Is there a way to turn off automatic-gain control on a Sarix camera?

Issue

Gain is a type of signal amplification used to make dark scenes brighter. A customer may wish to turn off automatic-gain control (AGC), so they can manually configure the gain on the camera.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

Sarix cameras, all versions

Cause

You cannot turn off automatic-gain control on a Sarix camera.

Resolution

You cannot turn off AGC on a Sarix camera. However, the maximum gain can be specified in the Web interface for the camera. Automatic gain adjustments will still be made within the constraints you specify. To set the maximum gain, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Web interface for the camera.
  2. Click on Login
  3. Enter in the user name and password for the camera. (By default, they are both admin)
  4. Click on Settings
  5. Hover your mouse over the Imaging tab.
  6. Click on Exposure
  7. Adjust the slider below Max gain (dB)