FLIR Vue™ Pro R
The new Vue Pro R from FLIR gives both drone operators and certified thermographers the power to gather accurate, non-contact temperature measurements from an aerial perspective. Every still image the Vue Pro R saves contains accurate, calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel, adding even more value to your sUAS operations and services than ever.
Keeping the same industry-leading thermal imaging quality, interfaces, and capability as the best-selling Vue Pro, the Vue Pro R adds fully radiometric data-gathering to sUAS applications as diverse as building and roof inspections, power grid inspections, infrastructure analysis, precision agriculture, and public safety.
The Vue Pro R is more than a thermal imager – it captures accurate, non-contact temperature measurements from an aerial perspective and saves images with calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel.
Vue Pro R captures regular JPEGs and fully radiometric R-JPEGs that can be fully analyzed in FLIR Tools thermography analysis and reporting software. It also records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats, and 14-bit TIFFs right on the camera so you won’t lose any of your data to transmission loss. Imagery is saved to the micro-SD card and can be retrieved either directly from the card or by plugging the camera into a USB cable, where your computer will see it as a storage device..
MAVLink Integration & Camera Control
Like Vue Pro, Vue Pro R’s Accessory Port connection gives you access to MAVLink commands camera controls over PWM commands, so you can select color palettes, start and stop recording, or trigger the camera’s e-zoom in-flight from your radio controller. If MAVLink is enabled, two camera controls are available; without MAVLink you can control up to four camera controls.
Easy to Configure
Vue Pro R comes with a built-in, low-power Bluetooth module, so you can easily configure your camera with our custom iOS or Android apps before you take off. Change color palettes, set your image optimization features, configure your PWM inputs, and start recording all without lugging a computer to the field.
Power & HDMI Video Module
An optional accessory, the Power/Video Module makes Vue Pro R easier to integrate than ever. Its 10-pin mini-USB connector accepts a much wider span of input power – from 5 to 28 VDC – and provides reverse polarity protection. This connector still provides analog video output and gives you access to the camera’s on-board storage like any other USB device.
Its micro-HDMI connector outputs HDMI video that is compatible with digital drone airborne systems like DJI Lightbridge and 3DR Solo, making full digital downlink of thermal video a breeze. All this in a package that’s only 11 mm thick and weighs 15 grams.
The Power & HDMI Video Module is an accessory and is sold separately.
With the same powerful thermal imaging core used in the most popular cameras in the world, FLIR Vue Pro gives expanded flexibility and performance for a price that makes it perfect for applications like:
- Roof inspections
- Power line inspections
- Substation inspections
- Cell tower inspections
- Search and rescue
- Precision agriculture
|Thermal Imager||Uncooled VOx Microbolometer|
(FOV for Full-Sensor Digital Output)
|9 mm; 69° × 56°
13 mm; 45° × 37°
19 mm; 32° × 26°
|6.8 mm; 45° × 35°
9 mm; 35° × 27°
13 mm; 25° × 19°
(FOV for NTSC Analog Output)
|9 mm; 62° × 49°
13 mm; 45° × 35°
19 mm; 32° × 24°
|6.8 mm; 44° × 33°
9 mm; 34° × 26°
13 mm; 24° × 18°
|Spectral Band||7.5 – 13.5 µm|
|Full Frame Rates||30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL)|
|Exportable Frame Rates||7.5 Hz (NTSC); 8.3 Hz (PAL)|
|Measurement Accuracy||+/-5°C or 5% of reading in -25°C to +135°C range
+/-20°C or 20% of reading in -40°C to +550°C range
|Size||2.26″ x 1.75″ (including lens)|
|Precision Mounting Holes||Two M2x0.4 on each of two sides & bottom
One 1/4-20 threaded hole on top
|Image Processing & Display Controls|
|Image Optimization for sUAS||Yes|
|Scene Presets & Image Processing?||Yes – Adjustable in App|
|Invertable Image?||Yes – Adjustable in App|
|Color Palettes||Yes – Adjustable in App and via PWM|
|Zoom||Yes – Adjustable in App and via PWM|
|Input Power (max 2.5 Amp during shutter)||4.8 – 6.0 VDC|
|Power Dissipation (steady state)||<2.1 W||~2.0 W|
|Radiometric Temperature Range||0°C to +40°C|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20°C to +50°C|
|Non-Operating Temperature Range||-55°C to +95°C|
|Operational Altitude||+40,000 feet|
|Power & HDMI Video Module (Optional Accessory)|
|Input Power Range||5 VDC – 28 VDC|
|Reverse Polarity Protection?||Yes|
|Analog Video Output?||Yes|
|HDMI Output||1280×720 @ 50 Hz, 60 Hz|
* Because the analog video output resolutions (640 × 480 and 320 × 240, respectively) are less than the full sensor resolution captured when saving digital stills and video, their resultant fields of view are slightly smaller as well. Both sets of values are shown here to allow operators the option of choosing the FOVs that most accurately reflect their pre-flight planning requirements.
- FLIR Vue Pro R Datasheet
- FLIR Vue Pro and Vue Pro R User Guide
- Interface Requirements Specification for FLIR TIFF File Format
- FLIR Vue PRO R – Radiometry Tech Note
- FLIR Vue PRO – Technical Drawing
- Drone Thermal Imaging Technology – Overview Available Solutions
- A guide to inspecting solar fields with thermal imaging drones
FLIR Vue Pro R is compatible with our ThermalCapture Calibrator module, which drastically enhances image uniformity and absolute temperature measurements. Those enhancements save you valuable flight times when doing mapping missions or critical inspections, where accuracy is the key to success.