What does the term starlight infrared black light in the camera mean?
The variety of cameras is becoming more and more abundant, and various manufacturers have also introduced various names and different types of cameras. Presumably we often hear various terms such as infrared, starlight, and black light, and occasionally they may be mixed. So what do these nouns mean?
Let us introduce the common nouns and their meanings.
1. Which standards affect the picture effect of IPC?
Before introducing each term, we need to understand several important factors that affect the picture effect of cameras. It is also the difference of these hardware / software factors that makes cameras with different picture effects.
Note: The effect of the picture is also greatly related to the ISP tuning ability and the rationality of the lens matching. Here only the hardware part is introduced. Different levels of hardware configurations combine to form different types of cameras. Let's introduce common terms from three perspectives: hardware functions, types of fill light, and special application functions.
2, hardware function nouns
Generally, infrared, starlight, superstarlight, and black light actually refer to a type of camera that maintains colorful tolerance at low light levels. For example, black light level IPC can maintain colorfulness at low light levels of 0.0005 Lux (light unit), but starlight level or general Infrared needs to rely on fill light. Therefore, the higher the level, the better the matching hardware, which can keep colorful in darker environments. Among our cameras, all the types with D extension are starlight cameras, such as TL-IPC528K-WD, TL-IPC546HP-D, and those with B are black light cameras.
Note: The switching illuminance defined by different manufacturers may be different due to different hardware.
3.Type of fill light
Infrared, white, and warm light refer to the types of camera fill light. The differences are in color temperature and wavelength. The white light machine and infrared camera we often refer to are IPC with corresponding fill light. Infrared is the mainstream, but the right and wrong of the monitor screen is enabled after infrared is enabled. If you need to display colorful pictures, you need to use white / warm light to fill the light. Our full series of IPCs supporting full color are all 3000K warm light.
4, special applications and functions
In addition to the above two types of nouns, there are other nouns, but most of them are based on use and function, and many are defined by manufacturers or abbreviations. For example, TL-IPC7220-MX-DC is a mixed light ball machine with a combination of warm light and infrared light. It is because at a certain focal length, the camera is supplemented by infrared and warm light at the same time.