G1W-S changing color after dark based on more light suddenly being available.

country_hick

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With almost no light other than my headlights I unplugged the cam. After plugging it back in it went from white to yellow light on the display and in the video. This change in color lasted for 1 minute or more. When I got to a stop sign another car was coming up the road.

@viofo @OCD Tronic There is a color shift from yellow to white when the other cars headlights shone in front of me.
I had HDR on. What is HDR? Is it the same as WDR? Is that what caused the color shift?

I was pleasantly surprise that skid marks on tar showed up after dark. I thought I would have to shine light directly on the skid marks to see them but that was unnecessary.

The biggest problem I see is the audio recorded is very low. Static is heard more than anything else.

Will future firmware updates fix these problems?

 
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There is a long China holiday this week, so factory might not be able to comment until they return. I don't have enough G1W-S experience to comment on the color shifting but firmware development is on-going with all VIOFO products. I don't see any updated firmware for G1W-S yet on http://support.viofo.com/support/home
Audio might not be as good as the A119/A119S, I'll have to test one myself. (don't have one installed currently)
 

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There is a long China holiday this week, so factory might not be able to comment until they return. I don't have enough G1W-S experience to comment on the color shifting but firmware development is on-going with all VIOFO products. I don't see any updated firmware for G1W-S yet on http://support.viofo.com/support/home
Audio might not be as good as the A119/A119S, I'll have to test one myself. (don't have one installed currently)
Viofo have told me there are no plans for further firmware upgrades for this cam
 

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I'll check mine this weekend to see if it's the same but on casual viewing I haven't noticed any serious shift. Vid quality isn't the greatest with this cam except at night and even then there are better cams but not at the G1W-S's price :) I checked the thread on audio issues but it only related to recording, not qyality, and mine does OK with that.

Even as much as I like this cam for t's cheap night-time performance, it is a budget cam and not a big seller on the market so I don't expect to see much more development with it if any :(

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I think the camera is defective. Can anyone confirm?
I think the audio improved.

This video is ShAkY.
I held up my cell phone with the light in one hand while going down the road.
I was paying more attention to the almost empty road instead of closely watching what I was recording.

To save time the only parts worth looking at are...
At about 25-35 seconds the blinking blue light adds red then it goes back to just blue.
At 1:40 to 1:45 the red came on again.
I had the red blinking light constantly with no recording for at least 1/2 hour earlier that day.
I could upload an hour video showing the same issue but what would the point be?
 
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