Article ID : 00069760 / Last Modified : 30/03/2021Print

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

    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.