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Thank you for purchasing from TimeLapseCameras.com. 

 

To get you running with your camera, each camera purchased from TimeLapseCameras has been tested, 4AA manufacturer batteries and16GB card pre-installed for you.

 

Your camera has been optimized for your first test project with the following settings: the latest update installed, Timestamp turned off,  Quality set to +4, Full HDR, 30 fps, 16:9 ratio, capture interval set to
30 second capture.

To get started download the App from either Apple or Google

everything you need to

 KNOW

about the Afidus App

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Camera

Select the Camera icon to access the camera app features

Gallery

To view transferred files on your phone or tablet, simply select the “gallery” icon on the main page. You will be given three ‘types’ of files to choose from – Snapshot, time-lapse, PIR triggered.  These folder types are purely there to help you find the file you’re looking for. 

Firmware

Firmware updates are located here, please check this periodically to ensure you are using the most current Firmware.

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App Icons Explained

FPS (frames per second)

Since a video is made up of frames, each photo the camera captures will end up representing one frame in your final video. For example: a common frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps) means that each photo you take will be shown for 1/30th of a second when the camera converts your individual photos into a video. This is probably best left at 30 FPS unless you know what you're doing. 30 FPS will give you the smoothest playback for your video.

 

Interval

This is the time between each shot. More info on this can be found below in the "recording modes explained section" 

 

Quality

This is video quality. It adjusts the bitrate of the image. Lowering this will increase battery life and use less memory, but lessen image quality. This is best left to 4 (high quality).

 

Scene

This adjusts shoot settings for either day or night projects. This may be useful to you if you’re shooting a night scene, but really, this is best left to auto.

 

Resolution

You can switch between 1080p or the 720p resolution if required? This is probably best left at "full" 1080 setting

 

Aspect Ratio

This switches between 16:9 to 1:1 aspect. 1:1 is useful if you're filming instagram videos; otherwise leave this at 16:9

Exposure

This adjusts how bright or dark your pictures appear by adjusting the shutter speed of the camera. This is best left to 0 unless you know what you're doing.

 

White balance

This setting adjusts the colour temperature of your shots to make the image look more natural. Again, best left alone unless you're familiar with photography 

 

Contrast

Contrast is the difference between the blacks and the whites of your image. High contrast means the blacks are really dark and the whites are really bright. Again, best left alone.

 

Sharpness

You can either sharpen, or soften your image to your liking. We generally leave this on 0 but +1 (sharpened) can be useful depending on your project

 

Saturation

Colour saturation is used to describe the intensity of colour in the image. A saturated image has overly bright colours. We generally leave this at 0, but +1 can make colours “pop” a little more. 

 

HDR (high dynamic range)

This stands for High Dynamic Range. It means that your camera will process photos slightly differently in order to capture greater detail from bright and dark areas in your photo. We leave this a high setting for best image quality. 

Recording Modes

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