FULL BLOG POST WITH ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW HERE: philipbloom.net/blog/infrared/
THIS IS THE VERSION WITH BLUE/ RED CHANNELS REVERSED. FOR ORIGINAL VERSION SEE HERE: vimeo.com/151090360
A short video that I shot after getting my hair cut and walking to the supermarket. The sun had just come out so I pulled the little Sony from my man bag out to take some stills as I had only just gotten the camera. On a whim I decided to roll on a bit of video. For the next 45 minutes I took lots of stills and shot video handheld/ resting on my bag. Pretty standard really for a walk to the supermarket! :)
You can see the stills here: flickr.com/photos/philipbloom/albums/72157662676844600
I am always trying out new things and dabbling in different techniques. Infrared is something I have been experimenting with for just over 2 years. I have a hardware modified Canon 5DmkIII with a 720nm IR filter in it and now have just got this camera with a 520nm "goldie" IR filter in it (and purchased from ebay already modfied, it is not something I recommend doing yourself!)
To understand more about infrared and what light is and isn't being captured by the camera and why you cannot do this with normal digital stills and video cameras then check out this link: lifepixel.com
Some cameras like REDs and Blackmagic cameras are easy to add infrared filters too internally. Most are not so easy due to the need to remove the infrared blocking filter which requires total disassembly of the camera and then replacing that filter with the chosen IR passing filter.
It is certainly a unique look and different to my 720nm Canon (I must edit the footage I shot with that!)
The video quality from the little RX100 ii is fine but after the RX100 iv it does look rather inferior...still I don't think I really want to mod my RX100 iv as this is such a super stylised look I doubt I will do anything with it commercially. It is always fun to experiment with though.
Music: Bradford Nyght "Closeness" courtesy of Music Bed gopb.co/musicbed
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