8MP, 4K UHD P-iris Lens Remote Camera & Image Features

Our 8.3MP 4K UHD Network Video Camera features an advanced P-iris Lens with a Remote Focus, Advanced Focus (area selection) and Optical Zoom. We can make changes for you. However, production partners usually have different editing software and a preference to how bright or dark an image should be. Therefore changes to brightness, sharpness, contrast and zoom may be best completed by yourself. HERE IS A LITE GUIDE TO SHOW YOU HOW:

TIP: As part of your Installation you should test the 3G/4G Signal and remote access. Make sure you can access the camera remotely, if you are in a out of town area or have some bad luck with the local Cellular Mast, it may be better to complete these changes locally (when your laptop is connected to the Router / Access the camera through its Local IP Address).

Please note: the below Live Video stream on the focus is not full 8MP, its a reduced in Megapixel, compressed feed, used only for Optical Zoom clarification.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: We cant stress this enough, some of the best camera images we have are from cameras left in their default settings. These image enhancements are optional and a few small changes may help.

Most Common Used:

  • Remote Focus & Zoom
  • Image Sharpness & Brightness
  • Wide Dynamic Range – Dynamic Contrast
  • Shutter Speed – Mainly for indoor projects, letting light into the sensor is good on a dark image, but can be too bright when the sun comes back out. Be careful with this one.

Check the current image view using the Set Up Image GRAB URL (keep it open in your browser ) >> Make a note or Screen Grab ( use Tiny Take by Mango ) your current settings >> Make any changes you like & save >> Open a new tab next to the current downloaded image and capture a new one >> Compare the 2 x images and see if it was better before or after your changes >> Save and keep the same or go back to how they was before.


Access the camera, click “SET UP” at the Top Right, See “BASIC SET UP” now top left menu, Select number 5 “FOCUS & ZOOM”.

You could try these settings at home, your back yard or even the office before the camera is taken to site.

REMOTE ZOOM AND FOCUS

Its not mandatory to change the zoom settings, a lot of the time cropping is preferred in Post Production.

  • Perform an auto focus. Lens adjustment, zoom in and out and perform an advanced focus. The advanced focus is where you create a designated area that you would like to focus on.

Please note: the Live video stream on the focus is not full 8MP, its a reduced in Megapixel, compressed feed, used only for Optical Zoom clarification

REMOTE CAMERA & IMAGE SETTINGS

  • Most common settings that make a difference to the image: Exposure, Gain and Shutter Speed. Here you can also change brightness and sharpness and more.

ACCESS: Log into the Camera, click “Set Up” top right, menu then on the left, Select “Video” then ” Camera ” Settings ”

These settings are from our Advanced 8MP Cellular Time Lapse Camera.


CHANGE, SAVE, REFRESH & REPEAT. . . .

As mentioned above, the best thing to do: Download a live image from the Camera using the “Set Up Image GRAB” URL, evaluate the image and leave it open in your web-browser Tab. Make what ever changes you like and save them. Don’t forget to make a note of the settings encase you want to change back to them. Open a new web-browser tab next to the current downloaded image. Copy and paste the image Grab URL into the new Tab and hit Go or Refresh. This will now download the new image. Flip between the 2 x Tabs and see if the change of settings improved the image to your own preference. If it did, great and you can now move onto more settings. If not, that’s OK, just change back to the original and save.


Wide Dynamic Range – Enable Dynamic Contrast

WDR mode is an on-camera technology that extends the time lapse camera’s range, to cover a greater span between the bright and the dark areas in the image. The simplest method of combatting WDR is using Dynamic Contrast, a capability built-in to most of our cameras.

In this method, the camera’s sensor captures an image with a higher bit depth (an internal property that translates to dynamic range) than what the camera can actually deliver. The camera then performs advanced tone mapping, in which some brightness levels are dropped, to decrease the bit depth to a format that a computer screen can handle. Both the darkest and the brightest parts are taken into account, resulting in more details at both ends of the scale.

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