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Author Topic: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?  (Read 6968 times)

JPezzella

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Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« on: September 01, 2011, 04:51:06 AM »

I setup the 932L to monitor my dock outside my home - so it's pointing out a window. During daylight, the camera image is completely washed out and all I can see is a flat white/gray image with no detail. Is there any exposure control on the camera?
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 05:12:17 AM »

The only image controls available are brightness, contrast, and saturation. These controls are accessible through the web interface under SETUP -> Image Setup.
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is there a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 09:01:09 AM »

Sorry for the delay in responding. I tried adjusting the brightness, contrast and saturation and was unable to get a usable image. I guess this camera was never intended for use with outdoor scenes.

Thanks
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 09:36:51 AM »

Are you getting a wash-out image from the window itself (i.e. light reflecting and scattering) or because it's too bright outside? Did you try changing the camera angle; shielding the camera from some of the reflective light; backing the camera away from the window?
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 03:24:23 PM »

I've been getting beautifully colored scenes in daylight with the DCS-932L (and the DCS-930L, when the latter works). Both devices give the same nice daytime picture, sitting side-by-side, looking through an old single-pane window. I wonder if you have the day/night set properly, or if the glass is a modern coated glass which might have different optical properties than my 40-year old glass?
Too bad there is not a way to attach images here.(?)
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 04:02:14 PM »

Too bad there is not a way to attach images here.(?)

The forum does support images:



Click the "quote" link in the top right corner of this post to see the code.
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 06:45:53 PM »

The forum does support images:

Click the "quote" link in the top right corner of this post to see the code.

But how would we use the [img} ... [/img] brackets to embed a jpg file or screenshot ? Seems it needs to be a URL?
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 07:01:56 PM »

But how would we use the [img} ... [/img] brackets to embed a jpg file or screenshot ? Seems it needs to be a URL?

Correct. The image is an external reference. You need to host the image elsewhere and insert a link to the URL. There are a number of free sites available to post images for short-term use (e.g. http://www.imageshack.us/).
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 10:04:43 AM »

I'm aware that this is an old topic, but I had the same wash-out issue.  I found that my problem was due to the "Anti-Flicker" setting being enabled and once I disabled that setting I regained image clarity.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 01:43:43 PM »

Thanks knightconn for entering your post even though the forum topic was old.

I encountered a washed-out image as well and the Anti Flicker setting was the culprit. D-Link support could not solve the problem but thankfully you had posted the solution. Thanks again.

...glenn
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 12:55:40 PM »

I know this topic is old but I thought I would add a newer reply saying the Anti Flicker setting was causing wash out/over exposure on the DCS-2330L model as well.
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Re: Video gets washed out. Is the a way to tune the camera's exposure?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 01:36:52 PM »

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So disabling AF fix this for you?

I know this topic is old but I thought I would add a newer reply saying the Anti Flicker setting was causing wash out/over exposure on the DCS-2330L model as well.
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