Turned brightness up and down - no effect.
Then on front camera turned off night vision - awesome miles better than Pro 1.
Then rear camera, tried turning off night vision disaster all black.
Is there something different in night mode Pro 1 vs Pro 2.
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Arlo Pro 2 ups the game by introducing 1080p resolution, a wider field of view compared to previous generation cameras, along with a host of new features that include versatile power options, 2-way audio, and advanced motion detection with activity zones. All of the above is done while maintaining the things our users love and have become synonymous with Arlo: Simple wire-free setup, Weather-resistant ruggedness, Optional 24/7 continuous video monitoring, local backup storage, and up to 7 days of free cloud storage. Not to mention, Pro2 is backwards compatible with all previous generation accessories and base stations.
The same applies at night time, where in each frame, a user can literally see more in every shot. By upgrading our image technology, we also upgraded our motion and night vision capabilities.
Some users have requested that we increase the overall “brightness” of our cameras. While seeing brighter, albeit subjective, is a valid request - simply making images brighter may not always apply to the scene that is being recorded. Every user’s setup is different, as well as the type of scene and image being captured. One fix for all situations can often result in tradeoffs in other aspects of the image quality. As an example, simply going brighter can result in oversaturated images dependent on the user’s scene.
What we did focus on addressing however, was overall image quality during high motion. Especially in security driven use cases where the action being captured could be a vandal at your front door trying to run away, we wanted to enhance the overall quality in those situations. Over the weekend, we released a FW update that reduces the amount of compression when fast motion is detected. This results in better quality videos, with minimal change in overall file size being allocated to capture that motion event.
Arlo aims to up the game in image quality with each new generation of product, and we know our users will enjoy literally seeing more in every shot, seeing more details, as well as crisper video even in fast motion scenes.
-Arlo Development Team
I did the same swap like you did and have to agree the Arlo Pro appears to have better nightvision picture quality over the Arlo Pro 2... Hopefully this isn't hardware limited and Netgear will address in a firmware upgrade...
I think maybe the field of view seems wider lens seems to pick up maybe too much from nearby light even small lamps and night vision goes into over drive.
Suspect this as when I fitted my Arlo covers the view at the extremes catches to covers.
Agree. Maybe with the increased resolution, the IRs are not powerful enough... Hopefully not, because that means the Arlo Pro 2 will be a flop and us needing to buy the next version...
Do Netgear ever join these conversations or no monitor, or just let use folk go stare crazy thinking up solutions.
The Arlo Pro was pretty darn solid. I'm only a few days into the Arlo Pro 2 and have one of the cameras going offline for no reason... Is located in the exact same spot I had my Pro sitting for months with no issues... Weird. Will troubleshoot that tonight.
Anyways, it would be wise for Netgear to be browsing this community... That is a key to their survival and being #1 in this stuff. Real world feedback is invaluable.
I was batteries and Pro 2 on batteries, not got around to drilling 25mm holes to get the darn Arlo connector through my house wall.
Thinking is it a power issue when in batteries ?
Good question - I'm running mine off the batteries.
I've noticed on a few of my cameras that the nightvision lags during a recording operation. The video is black for a second or two before slowly fading up into the nightvision view.
So I just created a topic addressing Netgear about the poor nightvision and app issues and they deleted it off from this forum... Gone! What the heck... I'm a customer of 12 Arlo Pro 2 cameras and would appreciate some more support than that...
What was the subject title of the post you're missing? I've reviewed your post history and I don't see any that were removed or filtered. Edit: I found and have released the post you're referring to, this was likely flagged automatically as spam as it's very similar to a post you already made on the same topic.
Regarding this topic, can you post some screenshots of the Night Vision issue being described?
I've escalated the feedback on this topic to the product management team. The engineering team is currently investigating the concerns being discussed here and I will provide an update as soon as I have more information.
Yea I am taking mine down and putting the PROs back up this weekend. NOt sure how these got through QA but it is a wide spread problem. Does anyone have a clear night shot?