CCTV Camera only showing black and white Video Feed (Solved)

CCTV Camera only showing black and white Video Feed

CCTV is the most demanded safety gadget trending today. Security requires everyone for home, office, street, road, and park in every place where we want to capture all the movement.  If you are doing a first-time CCTV camera installation or you made your DVR factory reset and now your CCTV Camera only showing black and white Video Feed. Don’t worry, nothing wrong with the DVR, and the CCTV dome camera only shows black & white images.  Displaying Black and white video can be with DVR and NVR also. To solve CCTV DVR and NVR black and White video problem you have to understand first why CCTV cameras show the black and white video during the day also. Also, read way to connect CCTV camera with Fiber network.

Showing black and white video in night is normal because the camera support night vision and IR turn your image into black & white even when no light and a completely dark area. But if you facing no color video or black and white video only in DVR and NVR in daylight then this is a setting that can fix easily.

To Fix CCTV Camera only showing black and white Video Feed issue read the post step to step.

Fix Black and White video on CCTV dome camera from DVR

If your DVR only show black and white video and you have tried all the color setting but can’t fix camera color issue. Before solving the CCTV color problem just read why CCTV camera show black and white images only.

In CCTV security cameras for homes and offices, all support different signal type.  And DVR also supports multiple video formats with signal types for the home security system with various camera types.

CCTV camera supported signal type


These are the different types of camera video signal type supported by security CCTV cameras. So when the CCTV camera and DVR signal type should be supported. If the camera is selected with a different signal type then you get a black and white camera problem on video. See now how to change CCTV camera AHD, TVI, CVBS, and CVI signal type from DVR and camera itself.

Here I am using CP Plus CP-VRA-1E0404 DVR and cosmic IR dome analog camera. So if you are facing a black and white video problem with CP Plus CP-VRA-1E0404 DVR using dome and bullet outdoor camera then follow the steps.

Fix the Black and white video issue from the Camera

Now first I will show you how to solve the security camera stuck in night mode problem from the camera. To solve Video displaying in black and white only check your camera having a reset button.

  1. BNC connector for video
  2. DC socket for Power
  3. Reset button for mode switch and factory default camera.


Steps:  now see the video in DVR and press the button for 3 seconds and check when your video show color then release the button.

You can switch TVi, CVI, CVBS modes for the camera as supported by DVR will show video properly.

swann camera only black and white



Fix the Black and white video issue from DVR.

If there is no reset button in your CCTV camera then don’t worry you can also change the setting from DVR also.

Connect Display to DVR.

Right-click the mouse to open the settings menu

Click the Signal Type from List

color cctv camera showing black and white


  1. Choose AHD and click OK check your video if its color now then keep it.
  2. TVi- try this option for your camera and check the color
  3. CVBS – Try now this setting and check the color
  4. CVI- for cosmic analog camera try this setting.
  5. Auto- if you don’t know about camera signal type just click auto and let camera DVR detect signal from the camera

Hikvision DS-7208HGHI-SH - Cameras displaying B&W


I have described all the signal types because I don’t know which camera your using when facing color problem on DVR. so a simple way to fix the black and white video issue try all the options and keep the right one.

I hope your home security camera systems color problem fix with this post. You can comment if still, the problem persists to get more solutions. You can share and like our page to encourage us to post more informative tutorials.

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