Using our proprietary technique for removing the Color Filter Array (CFA) or Bayer Array from the surface of a camera sensor and by utilizing a special coated UV filter, we have created the world's first UV-Only digital SLR without the UV-blocking CFA. LDP is the only company in the world with the ability to remove the CFA from a camera sensor with near perfect, edge to edge precision.
By removing the CFA, the UV sensitivity is increased by a factor of 6x and resolution is increased dramatically. Since the SLR camera can also take HD video, you can use the monochrome camera for both high resolution UV pictures and 1080P HD UV video. Previously, the typical method for capture UV video was using something like the Sony XC-EU50 C-Mount video camera which only outputs at standard definition.
UV Landscape Picture
The LDP LLC monochrome UV-Only cameras make it possible to quickly scan an area for UV information using the Live View feature on the LCD camera display, see through the lens normally, take high resolution UV pictures and take UV HD video all in one convenient unit priced at much less than other UV cameras.
One of our customers, Thomas Leveritt, created this video using one of our monochrome cameras. The video went viral on Youtube with over 15 million views and was picked up by major media outlets worldwide. The video was shot in a New York city park using a combination of a stock and modified Canon cameras and stock lenses. Most stock lenses can pass UV to about 360nm. A specially designed lens that can see in the UV, such as some Jenoptik lenses, offer even higher performance. If you are looking for an indoor system to test for skin damage, please see our UV Explorer which is a complete system including a USB UV-Only monochrome camera, UV illuminator and computer software for viewing and saving images.
UV picture of the sun using a monochrome camera. Composite using 3 different filters and then color mapping the filters. To learn more about the technique used, click here.
Nivea and Thomas Leveritt made this commercial using one of our monochrome UV-Only cameras.