I only did this experiment, because this camcorder is a bit past it's prime, not functionally wise, just practibility wise (harder to get the data off).
And I just didn't want to part with some $$ on an untested camera that may not have done what I wanted it to do.
So the Hitachi cam just got upped to being 1st class "guinea pig".
The new HD camcorder has now taken over, for daylight stuff, don't think I'll touch that one for a while.
Umm, didn't even fathom the thought that IR had a different focus point.
Most probably why I got the focus issue.
It does have a manual override on focus, but I have to search on how to use it (as it didn't work when I tried the buttons), I might have to be in a certain mode for manual???
Failing that, I might have to put a lever on the lens, to really manually override it. haha.
Steve, this camcorder had the green/glass filter (2 sections stuck together). Is this the better of the 2 types?
In your link, it's the Sanyo style.
I tested to make sure that the glass I removed was the IR Filter.
I only guessed that it was the filter.
By pointing/clicking a remote control at the digital camcorder (switched on), then put the IR filter over the lens and vola, no white light.
One thing I am debating on, is it advisable to get a filter for IR (pass through)?
Or more to the point, do I really need a filter?
As the testing last night worked better than expected, but unsure if a IR passthrough filter will make any difference?
The only other thing I do need to look at is an IR LED system for lighting.
Learning so much from IIS!