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How to Fix Camera Smearing

Smearing video is caused by dropped packet video data creating issues decoding the stream.

Smearing can be caused by:

  • Network issues
  • Camera overloaded
  • Bitrate is set too high

Example of camera "smearing"

Steps to fix:

  • Lower bitrate
  • Lower video resolution
  • Update camera firmware
  • Reduce framerate
  • Ensure GOP is set to double the framerate (ex. 15FPS/30GOP)
  • Verify ethernet cable is good
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