High Resolution & Mechanical Filter
This tough camera provides crystal clear 1000 TV line images and includes a built-in infrared array for picture-perfect nighttime vision. An OSD menu lets users adjust it for best operation in any environment. An automatic mechanical IR filter prevents focus shift when switching from day mode to night mode, a common issue with cameras that contain an IR array.
The infrared subsystem has 40 LEDs that radiate infrared light up to 85 feet;, depending on conditions. The Easy Access hatch gives users the ability to fine-tune the IR system for best performance. The SMART IR system, available in the on-screen display menu, can be turned on for automatic control.
Sometimes all of the features available with modern CCTV 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.
Wide Dynamic Range
Wide dynamic range or digital wide dynamic range (WDR and DWDR, respectively) are advanced forms of image compensation. Both features, which are part of the chipset and adjustable through the OSD menu, protect video images by filtering out high levels of backlight while preserving foreground colors & luminance values. In action, dynamic range activity captures two images one with short exposure and one with longer exposure and combines them digitally or through an analog process in order to keep the best qualities.
Dynamic Noise Reduction
Noise creeps into video images in surveillance networks from a variety of sources. Sometimes it's voltage spikes, sometimes the CCD sensor creates spontaneous noise bursts. Sometimes noise is triggered by the scene itself. Dynamic noise reduction is a variety of methods used to eliminate noise, which appears as grainy imaging or blurred video. The OSD menu can be used to turn these features on and off and control how they function. These features are labeled as DNR, 2DNR, and 3DNR, each one being better than the one preceding it.
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.
Extended IR Operation
Extended infrared operation is one step above regular infrared operation you'll find in other cameras. It means the imaging system can pick up very low levels of light during the night, like that provided by distant street-lamps out house lights, and use it during IR mode to provide color imaging when possible. During IR mode most cameras provide only a b/w image, but EIR operation allows color reproduction outside of the IR range if the scene has enough usable light.