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Why, in tracking mode doesn't it record in 4k?

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Why, in tracking mode doesn't it record in 4k?

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dcfox1
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Arlo has replied in the past it is a "Hardware Limitation" and it does state that in the manual. I wish it wasn't that way like many but It is the same on Pro3 with recording going from 2k to 1080 with it activated. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC2030 | Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera
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The camera has a fixed number of pixels and fixed field of view.  The camera lens isn't moving, and cannot move to track a target.

 

So, to achieve tracking mode, the camera extracts a subset of the available pixels (1080 vs 4K) and pans that 1080 view around within the 4K fixed view, to track the target as it moves.  It's a little more complicated than that, but that's the gist of it.

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@st_shaw wrote:

The camera has a fixed number of pixels and fixed field of view.  The camera lens isn't moving, and cannot move to track a target.

 

So, to achieve tracking mode, the camera extracts a subset of the available pixels (1080 vs 4K) and pans that 1080 view around within the 4K fixed view, to track the target as it moves.  It's a little more complicated than that, but that's the gist of it.


Yes,  

 

Of course it could upscale it back up to 4K, but there wouldn't be any increase in resolution.  

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