ShootX - Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the ShootX Quick Start Guide.

Hardware Overview


  1. 120° wide angle lens.
  2. USB Micro-B Connector - only use the supplied USB cable which has an extra long connector tip for a solid connection with the camera.
  3. Battery Charging Indicator (LED).
  4. Camera Status Indicator (LED).
  5. Power/Mode Button.
  6. Tripod Mount (1/4"-20).
  7. Mounting Slot.
  8. Mounting Magnets (behind rubber shell).

Starting A Time Lapse (Without CloudX)

  1. Before deploying, fully charge ShootX via the supplied USB cable. When fully charged, the Battery LED (#3) changes from red to green. For the initial charge, this could take up to 24 hours.
  2. Push the button (#5) until the status indicator LED (#4) flashes green, then let go. The status indicator LED (#4) will flash green every time an image is taken. If you wish to change the interval (default of one shot every 10 mins), refer steps 1 though 5 of the section below.
  3. Once your time lapse has been completed, hold the push button (#5) until status indicator LED (#4) flashes red to indicate the camera has turned off. If LED does not flash red within 5 seconds, release the button and repeat until LED flashes red.

Starting A Time Lapse (With CloudX)

To complete the initial configuration, you must plug ShootX into your Mac or PC. In the future a mobile app will be available.

  1. Set ShootX into "mounting mode" by holding the push button (#5) until the status indicator LED (#4) changes from green to yellow. The status LED should remain yellow after releasing the button.
  2. Plug ShootX into a computer using the supplied USB cable and the light will change from yellow to white when the connection is established indicating the camera is now connected in USB mode for file management.
  3. Open up your File Explorer, such as MS Explorer (PC) or Finder (MAC), and open the device named TIMELAPSE.
  4. Use a standard text editor, such as NotePad (PC) or TextEdit (MAC), to open the settings.ini file.
  5. If you wish to change the interval (default is one shot every 10 mins indicated by: Interval=600), edit the line Interval = 600 (third line) for your desired interval between images. Our Time Lapse Calculator can be a helpful tool in determining the ideal interval for your project. Note that the interval time is in seconds.
  6. To enable uploading to CloudX, enter your WiFi network details and your email address. Adjust the bold text indicated below for your personal settings:

*The email address can be subsequently changed through the online CloudX platform after the first successful upload.
**See the timezone.txt file on the camera for reference of available inputs.

  1. Always use the operating system "Eject" function to unmount the device before unplugging ShootX to prevent corruption of the SD card.
  2. Before deploying, fully charge ShootX via the supplied USB cable. When fully charged, the Battery LED (#3) changes from red to green. For the initial charge, this could take up to 24 hours.
  3. Push the button (#5) until the status indicator LED (#4) flashes green, then let go. The status indicator LED (#4) will flash green every time an image is taken.
  4. Once your time lapse has been completed, hold the push button (#5) until status indicator LED (#4) flashes red to indicate the camera has turned off. If LED does not flash red within 5 seconds, release the button and repeat step until LED flashes red.

Overview of status LED colours

Battery Charging Indicator

The Battery Charging Indicator LED will light up when ShootX is connected to a USB power source.

  • Green indicates the ShootX battery is fully charged.
  • Red indicates the ShootX battery is charging.
  • Camera Status Indicator

    When you push the button, the ShootX cycles through the different modes.

  • Green when pressing the button indicates the camera has turned on and will begin capturing images at the programmed interval. The status LED will also flash green when capturing each image.
  • Yellow indicates ShootX is in standby and ready to be connected to a computer for file management. ShootX will not capture footage while the yellow LED remains lit.
  • White indicates ShootX is connected to a computer in "USB mode" for file management. If the LED changes RED when connected, the data lines of the USB are not connected. ShootX should be used with the supplied USB cable which has an extra long connector tip for a solid connection with the camera.
  • Blue flashes to indicate ShootX is connecting to the WiFi network
  • Red when pressing the button indicates ShootX will turn off when the button is released.
  • Purple indicates an update file has been found on the SD card. Pressing the button while the purple LED is displayed will accept the update.

  • Mounting

    There are several options for mounting including:

    Regardless of mounting method, it is highly recommended to use a secondary cable or rope to secure the camera additionally in case the primary mounting method fails. You might also want to use a strap and padlock or another locking mechanism to avoid theft.

    Troubleshooting

    What if I don't have a CloudX Pro subscription?

    The photos will be stored locally on the camera, which you can download locally to a computer. You won't have access to the online cloud platform including features such as automatic upload, remote status monitoring, email notifications, remote firmware updating, etc.

    Where are the photos stored?

    Scheduled time lapse images are stored on the camera's Timelapse folder, where each session is a separate folder. The folder's name is a timestamp of when each time lapse session was started. Manually triggered images are stored in the Snapshot folder. If the folders and images are all timestamped from 2016, the ShootX clock needs to be reset. Refer instructions below.

    Why is the date wrong?

    When you initially receive ShootX, the date could be wrong. When ShootX connects to our CloudX server, the clock time and date will automatically update based on the timezone set in the settings.ini file. To correct the clock when not using CloudX, download the file (setdatetime.ini) and use a text editor to update the file to the appropriate time and date. Place the updated setdatetime.ini file in your camera's root folder before restarting your camera by turning off, then on again. If the file is detected, the Camera Status Indicator will display a purple LED and you will need to push the button to accept the new time settings. The LED should briefly flash white to indicate the date has been modified and the update file removed.

    If the Camera Status Indicator LED only shortly flickers white and green after, the battery needs charging.

    What happens if ShootX's settings.ini file is gone, empty, or has invalid entries?

    ShootX will not be able to access CloudX and will capture images every 5seconds. A new settings.ini can be downloaded from the following LINK. Contact CamDo support if the settings.ini file continues to be automatically deleted from the camera.


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