Question:GoPro Hero HD first version- Making full spectrum( Removing IR filter)

suman asked on January 16, 2017 09:43

Greetings wonderful people,

I have first version of gopro Hero 1 HD ( without screen version). I want to take out the IR filter from the camera to make it work in full spectrum. I disassembled the gopro (see picture below) and found that the lens is fixed. The only option is cutting the lens using dremel tool. But i am confused on where to cut?

Can anyone having previous experience help me on how to do so. The purpose of my work is to monitor crop health by attaching the modified gopro in the DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

I look forward to your suggestions.

Thanks a lot

Suman Ghimire Researcher SIIT, Thammasat University Thailand

Via @wildintellect on the plots-infrared discussion list:

Replace the lens, there are several aftermarket GoPro lens made for IR. http://stuntcams.com/shop/gopro-hd-infrared-replacement-ir-lens-170-degrees-p-425.html Last time I researched this (Hero 2) the IR filter was not a removable component it was a coating.

Hope that helps!

Dear Warren,

This is the first version of GoPro Hero HD without screen not Hero 2 (although it looks quite similar). Yeah the lens is fixed (no any way to open the lens) . In order, to open it the only option i have is to cut the lens with a dremel. But i am confused on which part to cut in the lens . I have attached the picture of the lens so you can see how it looks like and could potentially give me an idea.