Hi, image quality seems good, but I did not compare it to what it looked like before. I also received an alert for both normoal and night modes. No stuttering or latency, but I was on the same wifi 2.4 network. No observed glitches so far.
I’m assuming this update does not fix the 2-3 second choppy livestream on LTE.
One of my cameras is making the clicking noise during the day now, previously it made the clicking noise at dusk and when someone would turn the light on in the room that it is pointed towards. It has something to do with going back and forth between night vision.
In my case looks like video quality is much improved when there are background lights. I have my camera indoors, facing a window. Before, the window would wash out like half of the image, now i can clearly see the outline of the window while the interior is also well visible. thumbs up!
LikeWyze, I don’t know how you did it, but the helicopter noise is almost eliminated. Great job!
I didn’t have high hopes for you being able to do what you did with a firmware update. At first, I thought you may have just implemented a digital squelch to cut audio when average sound level was below a threshold, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squelch
There is still a large delay in the audio stream compared to the video stream, so something that makes noise (like the sound of the IR-Cut filter changing positions) follow the time they happened in the video by 5 or 6 seconds.
Before ungrading from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 I did the following procedure, and did it again after the upgrade:
The v2 camera in the garage was on Auto (and in night mode).
I used the “record” feature on my Android Wyze app and waited a bit, then pressed “mode” button so it switched from auto in night mode to night mode. You can hear a small sound (the filter didn’t have to move), then waited about 10 seconds, and pressed the mode button again, this time forcing it into daylight mode. You will see the video change but you won’t hear the click until much later. Then I press the mode button again back to auto mode, and it switched back to night mode. Again you will notice the audio delay.
In the Wyze_v2_18.104.22.168.mp4 file you will hear the helicopter noise (turn up volume, but leave it same on both videos). What is interesting that I hadn’t noticed before is that immediately after the camera moves the IR-cut filter, the frequency of the sound slows down, it reminds me of an old one-cylinder engine that was running, then a load was put on it and it slowly recovers.
The Wyze_v2_22.214.171.124.mp4 file has the same test steps, but the noise is almost non-existent. You will hear the soft click when it tries to move the filter to the night mode but it is already in night mode, then the loud click when it switches from night mode to day mode, and then another loud click when it moves back to auto (but switches to night mode).
Thanks. What I was trying to ask was if I could download the firmware and manually update it as outlined in the steps below(refer link). I am not a part of the Beta program yet, however, want to try the new firmware for one of my cameras.
I did try the steps below without any success. While powering up the camera with the reset button on, the instructions mention I should wait for the solid light before releasing it. The Blue light never came on and the camera appeared to get into “Ready to Connect” mode. The camera then get into flashing yellow thereafter.
I will avoid manual upgrade if it is not recommended.
**********LikeWyze’s instructions for V2
This is for WyzeCam v2 testers only for now. Once v2 is shipped this will apply to all v2 users.
Here is the instruction: (different from v1 firmware)
Download a specific version of firmware, unzip it, put it on root directory of your SD card and rename it to ‘demo.bin’
Power off your camera, insert your SD card
Hold the setup button, plug in your USB cable, keep holding the setup button for 3-6 seconds
Once the light is solid blue, release the button and wait for 3-4 minutes. The camera will reboot and change light status during this time.
After it is done, your camera should be functioning with original setup. No need to re-setup your camera!