Difference between infrared film andDifference between infrared film andthermographythermography
IR film is sensitive to infrared (IR)IR film is sensitive to infrared (IR)radiation in the 250radiation in the 250°°C to 500C to 500°°C rangeC range
While the range of thermography isWhile the range of thermography isapproximatelyapproximately --5050°°C to over 2,000C to over 2,000°°C.C.
For an IR film to show something, it mustFor an IR film to show something, it mustbe over 250be over 250°°C or be reflecting infraredC or be reflecting infrared
radiation from something that is at leastradiation from something that is at leastthat hot.that hot.Night vision infrared devices image in theNight vision infrared devices image in thenear near--infrared, just beyond the visualinfrared, just beyond the visual
spectrum, and can see emitted or spectrum, and can see emitted or reflected near reflected near--infrared in complete visualinfrared in complete visual