Working With Exposure
What is Exposure?
In professional photography, exposure is a detailed and calculated formula that takes into account ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed, to account for the brightness and tones of an image. In Rexing dash cams, exposure means essentially the same thing: brightness. Without getting into the definition that professional photographers use, just remember that exposure = brightness.
The V1 is a terrific instrument for capturing roadside events including attempted insurance fraud, accidents and scenery. The durability of the V1 is extraordinary. The V1 passes the high heat test, capable of enduring temperatures upwards of 150 degrees. But one issue users sometimes face is unsatisfactory performance in low lighting situations. No need to worry, in this article you will learn how exposure, and your atmosphere work together to create your image, and how you can adjust these settings to get a clearer picture.
Adjusting Exposure Settings
Now, the V1 comes standard set to a +0.0 exposure, which is essentially baseline. This level of exposure will account for every day lighting scenarios, bright days, darker days, etc. The exposure and aperture both determine how much light is being allowed into the lens of the camera. So on a regular, mild day, the standard factory setting will do just fine.
The only time you want to adjust your exposure is when there is too little light, or too much light in any given location. If it is dark outside, and your footage is coming out too dark, you can simply ramp up the exposure, and your camera will maximize the amount of light it absorbs. This trick will ensure that your night vision comes out clearer.
Lets take a look at the exposure scale. These are the exposure options your camera will come with: