Color Night Settings Advice Needed

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  1. pmcross

    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    I need some advice with optimizing my settings on my Amcrest Cameras for color mode at night. I have tweaked some of the settings already by reading others advice on this forum such as 3DNR, etc. which has really helped. The front driveway image has a light mounted next to the camera with a 60 watt LED bulb (I know that the light shouldn't be mounted next to the camera and should be above it, but I had limited mounting options.) There is also another light on the other side of the garage. The second image is of my back driveway with a mercury vapor dusk to dawn light illuminating the driveway/yard. I am in the process of looking for a LED replacement for the dusk to dawn light. Any advice to adjust camera settings is appreciated.

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    Camit Pulling my weight

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    How can we help you with a still image, all cameras look good with no activity. You need to post a video with you walking around the area.
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Sorry about that. Videos have been uploaded.
     
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    pozzello Getting comfortable

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    suggest turning down DNR further. you've got some trails typical of DNR side-effects...
    but looks ok to me for color at night. what model cams are those?
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll turn down DNR some more. The front driveway camera is a Amcrest IP3M-943B and the back driveway is a Amcrest IP4M-1054EW
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Do you guys think that these videos are good enough to ID someone? It just seems to me that my face isn’t visible enough for ID.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Upload your videos to youtube, then share the link here so we don't have download them to view.
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Videos have been uploaded to YouTube.
     
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    Looks decent to me, if you want better, you'll need to ditch color and go with B&W at night. Or add more visible light.
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks @looney2ns I'm in the process of upgrading and adding more LED white light.
     
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    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Just wanted to share that I was able to improve my front driveway camera by using reflective tape on the inside of the light next to the camera to block light from blinding the camera and redirecting back towards the driveway. I also replaced the bulbs with (2) 100 watt equivalent bulbs instead of (2) 60 watt equivalent bulbs. I also turned gamma and 3DNR down a bit.

     
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