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KurtICT
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I was not impressed with video on Arlo Pro, so added an Arlo Pro 2 camera. The video doesn't seem any better. Do I need the base station for Arlo pro 2 to get 1080p?
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Johnny290
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No you do not
jguerdat
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If you want 1080 recording, be sure to select Best video in Settings, My Devices, your camera, Video Settings.

KurtICT
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I did that, but the picture still doesn't look much better.
jguerdat
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The difference isn't going to be huge - you're going from ~1megapixel reolution to 2 megapixels, and then it still gets compressed. Location/positioning may be part of this since trying to take a large view with the camera just makes everything smaller. Be sure to concentrate the camera view on what's really important.

steve_t
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I also didn't find the image looked much better, especially when you see the compression artifacts, but then I did a side by side comparison in my driveway and watched cars coming and going and looked at the point at where the number plate became unreadable. The Pro 2 definitely resolves the number plate clearly at a greater distance. The visible effect of the 1080 resolution is also decreased by the fact that the Pro 2 as a wider FOV

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