Wide Dynamics Range provides great detail in color and contrast in difficult lighting situations such as a hallway with an outside door. The hallway may be much darker when the door is close compared to when the door is open.

Wide Dynamic Range

Quality Video in Challenging Lighting Conditions

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) improves surveillance images in scenes with varying foreground and background illumination. When WDR is off, the image in the foreground is dark with features hidden by shadows due to the bright backlighting. When WDR is on, the lighting variation is minimized and the result is an image suitable for surveillance.

How does WDR help?

The difference in extreme lighting within a scene is known as dynamic range. Cameras with the Wide Dynamic Range functionality have special software and hardware that allows them to balance foreground and background lighting for one clear image. This makes them ideal for recording areas like store entrances where the contrast between the sunshine outside and the dim lighting inside can be extremely difficult to capture and record.

Ideal Applications

The WDR feature of the Illustra cameras allows them to obtain useable video surveillance in any number of lighting situations. From a loading dock backlit by the sun, to a hotel lobby with large glass windows, the cameras can still capture video surveillance for any security need.

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  • PLEASE NOTE: If the camera you are upgrading is currently on v1.0.3 firmware or below, it will be necessary to first upgrade with the v2.0.0.411 firmware before installing v2.1.9 firmware. Please review further details in the release notes. (4/25/2018)
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