When using the device, defective (dead) pixels may appear on the microbolometer. These are bright or dark points of a constant brightness that are visible on the image.
Defective pixels on the microbolometer can increase in size relative to the digital-zoom power.
The Thermion thermal riflescope allows the user to remove any defective pixels on the display, as well as cancel removal, via the device’s firmware.
- Press and hold the controller button (6) to enter the main menu.
- Rotate the controller ring (6) to select the Defective Pixel Repair menu item.
- Press the controller button (6) to open the submenu.
- Press the controller button (6) briefly to select the icon .
- A marker will appear on the left side of the display. A “magnifying glass” will appear on the right side of the display — a rectangle with an enlarged view of the marker for precise pixel selection — and marker coordinates under the “magnifying glass” .
- Rotate the controller ring (6) to move the marker to align its center with the defective pixel.
- Press the controller button (6) shortly to switch the marker direction from the horizontal to the vertical and vice versa.
- Rotate the controller ring (6) to align the defective pixel with the fixed cross in the frame – the pixel should disappear.
- Delete the defective pixel with a short press of the ON/OFF (3) button.
- Where the pixel has been successfully deleted, the OK message will appear on the screen for a short time.
- Then, by moving the marker across the display, you can delete the next defective pixel.
- Press and hold the controller button (6) to exit the Defective Pixel Repair function.