Pulling my weight
- Nov 23, 2017
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I only spent a $100 on my leftek. Let me share my setting with you to see if that helps your jidetek. I was going to do a proper write up anyway. 30mph is no problem I think 40mph is ok too. I have it on 24/7 recording, but need the video and not the snap shot as The jpg are only 640x480 and at 1fps miss the plate in frame quite often but the video would be crispI have the Jidetech that looks exactly like the Leftek. 2.0 Mexapixel with supposed 20 x optical zoom. It has a nice crisp lens, I was able to use it for a row of parked cars as an LPR, but you had to decide which out of 8 spots you were going to make the focal point. So you cannot read all of them.
When it was in front and I set a focus in the drive way exit and set the shutter to about 500 not 2000 and went IR mode and played around with setting until I could get plates of slow movers in a parking lot. But never a car moving above 15-20 at my particular angle and location. Seems like the motion detection was starting its capture late, and so I had the pretrigger set on 10-15 sec. But it was blurred when i did get a plate. YMMV.
I ended up spending 259 for the Z-12. But i have not installed it yet. SO now I've spent $200 on the Jidetech, and $259 on the z12.
If Granny One-eye in her jalopy cruised by at a slow pace could i get her plate. But ffs she lives here. I screwed around with it for about 10-11 months and put it in a new location as a rear parking lot overwatch.
it was interesting to learn what wittaj said about PTZ's and autofocus issues and plate captures. mighta been why i struggled.