Smartlapse is great for taking a timelapse in most conditions and especially good if you’re new to timelapses. Smartlapse mode helps you easily create stunning timelapses with the click of a button. Arsenal 2's Smartlapse manages exposure settings, the number of shots, and the intervals between shots.

Before shooting a timelapse, always make sure that:

  • Camera is powered on

  • Arsenal 2 is powered on

  • Camera is connected via USB cable to Arsenal 2.

  • Camera is set to Manual Mode.

1. Switch to the Timelapse screen

Open the Arsenal 2 app and swipe the mode slider at the very bottom of the screen to Timelapse.

2. Enable Live View

To enable Live View, tap the eye-shaped icon in the upper right corner of the app. Your camera’s live view will appear in the app. After starting a Smartlapse, you will see a preview of the Smartlapse appear in the Live View screen of the app. You can hit the play button to preview the video.

3. Compose Your Shot

Place your camera and tripod to compose your shot. When getting started, we recommend having a subject in the foreground so you can test Arsenal 2’s various features.

4. Tap to Focus

To select a focus point, simply tap on the live view image. A target will show the point you selected, and turn green once focused. Make sure your lens is set to auto-focus.

5. Trigger the Shutter

To start your Smartlapse, tap the shutter button once. Arsenal 2 will shoot until you tell it to stop. To stop the Smartlapse, tap the shutter button in the app again.

6. Share or Save your Smartlapse

Once you’ve ended your timelapse, tap the thumbnail in the lower right corner to view the finished timelapse video. To share or save the timelapse video, tap the share icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and choose where you’d like to share or save the video. You can view the rest of the gallery images and the individual shots captured to create your timelapse by clicking on the Gallery icon in the upper right corner of this same image review screen.

To save your timelapses to your phone automatically, navigate to the Settings screen and click “MANAGE” under the PHOTO STORAGE section and select if you’d like to have Arsenal 2 automatically save the final timelapse videos to your phone, Arsenal 2’s internal Micro SD card or both. You can also have Arsenal 2 save the individual images used to create the timelapse to your phone, Arsenal 2’s internal Micro SD card or both.

Please note: we recommend checking your saving options prior to shooting to ensure your timelapse is saved to the onboard Micro SD card and/or your phone, as the timelapse preview that Arsenal 2 creates is only saved to the device in temp storage until you adjust your preferences in the settings menu.

If you plan on shooting an extended Smartlapse of more than a couple of hours we suggest attaching a power bank or battery pack to Arsenal 2 to ensure it continues shooting throughout.

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