FLIR’s MSX Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging is A Revolution in Thermal Image Enhancement
The FLIR T-440 and FLIR T-640 are equipped with a host of new features! From the continual auto-focus, to the remote operation via iPad, they are fully fledged professional grade cameras. The biggest addition being talked about as a “game changer” is the MSX Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging.
A regular thermal image only displays heat signatures, so key details apparent to the eye can be lost in the haze if they are a similar temperature. FLIR MSX uses two internal 5MP digital cameras to enhance the thermal image. The high-contrast skeleton visual image allows for key aspects of the visible spectrum to be overlaid on top of the thermal output while still keeping the important thermal information prominent.
Consider the power panel above. Through the thermal camera you can see that one of the connections is hot, and with your own eye you can see a label identifying each connection on the panel. But the ink on those labels is going to be the exact same as the sticker they’re printed on, so your thermal imager won’t differentiate between panel 27 and 29. Sure you could count down one by one, but what if your panel has 200 connections? The thermal information is still the same, but all the important details that you’d make out with your eyes have been integrated. The big thing here is while you may certainly see the numbers looking away from the imager, you may not be able to line them up properly with the thermal data to determine which connection is the hot one. MSX does this for you, making sure that each real world part is linked to a thermal part.
Take a look at the video below for more impressive views of the substantial jump between the raw thermal image, and the enhanced MSX version!FLIR IR Cameras, FLIR MSX, FLIR T-440, FLIR T-640, Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging, Thermal Imaging