Good evening everyone!
Over the last couple weeks, more and more of my cloud library recordings have a lot of solid gray color on them. I still receive the correct smart notifications on my Lock Screen. Additionally, sometimes the recording will go from working to almost solid gray screen. Or other times it’ll start in an almost solid gray screen and go to working again. This happens in my clips that pick up motion. It happens to both my Ultra cameras, but never at the same time.
This has happened in the past too but went away.
Anyone else experience this issue before?
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Past few weeks.
I thought it would’ve been one of my devices but I’ve tried multiple devices to dl/view and they’re all grayed out.
The only ones that actually work are the cloud saved ones in 4K.
Must be an issue on server side.
I have the same issue, but just with recordings on the memory card in the base station. Actually a few strange things happen
- not all recordings are shown in my cloud memory, but if they are showing up in the cloud I can view them and the recordings are OK; some recordings are definitely missing (car coming into driveway etc.), but no detectable pattern here
- the memory card has more recordings, but since a few weeks they are solid gray and can not be played
Will try some things today (reboot station, reset camera etc.)
I opened a support case with Arlo late last week (#41883421) for this issue.
So far they have had me delete the Arlo app and re-install it which made no difference.
I did also let them know it is happening on my wife's Arlo app on the exact same video thumbnails, I granted her access. I also saw it on the my.arlo.com as well.
I have troubleshoot further by deleting the activity zones, removing the CVR plan.
After looking into further troubleshooting, it 'seems' this only happens during the day, when it is sunny and hot out.
It does not happen in the early mornings or in the evening once the sun is going down.
Any help from the Arlo employees would be greatly appreciated (as always)!! Can you please check on my open case or confirm if the very hot part of the day is causing my new problem.
Thank you as always!
I still not heard from Arlo support at all since last Friday. Could you please help?
everyone, can anyone let me know if you’ve ever experienced this issue and if so how you resolved? It just started a few weeks ago for me.
I saw the same here, and simply deleted the Old downloaded recordings from my iPhone 11 Pro.
On your iPhone, Go to Settings, SYSTEM, Clear downloaded videos, and all will be OK again.
[if some of the old recordings are important to retain on your iPhone, make a note of them, and scroll back later on and down load them again]
Note: I am not sure why this is necessary, I certainly was not out of memory capacity. My iPhone 11 Pro has 256GB available...
Arlo Smart Hub: Hardware, VMB5000r4, SD Card 32GB, Firmware, 126.96.36.199_633_62dfaa0
Arlo Ultra Cameras (3): Hardware H6, Firmware, 1.070.50.4_223_df6cd69
No Smart Plan: expired in June 2020, not planning to renew.
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014), macOS Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73)
iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 13.6 (17G68)
hi Jessica, unfortunately it’s been a week today and Arlo Support has not contacted back at all. I sent them additional messages as well with no response.
I will PM you now as well to follow up.
I was thinking more, could another test be to remove my two Ultra cameras from my account/reset and then add them back to my account.
Instead this time, connect my two Ultra cameras directly to my home WiFi instead of connecting them to my Smart Hub?
My only question before I do that is can my Arlo audio doorbell continue to try my front yard camera when it is pressed?
fyi my production setup:
qty 2 ultra cameras
qty 1 audio doorbell battery powered (no home chime)
qty 1 plug in Arlo door chime
I am asking about performing this step because I have one Arlo beta camera in ‘Staging’ at home that is connected to my home WiFi with no issues regarding gray thumbnails.
Thank you in advance for your continued time and wisdom!
Thank you for your help
Count me as another that has this happening just recently. I have an Ultra 2 system, and it seems that randomly some of the cameras will show the snapshot image of the video with gray/green artifacts - pretty much like the software used to extract the image from the video isn't working properly. Playing the video and it looks just fine - only the thumbnail image is corrupted. Here are some samples from just today - sometimes the camera is fine, then it isn't, then it is again. The image appears this way on my iPhones, iPads, and the website.
I'll add that "Package Detection" seems to think a school bus is a package. LOL.
If you have two or less signal bar for your camera, I would suggest to move your camera(s) closer to the Base Station/SmartHub as there could be some interference. The following materials reduce signal strength the most:
- Large quantities of water, such as the water in a fish tank or water heater
- Glass, especially mirrors
- Unusually thick walls and ceilings
If you're still experiencing this issue, please contact the Support Team to further investigate this issue. You will find several options for contacting support in the provided link.