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📸Cameras & Camera Software => Legacy non Wi-Fi X10 Cameras => Camera General Discussion => Wired Cameras => Topic started by: djdebry on April 08, 2013, 09:42:13 AM

Title: SC15A Image Burn-in
Post by: djdebry on April 08, 2013, 09:42:13 AM
I recently got my X10 SC15A wired camera out of storage and when I tested it, saw a previous
image ghost on the TV. The camera still works but the ghost image clouds the picture. Yes, I did
clean off the lens and protective cover, so it is not dirt. The ghost is a previous view of my old
front door which is where I had the camera trained during its first use. It is not a problem with
the TV

I'm not sure what kind of hardware is used in the camera (CCD or other image processsor) but
I did try to de-gauss the camera with a rather strong horseshoe magnet to no avail. What can I do?

Title: Re: SC15A Image Burn-in
Post by: Brian H on April 08, 2013, 10:27:26 AM
The SC15A sales page says CMOS Sensor.
Title: Re: SC15A Image Burn-in
Post by: dave w on April 08, 2013, 11:36:17 AM
I doubt it is permanent. Burn-in on an old camera with tube pick-up could be remedied by pointing camera at a light source for a few minutes (at the expense of the tube phosphors). I'm not sure what could cause burn-in on a CMOS sensor, but do recall that CMOS has a substrate amp for each pick-up pixel. Don't know if long term fixed image could cause some type of "permanence" in the conduction of these amps or not, but predict the burn-in will eventually go away. $0.02