After much waiting (like four days, they were actually very quick, but as i have mentioned, i am very impatient) I got the fire-i camera:
There it is, with my 3-ply film-negative visible light filter professionally taped onto the 4.3/no IR lens.
Here are the obligatory IR shots:
First, here is the apple remote illuminating me making a silly face. Here is a hint tho: maybe dont use the apple remote when doing this kind of shot. iTunes went mad, and i found out if you hold down the play/pause button for too long, your computer will go to sleep.
And here is the standard: ‘Hey IR makes liquids look clear! shot’, usually done with a cola of some sort. Shown here to also work with single malt scotch.
Quick review: the unibrain fire-i is a pretty damn good camera. I highly recommend it for any of your fire-wire camera needs. One thing however, it is not autofocus. (which in this case, is a good thing) but you can see form the above images if you are just waving the thing around and not focusing it, then it can get a bit blurry. However, in the multitouch table it is fantastic. (and another problem i had with the iSight: autofocus. It wouldnt shut off! and since i had remove some of the optics, it could never find a good focus so it would constantly go from end to end of its focal length, which was quite annoying. You can turn that stuff off, but it is a giant pain in the ass. Just get the fire-i)