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  • Can I connect my Afidus Camera to a computer?

    Yes you can, first some essential information. The Afidus camera's USB port is both power and data, however, not simultaneously. 1) Connecting the camera is for data transfer only. Data transfer when using the USB cord is a slower method of saving the content. We recommend removing the card from the camera and using a dedicated mSD card reader to save/archive those many files. For saving the files read this article on the best methods. 2) It is not for recharging/controlling/programming the camera. It will not power up your rechargeable batteries. Speaking of which, we do not recommend using them as they will get stuck in the battery carriage. For best batteries and more information read this article we created after months of testing. 3) When connected to a computer, the camera will shut down automatically. The camera will time out due to power saving programing that users do not have control of. TimeLapseCameras.com continually discovers many features of the camera system and what it is capable of.

  • Afidus App and user guide to starting your first timelapse

    Let's get you up and running with the Afidus Time Lapse Camera system. In this start-up video we walk you through the Afidus App download, Wi-Fi Connection, Zoom and Focus check, and how to deploy your your first timelapse. There are a lot of tips and tricks to share with you on this system. Join us on your journey as we continue to share our knowledge using the Afidus Time Lapse Camera system. Be sure to check out the extensive user guide posted at: https://www.afiduscam.com/userguide iOS Users March 2021 iOS user connection update. iOS users see an extra (pesky) notice. When you see a BLUE CHECK MARK you are connected, head over to the Afidus App for full control of the camera. There are a couple of TIPS for connection: Always start with a fresh set of brand name batteries (Energizer Max) and the manufacturer supplied 16mb mSD card installed. If the app become unresponsive, refresh the app by closing it and opening it. If the connection continues to spin and is unresponsive, refresh it by turning the Wi-Fi off for 2-5 seconds. Then turn back on. Wait for the blue check mark to appear next to the camera in the network. Then head over to the Afidus App. If the camera does not connect, head back to settings and “forget” the wifi network. Then enter our TLC camera password, 87654321. Delete and the app Restart your mobile device Reinstall the Afidus App Try the connection again

  • Daylight Savings Time and Firmware update reminder

    It's camera check time friends. This week is the perfect time to schedule a camera check. These recommended monthly checks are part of our "best practices" for camera operation. This one in particular is pretty critical to cover the daylight savings time jump in time. We say, fire up that cam and “Check those Bat’s and Stats”. All battery operated cameras running a scheduler will need to be checked this week to ensure they are running spot on schedule. Get your Energizer Bunny Batteries out and replace as needed. Change out those cards, archive and save your content, and most especially, know the camera will automatically sync to the correct time-but not until it is connected to the app. Otherwise, the camera will record an hour off if you are using scheduled recording. Helpful reminder: Firmware update. Here's the shorty on the steps: Keep your camera off and not connected to Wi-fi Open up the Afidus Time Lapse App app first Download the firmware Power Camera on and connect to wi-fi Open the Afidus Time Lapse App Settings > Firmware > Update, wait for the series of beeps to be complete and follow the reconnection connection process. This video guides you through the process. The firmware in this video is an older version however the process remains the same. As always, please reach out to us for your questions and we will be there to assist you.

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  • Firmware | Afidus

    firmware update step by step guide Afidus continues to update the firmware in immediate response to iOS/Android updates as well as implementing app improvements, performance updates, and new features. ​ ​When you receive your camera from us at TimeLapseCameras.com we ensure each camera has been updated to the newest firmware. ​ In this video we walk you through step-by-step how to update your firmware. ​ iOS Connection Tip: In the event you have upgraded your iOS device and you have issues connecting to the camera. Apple recommends deleting the app and reinstalling it. Afidus recommends completing this process connected directly to a power source via the supplied USB cable or after installing brand new, name brand batteries. The camera system will alert you if there is not enough power in the batteries for the update. ​ August, 2022 update ATL-200S/201S current models the current firmware is 5283 ​ ATL-200/201 models, the firmware is 4374 1 camera is OFF STEP 1: keep the camera off open the app on your mobile device and tap “Firmware” in the bottom right corner Afidus recommends completing this process connected directly to a power source via the supplied USB cable or after installing brand new, name brand batteries. The camera system will alert you if there is not enough power in the batteries for the update. Use fresh batteries or plug into power source 2 download firmware STEP 2: download Select the correct version for your camera model and tap “Download Firmware” ​ The firmware will be downloaded to your device. opps! GREAT NEWS! If you get this message when you check for updating the firmware, the firmware is up-to-date and running the latest version. ​ Proceed to connect the camera and go about setting your time lapse. 3 Turn camera on STEP 3: Power the camera on And connect to Wifi ​ This video is at refresh on the process. 4 open app STEP 4: ​ With the app open select settings from the flyout menu ​ Select FW Upgrade ​ Select OK to proceed 5 update STEP5: update The camera will cycle through a series of beeps then a power cycle. ​ When the camera LED is solid green the firmware update is complete. Ensure you are connected to the camera from the Wi-Fi Settings with a blue check mark and head back to app for full control of the camera. ​ Check your settings to ensure the firmware is complete. ​ Go ahead and schedule your time lapse as you normally would. in the palm of your hand our handy resource available to get you started from first connection, setting your first time lapse and walk through tips through the entire process. DOWNLOAD

  • FAQ | Afidus

    top articles to review get to the know the system through our articles Essential information for startup Afidus App and user guide to starting your first timelapse iOS Connecting to WiFi Android Connecting to Wifi Start your Time Lapse LED INDICATOR, what does this blink mean? iOS Download to phone In the Field: How to Check Your Camera Can I connect my camera to a computer? What you get What comes in the box? Which cards to use? Best Batteries. What does the Battery Removal Tool do? Model features, Let's compare details! System Solutions Connection Top Tips How to update the Firmware. Camera Reset Changing the WiFi password Pink preview "Snap Shot" Receive Fail App Features Wide Angle Correction Video Compression White Balance AE (Auto Exposure) Optimizer Recording modes Video Lapse creative recording mode PIR, Motion Sensing creative recording mode Snap Shot creative recording mode Scenes BLC: Back Light Compensation YOU WILL HAVE QUESTIONS WE'RE HERE TO HELP Dive into learning about the camera at our full on-line user guide. ​ We continue to update this section as Afidus add new features with every update. LEARN MORE in the palm of your hand our handy resource available to get you started from first connection, setting your first time lapse and walk through tips through the entire process. DOWNLOAD

  • ATL-200S | Afidus

    FULLY LOADED AFIDUS ATL-200S You asked for a camera with features. You asked for zoom and macro focus. You asked for a great time lapse camera. Afidus delivered. BUY NOW The Afidus ATL-200 is an exciting new long term time lapse camera. It has been a long wait for an innovative camera, the wait is finally over. Getting a long term camera to 1080 has been challenging, Afidus did it and added so much more. The creative aspect of a optical zoom lens with autofocus alone is a game changer. Finally, frame the scene you want without the cost of optional lenses. This page only scratches the surface, there are five recording modes, including stop motion. Explore the site and discover the potential. TimeLapseCameras.com is the exclusive retailer for the Afidus camera in North America. Afidus chose us because of our customer care reputation, wealth of product knowledge and experience with long term time lapse cameras. We have been working with Afidus for since October of 2018 on testing and product improvement, to deliver a great new camera to you. This is our micro-site dedicated to in-depth and accurate information regarding this amazing new camera. MEDIA FLYER Afidus ATL-200S Time Lapse Camera Features Full HD 1080 Sensor 1080 in a long term camera MP4 MP4 video file format Rotate 0/90/180/270 degrees of rotation in app preview Dual Zoom Lens 16-35mm equivalent with 4X Digital Zoom (ATL-200S only ) H. 265 Efficiency Codec Choose which compression from Compatible to Efficiency Appointment Start your camera on a specific day. Wi-Fi App Control with full screen preview Motion Detection Surveillance, nature, traffic (ATL-200/200S only ) Batch Program Preprogram the camera using different settings for weekdays and weekend recordings. COMPARE ​ I want to see this! GET YOURS Now this is awesome! LEARN MORE Feed your brain with information ATL-200S CAMERA IMAGES take a peek {hover over images} Motion Sensor Power / Wi-Fi On Start / Stop Recording Manually Sony HDR Sensor Micro USB Port Wi-Fi / Battery / Capture Indicator 16-35mm Optical Zoom Lens 1/4" X 20 Standard Tripod Mount DISCOVER Long Term Time Lapse ​ 79 days of restaurant construction with only two battery changes! ​ SPECIFICATIONS ATL-200S the nerdy good stuff... * CARD STORAGE * AFIDUS Manufacturer states cameras are compatib le up to 128 GB although not all brands have been tested to confirm they are compatible . In most cases using a 64 GB card is more than enough for standard construction projects. We recommend monthly camera checks and archiving content along the way. ​ mSD cards above 64gb in size must be formatted in a computer system to FAT32. Review our articles to learn more. LEARN MORE ABOUT WHICH CARDS ARE THE BEST TO USE the shorty on this. Only use SanDisk Ultra speed cards. LEARN MORE LEARN MORE WHICH BATTERIES DO WE RECOMMEND YOU CAN DO THIS TOO Long Term Time Lapse ​ Eleven weeks plant growth on one battery change. ​ NEW FEATURES Innovation in the work field lead to the 200S Camera . Developed. Sensitive. Snappier response in preview, quick to focus loaded with more features. Digital zoom When engaged this will expand the zoom upto 4x the optical zoom range of the camera. Resulting in 16-35 + 40-140 mil range. See our site example. LEARN MORE BACK LIGHT COMPENSATION Located on the first screen within the scene selection. This is best used in situations where the subject is lit from behind. This feature will even out the front and back exposure of the scene. Since the ATL-200S features true tonal HDR scope-if you are using a previous 200 or 201 model the HDR was always set to high. To give you the most responsive dynamic range. For the 200S model the HDR low which is the start of perfection. You can fine-tune this to your scene by adjusting to HDR low, medium and high. ​ Select back light compensation from the Scene menu. Adjust to your satisfaction. ARTICLE digital image stabilization Toggle this ON to engage Digital Image Stabilization, DIS, is used when you need to smooth out your footage due to camera movement. Best used in constant capture at 24 or 30 FPS (frames per second). SPLIT FILES BY DATE This feature is tops in our book and highly requested by 200/201 users. Splitting files by a date means exactly that. All .mp4 files created by the camera will have a file size limited up to 537MB in size. When this feature is engaged, your footage will be separated up to that file size and by date. Meaning for a daily, month long project you will have split files for monday, tuesday etc according to the days that you set. Auto exposure Optimizer Automatic Exposure Optimizer would be used in situations where you would have a higher flicker and quick light changes such as sunrises or sunsets. In short, this feature overrides the 50/60 Hz selection and reduces exposure flicker especially in sunrise/sunset scenario. ​ We recommend turning this ON for short sunset/sunrises time lapses LEARN MORE Rotate 0/90/180/270 We find this handy in a variety of situations. At times on job sites, we install our cameras upside down like bats. Rotating the view 180 from the menu will flip the video in the preview screen allowing you to view it normally, making it a little more convenient for you. For some users the 90 and 270 is an intriguing angle for capturing extremely tall structures. Compression The file size will vary with settings. Efficiency compression is a newer Codec using H.265. equal to 30% smaller files than capturing in Compatible compression mode. ​ We leave this setting at Compatible. ​ If you are an experienced editor and you you know your computer system can handle H.265 then change this to Efficiency. ​ Dive deeper into our extensive article. LEARN MORE RECORDING APPOINTMENT A feature added in July 2021 with the latest firmware update to 4632 for only the ATL-200S/201S models. With this new addition you can set your camera to start recording on a specific date. This is handy in the field when you will set the cameras up on site on a Monday and the project wont start until Friday. We urge you to check this setting from the information screen to confirm it is accurate and you start the camera in the correct year. batch settings If you have a total of two time-lapse photography tasks this month, one during the week and the other during the weekend, you can choose Backup 1 as your week setting, and Backup 2 is your weekend shooting settings. ​ Be sure to check the information screen to ensure you have selected the right programmed Batch for the job you want to record. ​ go ahead ZOOM IN snoop around ​ ​ The freedom to zoom in is one of the "Pro" features of this camera. Two Afidus ATL-200 cameras were posted on top of the Rochester, MN Government center four stories above the entrance hole of the Akkerman tunnel project. Their purpose for the project was to provide the zooming range of the site. Each camera was started within moments of one another. We were lucky to capture these frames match of the moment when the MTBM head was lifted into position on Dec 31st, 2019. CAMERA 1 Afidus ATL-200 zoomed out, equal to 16 mm lens. CAMERA 2 Afidus ATL-200 zoomed in, equal to 36 mm lens. YOU WILL HAVE QUESTIONS WE'RE HERE TO HELP Dive into learning about the camera at our full on-line user guide. ​ We continue to update this section as Afidus add new features with every update. LEARN MORE in the palm of your hand our handy resource available to get you started from first connection, setting your first time lapse and walk through tips through the entire process. DOWNLOAD let's compare the specs Our handy resource to show you new features introduced with the Afidus ATL-S series. ​ ​ DOWNLOAD

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