Auto framing enables the drone to track a subject while maintaining a stationary hover.


Camera is fixed on the current subject – once the camera locks onto a subject, it will track the subject autonomously.


Pilot maintains control while camera stays on subject - When the auto framing mode is enabled, the pilot has full control of the drone while the camera is fixed on the subject.


  1. Turn on auto framing mode
  2. Screen interface
  3. Exit auto framing mode
  4. Key elements



Turn on auto framing mode


1. Go to FLY & FILM

*Note:  if you choose the FOLLOW ME GPS & VISUAL TRACKING button, skip ahead to step 4.


2. Tap tkoff.png



3. Tap follow.png


 4. Tap autofolow.png




6. Drag the blue frame over the subject, use corner handles to resize frame so it fits the subject. Make sure the frame is as close as possible to the subject. Tap GO.

>When the frame turns green, the drone's camera is locked onto the subject.




*Note: a dotted frame indicates that the application is having trouble detecting the subject. 



Screen interface


  1. Go to FreeFlight Pro piloting screen
  2. Pre-programmed acrobatics are unavailable in auto framing (icon darkened)
  3. Take a picture
  4. Controls to over-correct the drone during auto framing mode
  5. Stop auto framing and return to manual control
  6. Subject to film. *Note: the green frame around the subject means that auto framing is valid.
  7. Lock auto framing screen. Use this function when you put the smartphone in your pocket during auto framing.

*Note: tapping  piloting.png  disables auto framing.



Exit Auto Framing


There are multiple ways to exit auto framing:


  • Tap stop2.png . The auto framing mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.
  • Tap  piloting.png  . The auto framing mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.


Key elements


Tilt the camera


1. Tap piloting.png to go to main piloting screen.

2. Tap Setting  icone_settings.png  > Piloting > ACE to switch piloting mode.



3. Tap   icone_back.png  to return to main piloting screen.

4. Slide roadplan_icon_video.png to adjust camera angle.


Maintain proper distance between the drone and the subject


For auto framing, the maximum effective range for subject capture is 30 ft./10 m.



Pan the camera


To pan the camera in auto framing, slide 2 fingers up or down on the screen.


*Note: you can only pan the camera vertically.



Unlock/Lock the screen


By default the control screen in auto framing is unlocked, to lock, slide lock.png to the right




Drone control features are hidden when the screen is locked. Locking the screen allows you to store the phone in your pocket during auto framing. You cannot control the drone's movement in LOCK SCREEN mode.


 To unlock screen, slide  unlock.png  to the left.



Frame color indications


Blue: there is no auto framing in progress. Select a subject to film.


Green: the subject is selected and validated. The drone can use visual tracking to film the subject.


Dotted green: auto framing is having trouble detecting the subject.


Red: the drone lost visual tracking of the subject.






  • Vision - Parrot Bebop 2 sees the subject via its camera.
  • GPS - Your smartphone enables GPS tracking for Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking.




  • Parrot Bebop 2 firmware 4.0.0
  • FreeFlight Pro 4.1.14