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erniejt

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No Color from Vanguard Camera
« on: July 09, 2011, 02:27:29 AM »

I'm getting a nice clear picture from my Vanguard camera. but it's in black and white not color like it should be. Wha' happen'd??
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 06:22:28 AM »

Are you using the wireless receiver or the optional hard wired video cable method?
Are you using a VA12A to display the video on a computer or a composite video input maybe on a TV?

The X10 Knowledgebase has a whole section on the Vanguard Camera. Maybe some tips there.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/Vanguard
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 10:24:57 AM »

I'm getting a nice clear picture from my Vanguard camera. but it's in black and white not color like it should be. Wha' happen'd??
Boomer, give us a clue: did it ever have color? In other words, could it be bad out of the box?
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 01:51:53 AM »

Yes, it had color out of the box.
I'm using a hard wire arrangement with the VA12A
I've checked the Knowledge base, but I'll look again.
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 12:23:16 PM »

Is there anyway to check the composite feed directly out of the camera? Or at the input of the VA12A? (You will need a TV with video inputs, or feed to a VCR for a few seconds then play back on TV)

If it is B&W there you probably have a camera failure.
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No Color from Vanguard Camera update
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 05:44:22 PM »

The camera appears to be good. I've used it with Blue Iros and Argus software and got color from both. I thought maybe the video adapter (V12a?) was bad. I happened to have a spare so I tried that and still no color. Now I'm thinking its somehitng in the ICC software.
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 06:23:13 PM »

Do you know what version ICC you are using?
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 03:38:45 AM »

It's the latest being offered on the download center page.
BTW, just for giggles I also tried the Sentinel software with the same results.
Vanguard ICC and Sentinel ICC ARE supposed to be in color aren't they?
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2011, 03:41:16 AM »

BTW #2, I have totally removed and re-installed both Vanguard and Sentinel twice! Black & White still!
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 12:50:24 AM »

I think I found the cure!!!
I've been running under Windows 7 64 bit. I was reading about all the problems people are having when they combine the VA15A with Win7 64 bit, so I replaced 64 with 32 and BINGO!!  I have color again!!
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Re: No Color from Vanguard Camera
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 02:14:02 AM »

OOOPS! I meant VA12a not va15a. (hopefully you knew what I meant anyway)
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