The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera – Choice of Lens is available in three models each with a different size lens and subsequently a different field of view (FOV). For further information regarding these models, please see the table below.
|Product Code||Product Name||Lens Size||FOV|
|436-0016-00||FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera, 9mm, 69 x 56 FOV||9mm||69º x 56º|
|436-0017-00||FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera, 13mm, 45 x 37 FOV||13mm||45º x 37º|
|436-0018-00||FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera, 19mm, 32 x 26 FOV||19mm||32º x 26º|
*Please note 9Hz versions of these cameras are available here.
For a quick introduction to this product, please see the video below.
The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera has been optimised for use with small UAVs, such as drones and quadcopters. To this end, it has been designed with versatility-of-operation in mind. Using FLIR’s custom iOS and Android apps the user can configure the camera to suit his/her requirements before take-off. A connection between the camera and app(s) is facilitated by the integrated, low-power Bluetooth module. Via these apps, the user can choose the desired colour palette, set the image adjustment features and tailor the PWM inputs to the application at hand, he/she may also initiate recording.
Once airborne the operator may utilise MAVLink commands and a radio controller to select colour palettes, start and stop recording, as well as engage the e-zoom feature. MAVLink commands allow the user to operate up to two camera controls, whereas PWM commands allow the user to operate up to four camera controls.
Another feature of the MAVLink function is that when the FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera is connected to the MAVLink system (or any other compatible flight system), it will save the aircraft's geo-location and flight data with each captured image. This makes image-stitching easy, therefore the FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera is particularly well suited to mapping, surveying and precision agriculture applications.
In addition to this, the FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera may also be used in conjunction with Pix4Dmapper software. This software can be used to develop maps from aerial images captured by drones.
The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera has a resolution of 640 x 512 and is able to capture 14-bit still images and 8-bit digital videos in MJPEG and H.264 file formats. These imaging capabilities combined with the camera's drone compatibility makes it suitable for a multitude of applications including:
- Search and rescue
- Precision agriculture
- Roof inspections
- Powerline inspections
- Substation inspections
- Cell tower inspections
All media and data are saved to the FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera’s onboard, removable micro-SD card, ensuring that information is retained even if the camera suffers a transmission failure. To retrieve this information the user needs only connect the micro-SD card or camera to a PC. The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera also features a power-in/ video-out 10-pin mini-USB that allows users to access analogue video for downlinking and enables easy integration.
The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera is able to function as a thermal camera, thermal measurement device and data recorder, making it suitable for a number of applications, as listed above; it is also ideal for aiding teams with making informed decisions based upon thermal data, images and footage.
FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera – Choice of Lens Key Features
- Choice of three models with varying lens sizes and FOVs
- Optimised for use with small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) such as drones
- Use FLIR’s custom iOS and Android apps to configure the camera
- Integrated, low-power Bluetooth module facilitates a connection between the apps and camera
- Apps allow the user to configure colour palettes, image adjustment features and PWM inputs, as well as start recording
- MAVLink commands and radio controller allow the user to choose colour palettes, start and stop recording and activate the e-zoom feature whilst the camera is airborne
- MAVLink commands allow the user to operate up to two camera controls
- PWM commands allow the user to operate up to four camera controls
- Connection to the MAVLink system, or other compatible flight-control systems, will cause the camera to save the aircraft's geo-location and flight data with the captured image, making image-stitching easy
- Compatible with Pix4Dmapper software
- 640 x 512 resolution
- Captures 14-bit still images
- Captures 8-bit digital video in MJPEG and H.264 file formats
- Media is saved to the onboard, removable micro-SD card
- Retrieve data by connecting the micro-SD card or camera to a computer
- Power-in/ video-out 10-pin mini-USB provides the user with access to analogue video for downlinking and easy integration
- Field-upgradability ensures the user is always equipped with the latest features
- Suitable for search and rescue, precision agriculture, roof inspection, powerline inspection, substation inspection, cell tower inspection, security, surveying and mapping applications
- Ideal for helping teams make informed decisions based on thermal data, images and footage
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The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera – Choice of Lens has a thermal sensitivity of 30mK NETD. A lower mK value means a more accurate thermal camera.
FLIR Vue Pro Thermal Imaging Camera Technical Specifications and Comparison Table
The FLIR Vue Pro 640 30Hz Thermal Imaging Camera is part FLIR's Vue Pro range. Please find below the technical specifications for all the models in this range.
|Thermal Imager||Uncooled VOx Microbolometer|
|Camera model||Vue Pro 640||Vue Pro 336|
(FOV for Full-Sensor Digital Output)
|9 mm; 69° x 56°||6.8 mm; 44° x 36°|
|13 mm; 45° x 37°||9 mm; 35° x 27°|
|19 mm; 32° x 26°||13 mm; 25° x 19°|
(FOV for NTSC Analog Output)*
|9 mm; 62° x 49°||6.8 mm; 44° x 33°|
|13 mm; 45° x 35°||9 mm; 34° x 26°|
|19 mm; 32° x 24°||13 mm; 24° x 18°|
|Spectral Band||7.5 - 13.5 μm|
|Full Frame Rates||30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL)|
|Exportable Frame Rates||7.5 Hz (NTSC); 8.3 Hz (PAL)|
|Size||2.26" x 1.75" (57.4 x 44.4 mm) (including lens)|
|Weight||3.25-4 oz (92.1 – 113.4 g) (configuration dependent)|
|Precision Mounting Holes||Two M2x0.4 on each of two sides & bottom
One 1/4-20 threaded hole on top
|Image Processing & Display Controls|
|Image Optimization for sUAS||Yes|
|Scene Presets & Image Processing?||Yes - Adjustable in App|
|Invertable Image?||Yes - Adjustable in App|
|Colour Palettes||Yes - Adjustable in App and via PWM|
|Zoom||Yes - Adjustable in App and via PWM|
|Input Voltage||4.8 - 6.0 VDC|
|Power Dissipation (peak)||2.1 W (3.9 W)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20°C to +50°C|
|Non-Operating Temperature Range||-55°C to +95°C|
|Operational Altitude||+40,000 feet|
|* Because the analog video output resolutions (640 × 480 and 320 × 240, respectively) are less than the full sensor resolution captured when saving digital stills and video, their resultant fields of view are slightly smaller as well. Both sets of values are shown here to allow operators the option of choosing the FOVs that most accurately reflect their pre-flight planning requirements.