Pulse App & Features

 

For instructions on updating your Pulse for the latest features, please go here.

 

 

 

Home Screen

  • Full control of shutter, ISO, & aperture
  • Start/stop video recording
  • Time lapse with Exposure Ramping and Camera Control
  • Long exposure- manual and timed
  • HDR bracketing- up to 9 shots with +/- 7 EV
  • Photo Booth- custom intervals and image review
  • Pulse battery and camera connection
  • Connected devices list
  • Settings menu to access firmware updates and bug reports

 

 

Main Trigger Screen

  • Adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture
  • Tap Image Preview to reveal Histogram Preview
  • Turn Image Preview on/off (can still trigger and change camera settings)
  • Responsive and immediate trigger button
  • Pulse blinks to confirm you got the shot (to turn this off, go into 'Settings')

 

 

Trigger Page Histogram

  • Histogram feedback within seconds
  • Quickly access camera settings to adjust exposure
  • To switch between Histogram and Image Preview, just tap

 

 

Camera Settings

  • Change camera settings by swiping or dragging left/right
  • Responsive and fast with Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Quickly accessible camera icon in upper right corner on all pages
  • Fully manual lenses may not be able to communicate aperture in the app

 

 

Video Settings

  • Start/Stop video recording
  • Change your camera settings to fine-tune exposure
  • Canon: must first set camera to Video Mode
  • Control up to 3 Pulses at once for multiple camera video control

 

 

Time Lapse

  • Set the interval between photos and how long your time lapse will be
  • Preview the total number of photos and amount of final TL video footage
  • Once TL is uploaded, you can disconnect from the phone/app. You do not need to stay connected to the app for the time lapse to finish!
  • Icon is responsive and gives countdown information
  • Access advanced settings in upper right corner (...)

 

 

 

NEW Long Exposure Time Lapse

  • Useful for Astrophotography and other photo opportunities requiring exposures longer than the longest preset one
  • Set camera to Bulb mode and the Time Lapse page automatically enters Long Exposure Time Lapse mode
  • Set Exposure Time, Interval and Duration. Interval defaults to 1.5x Exposure Time but it can be changed by the user however make sure it is long enough to accommodate photo process
  • Preview the total number of photos and amount of final TL video footage
  • Once TL is uploaded, you can disconnect from the phone/app. You do not need to stay connected to the app for the time lapse to finish!
  • Icon is responsive and gives countdown information

 

 

Time Lapse Exposure Ramping

  • Delay the start of your exposure ramp
  • Set duration of ramp
  • Set start and end exposure values. Pulse will smoothly ramp the exposure during the time lapse by changing the shutter speed and ISO (easy export for LRTimelapse)
  • Preview the number of photos and exposure value change
  • Note: end exposure value must not be more than interval length, and your camera must have enough time to save the image between intervals

 

 

Long Exposure

  • Manual Exposure: keeps the shutter open until you stop it
  • Timed Exposure: set amount of time the shutter will be open 
  • Responsive feedback timer when shutter is held open 

 

 

HDR

  • Set the number of bracketed photos to be triggered
  • Set the exposure value steps between bracketed images
  • Maximum settings: 9 bracketed images +/- 7 EV stops 
  • Example: 3 images with 1 EV Stop will take 3 separate images at 1/20, 1/10, and 1/5 shutter speeds if initial camera exposure is 1/10s

 

 

Photo Booth

  • Pick an interval between 5 and 60 seconds
  • Take up to 10 photos per session
  • Review your images with thumbnail previews to make sure you got the shot(s)
  • Pulse blinks as a countdown and holds blue when photo is triggered

 

 

Devices

  • Disconnect/reconnect Pulse by tapping the check mark
  • Tap Pulse description to rename device(s)
  • Tap Blink LED and Pulse will flash its LEDs 
  • Drag down on page to scan for Pulse(s)

 

 

App Settings

  • About displays the app version and current version of the firmware on the connected Pulse
  • Submit a Bug - see next
  • LED Level allows a user to adjust the brightness of the LED light from high to completely off
  • Permissible Mode - Pulse will not check your camera mode (Manual, Auto, etc...) before shooting. Using this mode can help overcome some communication issues.

 

 

Submit a Bug

  • Once you've recreated the issue, fill out this form and submit it to our team of engineers
  • Bug reports are incredibly useful for solving issues as they contain a full log of camera/app/phone interactions that led to the issue
  • Thanks for the help! We'll get back to you over email if we need more info. 

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