How to destroy a Red Epic with a laser

July 14th, 2013
How to destroy a Red Epic with a laser

I know a lot of people who shoot a lot of concert shows without knowing about the danger of laser arrays for their cameras. Lasers are extremely focused beams of light that can result in serious permanent damage for image sensors, they simply can’t handle it (in fact, our eyes also can’t handle it, but cameras are unable to blink unlike we are!)

Check out this video and watch a Red Epic sensor being fried, POV-style. Dr. Evil would rejoice.


(the original video posted here was removed by the user on YouTube. I replaced it with another video of an Epic being fried at another concert.)

Before and after picture of one of the videos (frame grab, video now offline):
red-laser-before-after

And if that’s not enough for you, here’s a Canon 5D Mark II being roasted at another concert in the past:

 

sensor_destruction_red_epic

via Gizmodo

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najork
najork
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July 21st, 2013

Presumably doing something similar to eyes, no?

cryonix
cryonix
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July 15th, 2013

I am sorry, Sebastian
there is absolutely nothing new. All presented example footage was shown earlier on Vladimir Koifmans ImageSensorBlog at June,8th this year.
Major Experts are discussing possible reasons for that multiple damages…

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.de/2013/06/concert-lasers-damage-image-sensors.html

oscar
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July 15th, 2013

bullseye :)

Akpe Ododo
Akpe Ododo
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July 15th, 2013

Poor guys, although thought it was common knowledge not to point one’s camera right into a laser beam

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