Lighting Conditions Impact Picture Quality

Symptom:

When using the system in a personal environment, where lighting may not be optimal, the picture quality is impacted.

Problem:

The default video input settings are tuned for well-lit office environments.

Workaround:

Adjust the camera settings in the system web interface. Each environment differs; the amount you adjust the brightness and sharpness depends on your unique lighting and placement situations.

Procedure

  1. In the system web interface, go to Audio/Video > Video Inputs > Input 1.
  2. Adjust the Brightness slider.
    Increase brightness in low light environments and decrease brightness in environments with strong single sources of light.
    Note: Increasing and decreasing brightness may cause you to lose fine detail in areas with excess lighting or shadows.
  3. Adjust the Sharpness slider.
    Increasing the sharpness provides more detail.
  4. Adjust the Color Saturation slider.
    Increasing color saturation can correct washed out colors in low light situations.
  5. Select Save.