The settings screen provides easy access to device information and advanced shooting options.

How It Works

The settings screen can be accessed from any shooting mode screen by tapping the gear icon in the upper left of the Arsenal app. 

To configure a setting, tap the radio button or switch next to the setting name. You can scroll down for additional settings. 

To close the settings screen, tap the back arrow in the upper left. 

Features and Capabilities

Device

View the battery level of your Arsenal and connected camera. If you own multiple Arsenal devices, tap “Connect to a different device” to add a new Arsenal or switch between devices.

Exposure Stacking

Take multiple shots at different exposures and automatically combine them into a single image. This technique is often used to capture shadow and highlight detail in scenes with high dynamic range (HDR). 

Exposure stacking can be set to:

  • Off: No exposure stacking will occur.
  • Auto: Arsenal will automatically take multiple shots and stack them when appropriate.
  • Fixed: Manually enable exposure stacking. You’ll be asked to specify the number of shots and the exposure value (EV) between each shot.

Note: Exposure stacking requires significant time and battery power. Stacking large numbers of shots will temporarily slow down the Arsenal app and reduce Arsenal’s battery life.

Focus Stacking

Take multiple shots at different focal lengths and automatically combine them into a single image to get the scene in sharper focus. This technique is used to get more of the scene in sharp focus than would otherwise be possible with current conditions. 

Focus stacking can be set to:

  • Off: No focus stacking will occur.
  • Auto (coming soon): Arsenal will automatically take multiple shots and stack them when appropriate.
  • Fixed: Manually enable focus stacking. Use the slider to specify the number of shots.

Note: Focus stacking requires significant time and battery power. Stacking large numbers of shots will temporarily slow down the Arsenal app and reduce Arsenal’s battery life.

Long Exposure Blending 

Take multiple shots and average the pixels to increase exposure time. This technique, also known as “mean stacking”, can be used to achieve long exposures that would otherwise require expensive neutral density (ND) filters to reduce ambient light. 

Long exposure blending can be set to:

  • Off: No long exposure blending will occur.
  • Auto (coming soon): Arsenal will automatically take multiple shots and blend them when a long exposure is appropriate.
  • Fixed: Manually enable focus stacking. You’ll be asked to specify the number of shots.

Note: Long exposure blending requires significant time and battery power. Stacking large numbers of shots will temporarily slow down the Arsenal app and reduce Arsenal’s battery life.

Grid

Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support coming in a future software update.

Overlay a grid on the Live View image to assist with composition. Available grid settings are:

Focus Peaking

Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support coming in a future software update.

Highlight areas in your Live View image that are in sharp focus. This is useful for confirming that the correct focus point has been selected, and to see if your shot has sufficient depth of field to get desired areas of the scene in focus.

Zebra Stripes

Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support coming in a future software update.

Highlight overexposed areas in your Live View image with zebra patterning. This is useful for knowing whether a bright area in the scene is washed out or will still retain detail at the current exposure settings.

Refocus Before Shot

Tell Arsenal to refocus on the selected focus point(s) before each shot is taken. This is useful if the camera, or lens might change position between shots.

  • When disabled: Arsenal will only focus your lens each time you set a focus point(s). Unless you select a new focus point, focus will not be recalculated between shots.
  • When enabled: Arsenal will refocus the lens to the point(s) selected before each shot.

Note: If the existing focus point is no longer on the desired subject (e.g. because the subject moved), Refocus Before Shot may lose the desired focus. In these situations, refocus by tapping on the desired subject or disable this setting.

Mirror Lockup

Lock up the camera’s mirror (DSLR cameras only) before each shot to reduce camera vibration.

  • Off: Never lock up the mirror.
  • Auto: Lock up the mirror when appropriate, e.g. for a long exposure.
  • On: Lock up the mirror before each shot (excluding handheld mode).

Enable LEDs

Disable Arsenal’s blue LED bar to reduce ambient light, e.g. for nighttime shooting.

  • When disabled: Arsenal’s blue LED bar will not illuminate. 
  • When enabled: Arsenal’s blue LED bar will illuminate.

Legal

View regulatory information and device certifications.

Info

View the version number of the Arsenal Remote app and the serial number of your Arsenal device.

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