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Overview

Settings

From the start menu, press the Settings icon to navigate to the “Settings” screen.

Settings

Firmware Version and Serial Number

Press the Info icon to see the camera's Firmware Version and Serial Number.

Network

From the Settings menu, press the Network settings icon to navigate to the “Network Settings” screen.

Network

Ethernet IP settings

From the Settings Menu, press the Network settings icon to navigate to the “Network Settings” screen.

  • To network iSTAR with an Ethernet cable, make sure the cable is connected.
  • If connected to a DHCP enabled router the Automatic IP should be enabled in iSTAR to obtain its network settings.
  • To use manual network settings, touch the “Automatic IP” button to toggle between Automatic and Manual settings.
Ethernet IP settings

WiFi settings

From the Settings Menu, press the Wifi settings icon to navigate to the “WiFi Settings” screen. You can choose to connect to a device (Adhoc Mode), or connect iSTAR to a wireless network (AP Mode).

Adhoc Mode (excluding Android devices)

  • To connect iSTAR to a WiFi enabled device, select Adhoc mode then in the WiFi settings on your device, select “iSTAR” as the device.
  • From an internet browser, enter the IP address 10.0.0.52 in the address bar. The iSTAR capture screen will then display in your browser window.
Adhoc Mode (excluding Android devices)

AP Mode

  • Press the SSID button to locate a WiFi network.
  • Once selected, press the Password button to display the keypad and enter the WiFi password.
  • Press OK to save the password and return to WiFi settings.
AP Mode

WiFi IP settings

To change the IP settings within AP mode, Press the “Automatic IP” button to switch on automatic IP. To enter manually, un-tick the button if it is ticked and enter the settings by clicking on the IP, Netmask, and Router buttons.

WiFi IP settings

Capture

From the main Settings menu, press the icon to navigate to the “Capture Settings” screen.

Capture

Capture Settings

From the main Capture Settings menu, press the   icon to navigate to the “Capture Settings” screen.

HDR (exposure settings): For HDR the default is Off or you can select Auto or HDR 3. In Auto mode, iSTAR will calculate the correct exposure range (EV) for the environment. In HDR 3 mode, iSTAR will capture three exposures.

Countdown Timer: Tap the Countdown timer button to select the capture delay time. (Options: 5, 10, 30 seconds, 1, 5 minutes)

TimeLapse settings

From the main Capture Settings menu, press the icon to navigate to the “TimeLapse Settings” screen.

Use the arrows onscreen to set the time delay in between images captured. For example setting the time delay to 00:02:00 will capture an image every two minutes. TimeLapse can capture a sequence in single and HDR exposures.

TimeLapse settings

Image settings

From the main Capture Settings menu, press the icon to navigate to the “Image Settings” screen.

ISO: By default the ISO is set to 400. The range is ISO 100 to 25,600 - set according to conditions. Lower settings require longer exposures but give higher quality results. Higher settings require shorter exposure times but give lower quality results.

Exposure: There are five exposure options:

  1. Outdoors: Use when capturing exterior scenes. Exposure is calculated by averaging the overall lighting from all 4 lenses.
  2. Indoors: Use when capturing interior scenes. Exposure is calculated by averaging the overall lighting from all 4 lenses.
  3. Front Outdoors: Use when capturing exterior scenes, but where exposure is critical in one direction. Similar to “spot metering” exposure is calculated by pointing the “front lens” towards the object of interest. Exposure is calculated from the front lens only.
  4. Front Indoors: Use when capturing interior scenes, but where exposure is critical in one direction. Similar to “spot metering” exposure is calculated by pointing the “front lens” towards the object of interest. Exposure is calculated from the front lens only.
  5. Manual: This allows you to set the shutter speed manually as required (range 120s to 1/8000).

Colour Balance Levels: By default the colour balance is set to Red: 100%, Green: 100% and Blue: 100%. Tap the colour buttons to change the percentage settings.

Storage settings

From the main Capture Settings menu, press the icon to navigate to the “Storage Settings” screen. By default the output format is set to RAW. This can be changed to JPG format.

Storage settings

Display

From the Settings menu, press the  icon to navigate to the “Display Settings” screen.

Backlight Timeout: To change the timeout delay of the LCD screen, touch the Time button and select the desired time. (Options: Never, 5/10/30 seconds, 1/ 5 minutes). To confirm and save selection, press the icon at the top left of the screen.

Power Off: To change the timeout delay in which the unit will power down, touch the time button and select the desired time. The unit will power down and will require the 4 corner touch sequence to power up again. (Options: 5, 15, or 30 minutes). To confirm and save your selection, press the icon at the top left of the screen.

Display

General

From the Settings menu, press the icon to navigate to the “General Settings” screen.

GPS, Audio and Tilt compensation: To enable or disable the GPS, Tilt or Audio within the camera, simply touch each option to toggle between their settings. To use an external GPS device, the GPS must be enabled.

Calibrate Compass: Press this button and follow the onscreen instructions.

General

Date and Time

From the Settings menu, press the Date and time icon to navigate to the “Date & Time Settings” screen.

To update/set the date or time use the arrows to adjust the numbers then press “update”.

Date and Time
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