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Author Topic: 942L and IR  (Read 15112 times)

Travelmate

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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 03:39:58 PM »

My problem is that each day during both early morning and early evening I just listen a continuous "click-clack" of the CAM's IR switch (this awful noise is repeated so many times - even 20-30-40 times - depending on light conditions - this noise pushed me to enable "Always day mode" option).

So have you faced the above-mentioned problem with A3 hardware release? Thanks.

Sorry, I leave home to work before the sun comes out and returns home after the sun goes down. Cannot answer this for now unless I'm not on a working day

However, definitely there's an improvement over the previous hardware version. I should say 50%. The reason being I needed to switch on 8 nos. of white fluorescent bulbs in the hall in order to cause the ex-942L to switch from B/W to color. Now, I need only to switch on 4 nos. of light bulbs to do so. With 2 bulbs on the camera still in B/W mode

Actually, I only need to switch on 2 bulbs for normal activity even for reading the papers and that's why I said it's not meeting my expectation as compared to the DCS 2120G/6620G which still shows color without snowing.

At any rate I am using the 2x942L to monitor the corridor so it would not an issue to me now. As for use inside the house I intend to wait for the DCS 2230 which is HD streaming with wider viewing angles
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Joe Public

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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 02:29:10 AM »

With the new firmware 1.12 (see thread "http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50206.0"), we can use the following URL to know the current sensor (to be used with non-IE browser):

http://[ipcamaddress:port]/vaview.htm

it returns a XML page. With A1 hardware I have:

<sensor>ov7740_dcs942</sensor>

using a search engine, I've found that sensor is "OmniVision OV7740".

So we should know what is the sensor used on A3 hardware, so to understand if D-Links has changed the sensor, IR sensor or both of them.
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JaCe

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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2012, 08:07:12 AM »

Do you know if we can do the exchange in other countries eg Australia? I have two of the 942L a2 and it struggles to correctly set the IR sensor from day to night mode.

On another note, are there any other changes in a3? My plastic ball mount is rubbish and can't hold the weight of the camera up without blu tak! Ironically the much cheaper 930L has a full metal ball for the mount of the camera and is able to hold the camera up much stronger than my 942L cameras can.
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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2012, 09:11:08 AM »

Do you know if we can do the exchange in other countries eg Australia? I have two of the 942L a2 and it struggles to correctly set the IR sensor from day to night mode.

Try calling technical support and give it a shot!


On another note, are there any other changes in a3? My plastic ball mount is rubbish and can't hold the weight of the camera up without blu tak! Ironically the much cheaper 930L has a full metal ball for the mount of the camera and is able to hold the camera up much stronger than my 942L cameras can.

If the dimensions of the mounts for the DCS-930L and DCS-942L are the same and the DCS-942L is heavier than the DCS-930L, then you could try swapping the two mounts to obtain better support for your DCS-942L.

Just a thought...
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JaCe

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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2012, 05:03:48 PM »

Thanks I will try calling the Aussie support. How do you separate the plastic or metal ball mounts though? Isn't it tied to the back of the camera?
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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 06:18:00 AM »

How do you separate the plastic or metal ball mounts though? Isn't it tied to the back of the camera?

Yes, my mistake. I originally thought that the entire mount (ball and all) was attached to the base.  :(
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JaCe

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Re: 942L and IR
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2012, 06:26:16 AM »

I just looked closer and realised my 924L is a A1 version!
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