How to Use the Motrr Galileo
Don't own a Galileo yet? Learn more about this awesome device. If you've already snagged one, congrats! Provided you own an iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C or iPod Touch 5G, here's how to get the most out of it…
- When possible, keep at least 4 feet of distance between your Galileo and nearby walls or other structures. If you're using your Galileo without a tripod, it's okay to set the device directly on a tabletop surface. If you are using a tripod, be sure that your tripod is level.
- Once you've selected the Galileo recording option, securely insert your iPhone into your Motrr Galileo. Make sure that you are using the right Galileo device insert (for a snug fit) and that your phone is not sitting at an angle.
- If you're using a Bluetooth Galileo, you must twist the base of the Galileo to pair it with the Sphere app. If yours is a 30-pin (dock) Galileo, there is no need to twist to proceed.
- Swing the top portion of your Galileo upward (at a 90º angle to its base) until you feel it pop into place. If you do not fully extend your Galileo, your sphere will not turn out correctly.
- If you're using a tripod, switch the mode selector from "Surface" to "Tripod." Otherwise, you can leave it as is. When ready, tap the "Start" button to begin recording.
- As your camera is panning, stop when its pointed at you or stay out of sight. Given that your sphere is made up of many images, you will look incomplete if your position changes from one shot to the next.
- Once recording is done, your sphere will begin processing, which is the perfect time to assign it a location or enter a custom title. You can always change this later.
- When complete, you'll be dropped into your sphere. By default, it will be set to private, but you can cycle through to unlisted or public options too. Until you tap "Done" or "Delete" your sphere will remain offline. Tapping the Twitter or Facebook icons will automatically share your sphere once you tap "Done." Returning to your sphere once it's published will also expose additional sharing options, including text message and email.