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RoatanBill wrote:Jody's videos are very clear, and the zoom in on the cup and puddle are always very good.
I was wondering - is it possible to get rid of the helmet and weld by looking at the video screen (nice 17" monitor) instead? Has anyone tried it? I ask because I just got a TIG machine and did a few test passes on a piece of steel at 40A , 1/16 tungsten and the arc was so small, the tungsten even smaller to where I really couldn't see what I was doing. I'd love to be able to zoom in on a weld with camera technology.
RoatanBill wrote:I've got 20/20 due to lasik many years ago. I guess I'll try a magnifying lens in the helmet.
At 40A, and some less than 1/8" steel, I got close to the corner and all of a sudden had molten metal balls rolling around. That arc was so small I could barely make out what I was doing and it was powerful enough to melt the scrap I was testing on. If arcs are going to be that small I'm going to have to do something.
The videos being magnified didn't give me a hint as to what I was going to be experiencing.
soutthpaw wrote: I think Jody uses a very fancy HDR video camera to get the images he does.