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extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

January 25, 2017 - 12:28pm #1
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Hi,

When I use Vuforia in a Nexus 5 the camera feed is extremely dark when not in 100% strong daylight conditions. This makes Vuforia useless in 80% of the times.

I've seen many posts about this, none of them with a solution.

Is there any official response to this BUG?

The Advanced Camera API is not the solution when is something described as "use of this API should be thoroughly tested".

For now I'm in a developer license, but this is a mandatory fix so that my project can go live.

Thanks,

extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

February 17, 2017 - 10:32am #6

Hello,

A fix for this issue was included in our Android 6.2.10 patch release: https://developer.vuforia.com/downloads/sdk

Thanks


extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

February 6, 2017 - 2:16pm #5

Hello,

We believe that we've identified the issue and are working to provide an SDK patch release in the near future to resolve. Our testing confirmed that the Nexus 5 dark camera issue was resolved for Android 6.0.1.

Thanks


extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

January 27, 2017 - 12:21pm #4

This is a known device driver issue and noted in our Vuforia SDK Release Notes:

  • Nexus 5 with Android L: Camera view is very dark. This is a known issue in the device driver

extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

January 27, 2017 - 10:59am #3

That is not a problem of the Nexus 5 phone. I've tried other AR libraries and work well (Kudan is an example) so it is a Vuforia problem.

I wanted to use Vuforia, but with error its not viable.

 

I've tried using the advanced camera api, and it seams that the exposure is not compensating. If i set the "eposure-compensation" to 12 I lighteen the image.

Is it because Vuforia uses the deprecated Camera instead of Camera2?

extremely dark camera on Andoird Device

January 26, 2017 - 8:33pm #2

The "Nexus 5 dark camera in low light situations" issue is experienced in non-Vuforia apps using video camera mode as well:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/nexus/fxsT5LxuXJU/wsUpKaxQ05EJ

https://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/1y98u3/dark_video_camera_on_the_nexus_5_running_android/

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