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Old Jun 22, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kingiggy262 View Post
Could this be used and would it improve daylight color resolution on the SC2000 PZ0420?
I can't guarantee that the filter would help. It depends on whether the camera or lens already has an infrared cut filter in it. Many if not most security cameras don't have one because they are usually used indoors, or at night where its an advantage to have infrared sensitivity.

If the camera has a filter, take off the lens and see if there is a colored or highly reflective cover over the sensor. If the lens has a filter, you will likely see a red hue on the surfaces. Another way of testing the camera is to use a TV remote control and see how well the camera picks up the light from the infrared LEDs. If they show bright, then the camera lacks a good IR filter.

If you are not satisfied with the colors your camera gives, especially things like green grass showing up brown and trees white, then its highly likely that it lacks an infrared filter.

The camera you cited looks fairly typical and I suspect you can use the filter over the sensor or behind or ahead of the lens.

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Last edited by rbcodell; Jun 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM. Reason: can filter be used on this camera?