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Help Configuring OB-EF700IR100L2812D-W
September 24, 2013
11:45 am
kbregler
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Hi, I just purchased a OB-EF700IR100L2812D-W to add to my system and I am having some trouble configuring the settings in order to get a good picture.  I set uit up yesterday and it looked somewhat OK.  Last night in the dark it was amazing, today I have tried to adjust it to get a better picture and I have not been able to get it to look as good as the $89 cameras I bought 2 years ago when I bought the system.  I couldn't tell you the number of times I have reset to the defaults and started over.  I just cant get the best combination of color / contrast / sharpness.  Are there any tips or suggested settings for the camera for outside use?  The camera is aimed at my driveway towards 2 silver cars and the sun is relatively bright.  I have tried the lens in manual, shutter in auto or manual, adjusted the brightness, adjusted the contrast and sharpness, changed white balance...changed NR....you name it.

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin

September 26, 2013
7:34 pm
Brad Besner
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It sounds like we definitely need to make some changes to the settings. You should not have to do much with the sharpness or contrast. I normally set everything to auto or on. Also make sure you have the WDR turned on during the day if you are in the sunlight. I recommend you call us and let us help you with the configuration. 

September 27, 2013
10:33 am
Daniel Ross
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Can you provide me a snapshot of the camera during the day? Without seeing what your seeing it is a little difficult to say what to adjust. :) Also just an FYI those cameras come with a small clear plastic cover over the lens. It is real easy to not see it and leave it on during install. That will leave a little bit of a distorted image regardless of how much you adjust the focus.

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