Integrator Camera Optimization Preferences

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 27, 2017

How do integrators make cameras 'better'? What settings or optimizations do they change?

~150 integrators told IPVM what they do.

First, they answered:

How often do you optimize camera image quality settings? In what scenarios or applications?

And secondly, they replied with which settings and why:

What, if any, camera image quality settings do you typically optimize? Why?

Inside, we explain the most common optimizations do and share color commentary of their reasons for them.

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common optimized application

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common settings optimized

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Never/No *************

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  • "******* ******** ** *** *****. ******* ****** **** ** ** reset ** ** ***'* **** ****** ******** **** ****."

Wide ******* *****/********* ************

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  • "*** ** ******* ***** ******* *** ****** ** **** ******** difficult ******** **********"

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  • "** **** ** *** ***** ******* ** **** ******* **** default ** "****** *******" *** ***** ******** *** *******."

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Exposure/Shutter *****/****

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  • "****** ******** ******** *** ***** *** ***** ** *******"
  • "******** - ** *** **** ** ****** ***** *** ***** are ********* ***** **** ****** ******** ** *** ** ******"
  • "**** (**) & ******** ****: *** **** *** ***** **** stable *** **** *****."
  • "*** ******* ***** *******, **** ******* *****, *** ****** ******* gain ******* ** ******** ****** ***** ** *****."
  • "******* ***** - *** *** ***** ******* *** *** **** video (*****, ***, *** **** ** ** *** ***** ** view)"
  • "******* **** ** *** **** ******. ** *** *** ******* recorded ***** ***** ** ********."

Comments (6)

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