I’m trying to record a video of a very bright target (think molten metal), approximately 8 feet away from my camera. Unfortunately, when I try to record the footage, I get a lot of glow off the target, which makes the images useless for my intended purpose. The auto-exposure does not seem to handle this scenario very well. I think it is trying to balance the bright target with the surrounding (much darker) environment.
I’m looking for a way to force the camera to focus on the brightest part of the image, similar to pointing a cellphone camera at a lightbulb and tapping on the lightbulb - the cellphone camera focuses on the lightbulb, removing the glow and making the shape more clear, while making the surrounding area darker.
I apologize that I don’t have the formal language to describe my problem but hopefully this is clear. I’m using a Jetson Nano 2GB Dev Model + Raspberry PI Camera V2.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!