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Heated Racing: IMSA Race Cars in FLIR T640 Infrared

Heated Racing: IMSA Race Cars in FLIR T640 Infrared

In what has become a favorite late summer tradition, the IMSA Tudor United race cars once again storm Virginia International Raceway to punch holes through hot summer air, thick with humidity and racing fuel. The Oak Tree Grand Prix is perennially an all GT affair, featuring the shapely lines of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Corvette, Viper, … Continue reading

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Glowing Hot: Race Cars Through An Infrared Camera

Glowing Hot: Race Cars Through An Infrared Camera

When the Tudor United SportsCar series rolled through Virginia International Raceway last fall, Ivy Tools packed up a FLIR T640 thermal camera to capture the action. The formula was perfect for great infrared footage: a muggy August day, plus cars running hot, plus human adrenaline pushing the machines to their limits. Though you may feel … Continue reading

FLIR Thermal Cameras in Motorsports: A Field Trip

FLIR Thermal Cameras in Motorsports: A Field Trip

FLIR thermal cameras are everywhere in motorsports these days. Infrared resolution has been increasing, camera cost is lower than ever, and decreasing size is opening up many possible applications. Whether Formula 1, Le Mans or NASCAR, you can’t watch a race today without seeing a few thermal clips here and there. TV images are usually … Continue reading