How to

Tweak key cam­era set­tings

Mac Format - - APPLE SKILLS -

1 Ac­cess Many­thing’s set­tings

The ma­jor­ity of Many­thing’s set­tings are self-ex­plana­tory for the most part. They are ac­cessed by tap­ping the cog icon on the app’s main cam­era screen. Al­ter­na­tively, you can re­motely tweak your cam­era’s set­tings from an­other de­vice that’s in Viewer mode.

2 Turn on Stills Mode

Stills Mode lets you switch to time-lapse record­ing – a good choice if the up­load speed of your in­ter­net con­nec­tion is slow. Once this is switched on, still im­ages are recorded at three-sec­ond in­ter­vals, rather than cap­tur­ing a con­tin­u­ous video stream.

3 Ad­just sen­si­tiv­ity set­tings

Tap Sen­si­tiv­ity Thresh­old un­der Mo­tion De­tec­tion to fine-tune the cam­era’s sen­si­tiv­ity to mo­tion. Use the slider to ad­just this set­ting on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 cor­re­sponds to small mo­tion events and 10 means large amounts of mo­tion. The de­fault value is 8.

4 Set de­tec­tion zones

Tap De­tec­tion Zones to mask out part of the screen where you don’t want to mon­i­tor move­ment. You’ll see the cam­era view over­laid by a grid. Sim­ply tap those squares in the grid where you want to dis­able Many­thing’s mo­tion de­tec­tion, then tap Back.

5 Con­fig­ure alerts

You can choose to re­ceive email alerts, push no­ti­fi­ca­tions, or both when­ever mo­tion is de­tected or the cam­era’s sta­tus changes – ad­just the ap­pro­pri­ate switches as you want, then set min­i­mum du­ra­tions dur­ing which you don’t want ad­di­tional emails or no­ti­fi­ca­tions.

6 Tweak video qual­ity

By de­fault, Many­thing picks a ‘fair qual­ity’ set­ting for video, but you can change this up or down sep­a­rately for your de­vice’s Wi-Fi and mo­bile data con­nec­tions. Ad­di­tion­ally, you can set monthly data lim­its – from 2 to 20GB for Wi-Fi, and 100MB to 2GB for 3G – if re­quired.

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