AViPAS Starter Settings

If you have a new AViPAS PTZ camera and you are anything like me, you may be shocked when you first start it up. That is because the auto contrast, color, and other lighting settings might not present your room very well. In my case, our projector screens were blowing out the image and putting a bunch of strange digital lines on our live stream feed.

In the camera menu (accessible via remote control) or once you have connected to the camera via IP, you can begin to manually modify the settings to meet your needs. Here are some starter ideas.

On Video Parameters, start with the Style section. Do this first because it will overwrite any other settings you do. For me, this got things close to what I needed (made the projector screen look a lot better).

I then set the focus to manual (my preference) and the exposure to auto (which gave me a brighter image than I could get manually for some reason).

Set your color settings. I had to dial down the saturation on mine (and then I added some back to my livestream using OBS).

Finally, set your image settings. I didn't find that the NR (noise reduction) settings made much difference in my case.

Your settings will be retained by the camera. I hit refresh a few times here and there. The camera may want to reboot. Enjoy!

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AV-1081W 10x Full HD HDMI PTZ Camera with IP Live Streaming - White

I'll write more on this soon, but I looked through many cameras for live streaming, and I found one PTZ camera (pan, tilt, zoom, via remote control or computer, etc), that is $1000 cheaper than PTZ Optics cameras (which look great), and is from a California company. I also needed on that could show a projection screen and a room at the same time (the projection screen is much brighter typically than the room--depending on your lighting). The answer was AViPAS. For about $620 plus the $55 wall mount (Amazon price varies depending on availability), I have a great camera that can do all those things and has a two year warranty. I'm not sponsored by them or anything, but I am including some links to Amazon. The trick is to go into settings and manually adjust the picture as needed. I'll post some more on that soon. Check it out! The one below outputs via hdmi or IP (yes via IP) but there are other versions available as well including a wide angle version. Also multiple colors (white version in picture above). Previously I had used Panasonic camcorders--the newer ones have HDR which evens out the high and low contrast areas--but while great, they do not work for streaming while on a PTZ stand (or so I have been told--I didn't want to try it after people said it didn't work). I've been overjoyed to find a camera that does so many things for such a low price. Look for my AViPAS base settings post here.