I have completed building my kit to develop 8x10 sheet film using night vision technology.
1 - Viper Nightvision monocular or similar (ebay $240 US when I got mine)
2 - 1 LED Infrared lightbank which is out of range of your films spectral sensitivity (ebay $20 or so)
3 - 12v powersupply for the LED IR light bank ($10)
4 - Piece of diffusion material (I used part of an old light box)
5 - A clear glass tray to hold the film and chem
6 - Cardboard box around 12 inches high (i found it gave more even illumination to have some distance from the IR light array)
[COLOR=Red]*warning* do not look into the Infrared LED light bank with the naked eye, I was told eventhough you can not see any light it can still damage the eye, so be careful*[/COLOR]
The end result...
With the Infrared Light table and monocular, you have the ability to view your negative on a lightbox as it develops, and without fogging the film. My first test was just using a pre-dev'd neg to prove the concept, and the lightbox was bright, and I could see all detail on the neg clearly. I'll be having a real session with the setup the first week of january and will post back. I have attached a few pics..