Welcome to Thermal vision Research. We’re an authorised supplier of FLIR’s specialist range of thermal imaging cameras for research, science and engineering. Tell us about your application, which cameras you’d like to know more about, and we’ll do the rest.

About Us

Thermal Vision Research have over 10 years’ experience in the thermal imaging market. Founded by Matthew Clavey, we supply FLIR’s range of specialist IR thermography cameras for the research and development (R&D) sector.

Whether you work for a blue chip company, a national organisation or are an engineer, scientist or inventor developing a project on a smaller scale, we’ll be able to tailor a camera package to suit your project and budget.

What makes us unique is that many of our cameras are not widely available in the UK – and combining this with the tailored software packages and the expert technical support our team provides, we offer a bespoke solution to our clients which cannot be matched by any other UK distributor.

From equipment and network set ups, to training and evaluation support, we pride ourselves on bringing a personal service to experienced and novice technicians alike, across all industry sectors.

Our clients challenge us to develop and apply thermographic solutions for every application you can think of, from non-destructive testing to paper processing, or consumer appliance design, to ballistics. But this is what we do best – and it’s why industry leader FLIR continues to engage us as a distributor.

Typical Applications

Research & Development

Thermal imaging has proven itself to be an indispensable analysis method in the R&D community – its application possibilities are seemingly endless. 

Printed circuit boards

Understanding heat dissipation within a circuit board is extremely difficult, but thermal imaging makes this possible without compromising performance. 

High-speed/stop motion

FLIR is at the cutting edge of high-speed camera technology. Its pioneering applications of high-speed thermography include analysis of jet engine turbine blades, supersonic projectiles and explosions. 

Thermal signatures

Commonly used in the design of vehicles, sensors and camouflage systems, thermal signatures measure infrared brightness and can reveal the appearance of a given object. 


Thermal imaging camera systems can be used to work alongside video tracking systems to help maintain visibility and track a specific object when working in low light conditions.

Directed energy

Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) include laser, high power radio frequency and particle beam technologies. Thermal imaging cameras are used in the testing of DEW instrumentation and the analysis of target impacts. 

Thermal imaging microscopy

When a thermal imaging camera is combined with a microscope, it becomes a thermal imaging microscope. Using this technology, temperature measurements can be taken from subjects as small as 3microns. 

Medical thermography

FLIR cameras are widely used in medicine diagnostics and treatment. They provide an accurate, measurable, non-contact technique which can capture changes in surface temperatures.

Laser designation

Laser designators emit a beam of laser energy which is used to mark a specific place or object. Thermal imaging cameras can detect these otherwise invisible laser beams and are used for identifying locations and targets.

Infrared Non-Destructive Testing (IR NDT)

IR NDT can identify internal issues by studying thermal differences on a target surface. It’s a valuable tool for detecting voids, delaminations and trapped water in composite materials.

Technical surveillance and countermeasures

Thermal imaging is used to identify heat signatures from covert surveillance devices. Even devices hidden within objects can be revealed by the minute energy given off in the form of IR energy.

Short Wave Infrared (SWIR)

This is used in the non-destructive quantitative analysis of crops, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products. It’s also used to examine art forgeries.

Research and Development Cameras


High Performance Handheld Camera with Viewfinder

The innovative FLIR T860 thermal camera is designed to improve visibility and streamline inspections of critical assets, whether you’re surveying substation components, manufacturing equipment, or facility electro-mechanical systems. Equipped with a color viewfinder and 180° rotating lens platform, the T860 is comfortable to use and easy to see under bright conditions. An optional on-board Inspection Route system helps you record temperature data and imagery in a logical sequence for faster troubleshooting and repair. Avoid costly power outages and plant shutdowns through regular predictive maintenance with the T860.

Improve Workflow Efficiencies

Develop inspection routes in FLIR Thermal Studio Pro and upload to a T860 with the Inspection Routing module (optional) to streamline surveys and better manage critical data

Avoid Costly Outages and Component Failures

Quickly assess the thermal health of electrical systems, mechanical equipment, and facility-wide systems from any vantage point, in any lighting condition

Make Critical Decisions Quickly

Exceptional measurement accuracy, crisp thermal imagery, and workflow optimizations help you collect and share critical data faster

FLIR T1020 (Science)

HD Performance Handheld Camera

The T1020 (T1K) is a portable, high-speed, high definition infrared cameras designed to help you capture stunning thermal images and precise temperature measurement, whether you’re in the field or in the lab. Stream lossless radiometric imagery at up to 240 Hz with windowing through the optional High Speed Interface (HSI)*. When paired with a close-up 3× lens, T1K cameras accurately measure temperature on targets down to 51 μm. Whether you’re an engineer, researcher, or product developer, these battery-powered, handheld cameras offer the features and flexibility you need.

HD Image Clarity

An extraordinarily sensitive detector and HD-ready optics provide stunning thermal images and accurate, non-contact temperature measurements

Portability and Flexibility

Battery-powered, handheld camera goes where you need it. Wi-Fi communication simplifies image sharing, remote control and viewing, and quick reporting.

High-Speed Data

Stream uncompressed data to a PC or capture fully dynamic radiometric video in the camera.

FLIR A6750sc Series

Affordable, Flexible Solution For Real-time Thermal Analysis

The FLIR A6750 MWIR camera offers short exposure times and high-speed windowed frame rates, making it an ideal choice for recording rapid thermal events and fast-moving targets. Freeze motion or achieve accurate temperature measurements on moving subjects, and perform a variety of non-destructive testing with this cooled InSb camera. The 327,680 (640 x 512) pixel IR resolution and high sensitivity produce crisp imagery, well suited to electronics inspections, medical thermography, and more.

Crisp Thermal Images

FLIR A6750 operates in the 3.0-5.0 µm waveband (1.0-5.0 µm broadband option) and produces finely-detailed, 327,680 pixel images.

Fast Integration Times

Snapshot mode lets you capture every pixel from a scene simultaneously, which is crucial to measuring temperatures of fast-moving objects.

Standard Video Interface

Gigabit Ethernet and analog video are simultaneously active yet independently controlled allowing greater flexibility for recording and display purposes.

FLIR A8580sc Series

Feature-rich and easy to use

FLIR A8580 MWIR cameras provide the crisp imagery, accurate temperature measurement, and streamlined analysis features needed for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The 1.3 MP detector produces high definition thermal images, while the suite of manual and remote focus lenses allow users to maximize the number of measurement pixels on their target. Simple, single cable connectivity using Gigabit Ethernet or CoaXPress provides complete camera control plus data capturing in FLIR Research Studio software, so users can analyze and understand data faster than ever before.


Offers remote triggering, synchronization capabilities, and compatibility with a wide range of manual and remote focus lenses—including microscope lenses


HD resolution, precision focusing, and a built-in filter wheel for quickly switching to high temperature ranges help ensure you collect accurate, meaningful temperature data


FLIR Research Studio’s simple Connect–View–Record–Analyze workflow helps you collect and analyze data quickly and collaborate with your team easily

FLIR X6800sc Series

Advanced Triggering and On-camera RAM/SSD Recording

The FLIR X6800sc is a fast, highly sensitive MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. With advanced triggering and on-camera RAM/SSD recording, this camera offers the functionality to stop motion on high- speed events both in the lab and at the test range. The X6800sc has a cooled FLIR indium antimonide (InSb) detector and captures full 640 x 512 images at 502 frames per second, or up to 29,134 Hz with windowing.

Key Features

  • Accuracy               ±1°C or ±% of reading
  • NETD                    <20 mK
  • Resolution           640 x 512
  • Detector Pitch.    25 µm
  • Spectral Range    3.0 – 5.0 µm or 1.5 – 5.0 µm

On-camera Recording, Digital Streaming

Save data to on-camera RAM or to the removable solid-state drive (SSD). Stream high-speed, 14-bit data simultaneously.

Advanced Filtering Options

Incorporates an easy access, four-position motorized filter wheel that permits filter exchange in any environment, and features automatic filter recognition.

Synchronisation, Triggering and Software

Maximum versatility for synchronizing and triggering to external events or instrumentation. Works seamlessly with FLIR ResearchIR Max or third-party software.

FLIR X6900sc Series

The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera

The FLIR X6900sc is an extraordinarily fast, highly sensitive MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. With advanced triggering, on-camera RAM/SSD recording, and a four-position motorized filter wheel, this camera offers the functionality to stop motion on high speed events, whether they’re in the lab or on the test range.

High Speed, High Sensitivity

Captures 640 x 512 images at 1000 frames per second, making it the world’s fastest full-resolution, commercially-available thermal camera

On-camera Streaming or Digital Recording

Save up to 26,000 frames of full resolution data to on-camera RAM with a guarantee of zero dropped frames.

Advanced Filtering Options

Incorporates an easy access, four-position motorized filter wheel that permits filter exchange in any environment, and features automatic filter recognition.

FLIR X8500sc Series

Speed, Sensitivity, and Resolution for R&D and Science

The FLIR X8500sc is a highly sensitive, high-speed, high definition MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. It has all the features needed for research and science: from on-camera RAM/SSD recording to a four-position motorized flter wheel. Plus, by combining HD resolution with high-speed frame rates, the X8500sc allows researchers to fully image the scene and stop motion on high-speed events – whether they’re in the lab or on the test range.

High-speed HD Recording

Records up to 180 frames per second at 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution for true HD high-speed thermal imaging.

Advanced Spectral Filtering Options

Incorporates a four-position motorized filter wheel for filter exchange. Add custom cold filters for more tailored spectral filtering requirements.

Streaming, Synchronisation and Triggering

Streams high-speed 14-bit data for live viewing, analysis, or recording. Features trigger options ideal for high-speed, high sensitivity applications.

Contact Us

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