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Re: Help re. video camera



Not to worry the CCD cameras don't suffer from the burn problems of the
old tube cameras. The worst case is the brightness will iris the camera
down due to the cameras AGC circuit and darken up the surrounding video.

VK5ZAI wrote:

> My wife and I will be going to the USA at the end of this
> month to witness the launch and return of STS-102 from the
> Cape.
> As we are invited guests of NASA we will be viewing the
> launch considerably closer than from the public viewing
> area.   My question is.... Can someone tell me if the
> brightness from the rocket exhaust is likely to damage the
> CCD device in a camera.  I was under the impression that
> they don't have that problem now. Being brought up in the
> days of the vidicon tubes it was a big no-no to point them
> at anything bright.   Thanks.
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