In this article, I will show you how to solve horizontal (waves) lines in cctv camera’s.
In some cases, your CCTV video may not be very clear and it may have waves on the monitor.
There are a lot of reasons which could be causing these waves in CCTV video.
If you wish to solve them you must know these reasons as well.
After all, watching an important recording can be interrupted due to these waves.
The following are some of the causes as well as solutions for waves in CCTV video.
Light source coming in way of camera
One of the main causes of waves in CCTV videos is light source coming in way of camera directly.
If a light falls directly on the camera, then the video that comes to you or the feed transmitted may not be clear and may result in waves.
What happens is that most security cameras are single chip CCD sensor ones.
If these are faced with extra bright light then the pixels get overwhelmed and the waves that you see are basically electrical interference of light sensor.
Problem with the DVR power supply or camera power supply
Camera waves on the video feed of a CCTV camera suggest that there is a 60 Hz AC component in the video.
This means that the DVR/NVR power supply and camera power supply received by it is improper and needs to be changed.
Problems with the Cat 5, 6 / Coaxial cable shield
Another common cause for waves in CCTV camera is problem with the Cat 5 ,6 or Coaxial shield.
Check if the Cat 5 ,6 or Coaxial shield if touching any equipment or not.
Cat 5 ,6 Coaxial shield is basically a category 5 ,6 cable used in computer networks which provides 100 MHz of performance.
Try a different camera
If the problem continues or is not resolved, then you can also try a camera with Wide Dynamic Range camera.
You can also try a CMOS sensor camera because such a device does not face the problem of waves.
But it is important to keep in mind that even a CMOS sensor camera has a problem with too much direct light.
This is so because extra light can burn out the pixels of the camera and will hence not let the camera produce a clear feed.