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Help me track down someone who lasered a drone?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by theTastyCat, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. theTastyCat

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    Hey all - way back on the night of July 4th, someone in my neighborhood shined a green laser at my P3P. No permanent damage was done, but in hindsight, I *would* like to know approximately where it came from at least so I can be aware and avoid in the future.

    I do have the SD card video and flight log, but have been regularly clearing the DJI GO cache - besides trying to estimate where it came from visually (at night, with erratic movements), can I somehow use my flight logs combined with the SD video to figure out where it came from?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Squirrel!

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    What difference does it make? What do you mean "permanently damaged"? It's a light. Isn't going to melt or cause any other calamity to occur unless it was being shone in your eyes.
     
  3. tcope

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    Laser Pointer Safety - Laser effects on cameras, camcorders and DLPs

    The degree of damage can vary widely.

    • We have seen cases of minor damage, such as small areas of a few pixels which no longer work. The pixels are not noticeable unless in an area of uniform color such as a blue sky.
    • In more extreme cases, there may be larger or more extensive dead-pixel areas. Or there may be "burn in" of a laser image. The damage is readily noticeable in most photos or videos. In this case, the camera is ruined for quality use. The image below shows numerous laser-caused spots on an HP Photosmart 945, a 5-megapixel camera. Click on the image to see the full-size (100%) original photograph. (Photo courtesy Aljaž Ogrin.)"
     
  4. Squirrel!

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    Got the video where the laser was in your camera?
     
  5. Traveler

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    I looked that up too. Here is the sample picture.

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  6. Traveler

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    Honestly I had never given it any thought, but after a small amount of searches, I wouldn't want to test it on my equipment. Maybe an older one, just for kicks.



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