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Offline jwwd

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Webcam pic and sun
« on: April 19, 2007, 05:37:14 PM »
Hi

I use a wireless IP webcam pointing north-west.

On a bright sunny day - the webcam shows a white spot especially in the morning. The sun rises from behind the webcam.

I have tried to set the different parameters in the webcamsetup but without any luck.

See this clip: http://www.buskelundtoften.dk/1/vejret/2007417dayvideo.wmv

What can I do to make the webcam video better? Its difficult to move the cam to another place.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2007, 05:39:05 PM by jwwd »

Offline Budgie

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Re: Webcam pic and sun
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 10:08:38 PM »
It looks like over exposure.
It could be the camera trying to compensate for the dark roofs in the top and bottom of the picture and not being able to adjust enough for the brightness of the sky.

Would it be possible to point the camera in a different direction for a couple of days, where it can see more sky and less dark objects, to see if this makes a difference?   

Offline scudlly

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Re: Webcam pic and sun
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 01:44:57 AM »

On a bright sunny day - the webcam shows a white spot especially in the morning. The sun rises from behind the webcam.


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Would it be possible to point the camera in a different direction for a couple of days, where it can see more sky and less dark objects, to see if this makes a difference?
 

Budgie is correct you need to move your camera the dark area looks like roof over hang on the upper left of your screen is the problem
a nice sunrise should look like this
http://www.geelongweather.com/wx12.html

Trev


Offline jwwd

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Re: Webcam pic and sun
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 07:53:33 AM »
Hi

I think youre right about the black roof in the bottom and top of the pic. Its difficult for me to move the webcam - so i will try and put in some white tape infront of the webcam - maybe that would solve the problem.

Thanks for your replies.

 

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