The auto light level when using infrared night vision makes nearby bright objects visible but makes the area of interest far too dark to see. I want to see my driveway, not the little bit of the overhang near the camera. The overhang is really bright and the auto light level darkens EVERYTHING until the overhang isn’t washed out. This makes my driveway pitch black.
What you need to do is one of two things. Repoint the camera so the close up stuff is not in the image. Or turn off the IR lights on the camera and add external IR lights somewhere else that will illuminate the driveway and not the overhang near the camera. That does also have the advantage that bugs will not be attracted to the IR lights on the camera and look like large monsters. same advantage with dust, and flying debris.
Yes, pointing the camera away from the close up objects is the only way without extra equipment to reduce the bright spot. All the IR light is reflecting off of that object causing it to be super bright, and the camera is trying to correct for that by lowering the overall brightness, causing the rest of the frame to be dark.
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Ditto on everything above.
The Light\Bright Leveling Auto Exposure is not adjustable. Your FOV is.
I had a similar problem with a v3 that I had mounted next to a yard light. I bent a small piece of sheet metal, painted flat black and mounted it between my camera and the light. Cured the problem. Don’t know if this would work for you, but it might be worth a try.