooled thermal footage of the St. Mary’s River and Lamb Creek wildfires in BC on September 1st, 2017.

Captured from over 5km away, the thermal infrared imaging (on the right side) depicts the heat in the scene, where white is hot and black is cold. Our thermal imaging is incredibly effective at being able to see through the smoke to reveal the heat waves and hot spots of the forest fire.

This video was acquired using our Thermal Phoenix camera system (discontinued, see the Eclipse equivalent) configured with an analog 3.4–122.4mm (36X) visible CCTV camera and a 100mm LWIR thermal camera.