Parrot Anafi Drone User Manual

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Here’s the full instructions manual for Parrot Anafi.

Getting Started:

Taking Off:

  • Ground take off
  • Hand Launch

When using a hand launch, exercise extra caution. With a live drone in your hand, this method is secure as long as you are not sidetracked or startled by an outside occurrence. Pay attention to what you are doing, but constantly be aware of your surroundings.

Flying:

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Returning Home:

  • Precise Home setting

When takeoff conditions are ideal for flight, may use its vertical camera to establish a “precise home” for itself. In such instance, FreeFlight 6 pops up to confirm that a specific home has been established, and the home icon of the mini-map changes to green.

Smart RTH:

ANAFI features a Smart RTH capability, which calculates in real-time how much power the drone needs to return home, to the pilot, or to a custom location based on its altitude and distance from its take-off point (see “PREFERENCES / Safety / Advanced RTH settings” of this guide for more information on this feature).

FreeFlight 6 warns you that it will switch to automated RTH mode when the battery is low. You can cancel the auto-RTH right from the alert pop-up if you’re sure you can get it back to where it took off or if you want to land it somewhere else.

Advanced RTH Settings:

  • Pilot RTH

When the “Pilot” advanced RTH option is used, ANAFI returns to the GPS position of the drone controller (whether or not it is connected to a Parrot Skycontroller 3) at the precise moment an RTH button is activated – or to the device’s last known coordinates if GPS sync has been lost.

  • Custom RTH

The drone’s current latitude and longitude are automatically displayed in the “Custom point” field when you activate the “Custom” advanced RTH option during flight preparation, provided it has a GPS synch.

Landing:

  • Hand Landing

Smart Lipo Battery:

To prevent irreversible electric damage to the battery, the drone, or both, the ANAFI smart LiPo battery is preloaded on the drone and should always be replaced in the same manner, with the LEDs and power button facing up.

Regardless of whether it is turned on or not, the smart battery can be charged. However, in order to access your microSD card, you must remove the drone’s batteries.

  • Battery Removal

Open the ANAFI’s back arms to access the smart battery on the drone. Place the drone on a level, flat surface (such as a table), and use your thumb to push the button that links the drone’s battery to its body.

Slide the battery and your thumb carefully to the ANAFI’s rear. Lift the battery away from ANAFI once the push-hook button’s has been released from the drone’s body.

  • Battery Installation

Open the ANAFI’s back arms to reinstall the smart battery on the drone. Place the drone on a level, flat surface (such a table), and insert the three hooks of the battery into the drone’s corresponding slots.

Put your thumb on the back of the smart battery and your middle finger on the ANAFI Parrot logo. When the drone’s battery clicks into place, feel and hear it by squeezing your fingers together. You’re ready!

  • Battery Charging
  • Battery Update
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As with the drone, its controller, and its flight-controlling software FreeFlight 6, ANAFI smart batteries can be updated.

The following notification occurs in the app whenever a FreeFlight 6 release has a battery update available.

  • Battery Care and Safety

Media Retrieval:

You can capture videos and photographs on your ANAFI’s 16GB microSD card and then quickly upload them to your PC. In this section, we’ll go over how to remove the MicroSD card from ANAFI, get your media out of it, and put it back in the drone.

  • Extracting Micro SD card
  • Retrieving Photos and Videos
  • Installing Micro SD Card
  • Compatible Micro SD Cards
  • Direct Media Retrieval (drone to computer)

Without taking out the microSD card, you can also get your media directly from ANAFI.
Connect the drone (USB-C) to a USB-A port on your computer using the USB-A to USB-C cable that is included.

Turn on ANAFI. Copy your material from the DCIM/100MEDIA directory to your computer’s hard drive after mounting ANAFI as you would any other external device.

Eject ANAFI like you would any other external drive once you are finished managing your media.

  • Freeflight 6 Gallery

You can tap the “microSD card” box on the interface’s top bar or the “Gallery” box in the area’s centre to access the Gallery from the FreeFlight 6 homepage.

The FreeFlight 6 Gallery by default shows the media from the microSD card if ANAFI is turned on and linked to the system (directly or via the Parrot Skycontroller 3).

  • Micro SD card Formatting

Introducing FreeFlight 6:

The ideal ANAFI companion is the FreeFlight 6 HUD (head-up display) interface. It allows you to quickly and easily access all of ANAFI’s remarkable features from the screen of your device.

This section examines the capabilities of FreeFlight 6, beginning with a demonstration of the HUD’s top and bottom bars (iOS and Android).

  • Presentation of the IOS HUD(video mode view)
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  • Presentation of the Android HUD(Photo mode view)
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Preferences:

By clicking on the symbol for the HUD or the top bar of the homepage, you may access the FreeFlight 6 options.

With the help of preferences, you can fine-tune ANAFI to your needs and tailor it to your flying and filming techniques.

From the boxes on the left of the screen, you can access the Preferences submenus. To choose a box and access its contents, tap on it.

  • Controls
  • Presets
  • Interface
  • Safety
  • Camera
  • Network

Videos and Photos:

With a cutting-edge 4K, 3-axis stabilised camera and a 1/2.4″ CMOS 21MP sensor, ANAFI produces motion and static images that are astonishingly sharp.

Low dispersion aspherical components in the camera’s lens help to minimise chromatic aberrations and flare while ensuring optical excellence for a compact, intelligent, and adaptable aerial imaging system.

The Parrot Skycontroller 3 and your device should always be used for the best-controlled, most accurate, and safest filming and photo-taking flights, though you are still allowed to film and take pictures with only ANAFI.

  • Making Videos
  • Taking Photos
  • Creating Panoramas

To capture a panorama, select the “Panorama” box from the “Photo Mode” menu of the
HUD. Then, tap the panorama type you want to select it: Vertical, Horizontal or 360.

Gimbal Tilt and Zoom Controls:

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The ability to manage gimbal tilt (180°, from the ground to the sky) and zoom are two of ANAFI’s key advantages. These characteristics are explained in this section, along with how to use them.

  • Gimbal Tilt Control

The left trigger of the Parrot Skycontroller 3 is used to engage the ANAFI’s gimbal tilt control. It is accessible in all manual flying modes, all video modes, and all photo modes.

  • Zoom Control
  • Camera Calibration: Correct Horizon(exceptional procedure)
  • Camera Calibration: Gimbal Calibration

Pro-Imaging Settings:

ANAFI is planned to produce balanced, high-quality 4K films and 21MP images right out of the box. However, some photography lovers and all professional directors, videographers, and photographers will be able to navigate professional imaging environments.

This section will assist you in utilising manual settings and refining your filmmaking and shooting techniques. The only setting available in the Auto mode of the HUD’s “Video/Photo settings box” menu is the Exposure value (EV).

  • Exposure Value(EV)

The EV conveys a photograph’s or video’s overall lightness or darkness. Automatically adjusts the shutter speed and ISO value at +0.0 (zero) EV to produce a perfectly balanced photo or video that is neither too dark nor too light.

  • Shutter Speed(S)

The exposure time, denoted by the “s” value, is the amount of time, expressed in fractions of a second, that the shutter remains open in order to take a still image.

According to the scene and the amount of light present, ANAFI chooses the ideal shutter speed and ISO value combination in Auto mode in real-time. As a result, choosing a shutter speed also turns off the Auto ISO setting.

  • ISO Value(ISO)

The sensitivity of the sensor is indicated by the ISO value. As we’ve seen, it’s related to the shutter speed setting since both sliders turn on when the “Auto” option is turned off and a value is selected for either one or the other.

The sensitivity of the sensor decreases with decreasing ISO setting, as does image noise (digital grain). Low ISO values (100 or 200) should therefore always be chosen while shooting outside in bright sunlight.

As the ISO number rises, the sensor’s sensitivity rises as well. For example, 3200 ISO can be utilised to capture inside low-light scenes or exterior dawn or sunset photos.

ANAFI automatically adjusts its ISO and shutter speed values to the scene it is capturing when in Auto mode. But for professional filmmaking, setting an ISO value for an entire shot or set of shots is really helpful.

  • White Balance(WB)

The colour temperature of the light is addressed by white balance. The whites seem blue under cool lighting. The whites appear yellow under warm lighting.

The whites are always kept white by default in Auto WB mode since it adjusts the WB value in real-time.

However, for professional filming, selecting a WB value for the entire shot is very helpful because consistent WB makes grading (colour treatment) of videos easier.

  • HDR
  • Natural Style
  • P-LOG Style

In both the video mode and the photo mode, there is an alternate Style option to the Natural appearing photographs (default value). The “P-LOG” alternative style is referred to.

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Images become slightly less contrasted as a result: For videos that you wish to edit and process utilising expert grading tools and filters, P-LOG style is excellent.

  • Intense Style

Both in the video mode and the photo mode, a different Style can be chosen as an alternative to the Natural looking photographs (default value). It is known as “Intense.” Images become more contrasted and saturated as a result.

  • Pastel Style

Both in the video mode and in the photo mode, ANAFI allows the user to choose a different Style in addition to the Natural appearing photographs (default value).

It is known as “Pastel.” Images become less saturated as a result, but their warmest tones are highlighted.

  • Adjustment
  • Lock AE

The ability to lock the overall exposure of a view, fine-tune the framing of a shot, and maintain the correct exposure is another fantastic feature of FreeFlight 6.

  • Lock AE Touch

Cineshots:

  • 360*

The 360° Cineshot is self-explanatory; when it is engaged, ANAFI keeps its location and altitude while gently and thoroughly rotating around its axis to reveal a full panorama.

  • Reveal

The Reveal Cineshot is a traditional opening shot for movies; when it is triggered, ANAFI tilts its camera downward and begins to advance in a straight horizontal line.

The camera gimbal tilts up gradually over a distance of 30 or 60 metres, displaying the surroundings in front of ANAFI.

  • Spiral

To reveal your surroundings or those of any object on the ground, the Spiral Cineshot is ideal. When engaged, it moves up vertically in a straight line while tilting its camera downward.

It slowly rotates 360 degrees around its axis as it ascends to a height of 30 or 60 metres, at which point its camera gradually tilts upward and pans over the surrounding area in a 180-degree rotation. Consequently, the Spiral Cineshot ends with a 180° angle in relation to its beginning point.

  • Epic

Another excellent method for dramatising any scene or setting is the Epic Cineshot. It goes rearward in a steady upward direction after being engaged, maintaining its subject in the centre of its frame for 30 or 60 metres.

When the Epic Cineshot is started from a close-up position in relation to its subject, the results are best.

Control:

  • Classic
  • Arcade

Piloting Modes:

Tap the “PILOTING MODE” box in the bottom bar of the HUD of FreeFlight 6 to access the
piloting modes options

  • Manual Flight

The Manual flight mode is ANAFI’s default mode. It enables you to pilot the drone and fully control its camera tilt and zoom.

  • Cameraman
  • Follow Me(in-app purchase)
  • Smartdronies

FPV Flying Mode:

  • FPV Presentation and Activation
  • FPV HUD
  • See-through FPV View
  • FPV Settings
  • Interface Settings
  • Camera Settings
  • Equipment Settings

MAP-Based Flying Modes:

  • Flight Pan

Flight Plan is a powerful tool, which enables you to fully prepare and configure your flights
and filming sessions, from home, on the train, in a plane, or anywhere else you can take your phone with you.

  • Touch and Fly: Waypoint
  • Touch and Fly: POI

Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Guide:

Appendix 2: Operational Checklist:

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