I can't find anything in the API documentation, but does anyone know if there's an API method/call that returns information about whether the camera is currently in Night Vision mode?
Since - either by design or bug - automatic profile management doesn't exist (as described in https://amcrest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3399 and https://amcrest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6532), I'm thinking of trying to implement it myself. The idea is that on a Linux machine of mine I'd have a scheduled job that runs every minute or two and polls my cameras to check if they're in Night Vision mode or not. If the answer is different from the last poll (i.e. NV to regular mode switch or vice-versa), it would make the API call to switch the camera from Day to Night Profile (or the other way around).
I could do this by pulling a snapshot from the camera every time and checking to see if it's black & white or color, but it would be much easier and less compute effort to just ask the camera, if possible.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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jack7continued wrote:See if the following link helps. It should probably work with Amcrest but I haven't tried it. Please post a reply about it.
I appreciate the link, but (1) I don't have any computers that run Windows, and (2) I specifically don't want to use sunrise and sunset calculations, I want the camera's light detection to trigger it.
It turns out that I've figured out how to get profiles to switch on their own... see my reply at https://amcrest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3399&p=24994#p24994
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