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    Duff CCTV Camera

    Came in this morning and one of our external CCTV cameras is now displaying this lovely quality image.

    Any ideas or is the camera borked?

    It's about five years old.
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    Is it possible for you to take it down and get a closer look? Can you power it down and then back up again remotely?

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    Is this camera undercover or is it 'out in the elements'? Looks a lot like something has gotten into the lense as the camera is still trying to show an image. I agree that you'll probably need to get it down from wherever it is and have a closer look.

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    It's way overexposed, it could be that the UV filter has come off or worn off as it is reminicent of some bad 'uv' type shots that I have seen around the internet that have included visible light.

    At least it is not detecting NIR otherwise your footage would be rather more graphic

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    Try cycling the power to the camera, if it remains poor you are likely to need a replacement.

    You could try substituting camera/lens from another position to fault-find and prove whether it is the camera or the lens (and to check that the poor picture is not actually due to some kind of cable fault from that position).

    If you need any further help or advice to resolve the problem yourself please feel free to get in touch.

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    Geez, that software looks terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Geez, that software looks terrible
    Ha! We have some cameras on DM Network Viewer and it is pretty awful. If you want to capture an AVI from it you have to queue up the footage, then tell it to start recording, press play and then press stop when enough footage has been captured. Yes, it's a digital system and you have to record an AVI in realtime! Bizarre.

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    Yup we also have that software and it is pretty terrible!

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    We have it too - but its better than the other one we've got (yep - two separate systems - yippee) - the IVI can't even store avi - only stills - so you have to store a parade of individual images.



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