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18 Sep 2010
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PS3 Eye - problems with colors, picture is Vivid Blue?

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Hi,

 

I just got a started pack (ps3 eye and move controller) from amazon and I've noticed problems with colours.

 

I connected PS3 Eye to my PS3 went to Chat and noticed that the picture looks very blue. There are specific colors/materials like Black Trousers, Dark Brown pillow that is blue on the screen (vivid blue). Also the chair has a blue tint.

 

Anyone has problem like that? 

 

This was with a artifical light in the evening (Philips 60W bulb - plain normal bulb, not energy efficient one).

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hmm, the PS Eye is generally not the best camera out there anyway and tends to produce rather grainy pictures, but nothing too dire. I will be going upstairs in a sec so I will check out how my camera is and see if I notice similar patterns.
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I find i get a blue tint when the lighting is too low...
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I've been testing this now and it's definitely a problem with indoor light. When I have just the sunlight all looks fine but as soon as I switch on indoor light I see lots of blue everywhere. I'm using normal light bulb but I do have a dimmer and I'm not sure if that can cause this funny effect.

 

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Energy saving lightbulbs and VGA cameras = crap
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madeinstein wrote:

I've been testing this now and it's definitely a problem with indoor light. When I have just the sunlight all looks fine but as soon as I switch on indoor light I see lots of blue everywhere. I'm using normal light bulb but I do have a dimmer and I'm not sure if that can cause this funny effect.

 


the PS eye cams are never very good with dark rooms or artificial light which is something that annoys me, you would think sony would sort out a problem like this for their PS move but i guess they don't care do they?
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Move doesn't need any light to work. That's why the Move controller lights up.
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Ok this is how it looks like

 

The first shot is just a direct shot of the pillow using IPhone

The Second one I pointed PS3 Eye at the pillow and got a shot of what I see on my TV in PS3 Chat window.

 

As you can see the carpet in the background looks fine (the difference is just a white balance) but the pillow looks completely different. It's BLUE!

 

I've also attached the shot of the Bulb the light is coming from.

 

Is there anyone from Sony here that can comment on this? Is my camera a fault unit or is it "normal"?

 

ps3eye_blue.png

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that looks faulty mate.
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Hey,

 

I have the exact same problem! And I indeed too think it is faulty.

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191331.jpg

The above is taken from my laptop (dell xps m1530) so obviously won't be huge resolution so a good comaprison to show how dramatically the colour is

DSCF0905.JPG

The above is a picture taken from my digital SLR camera of the screen which isn't ideal but clearly shows the colour difference

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ShadowDoGGG it looks exactly the same. I've ordered replacement from Amazon and I will let you know if it's any better when I get it.

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So your blacks are blue... Let me check mine out
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This is what Sony support told me after ringing them today. It is the way the PSeye picks up certain material.

 

However, it happens for me with wood and material with small holes in it. So all a little odd. Try it with wood and speakers that have the cover on it.

 

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If anybody else can specifically look to see if they have the same affect with wood or speaker covers would be great for you to tell me.

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Seems it is indeed part of the system

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Playstation-Eye-problem-certain-things-are-...

 

This guy has already returned it before with same result.

 

Much more on this on the USA forum. Wow, can't believe how bad the colour of this camera is.

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ShadowDoGGG So Sony is saying it's normal to see black as blue?

Does anyone have a new camera that doesn't have this problem?
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The US thread is interesting, esp with one of the users "chicGeek" saying their 3rd camera was fine, so were they faulty or not, that would suggest yes?
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I didn't get chance last night but I'm pretty sure mine doesn't do that!
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Can anyone properly try this for me? I shall take a picture of the wierd things it decides to put an odd blue on but it seems to be wood and fabrics with tiny holes in.

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How are you viewing the camera footage? Through the XMB, system settings for the camera?
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