Question about Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

2 Answers

CD400 and IR

Has anyone tried Infrared photography using a CD400 or other CD Mavica camera. I have tried the test where you place the remote control in front of the camera and the light shows up in the LCD. I was just wondering if anyone had any real world experience and advice for getting good results before I go out and buy filters. Thanks. William

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 551 Answers

Yes, it'll work. You'll want to get the Hoya RM72 filter. I think that it's 52mm that attaches to the VAD adapter.......I've slept since then. If it's 55mm then order that one of course. There are other choices in filters but the RM72 has a fairly generous cut off that will give you more light to work with than a RM90 for instance. Exposures will be longish (seconds) at f5. I generally shoot at ISO 100 but you might find that ISO 200 works a little better. Play with it, after all the film is free. The results will be deep red and you'll have to use your photomangler to desaturate. Sometimes I adjust levels and sometimes a little noise reduction is necessary. The best times for shooting are in the morning or evening as that's when there's lots of IR. Do not expect to take pictures in the dark. Were talking near IR not the heat imagers. Enjoy.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 551 Answers

Check it by point the lens at an IR source, like a remote control. Click on the remote, if you can see the IR light in the LCD finder, then the camera is sensitive to IR and should work. I think it will. The specs on the CD400 is almost completely the same as the S85 (excepting the obvious differences) and it probably has a lot of the same guts.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i check if the (ir system ) works on my ac unit that i have no remote for so i waste money on a new one??


IR Remote controls use invisible Infra Red light

I often use the camera on my iPhone (in Camera Mode) to see the invisible light.
A computer Camera should work too!

The camera see's the IR as a white light on most cameras

Check it out.

Or the Expensive
infrared viewer

SIMPLEST IR REMOTE TESTING CIRCUIT

Computer Camera
How to test IR remote controls

Make your Own

Remote Controller Tester An Amazingly Simple DIY

Feb 13, 2016 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I need to replace the infrared sensor unit for Vizio L37 HDTV.


Good day!!!

Before I answer your question let me clarify something..

  1. What sensor you need to replace is it on the remote IR (infrared) or the receiver on your TV?
  2. Did you try other remote control?
  3. How did you say that you need to replace the IR sensor or receiver on your TV?
To test the remote please use a digital camera..How? place the shot to infrared of your remote then look at the screen of your camera after that press any button on your remote and look if the IR sensor lights up..

Please answer all my clarifications for me to diagnose the exact problem..Because replacing of IR sensor on TV is difficult..

Thank you for using fixya and choosing my service..

Dec 11, 2011 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Sony Mavica CD400 orange vertical line appears.


In lesser digital camera chips, this is typically "vertical smear". It is especially apparent if there is a much brighter light source in the image. I.E., a street lamp on a dark street. I have used an early version of the Mavica and experienced this type of situation with that camera, so am assuming that this is typical throughout the Mavica model line. The work-sround is be particular about the lighting situations you shoot with the camera.

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony CD Mavica MVC-CD400 display/backlight faint/not working


If you already tried to adjust brightness and it didn't work, problem is backlight inverter which is part of DC board or it might be fuse on DC board related to inverter. Anyways, camera needs to be serviced.

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problems retreaving pictures from my old cd mavica disks


If your mini-CD is damage it is a very difficult problem. You can also try using cd image cloning softwares... ^_^

Jan 12, 2008 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I just can't get it to work, new batteries and all.


First check if the remote control is sending an infrared signal. If the LED is flashing, this does not mean the Remote control is sending the IR signal. There is a separet Infrared LEd that sends the signal. To check the IR, point the remote control in a video camera or any camera with real-time monitor (phone cam, webcam, etc.) and press any button. You will see a white flash coming from the Remote control. thjis works best if the camera is black&white, for color camera, the IR is still visible but quite faint. Another way of checking the IR (if you do not have a camera) is to press the RM in front of another device with remote control and while doing so, press the correct remote control . If that other does not function or functions erratically, then the remote control in question is emitting an IR signal. If there is no IR coming out, the solder conection of the IR LED might be the problem. It is rare that the IR LED will be damage because the remote control is only 3 volts. If the remote control does emit an IR signal, then the TV remote reciever is defective. I had this problem with a CD player that I have fixed. The IR reciever looks like an LED (dark colored) with three pins (V+, signal, ground). Cost less than $3

May 18, 2007 | Jensen JER-323 Remote Control

1 Answer

Mavica cd400


To review the picture just taken - seconds; to retrieve from the disk you have to finalize the disk which takes about a minute for a full disk, seconds for a partially filled disk. Then you just put it in your CD-drive and you can view them immediately. If you have Roxio with a CD-RW you may not have to finalize the disk first, and you always have the option to transfer pictures via the USB cable (same as with other digicams).

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony Mavica CD400 -- can't get iMac to see mini disks


Bob: the Mac will never show what is on the disk.....and you don't hgave to finalize either. Do you have Image Capture on your units? If so, all you need to do is connect the camera via USB cable to the computer. The program will come on automatically (the camera has to be on), you can choose to download some or all of the pictures to a folder of your choice. HTH

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Cameras Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

james laughton
james laughton

Level 3 Expert

2192 Answers

JonSnell Electronic
JonSnell Electronic

Level 3 Expert

27199 Answers

Are you a Sony Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...