Here are some tips for getting laser color detection to 100%:
• Use neutral colored targets, such as white, gray, or black (specifically avoid green/blue/red hued targets)
• Use targets and lighting that are fairly unifrom in brightness. You do not want a lot of contrast across a target zone.
• Have a general ambient lighting environment that is a bit darker than average. You shouldn't need to be in the dark by any means, but a little dimmer can help LASR see the color.
• Hit the "Automatically Recalibrate" button frequently
Please understand that these are just general guidelines, you may need to do some trial and error. It may be helpful if you remember that LASR only knows what your webcam can see.
Try observing your camera feed. If it is difficult for you to see what color the laser in the camera feed is, it will be difficult for LASR as well. Alot of the time, the laser impacts will look mostly white, which tells LASR nothing about color. You may need to adjust camera settings, lighting, targets, etc, to allow your camera to better see the color of the laser.
A couple of additional notes:
• We have also seen certain webcams, specifically cheapo chinese cameras, that will not detect laser color reliably, at all, no matter what you do.
• As per common sense, cameras that can see infrared, such as the LASR Advanced Use Camera will not be able to detect laser color reliably. Mostly because infrared does not have a color.
I would recommend shooting the target in several places, shooting each target at least once, and taking at least 10 shots with each color.
As long as the highlights in the timesheet match the color of laser you were using, you are good to go, unless there is a significant change to lighting or other factors.