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Introduction to IR Camera Operation (WEB-IR00)Introduction to IR Camera Operation (WEB-IR00)

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This course will introduce you to the operation of a generic infrared camera. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to successfully operate your infrared camera to capture and save meaningful images. This course is a self paced on-demand web course, you can start as soon as you enroll and you can stop and continue where you left off at any time. We will discuss the controls of an IR camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate a camera and generic report and analysis software.  There is NO CHARGE for this FREE course.  

Who should take this course: This course is intended as an introduction for anyone using an infrared thermal imaging camera, or anyone interested in purchasing one.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of thermography or infrared cameras is assumed.

Availability: This course is an on-demand self paced web based training course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can begin as soon as you enroll.

Updated 2010-09-13: New Course
Updated 2017-04-22: Re-engineered with latest flash/html5 technology, added intro to IR video, redesigned and updated path to professional thermography

Estimated Length: 51 minute(s)
Valid for: 6 Month(s)


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Online Lesson1. Introduction to IR Camera Operation -
Online Lesson2. Next Steps -
Online Lesson3. Course Evaluation & Certificate Generation -


Here are some of the topics introduced in this course:

  • Components in a Typical Camera Package
  • Preparing a camera for operation
  • Focusing the image
  • Setting the temperature range
  • Adjusting the IR image
  • Manual image adjustment
  • Using Color
  • Using the integrated digital camera
  • How emissivity affects the IR image
  • Reflection effects
  • Target size considerations
  • Transfering images to a computer
  • Report creation
  • Course Evaluation & Certificate Generation
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