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Toggle High Dynamic Range (HDR) for a video device

Cameras equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) can show more detail in the dark shadows and bright highlights of an image. HDR is especially useful for capturing clear video in areas with harsh lighting conditions (e.g., a camera on a covered porch, under an awning, facing a bright light source, etc.).

Requirements

  • A Video-enabled account
  • One of the following video devices:
    • 1080p Indoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V515)
    • 1080p Indoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V523/523X)
    • 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V723/723X)
    • 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera with Two-Way Audio (ADC-V724/724X)
    • Alarm.com Video Doorbell (ADC-VDB770)
    • Pro Series 1080p Dome PoE Camera (ADC-VC827P)
    • Pro Series 1080p Dome PoE Camera with Varifocal Lens (ADC-VC847PF)
    • Pro Series 4MP Bullet PoE Camera with Varifocal Lens (ADC-VC728PF)
    • Pro Series 4MP Varifocal Turret Camera (ADC-VC838PF)

To toggle HDR for a video device:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Video.
  3. On the Video banner, click Settings.
  4. Using the Video Device dropdown menu, select the camera.

    Video device select.PNG
     
  5. Click Video Device Image.

    Video device image.png
     
  6. Click to select or deselect HDR (High Dynamic Range).

    HDR select.PNG
     
  7. Click Save.

HDR comparison

Without HDR With HDR

722 No HDR.jpg

ADC-V722W: 88º field of view, no HDR

723 HDR.jpg

ADC-V723/723X: 117º field of view, HDR

522 No HDR.jpg

ADC-V522IR: No HDR

523 HDR.jpg

ADC-V523/523X: HDR

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