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Welding Camera

Postby jcvweld » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:17 pm

I am looking if anyone has built a welding camera, to video welders while welding.
I built a camera case with a shade 10 lens on a 3D printer a couple years ago, And it is ok but I would like to have one to video students welding to help correct mistakes. The quality is not their and wondering if anyone has built their own.
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Re: Welding Camera

Postby Farmwelding » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:42 pm

I don't know your use or price range but our local tech school uses a "visible welding" camera. Freaking clearest picture I have ever seen. It is about 8 ft in the air and we can read the numbers on tig filler rod. It is fantastic.
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Re: Welding Camera

Postby LtBadd » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Farmwelding wrote:I don't know your use or price range but our local tech school uses a "visible welding" camera. Freaking clearest picture I have ever seen. It is about 8 ft in the air and we can read the numbers on tig filler rod. It is fantastic.

I'm sure these are very expensive, would like to know Jody's setup but that won't happen. If you already have a video camera (not a cell phone) I'd try mounting a weld filter, use a tripod and see how it looks. Remember some post processing will also be required to get the best "look" possible from whatever camera you use. Or if you have a DSLR that has video capability you can try that, which could be better as you'd have different lens available to try.
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Re: Welding Camera

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:53 pm

Jay,

Jody doesn't have trade secrets for his video technique. He once replied to me on how he shot video, but that was in his early days. I'm sure his techniques and equipment have improved. I'll shoot him a message and bring this topic to his attention. He may be able to advise you on ways to do what you're seeking at a few different price points.

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Re: Welding Camera

Postby pgk » Wed May 03, 2017 1:05 pm

Please let us know what you find out Steve, I would like to video myself welding just to see what I'm doing right or wrong, lol

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Re: Welding Camera

Postby RIDETOEAT » Fri May 05, 2017 11:13 pm

I am a hobby welder and have never been a very proficient good welder but can do structural mig like most can and love to run my tig welder but have never been good enough to call my welds pretty and good at the same time. I too would like to video my welding technique in tig mode and then review it, I bet it would be eye opening as I have watched hours of Jody welding and it is like I know what it should look like when done right but do not weld enough to develop the proper positioning and muscle memory. I think it could be helpful for me to improve, I think I will try to set up my gopro inside my old auto darkening helmet and see what I get.
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