As I said in my last post, "...DNR as low as you can stand it" I run mine at about 30-50
@fastsvo post an image. You have to start with how much ambient light you have. Its all about light. Are you running B&W with IR or forced color?
Auto exposure wont get it at night unless you have a metric shit ton of white light. (Like daytime)
I prefer CBR and I see a difference in video image quality between 4096 and 8192, especially video at night using forced color mode.
From personal experience, a lot of properly positioned white light. I added two of these above front garage and still struggled getting a decent moving target video/snapshot. Lights are very bright so i initially turned them towards the ground as much as possible while still having enough spillage over the cars, to avoid too much light pollution into neighbors yard. I believe there was too much light reflecting off of the ground and the white car so it was very difficult to camera to deal with the scene.Looks like you're weak on white light past 10-15 ft. so kinda depends on where you want to capture. It takes a BUNCH of white light to run forced color at night with no motion blur. Hard to say without motion/video.
Careful with WDR, you may be ok at 15 but it does cause motion blur in low light. It can make the image appear prettier,.... until you have motion.
Getting a pretty still picture at night is easy. Getting good ID on a face moving is hard. Walk around in the area tonight and post a video of it.
Strange.... Have you attempted a full factory reset? If you open the camera up there should be a reset button in there. If not there should be two solder pads you need to short out as the physical reset switch is missing. If you search the forum you should find the exact pads. I believe you need to hold the button in / short pads for 30 secs whilst powering on the cameraI’ve had this model installed and running fine for 2 months maybe but this week I noticed something weird. During the day the picture is washed out but not completely white. During night time when IR comes on the picture fades to black as the natural light decreases. IR lights on camera remain lit, red. The cycle repeats as morning returns.
I waited a few days to see if the problem would fix itself but it didn’t. So I decided to restart the camera by unplugging the camera from the switch. When I plug the camera back in, nothing happens. No picture. Just black.
The cameras spot on the screen says it can’t connect to the host, being the nvr.
What should I do to get my camera working again?
It allows a much smaller hole to be drilled in the soffit to pass through the un-terminated ethernet cable from the attic.I got the weatherproof mount here:
But it seems I don't really need that. I'm planning on putting it under an eave of the house. Does this part add an value above just the mount plus weatherproof connection that comes with the camera?
Thanks! As far as the PoE piece goes, if I only intend to have one camera, is this sufficient?It allows a much smaller hole to be drilled in the soffit to pass through the un-terminated ethernet cable from the attic.
I would get the switch if it were me.Thanks! As far as the PoE piece goes, if I only intend to have one camera, is this sufficient?
Is it better just to get a switch right now in case I add more cams?