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IR X-ray - see through clothes, All explained + teaser

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this is a Teaser of hours of Videos I got in Full HD (1080p) of Xray footage..
you can imagine what comes next.... But before that I would like to explain to you a bit about this X-Ray.

The term "x-ray" was coined to describe the “x-ray” or “see-through” effect that filming with infrared light only, has on certain types of fabric. It does not mean that this technique uses real x-rays like a hospital or dentist uses.

The term "X-Ray" here describes filming in near-infrared (NIR) in the 780nm to 1200nm range, while filtering out all visible light in the 350nm to 780nm spectrum.

This is different from thermal imaging, which images far into the infrared spectrum.
Thermal images are in the Mid IR (MIR) range, thermal image sensors operate in wavelengths roughly of 9,000–14,000nm (nanometers) or 9–14 µm.

Infrared light has a longer wavelength than visible light, which causes less of it to be reflected by certain types of material and fabric than visible light. 
The effect is that the light passes through the fabric, reflects off anything underneath and passes back out through the fabric again. This effectively renders the fabric semi-transparent.

Because the X-Ray / Infra-red makes some materials translucent, this allows you to see through clothes when used properly with the right equipment and the right clothing (fabric / material).
The translucent (penetration) level varies between clothing type, the fabric type, type of material, fabric color, thickness and many other factors. All those control how much “penetration” level would be achieved.

X-Ray photography is like fishing. You can have a nice boat, rod and lures, but that does not mean you will catch fish. It still takes a little bit a work, talent and lots of luck

The equipment used for the IR X-Ray filming is a “full spectrum / modified” Digital camera (UV-IR cut filter / hot mirror removed from the CCD sensor) + IR Pass filter Scott Glass B+W 093 (87C) RG830

The removal of the IR cut filter from the CCD sensor is necessary to allow the Infrared light to pass through
reaching the CCD, otherwise it would be blocked by the IR cut filter.
The IR pass filter that is mounted on to the lens of the camera is not less important. This is needed in order to block all visible light allowing “only” IR light to pass through to the CCD sensor. 

The combination of the two is what gives what we call, the “X-Ray” effect.

------------------ Normal camera mode vs. X-Ray camera mode  | compare pictures -----------------

Those two shots were taken in a normal situation with normal camera.


Those two shots is the same subject captured with the "full-spectrum / modified" camera + the RG830 IR pass filter mounted. as you can see how the subject’s clothing is translucent to a certain degree.

Normal vs X-Ray

and now for the Teaser of what is coming next:





Teaser X-Ray movies

Edited by XrayMaster

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