External Triggering (Slider support)

When you select the "Slider" option, Arsenal will wait for an external trigger. After an external trigger, it will pull in the shot, add the frame to the video preview, and select/update settings for the next shot. This allows Arsenal do Holy Grail transitions while your slider manages the interval.

Click on Slider if your camera is attached to a slider.

To use a Slider, plug your Slider into the trigger port on your camera. 

External trigger port: Arsenal manages exposure and settings while your slider or pan/tilt rig triggers shots through your camera’s trigger port.

Set your “Anticipated number of shots.”

Enable Live View

Tap the Live View icon in the upper right corner of the app. A live preview from your camera will appear on screen. While SmartLapse is shooting, you will see a preview of the timelapse in the live view screen. You can hit the play button to review the video. 

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’s various features.

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.

To switch focus modes, tap the square focus icon in the upper right corner.

Trigger the Shutter

Press the shutter release button at the bottom of the screen to take a photo. Arsenal will trigger your camera’s shutter from up to 100 feet away.

Start and stop your timelapse

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

Share or Save your “SmartLapse”

Click on the thumbnail in the lower right hand corner to access the gallery. Click on the image that shows a “clock movie icon” in the lower left corner to view and share your created “Smartlapse.” Click the share button to save or share your video to social media. 

Note: The videos themselves will be available on Arsenal while their original photos remain on your memory card (once the images are removed from the card or the card is removed, the cache is cleared and the video will no longer appear). 

Learn more

Check out our other articles on timelapse at:

Introduction to Timelapes

Getting Started with a SmartLapse

Getting Started with SmartLapse with Custom Intervals

Getting Started with Holy Grail Timelapse

Getting Started with Basic Timelapse

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