Open the Exposure Settings dialog to adjust the exposure settings of the camera and to optimize it for the current lighting condition. The MOBOTIX camera is equipped with several automatic features so that the best possible images can be created under all weather and lighting conditions. Normally, only extreme conditions call for manual modifications of the exposure settings. When modifying settings manually, you should always start with the factory default settings.
|Automatic Contrast||The automatic contrast should always be activated in order to create high-contrast images under all lighting conditions.|
Changing the Brightness parameter will adjust the entire image area.
This parameter also is used for adjusting the brightness of an image. However, it only affects the darker portions of an image.
This feature improves the contrast of dark images.
|Lens F-Number||Select a an F-stop number in order to correct the exposure of the camera.|
Exposure windows are defined image areas that are used for exposure and color adjustments. To facilitate exposure window positioning, you can select from a number of pre-defined exposure windows.
Pre-defined Exposure Windows:
Using this parameter, you can define how much the exposure windows are to be considered for exposure control--relative to the remainder of the image.
The factory default setting is 100% which means that only the exposure windows are used for exposure control.
|White Balance Weighting||
Using this parameter, you can define how much the exposure windows are to be considered for white balancing--relative to the remainder of the image.
The factory default setting is Total which means that the entire image is used for white balance.
Using this parameter, you can influence the average brightness within the exposure windows. Note that too high a value may affect the exposure time.
|Minimum Average Brightness||
This parameter controls the average brightness that will maintained by the software amplification in dark images. Note that a value that is too high may increase image noise.
on: Shows exposure window(s) as green box(es).
The other options (Histo Raw Inside, Histo Raw Outside, ...) show additional histograms with parameters of specific image processing features.
|Exposure Program||The factory default setting is the exposure program 0. Select a negative value to use a program with shorter exposure times. This will reduce motion blur, but may increase image noise. Select a positive value to use a program with longer exposure times for images with less image noise.|
|Max. Exposure Time||Set the maximum exposure time in seconds.|
|Min. Exposure Time||Set the minimum exposure time in seconds.|
|Frequency of Power Supply||
This parameter sets the camera to the power supply frequency of the respective country to prevent interference.
The factory default setting for Europe is 50 Hz. For Canada, the U.S.A. and Japan, set the power supply frequency to 60 Hz.
|Note:||The camera displays the current exposure settings of the image sensors at the end of the dialog.|
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.