I've setup an MV72 at a range of about 15m and can keep the number plates ok. I tested a snapshot with openalpr.com and it was able to recognise the number plate as well. I can't decide if I should post the picture as it is not my number plate, so to err on the side of privacy and caution I have decided not to. However below are the settings I changed. I set: Optical zoom to the max at x2. Aperture to about 50%. Sensor crop to the region where I am most expecting to see number plates. Then I used the "Focus on a specific area" option to focus on where I expected to see the number plate the most in the frame.
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