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Using the Remote Viewfinder

The remote viewfinder is an intuitive interactive remote control feature of the Gear 360 app. It lets you adjust the picture or video settings, preview the shot, and capture or record from a distance using your mobile device.

Before you continue, your mobile device and the Gear 360 must be paired.

Learn more about Pairing the Gear 360 to Your Mobile Device.

Make sure the Gear 360 is powered on and is connected to your mobile device.

Selecting the Lens

You can take photos or record videos using a single lens or both lenses. To capture 360° media, use both lenses.

  1. On your mobile device, navigate to Apps > Samsung Gear 360.

  2. Touch Camera.

  3. Touch Switch Lens.

  4. The following modes are available:

    • Dual: Capture 360° photos and videos using both cameras.

    • Front: Capture 180° photos and videos using the front camera.

    • Rear: Capture 180° photos and videos using the rear camera.

Live Preview

Live preview lets you line up the perfect shot.

The live preview functions and settings are only available in Dual Lens mode.

  1. On your mobile device, navigate to Apps > Samsung Gear 360.

  2. Touch Camera.

  3. Touch Live Preview.

  4. The following modes are available:

    To view the picture or video, touch Gallery.

    • 360° view: Fish-eye lens view that you can adjust by swiping.

    • Round view: Wraps the image around a circle, You can change the perspective by swiping.

    • Stretched view: The image is stretched to fit the screen.

    • Dual view: Displays previews of both cameras simultaneously.

    • Panoramic view: Displays the preview as a panorama.

Shooting Modes

The Gear 360 comes equipped with five shooting modes: Video, Photo, Time lapse, Video looping, and Landscape HDR.

  1. On your mobile device, navigate to Apps > Samsung Gear 360.

  2. Touch Camera.

  3. Touch MODE.

  4. The following shooting modes are available:

    • Video: Record 180° or 360° videos.

    • Photo: Take 180° or 360° photos.

    • Time lapse: Record 180° or 360° time lapse videos. Set the interval between each picture, then all of the pictures will be combined into a time lapse video.

    • Video looping: Continuously record 180° or 360° videos without using up too much space. Your Gear 360 will record videos for the time limit you set. After the limit is reached, the Gear 360 will start recording over what you've just recorded from the beginning.

    • Landscape HDR: Take multiple pictures at different exposures and combine them to create brighter 180° or 360° images.

Take a Picture or Record a Video

With the remote viewfinder, you can take pictures or record videos from a distance.

  1. On your mobile device, navigate to Apps > Samsung Gear 360.

  2. Touch Camera.

  3. Select the Lens and Shooting mode, and then adjust the camera settings.

    Learn more about Picture and Video Options.

  4. When you are satisfied with the settings, touch Capture/Record.

    Learn more about Using the Different Shooting Modes.

  5. To view the picture or video, touch Gallery.

  6. After you have taken a photo or recorded a video, it's time to edit it. But before you can edit, you need to stitch and save the file to your mobile device. Learn more about Stitching Videos and Images.

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