Article ID : 00069760 / Last Modified : 29/07/2014

The Infrared (IR) function of HVL-LEIR1 does not show any NightShot effect when recording.

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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.

IMPORTANT: The camera must have a NightShot® function for the IR mode to have any effect in the recording. Check the instruction manual of your camera to see if it has this function. .

  1. Turn on the NightShot function of the camera.
  2. Make sure you are using new or fully-charged batteries in the HVL-LEIR1.
  3. Make sure the switch on the HVL-LEIR1 is set to IR ON and you can see the red light of the IR emitters.

Location of IR emitters


  • Although IR light is invisible, the IR emitters will appear red.
  • The actual IR emitters will not appear as bright as displayed in the image above.
  • Pictures recorded with the IR light are nearly monochrome.