1/2.8 Sony Exmor Video Processor
Superior image reproduction comes from quality components. This camera uses the latest Exmor video processor chipset, optics, and a 3-megapixel rated video sensor to produce high definition video in SDI format. It uses a motorized auto-focus zoom lens capable of 18x magnification and is sensitive to infrared light. IR mode video is protected by a mechanical filter.
User Programmable Features
The OSD menu of this camera can be adjusted to fit any surveillance environment. Individuals can adjust many operating parameters, including noise reduction, highlight compensation, back-light compensation, sharpness and more.
The bad guys learn about CCTV cameras just like everyone else. Sometimes they can shine a bright light into the lens, effectively dazzling the camera and making it unfit for imaging details like faces and other identifying factors. HLC is a method based in the chipset, and adjustable through the OSD menu, that is was designed to combat this technique.
In operation, HLC identifies the highest luminance points and masks them. It reduces the haze or halo of blurry white light that can form and eliminates disabling glare. Depending on the product OSD menu, you can often select the mask color, sensitivity and transparency.
When a video sensor images a scene it converts values of light into digital data. When an object is surrounded by light that originates behind the object, then details and color can be lost. Backlight compensation is a method that is built into the chipset and adjustable through the OSD menu that corrects data originating from this type of scene.
A camera without backlight compensation will often create a foreground image that appears too dark compared to the area surrounding it. The image appears like this because the sensor is compensating for the surrounding light. Intelligent backlight compensation attempts to protect the foreground subject and damps the surrounding light that might overpower the sensor. It helps to make sure that contrast, hue, and colors appear correctly.
White Balance Correction
White balance problem manifest themselves in the way colors are reproduced in comparison to white, which can be used as a base for comparison. Photographs of winter scenes showing snow with a blueish-tint is a common manifestation of a white balance problem.
All light has different qualities depending on its source. Sunlight, florescent light, incandescent light and reflected light exhibit different color temperatures. Auto-tracking white balance makes sure the color white is reproduced accurately. Some surveillance environments present unique lighting challenges, and if color reproduction is important than you want to select a security camera that has white balance features.
Sometimes all of the features available with modern surveillance products force installers to spend a lot of time setting each parameter individually until the camera operates in an acceptable manner. Each surveillance environment differs in lighting, movement, color, so this process can be frustrating and time consuming. Eclipse figured out a way to make this initial setup process faster.
PrePro stands for Pre-programmed settings. Pre-programmed settings activate when you reset the product to its default (factory) settings. When reset to default, all levels for options are set to optimal for the widest variety of surveillance settings. This pre-set default is perfect for many installations, but it can t handle every situation. It will handle most jobs and reduce the initial setup to a fraction of the time normally spent.