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Offline Solare

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7200 on: July 17, 2015, 11:51:42 pm »
@Thomas

You are saying, it is possible to stitch multiple images with FlirTools (not FlirTools +) to form a Panorama? How?
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7201 on: July 18, 2015, 02:48:56 am »
:palm:
Sorry, but I make the post procession after panorama stitching with Flir Tools.
It's a good tool and works great with gigapixel flir images  :)

My flir.php is only a proof of concept for exiftool and imagemagick (reverse engineering).
You can simple modify the source code.

Flir Tools uses a non linear scale depending from histogram. This gives the best colors.
annoying is the permanent overlaid scale and the missing offset correction für MSX

No worries. I think I kinda figured it out (at least the way I like it). Also fixed a few things that were bugging me and grabbed a few more palettes to play with.
New spin on a old pic:
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7202 on: July 18, 2015, 08:56:05 am »
No worries. I think I kinda figured it out (at least the way I like it). Also fixed a few things that were bugging me and grabbed a few more palettes to play with.
New spin on a old pic:
:-+
please post the code

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7203 on: July 18, 2015, 04:11:20 pm »
No worries. I think I kinda figured it out (at least the way I like it). Also fixed a few things that were bugging me and grabbed a few more palettes to play with.
New spin on a old pic:
:-+
please post the code

It's a fairly dirty hack that only works if you leave the default resize at 200%. I don't know enough about the syntax of PHP to cull out the resize percentage from the command line (specifying the percentage from the command line also never worked for me for some reason so I always just ended up editing the default at line 120 in the PHP script anyway) I also prefer it resized 200% so that issue is not worth looking into for me.

Starting at around line 258

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// draw color scale
$H=$exif[0]['RawThermalImageHeight']*2*.9;
exec($convert . ' -size 16x'.$H.' gradient: ' . $pal . ' -clut -mattecolor ' . $font_color . ' -frame 1x1 -set colorspace rgb -mattecolor gray -frame 1x1 "gradient.png"');

// if your imagemagick have no freetype library remove the next line
exec($convert." gradient.png -background ".$frame_color." ".$font." -fill ".$font_color." -pointsize 15 label:\"$Temp_max\260C\" +swap -gravity Center -append  label:\"$Temp_min\260C\" -append gradient.png");

The second line I added the \260's to get the degrees symbols to make it a bit more presentable.
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7205 on: July 19, 2015, 08:06:22 am »
Please post your modified files?
I attached them, but it's not rocket science and only a first go. At first look it seems dark enough though to avoid that burn in effect.
To remove the burn in effect faster, it would be probably better to invert the image and use it for some time.

Also found something that I don't know if anyone else has figured out - if you power it off and it's on the charging screen - if you press left and right at the same time you get a some charging stats:
Interesting. At least I didn't know. Thanks for the info.

any idea if there's a limit or restriction on the bitmap file? I am thinking of changing the grayscale colour to black so that it shows nothing.
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7206 on: July 19, 2015, 06:07:45 pm »
Would somebody be so kind to put all *.pal palette file into one zip and post it here. :-+
Tnx.

P.S.
I searched A LOT but I have only found a few palettes. (Which I think were added later by E4 users).
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7207 on: July 19, 2015, 06:19:35 pm »
Make your own: www.ired.co.uk/palettes

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7208 on: July 19, 2015, 06:25:42 pm »
I know how to make my own but I would really like to have Flir's original palettes...  :)
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7209 on: July 20, 2015, 12:04:42 pm »
I managed to extract them from android apk file...
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7210 on: July 20, 2015, 03:28:37 pm »
Attached is tomas123's PHP script with the changes I made to it, a small batch file that I use it run it, and over 100 palettes that are I have pulled out of this thread. (not compatible with FLIR Tools however).

You will still have to edit the PHP to point to your file paths and you should read though the batch file to understand how it works or edit it to suit your needs, but the quick and dirty is just drag an image onto it (must be in same folder) then type in the file-name of the palette (no need for .png) and wait for it to finish. (And don't use the --resize option in his PHP, since I broke it with my changes.)

tomas123's PHP script
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/flir-e4-thermal-imaging-camera-teardown/msg342072/#msg342072
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7211 on: July 20, 2015, 04:29:37 pm »
Nice. Thank you.  :-+
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7212 on: July 21, 2015, 06:42:15 pm »
I don't know i this useful for someone but when You need inverted palette, rename it to bw.pal in
camera /FlashBFS/system/. Make backup from pal files first of course. Then You have original -
let's say Iron behind "White hot" and inverted Iron behind "Black hot" menu button.
After rename restart is not needed : )
Then all the alarm palettes is using Your new bw palette too, of course.

Rainbow is here:
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7213 on: July 22, 2015, 02:17:33 pm »
Give a try to BFIC. Its small, fast and free:

I wonder if you could add support for radiometric panorama images.

EDIT: ...and/or frames extraction from .seq / .fff radiometric video files
« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 02:31:01 pm by Bud »
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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7214 on: July 22, 2015, 05:12:09 pm »
So I may just have bought 5x E5s off eBay for a total of £500... Tbh, I doubt it's legit but PayPal has my back. They're coming from China so I'm expecting a brick in a box!

If they all do miraculously turn up, who wants a cheap E5?

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So what did you get?
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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7215 on: July 22, 2015, 05:43:12 pm »
So I may just have bought 5x E5s off eBay for a total of £500... Tbh, I doubt it's legit but PayPal has my back. They're coming from China so I'm expecting a brick in a box!

If they all do miraculously turn up, who wants a cheap E5?

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So what did you get?
 [emoji14]opcorn:
Scammed! Haha, was too good to be true! But I got all my money back.

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7216 on: July 23, 2015, 04:17:33 pm »
Hello everybody
I'm currently trying port this mod to Flir Bxxx/Txxx models, so I would like to know if anyone can send me any full ftp backups so I can research on it.

I need full backups for these models:
E4-E8 firmware v1.xx
E40-E60 any firmware
B200~B425 / T200~T425 any firmware


Any help would be greatly appreciated  :)
« Last Edit: July 23, 2015, 04:28:16 pm by ownz_3255 »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7217 on: July 23, 2015, 04:18:48 pm »
Ah sorry, forgot about this, will send over B400 tomorrow

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7218 on: July 23, 2015, 04:33:58 pm »
Thank you, Chanc3.

If anyone else has a Bxxx/Txxx camera and want some help, just pm me
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7219 on: July 24, 2015, 10:33:23 pm »
The temperature range of the FLIR B400 can be extended to 1,200° C by buying an upgrade from FLIR. I wonder if it can be upgraded for free via hacking.

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7220 on: July 24, 2015, 10:46:47 pm »
In the PM5xx and PM6xx series the high temperature filter was fitted in all cameras but was not enabled unless FLIR entered the required option activation 'key'. I understand that the activation of that camera series HT filter via 'hacking' is possible as a dealer once asked me whether I had managed to enable it yet.... he said it was a simple change  of setting in the firmware. I have not spent any time looking at the PM series firmware though.

With regard to the B400, if the filter is not an option that needs to be physically retro fitted, it should be possible to enable it in the firmware, but where that 'switch' resides I have no idea, sorry.

Aurora
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7221 on: July 24, 2015, 10:48:33 pm »
Think you can turn it on in the service menu! I'll have a play when I'm in the office

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7222 on: July 25, 2015, 12:23:18 am »
Yes, it can. the -20-120°C and 0-350°C in my unit came factory calibrated, but only the first was activated. The 1200°C case still can be used without calibration.

Enabling these settings is the easiest thing in these cameras, all you need to do is activate the network mode, enter the camera IP in your web browser(iexplore works better) and enter the service menu. Then, use the flir/3vlig login and go Calibration - System Calibration - Enable/Disable Cases. I suggest you also go to Image Correction - Select Case and select the case you want to the camera use at boot.
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7223 on: July 30, 2015, 03:00:01 am »
Does this hack still work? I read a few people saying it didn't work.

http://fubar.gr/hacking-the-flir-e4/

Some guy posted a comment about not having any luck?
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #7224 on: July 30, 2015, 04:01:32 am »
If the firmware version is the same there would be no reason for it not to work.
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