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FLIR GF Camera Basics (WEB-IR50)FLIR GF Camera Basics (WEB-IR50)

Average of 7 ratings: 4.6 stars

This course covers basic operation for all FLIR GF Series cameras and introduces the science and art of Optical Gas Imaging.

We will discuss the controls of the camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate your camera.

Who should take this course: This course is intended for users of FLIR GF Series infrared cameras.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of thermography is required.

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.

Student Course Rating: 4 out of 5

This course teaches you how to use the features of the GF Series cameras, but only introduces thermography; when to use the features, how to make measurements, and how to interpret the thermal patterns on the screen.

We highly recommend you take a thermography course after finishing this basics course. We offer the On-Demand Introduction to Level I class here, or Optical Gas Imaging Certification available at .

NEW 2013-03-01
Updated 2014-01-17
Updated 2016-05-10

Estimated Length: 30 minute(s)
Valid for: 6 Month(s)


Name View Schedule
Online Lesson1. GF Camera Series Operation -
Online Lesson2. Course Evaluation -


  • Demonstrate proper operation of a FLIR GF Series Camera
  • Identify the components inside the camera carrying case
  • Demonstrate how to insert the battery
  • Demonstrate how to turn on the camera
  • Demonstrate how to set the date and time
  • Demonstrate the proper performance of a non-uniformity correction (NUC) on the camera
  • Achieve a clear and focused image
  • Describe the camera integration ranges and/or display modes and when to use them
  • Describe environmental effects on the imaging process.
  • Identify what devices are available for storing video from the camera
  • Record quality gas leak videos
  • Demonstrate downloading images off the video recording device to a computer
  • Demonstrate proper lens cleaning technique 
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