Using the standard App
Please note: As of November 16, 2018 Rollocam is compatible with IOS 11 and IOS 12. An early Android App is coming soon.
*Use this app guide with the instruction manual available for download in the support/downloads page here.
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BUTTON DESCRIPTION FOR CONTINUOUS MOVE:
MODE: CONTINUOUS, TIME LAPSE, STOP MOTION
DIRECTION: LEFT or RIGHT is viewed from the slider switch
TRAVERSE: YES means device moves back and forth between two points, NO means device moves a set distance then stops.
SPEED: Level 1 to 10, highest speed is approximately 2 inches per second
RAMP TIME: Acceleration time from standing still to full speed, deceleration time from full speed to standing still. Time in seconds.
DISTANCE: Total distance device will travel in inches
DWELL TIME: The time when device stops and changes direction. Only applies when TRAVERSE is YES
START/STOP: To start or stop a move. When START is pressed, the button changes to STOP.
PAUSE/RESUME: To temporarily stop or continues a move. When PAUSE is pressed, the button changes to RESUME.
PHONE/CAMERA: Select PHONE if the phone is used to record; select CAMERA if the phone is not used for recording. When phone is selected, the screen shows preview from phone camera with controls overlay.
BUTTON DESCRIPTION FOR TIME LAPSE:
*When use device with trigger cable, switch camera to manual, turn off auto focus & photo preview, and set white balance & ISO manually.
INDEX DISTANCE: Distance the device travels in one cycle. To calculate the proper index distance, use the following equation:
INDEX DISTANCE = FINAL ROLLING SPEED / VIDEO FPS
For example: if you want the camera to roll at 2 inches per second in the final time lapse video and the video frame rate is 25 frames per seconds, then INDEX DISTANCE = 2 / 25 = 0.08 inches. For 30 fps, INDEX DISTANCE = 2 / 30 = 0.07 inches.
INTERVAL: Time in seconds for each cycle.
TRIGGER DELAY: Length of time (in seconds) between a movement and camera trigger. This delay is set to allow camera to settle from vibrating after a move.
NOTE: INTERVAL setting should be greater than the time it takes for the device to move + TRIGGER DELAY setting + camera shutter speed. If picture is blur or the camera does not trigger, increase INTERVAL setting.
BUTTON DESCRIPTION FOR STOP MOTION:
INDEX DISTANCE: Distance the device travels in one cycle. The device will trigger the phone camera or the camera (if the trigger cable is used) after each move.
BUTTON DESCRIPTION FOR FOLLOW ME MODE:
This feature is only available when using the phone to record video. Select PHONE button at the bottom right corner of the screen. Phone may be in either portrait or landscape, but the app will not work when the phone is upside down.
Press ROUND RED button at the bottom of the screen to record video. The video is stored in camera roll.
ANDROID APP COMING SOON.
Contact us at Support@rollocam.com if you need help with the testing software.