Color Night Settings Advice Needed

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  1. pmcross

    pmcross Young grasshopper

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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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    Back Driveway:
    Front Driveway:
    Front-Driveway 2019-2-8 09.24.13.30 PM.jpg Front Driveway 1.jpg Front Driveway 2.jpg Front Driveway 3.jpg Back-Driveway 2019-2-8 09.26.48.899 PM.jpg Back Driveway 1.jpg Back Driveway 2.jpg Back Driveway 3.jpg
     
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  2. Camit

    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 Young grasshopper

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    Sorry about that. Videos have been uploaded.
     
  4. pozzello

    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 Young grasshopper

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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 Young grasshopper

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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.
     
  7. looney2ns

    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 Young grasshopper

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    Videos have been uploaded to YouTube.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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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 Young grasshopper

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