Camera View

The Camera view is accessible by tapping on the camera preview located on the bottom left of the screen. When in camera view, the preview will show the map view.

Camera & Gimbal Controls

The Camera and Gimbal controls are used to capture images or video, change where the camera is pointing and control the zoom. They also display available memory and provide access to other settings.

The camera and gimbal controls are only visible when there is a connected camera and video is displayed full screen (using the video switcher).

Video switcher


Resize the switcher window by dragging the edge of window.


Minimize switcher window

Camera Gimbal Control

The Camera Gimbal control consists of a camera and a gimbal sub-controls, which are shown separately below.

Camera Control

The camera control is used to capture video or still images, change between camera modes, and configure the camera settings.

The photo and video mode versions of the camera control are shown above. Switch between the modes by selecting the camera/video icon, and press the round button to capture images/video.

The sub-controls for each mode are listed below.

Photo Mode

Video Mode


Display camera name. Select to change between cameras if more than one is connected.

If the selected camera has electro optical and infrared capabilities displays the mode. Select to switch.

Display capture mode (camera/video). Select to toggle between modes.

Capture image/video button.

Image capture.

  • A countdown timer is displayed in camera timelapse mode.

Start/stop capturing video.

  • This will change to a square icon while recording video.

Number of captured images / duration of ongoing video recording (HH:MM:SS).

Open settings panel for camera or video (depends on current capture mode).

Gimbal Indicator

The gimbal angle indicator in the upper right corner of the video stream displays the current camera pitch (up/down).

The compass in the lower left corner shows the direction the gimbal is facing, as well as the position in relation to the vehicle and how wide the current field of view is.

Gimbal Joystick Controls

The on-screen gimbal Joystick can be enabled to control both the pitch and yaw (if supported by the gimbal hardware).

The virtual gimbal controls can be enabled from the camera settings view

  • Gimbal Virtual Joystick = On

Zoom Control

Zoom out/in by pressing the -/+ buttons. Depending on the Camera the Zoom level may be shown as field of view or zoom level.

Multi-Camera Selector

The multi-camera selector allows you to choose between multiple cameras. The displayed arrow indicates more than one MAVLink-enabled camera is detected. Selecting the camera name opens the Camera selector.

In the Camera selector all connected cameras are displayed and can be selected.

Camera and Gimbal Settings

The settings that are independent of the camera type are shown in "Settings" (additional settings may be displayed if supported by a particular camera).


Zoom Controls

On / Off.

Enable display of the zoom controls for the camera.

Gimbal Angle Indicator

On / Off.

Enable display of the gimbal angle indicator, showing the pitch angle of the gimbal.

Gimbal Virtual Joystick

On / Off.

Enable display of on-screen joystick for controlling the gimbal.

Invert Gimbal Controls

On / Off.

Enabled to reverse the gimbal movement in response to gimbal joystick on both axes. By default (when off) stick up moves gimbal forward/up and stick right/left yaws the gimbal clockwise and counterclockwise.

Gimbal Speed

Slow / Normal / Fast.

Select how fast the gimbal will move in response to joystick input.

Camera Projection

On / Off.

Enable to show a projection of the camera field of view on the map and coordinates for the center field of view on the upper edge of the video feed.

Screen Grid

None / 3x3 Grid / Reticle.

Overlays a 3x3 grid of fine evenly-spaced lines or a reticle in the middle of the screen over the video feed.

Video Screen Fit

Fit Height / Fit Width / Stretch.

Control how full-screen video is displayed.

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