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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 HD 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.
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.
Camera Care and Storage:
A clean lens means clearer footage. Your 360fly HD 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 HD 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° HD video on your Android™ smartphone. Just search “360fly” in the Google Play™ 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 HD:
The application will lead you through a step-by-step guide for establishing a Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connection to your 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 HD 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. Now your device will automatically connect to your 360fly HD camera via Wi-Fi.
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. Congratulations! You’re all connected and ready to start flying in 360°!
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.
Note: The 360fly HD AutoPilot mode sets your app to automatically pan your image to the area of footage that has the highest degree of motion. To use this feature within your camera’s live-view, just tap the AutoPilot icon . Use the slider located on the left of your display to adjust the sensitivity level.
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.
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 HD videos is pre-set at a resolution of 1504x1504 at 30 frames per second.
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 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 HD 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 HD 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 360fly HD default settings 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 HD 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 (i.e. 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.
Your 360fly HD 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.
Resetting Your Camera:
On rare occasions, it may become necessary to manually reset your 360fly HD 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 delete 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.