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Auto Follow with Climb Mode iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5 & S4 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note / Edge HTC M8 Nexus 5 & 5X  Xperia Z5   Auto Follow only iPhone SE iPhone 5S Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5 & S4 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note / Edge HTC M8 & M10 Nexus 5 & 5X  Xperia E6653   Auto Framing iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 iPhone SE iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5S Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4 & S3 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note Edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge HTC M8 & M10 Nexus 6, 5 & 5X  Xperia E6653  LG G3
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      *Note: Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking is compatible with the Parrot Bebop 2.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking provides automatic tracking and cropping, your smartphone must have a barometer to make optimal use of both auto-cropping and auto-tracking modes . Before using the application, make sure your smartphone's GPS is functioning correctly.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking is available for purchase directly in the FreeFlight Pro application. You can  test Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking for free for 15 days before buying.     Before using the automatic tracking feature, make sure that you are in an area with enough open space (approx. 100 ft. all around) and no overhead obstructions such as power lines. Warning: if you plan on using two different smartphones with different OS, you will need to purchase two copies of the application in order for the app. to work on each phone.   The automatic tracking and framing function through a  visual recognition algorithm on the smartphone and require a lot of resources. It is therefore possible that certain features are not fully functional on some less powerful smartphones.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking offers two features:   Auto Follow: this enables the drone to track and follow a subject as the subject moves. Auto Framing: this enables the drone to track a subject while maintaining a stationary hover.
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AUTO FOLLOW   Auto follow enables the drone to track and follow a subject as the subject moves.   *Note: the auto follow feature uses the GPS on your smartphone for tracking, therefore, will not work with tablets.   Turn on auto follow mode Screen interface Lock/Unlock drone orientation Pre-programmed acrobatics Exit auto follow mode Key elements     Turn on auto follow mode   1. Go to Fly & Film *Note: if you choose the FOLLOW ME GPS & VISUAL TRACKING button, skip ahead to step 4.   2. Tap    3. Tap    4. Tap    5. Tap GOT IT! 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 is locked onto the subject.   *Note: a dotted frame indicates auto follow is having trouble detecting the subject.      Screen interface     Go to FreeFlight Pro piloting screen Pre-programmed flight modes Take a picture Controls to fly the drone during auto follow mode Orientation of the drone relative to its subject Lock the orientation of the drone towards its subject  Stop auto follow and return to manual control Subject to follow . * Note: the green frame around the subject means that auto follow is valid. Lock screen during auto follow . Use this function when you put the smartphone in your pocket during auto follow. **Note: tapping    disables auto follow.     Lock/Unlock drone orientation   You can lock or unlock the drone's orientation in auto follow by tapping or       Auto follow by default - unlocking the drone's orientation enables the drone to follow the subject without changing course.     Perfect Side – locking the drone's orientation towards a subject enables the drone to stay on a course relative to the subject and follow the subject as it moves.       Magic Dronies   Parrot Bebop 2 has four pre-programmed acrobatics in AUTO FOLLOW mode, to access them, tap .     The pre-programmed acrobatics screen opens to 4 acrobatics: Orbit, Boomerang, Parabola, Zenith. To activate a one of them, tap on its corresponding icon.    Orbit - The drone circles the subject in one full revolution (360°).   Boomerang - The drone backs away from the subject, and then moves forward towards the subject.   Parabola - The drone flies over the subject in a parabolic trajectory.   Zenith - The drone moves towards the subject, ascends, and comes back down.   To turn off pre-programmed flight modes, tap .       Exit Auto Follow   There are multiple ways to exit auto follow:   Tap . The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.  Tap    . The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.     Key elements   Tilt the camera   1. Tap to go to main piloting screen. 2. Tap Setting    > Piloting > ACE to switch piloting mode.   3. Tap     to return to main piloting screen. 4. Slide to adjust camera angle.   Maintain proper distance between the drone and the target   For AUTO FOLLOW, the maximum effective range for the camera to lock onto a subject is 30 ft./10 m.     Pan the camera   To pan the camera in auto follow, 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 FOLLOW is unlocked. To lock, slide  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 follow. You cannot control the drone's movement in LOCK SCREEN mode.   To unlock screen, slide     to the left.   To stop auto follow when in locked screen, slide the STOP FOLLOW button to the right. The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.     Frame color indications   Blue: there is no auto follow in progress. Select a subject to track.   Green: the subject is selected and validated. The drone can use visual tracking to follow the subject.   Dotted green: auto follow is having trouble detecting the subject. The drone keeps on following the subject by following the smartphone's GPS signal.    Red: the drone lost visual tracking of the subject.  The drone keeps on following the subject by following the smartphone's GPS signal.     Vision/GPS   Vision - Parrot Bebop 2 aims the subject via its camera, the processing/recognition is made by the smartphone. GPS - Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking uses the GPS on your smartphone for tracking.     Compatibility   Bebop 2 firmware 4.0.0 FreeFlight Pro 4.1.14
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AUTO FRAMING   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.   Turn on auto framing mode Screen interface Exit auto framing mode 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   3. Tap    4. Tap     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. T ap 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 Go to FreeFlight Pro piloting screen Pre-programmed acrobatics are unavailable in auto framing (icon darkened) Take a picture Controls to over-correct the drone during auto framing mode Stop auto framing and return to manual control Subject to film . *Note: the green frame around the subject means that auto framing is valid. Lock auto framing screen. Use this function when you put the smartphone in your pocket during auto framing. *Note: tapping    disables auto framing.     Exit Auto Framing   There are multiple ways to exit auto framing:   Tap  .  The auto framing mode stops and the drone returns to manual control. Tap    .  The auto framing  mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.     Key elements   Tilt the camera   1. Tap to go to main piloting screen. 2. Tap Setting    > Piloting > ACE to switch piloting mode.   3. Tap     to return to main piloting screen. 4. Slide 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  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     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/GPS   Vision - Parrot Bebop 2 sees the subject via its camera. GPS - Your smartphone enables GPS tracking for Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking.     Compatibility   Parrot Bebop 2 firmware 4.0.0 FreeFlight Pro 4.1.14
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