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G3 Pro Black/White in the night?

I have 6 G3 cams, they have color in the night. Now I tried the G3 Pro and it is Black/White in the night. Settings are equal. Does anybody knows why this is?

 

 

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Re: G3 Pro Black/White in the night?

AFAIK the cam deliberately switches to B&W mode when IR is turned on.  Retracting the IR cut filter changes the colours somewhat, but I personally would prefer to see colour as it can be an important bit of evidence.

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Re: G3 Pro Black/White in the night?

But i do not understand why the other cams are in colour. And even if I turn to manual IR it does not change... 

 

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Re: G3 Pro Black/White in the night?

I agree there's no reason to switch to black and white. I suppose the thinking is that colors are distorted (sometimes greatly) in IR mode, but so are black and white. I have dark clothing that appears almost white when the camera is using IR. And I've seen object go the other way, as well. That context may need to be presented along with the camera evidence regardless of whether the video is color or B&W.
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Re: G3 Pro Black/White in the night?

At least give me the choice for b/w or colour. 

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Re: G3 Pro Black/White in the night?


@Melvinv wrote:

But i do not understand why the other cams are in colour. And even if I turn to manual IR it does not change... 

 


The other cams use a different sensor.

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