Do you have any images of it so we can see what it looks like?
It could be an iris issue. It could imply the iris is too far open and that the camera cannot adjust its shutter speed to compensate. Is this a manual iris or auto iris camera? What's the model?
IPVMU Certified | 02/18/14 02:15pm
The camera is a GE dome camera (GEC-DRHDNU-VA3 I think).
Thanks for the images and the model number. Definitely helps!
First guess is that the auto-iris controls broke and that as it gets sunnier the camera is not closing down the iris. It's an older camera so I am also guessing that it does not have an electronic shutter control (depending just on iris).
Let's see what others have to say.
Btw, analog cameras are pretty expensive. My gut feel would simply be to change it rather than troubleshoot or repair.
I bet, it becomes brighter as the day progresses, right? If so, sounds like a stuck lens. Just replacing the lens might do.
Just curious, how many cameras is this affecting? Did they all start exhibiting it around the same time?
IPVMU Certified | 02/18/14 11:25pm
yeah I figured I would have to replace the cameras. Just found it curious that 7 out of 20 cameras would have the same issue within a relatively short time frame.
Claudia, try out the OSD settings like Ethan says first, but if that don't pan out and you don't wanna put'em out to pasture just yet, AND you only need them domes in the daytime:
Try an ol' slammer trick, slappin one of them smoky dome covers on it. Some domes even come with both smoky and clear when you buy'em. If you're not so lucky, I seen'em on amazon for 15 smackers. Worth a shot, barely.