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To charge your camera, insert the USB cable into a USB outlet adapter rated at 1.5A to 2.1A (most tablet charger adapters) and plug it into the 360fly 4K Power Cradle.
Next, simply place the camera on the charger base. For best results, charge your camera while it’s powered off.
While your camera is charging, its LED indicator will flash green. When fully charged, the camera LED will remain solid green. It is recommended you charge your camera for at least 30 minutes prior to its first use.
When your camera battery is low, the LED will display a light purple color. Be sure to charge your camera before using it when the LED is light purple.
Remove the camera from its Power Cradle and turn it on by holding the OnePush button down for four seconds. The triangular OnePush button is surrounded by the LED indicator and located on the side of the camera. When powering up, the camera will vibrate three times and the LED will flash blue. After completing the power-up sequence, the LED will display a solid blue color, indicating that your camera is on and ready to fly.
You can also use the OnePush button to power down your camera by holding the button down for four seconds. The camera will vibrate four times to indicate that it is powering down.
A clean lens means clearer footage. Your 360fly 4K camera lens can be cleaned using a soft cloth. Lens solution, water, or isopropyl alcohol can be added for additional cleaning.
We highly recommend storing your 360fly 4K camera inside a protective case to help protect its lens from scratching, chipping, or other damage.
The 360fly app is key to capturing your entire world in 360° 4K video on your Apple iOS® smartphone. Just search “360fly” in the App Store and download the free 360fly app to your mobile device. Remember, the app allows your mobile device to serve as your camera’s remote control and viewfinder, giving you the power to capture, edit, and share clips on the fly.
The first time launching the app, you will see a brief Shoot, Share, Swipe tutorial on recording, editing, exploring and sharing 360° videos with your new camera and app. Check it out. It’s well worth your time.
Create Your 360fly Account:
On the first app launch, you’ll also be prompted to build your 360fly.com profile. You can select the “Sign In” option to activate via your existing social media account, or you can choose to “Sign Up” for a unique 360fly.com account by entering a new username, email address, and setting a password for your new profile. Signing in with your social media accounts will allow you to instantly share and post videos with the click of a button. You can also choose to skip the account creation step by selecting “Skip” in the top-left corner.
Connecting to the 360fly 4K:
The application will lead you through a step-by-step guide for establishing a Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connection to your camera. When prompted, accept the Bluetooth pairing request within the app to confirm your connection between your Apple device and your 360fly camera.
Note: A Wi-Fi connection is required to view your camera’s live feed and stored content. Check your device settings to ensure that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both enabled prior to connecting.
Once the power up sequence is completed, your 360fly 4K will automatically enter pairing mode with your mobile device. For best results, place your phone about three inches away from your camera in order to get a good strong signal. Once the devices are paired, it’s time to give your camera a unique name and password.
In order to get full functionality from your 360fly 4K, you need to connect your device to your camera via Wi-Fi. To complete this final step, exit your app and access the settings menu on your iOS device. Select Wi-Fi and search for your camera under the name that you have just assigned to it. You’ll also need to enter the password you set for the camera to connect.
When complete, exit your settings menu and re-launch your 360fly app. Congratulations! You’re all connected and ready to start flying in 360° 4K!
Note: Your camera may require a firmware update prior to initial use. If a firmware update is available, your application will automatically walk you through the steps to download and transfer the most up-to-date software load to your camera.
Once your smartphone is connected to the camera, the app’s home screen gives you full access to all camera controls, modes, and settings options.
When toggled on, the camera’s built-in GPS sensor is toggled on, the GPS indicator icon will appear on the home screen. Once activated, the GPS indicator will remain gray as the sensor calibrates an initial fix for the camera’s location. Once an active fix is secured, the icon will display a green color, indicating that the GPS feature is ready for use. The GPS feature can take up to two minutes to generate an initial fix. For best results, use the GPS feature outdoors with a direct line to the sky free of interference from trees or tall buildings.
Recording 360° videos with the 360fly app is quick and easy. Simply tap the white record button to start capturing. The center of the capture button will turn red and your camera will simultaneously vibrate while its LED turns from blue to red.
As your video records, you’ll notice a second button displaying a camera icon appears near the top of the record button . This button represents your camera shutter button, allowing you to capture a still 360° photo with your camera while recording your video.
Note: Your still photo captures will be stored in your camera’s internal memory as a separate .jpeg file.
To stop recording, tap the red record button . Your camera will vibrate twice and the LED will switch from solid red to blue, indicating that your recording has ended.
If you don’t have access to the 360fly app on your mobile device, you can record videos directly on your camera. Simply press the OnePush button on your camera to launch a 360° recording. Your camera will vibrate and the LED will turn from blue to solid red, indicating that your camera is now recording. To stop recording, press the OnePush button again.
Note: The default recording mode for 360fly 4K videos is pre-set at a resolution of 2880x2880 at 30 frames per second. On this setting, the live viewfinder is disabled during active recording. To enable live-view while recording, you must change your settings to record your 360° 4K video as 2880x2880 pixels at 24 frames per second (FPS).
First-Person POV mode gives you the power to record standard (non-360°), point of view (POV) videos in a 16:9 aspect ratio, turning your 360fly into a traditional point-and-shoot action camera. With this mode activated, simply orient or mount your camera in a horizontal position with the lens facing forward and the OnePush button centered-facing up.
To enter First-Person POV mode, press the revolver wheel located at the bottom of the screen and select the POV icon . Your application will display that it is set in POV mode above the live-view display on your screen and the live-view area will display a preview in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Note: The camera’s OnePush button represents the top/center of your camera’s viewing angle. When filming in POV mode, use the OnePush button to align your shot and achieve the ideal camera angle.
To begin a recording in First-Person POV mode, tap the white record button to start capturing. The center of the capture button will turn red and your camera will simultaneously vibrate while its LED turns from blue to red. As your video records, you’ll notice a second button displaying a camera icon appears to the top right of the record button . This button represents your camera shutter button, allowing you to capture a still 16:9 POV photo with your camera while recording your video.
Note: When your camera is set into First-Person POV mode, you can also start and stop recordings using the on-camera OnePush button. POV operation via the OnePush button will remain intact until the record setting is changed back to a 360° video mode using the app or the camera is power-cycled.
Turn hours of activity into dynamic minutes using the camera’s Time-Lapse mode. To enter Time-Lapse mode, press the revolver wheel located in the bottom bar of the "camera" home screen and select the Time-Lapse icon . The recording mode you’re in will display at the top of the “Live View” display on your screen. Change the interval between frame captures by adjusting the scroll bar to your desired setting. Your 360fly 4K offers settings for 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds between frames when in Time-Lapse mode. After selecting your desired speed, press the Time-Lapse icon again to confirm.
To begin a Time-Lapse recording, tap the white record button to start capturing. The center of the capture button will turn red and your camera will simultaneously vibrate while its LED turns from blue to red. As the video records, you’ll notice a second button displaying a camera icon appears to the top right of the Record button . This button represents your camera shutter button, allowing you to capture a still 360° photo with your camera while recording your video.
Your 360fly 4K camera allows you to record videos at 60 frames per second with a resolution of 1728x1728 pixels. Perfect for extreme action sequences, this recording option is ideal for creating slow-motion effects when editing your videos and creating action clips.
To launch 60 FPS mode, press the revolver wheel located at the bottom of the screen and select the video camera icon . Your application will display an option to select from each of the 360° recording modes available on the 360fly 4K camera. Select the 1728x1728 @ 60 FPS option to change your record setting.
To begin a 60 FPS recording, tap the white record button to start capturing. The center of the capture button will turn red and your camera will simultaneously vibrate while its LED turns from blue to red. As the video records, you’ll notice a second button displaying a camera icon appears to the top right of the Record button . This button represents your camera shutter button, allowing you to capture a still 360° photo with your camera while recording your video.
Your 360fly 4K doubles as a still image action camera, allowing you to capture .jpeg photos at an effective resolution of 3456x3456 pixels. Your 360° images can be viewed within the mobile application or via the 360fly desktop Director app on PC or Mac.
To switch your camera to Photo mode, tap the photo icon at the bottom of the camera home screen. The icon will switch your camera to still Photo mode and the application will indicate that it is in Photo mode at the top of the viewfinder screen.
Once your shot is lined up, tap the white shutter button to take a photo. When a photo is captured, the camera LED will flash red once and return back to solid blue, indicating that it is in ready mode. All of your photo files will be stored in your camera’s memory in a .jpeg format.
Note: To exit Photo mode, tap the video icon at the bottom of the screen and your camera will return to video record mode.
The 360fly 4K can be set to capture standard photos from the First-Person POV perspective.
To switch from standard Photo mode to POV mode, tap the revolver wheel at the bottom of the "camera" home screen. Tap the POV icon and the application will indicate that it is in POV Photo mode at the top of the viewfinder screen.
Once your shot is lined up, tap the white shutter button to take a photo. When a photo is captured, the camera LED will flash red once and return back to solid blue, indicating that it is in ready mode. All of your photo files will be stored in the camera’s memory in a .jpeg format.
The Camera Burst mode allows you to capture several photographs in quick succession with a single push of the shutter button. Ideal for sports or action photography, Camera Burst mode lets you select the best image from a group of photos or arrange the entire group in a sequence.
To switch your camera from standard Photo mode to Camera Burst mode, press the revolver wheel at the bottom of the "camera" home screen. Tap the Camera Burst icon and the application will indicate that it is set in Camera Burst mode at the top of the live view display on your screen.
Pre-set your frame capture intervals by adjusting the slider to your desired setting. The 360fly 4K offers settings for 3, 5, or 8 captures per second within burst mode. After selecting your desired speed, press the Camera Burst icon to confirm your setting.
To capture burst photos, tap the white shutter button to take a photo. When a photo is captured, the camera LED will flash red once and return back to solid blue, indicating that it is in ready mode. All of your photo files will be stored in the camera’s memory in a .jpeg format
While connected to "camera" home screen, select the “On My Camera” icon to view your camera’s storage library. This selection will display all of the video files stored within your camera’s internal memory.
To view a video, simply tap on the thumbnail image of your desired file, and the application will automatically launch your file within its video player. To view your camera’s still image photo captures, tap the “Photos” tab at the top of the screen to switch your library view to display stored photos.
To download a video or image directly to your smartphone, simply tap the download icon . This will copy your file directly into your phone’s gallery.
Note: Storing your video files onto your phone’s gallery will allow you to play back content without the need to connect your device to your 360fly camera. Additionally, the application’s video editing tools are (only) available for content stored in your phone’s gallery.
To delete a file, press and hold the thumbnail image. The app will request confirmation that you would like to delete the file before it is permanently removed from the camera’s memory storage.
Tapping a video thumbnail image within your camera’s library will automatically launch the 360fly player. Once the video uploads, you can pan the angle of view by swiping across the screen. You can also pan using your device’s built-in gyroscope function by turning your phone in the desired orientation.
To zoom in during playback, simply pinch two fingers together on your device’s display until you reach the desired zoom level. To zoom out, expand two fingers across the display and release when you have reached the ideal zoom level.
Use the playback bar at the bottom of your screen to pause/restart a video or fast-forward/rewind to a desired point within your video file.
You can adjust your video player’s settings by selecting the “Settings” icon located at the top-right of your display. Under this menu, you have the option to toggle your phone’s gyroscopic panning feature on/off or remove the app’s graphics/overlays from view during playback. The settings menu also features the option to invert your video file, allowing you the ability to switch videos that were recorded upside-down to the correct viewing orientation.
360fly 4K footage is designed to work seamlessly with most Google Cardboard VR viewers with just the touch of a button.
To watch your footage using a Google Cardboard viewer, just tap the VR viewer icon located at the top-right while you’re in the video player screen. Next, simply place your smartphone into your VR headset and immerse yourself inside the incredible world of 360fly 4K content.
Adjust your camera controls and general system settings by pressing the Settings icon located at the top-right of your display screen. Under this menu, you can check your camera’s battery life, memory capacity, and make changes to your camera’s name and password. The Settings menu also gives you the power to turn off your camera directly from the application.
The team at 360fly is always working to provide the latest features and camera software upgrades. Be sure to use the Settings menu to periodically check for new updates to your camera’s software and new available features.
The default settings of the 360fly 4K camera are optimized to deliver the highest quality output within a wide range of environments and lighting conditions. To get the most out of your videos and images, the 360fly 4K offers advanced options that will allow you to fine-tune your camera’s settings.
To access your camera’s fine-tuning options, tap the “Camera Tuning” icon located at the bottom right of your display screen. A set of sliders will appear on screen, giving you options to make adjustments to the following tuning settings:
Saturation: Use the slider to adjust the intensity of the colors captured within your footage.
Brightness: The slider fine-tunes the brightness of the subjects within your image without affecting your camera’s exposure compensation.
Exposure: Adjust the slider to tune your camera image sensor’s sensitivity to light. For brighter environments (e.g., direct sunlight), use a lower exposure setting. Apply an increased exposure setting for darker environments. The slider also allows you to lock in a specific setting and override the camera from automatically adjusting to varying light conditions. The lock remains in place until you manually turn it off or the camera is powered down.
Contrast: Increase the setting to achieve a more vivid picture or lower the setting to deliver a slightly flatter appearance.
The 360fly 4K camera features an array of automatic “triggered” recording options. Using this feature, your camera can be set to automatically record when it senses audio, video motion, or movement of the camera via the built-in accelerometer.
To activate the triggered recording feature, tap the Settings icon located at the top-right of your display. Scroll down and locate the Triggered Recording Options within the list of menu items and select your desired triggered recording function by moving the slider to the right.
With this feature enabled, the camera will automatically launch a recording session when the camera senses an audible sound.
Within this setting, the camera’s image sensor will react to changes in pixel geography to detect movement. If a moving person or object is detected within the camera’s field of view, a recording session will automatically launch.
Using the camera’s built-in accelerometer, any physical movement of the device from a still position to a predetermined g-force level will automatically launch a recording session. Recordings captured within this mode also include a built-in 10-second pre-record option. When the accelerometer is activated, the camera will gather the last 10 seconds of video content recorded while the camera was in idle mode and automatically append it to the beginning of the recorded video.
For each triggered recording option, you have the ability to set your desired recording period for each event to 30 seconds, 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, or 90 minutes in duration. You also have the option to set the delay/time-out duration for 5, 10, 30, or 60-second intervals between recordings.
Perfect for indoor recording environments or for real-time narration of action sports videos from the creator’s point of view - this feature allows the use of a Bluetooth microphone or headset in place of the camera’s built-in microphones. To connect your camera to a Bluetooth microphone device, begin by placing your Bluetooth device into pairing mode. Once your Bluetooth device is ready to pair, tap the settings icon located at the top-right of your display. Scroll down and select the “Pair Bluetooth Microphone” option.
Once selected, your app will automatically complete a scan of all of the Bluetooth devices available within range (for best results, place your camera and Bluetooth device 3-5 inches apart during the scan). When the scan is complete, locate and select your Bluetooth device from the list of available devices. When pairing is complete, your app will show that your Bluetooth device is connected within the list of paired devices. Your Bluetooth device will now record the audio for your recordings in place of the camera’s microphones.
To un-pair your Bluetooth device from your camera, locate your device within the list of paired devices and select the settings icon adjacent to it . Select the “Forget” option to release the Bluetooth connection between the camera and your device.
This file storage option allows for easier file transfer and management for longer-duration video recordings. With chaptering activated, longer recordings are stored in fixed four-minute segments within the camera’s memory.
To activate Video Chaptering, tap the settings icon located at the top-right of your display. Scroll down and locate the “4 Minute Video Chaptering” option. Move the slider to the right to toggle the feature on.
Note: The 360fly desktop Director software provides advanced editing tools allowing you the to merge video files or create clips from multiple files into a single video output.
Your 360fly 4K camera doubles as a USB mass storage device when connected to your PC or Mac. To access your camera’s stored content, simply connect your USB cable to your computer and place your camera onto its power cradle. Locate your 360fly camera within your computer’s folder browser to view and transfer your files to your desktop or the desired file folder.
Use your 360fly 4K as a connected webcam by placing your camera into Webcam mode within your app’s settings menu. When enabled and plugged into a PC’s USB port, the 360fly 4K camera will transmit a 360° live stream that can be broadcast over Skype™, Facetime®, GoToMeeting®, or any other streaming webcam service that allows you to select an alternate camera as its video output source.
To enable Webcam mode, tap the settings icon located at the top-right of your display. Scroll down and locate the “Webcam” option. Move the slider to the right to toggle the feature on. Next, place your camera onto its power cradle and ensure that the USB cable is plugged into your computer.
Note: We recommend placing your camera into Webcam mode (before) docking the device onto its power cradle to activate the Webcam feature.
On rare occasions, it may become necessary to manually reset your 360fly 4K camera if it becomes unresponsive.
Your camera’s reset button is located inside the mount screw housing.
Using a skinny dull pointed object, such as a paper clip, gently press and hold the reset button down for 5 seconds. The camera will vibrate and the LED will flash blue during the reset process. After approximately 30 seconds, the LED will turn solid blue, indicating that your camera is now ready for use.
Note: Resetting will not wipe the videos stored within your camera’s memory.
The 360fly team is always here to help. For all of your support needs, FAQ answers, or to report a bug, please visit us at www.360fly.com/support. Please be sure to check back regularly to learn more about new camera features and firmware upgrades.