Cameras and Image Quality

Cameras and Image Quality

HD Wi-Fi Cameras

Cameras: Understanding Field of View (FOV) and lenses

The field of view of a security camera, also called the viewing angle, is the area that the camera can see. On a specification sheet, you will see the field of view...

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Configuration: Mainstream vs substream

Mainstream and substream are two different video streams used to view your camera footage. Mainstream: is the primary video feed. Mainstream provides the highest video quality, and is the stream the...

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DVR / NVR: Finding compatible cameras

Lorex camera compatibility varies depending on your DVR / NVR series. Check the following compatibility charts for more information: Wireless accessory cameras compatibility chart Wireless range extender antennas compatibility...

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DVR / NVR: Number of cameras supported

Most DVR / NVR systems have 4, 8, 16 or 32 channels, the number of channel ports on the back of the recorder is generally the number of cameras that can be...

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Image Quality: Color tint on camera

Ambient light levels and color temperature can affect the camera image quality. If the video feed appears tinted the ambient light may be causing an issue with the infrared (IR) LEDs...

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Image Quality: Distorted picture

Many factors, including installation, cables, and environmental factors, can affect the camera video feed quality. If you notice the camera video feed is distorted, blurry, pixelated, has wavy lines, or static, you...

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Image Quality: No picture on monitor / TV after connecting to DVR / NVR

If you have connected your DVR / NVR system to a monitor and are not seeing a picture, it may be related to issues with your cables, monitor, or DVR / NVR...

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Image Quality: No video feed from camera

If video feed is not displaying for a specific camera on your DVR / NVR system you will need to check your camera connection. To check camera connections: Connect...

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Image Quality: Security camera lighting facts and tips

If you are experiencing color variations in image quality while using your Lorex by FLIR DVR / NVR system, you may need to adjust the position of cameras and other settings to...

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IP Cameras: Restoring default settings

Some IP cameras have a reset button on the camera. A manual reset will restore the camera to default settings. To reset the IP camera to default settings: Ensure that...

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