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I'm not talking about photography in this question, I hope not to be in the wrong place but I think here someone can give me good ideas.

I'm working on some videos for computer vision tasks. The videos are taken with a video surveillance camera (I can't change the exposure). Sometimes I have problem problems of overexposure: some part of the image are super-bright.

Even if I'm handling the problem in the image-processing/digital side to correct it, I'm still curious if there are some analogical filter I can apply on to the lens to correct the overexposure.

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closed as off-topic by mattdm, Paul Cezanne, AJ Henderson, MikeW, Michael Clark Jul 29 '13 at 23:23

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Signal Processing Stack Exchange – mattdm Jul 29 '13 at 13:13
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about computer vision, video, and signal processing. – mattdm Jul 29 '13 at 13:13
You could try using an ND filter on your lens, although I doubt there are off the shelf ND filters for surveillance cameras. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jul 29 '13 at 13:32
@mattdm would be better migrated to rather than – Matt Grum Jul 29 '13 at 14:04
@MattGrum Yeah maybe, particularly if it's all about handling the overexposure. – mattdm Jul 29 '13 at 14:15
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You are looking for an ND filter or neutral density filter. It's effectively sunglasses for a camera. You can get them with a certain number of stops of power (ie, how many times it halves the light transmitted).

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