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The extension does have two different resolution settings for the camera. Increasing resolution will improve image quality, but also puts more stress on your computer. You can learn more general information about camera resolutions and image quality here.

The LASR Advanced Camera is not a regular webcam, which means it may do some things that normal webcams do not do.

1.) The LASR Advanced Camera can see infrared. Infrared does not have a color, so the camera represents it as white. This can cause colors in the camera feed to be washed out. This is a feature of seeing infrared, not of this specific camera, and is required to work with infrared laser devices.

2.) The high-framerate mode is going to have some image quality degredation. This is simply a limitation of the technology that is available within reasonable price ranges.



Gain Issues:



Example of gain issues:



Symptoms:
Inconsistent fuzziness, graininess, speckles, flashes, "mosquito noise" in the camera image.

Cause: The camera is struggling to get a good image because the lighting is too low.

Cure: Increase your lighting.

==== Gain issues can interfere with shot detection if severe. ====



Infrared Interference:


Example of minor infrared "wash out":



Symptoms: Reddish/blueish hue to camera image, severely washed out colors and details in camera image, any light that is visible to the camera but not the naked eye.

Cause: The camera can see infrared light, which normal human eyes cannot. Infrared light is generated by natural lighting (sun), older incandescent light bulbs (CFLs, flourescents, LEDs are fine), remote controls, and certain types of heaters.

Cure: Reduce or eliminate the source of the infrared interference. This may mean closing a window or blind, moving to a different room, or even changing lightbulbs.

==== Infrared interference can interfere with shot detection if severe. ====



General image quality:


Example of a normal camera image:



Symptoms: Fuzziness, low grade image.

Cause: May be inherent to your resolution settings, may also be out-of-focus.

Cure: Adjust the focus by turning the lense on the front of the camera. Only slight adjustments are usually needed. Be careful not to remove the lense or overtighten it, as this can damage the camera.