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DRIFT GHOST 4K User Manual

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Professional HD Action Cameras
DRIFT GHOST 4K
USER MANUAL
www.driftinnovation.com
Version 1.0

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  • Page 1 Professional HD Action Cameras DRIFT GHOST 4K USER MANUAL www.driftinnovation.com Version 1.0...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Precautions ........ 3 Settings Menu (Continued) General Precautions Simultaneous Photo Attention Video Stabilisation Optimal Camera Storage Microphone Water Resistance Microphone Sensitivity Speaker Volume LED Status Indicator Overview ........5 LED Indicator Timer Instant Record Using the Camera ..... 6 Video Standard Initial Setup Date...
  • Page 3: Precautions

    Precautions General Precautions Please take note of the following guidelines when using your Ghost-S camera: • The camera is 2m shock resistant, • Clean the lens and screen with but not shock proof — please a micro fibre, antistatic cloth to take care of your camera and remove fingerprints or dust—no accessories, mounting and storing...
  • Page 4: Optimal Camera Storage

    Avoid removing Ghost-4K modules in damp or humid conditions. Water Resistance The ghost 4K is water resistant, but not waterproof. This means that you can use your camera in the rain, providing the USB and memory card covers and a Ghost 4K module are securely in place, but the camera cannot be submerged.
  • Page 5: Overview

    Overview Rear Button Middle Button Front Button Status LED Rotating Lens Battery Module GHOST 4K Module Latch Wi-Fi LED Rear Screen Dual microphones Reset Button MicroSD Card Slot 10 Pin Mini USB Port Rubber Cover...
  • Page 6: Using The Camera

    Using the Camera GHOST 4K Initial Setup 1. Uncover the microSD slot by lifting its rubber cover. 2. Insert a Class 10 or higher microSD/HC/XC card (up to 128GB). Format before first usage! 3. Uncover the mini USB port by lifting its rubber cover 4.
  • Page 7: Powering On And Off

    Battery Life At a temperature of 25°C (77°F), recording continuously with the standard battery module installed, your Ghost 4K battery will last for 2hrs 30mins on a full charge. Using an External Power Supply The camera can be powered by an external power supply such as a USB power adaptor or power pack.
  • Page 8: Selecting A Microsd Card

    Using the Camera Selecting a MicroSD Card The Ghost 4K is compatible with Micro SD, Micro SDHC or Micro SDXC cards up to 128GB. We recommend class 10/UHS1 memory cards. Below is a table of approximate video recording times against card size in normal bit rate mode.
  • Page 9: Module Docking

    Module Docking Module Removal Before removing a module, please ensure that the camera is powered off. If your camera has a module docked, remove by following these instructions: 1. Place index finger onto 2. Pull outwards, pivoting the module notch. on the module.
  • Page 10: Camera Menu System

    Camera Menu System Mode navigation Press the button to scroll through Video, Photo, Timelapse, Photoburst, and Settings modes. Video Photo Timelapse Photoburst Settings Settings menu navigation 1. Scroll through modes using the button, until you reach the settings menu. 2. Press the button to scroll through the menu, highlights each setting in turn.
  • Page 11: Video Mode (Green Led)

    The Status LED and LCD screen will flash red each time an image is captured. To stop recording, press the button once more. To create a timelapse video, you’ll need to import a sequence of Ghost 4K timelapse photos into video editing software. Photoburst Mode (Cyan LED)
  • Page 12: Settings Menu

    ‘App’ mode for live streaming using the Drift Life mobile app. Pair Remote To pair your Ghost 4K remote to your camera ensure that ‘BT Mode’ is set to RC. Then scroll down to the ‘Pair Remote’ option and press the button to select.
  • Page 13: Field Of View

    Settings Menu Field of View For the best possible image quality the default FOV setting of 140° is ideal, but this option can be used to narrow the FOV to 115° or 90°. Field of View adjustments will affect video mode, as well as photo, timelapse and photoburst. Frame Car DVR Video...
  • Page 14: Exposure

    The Ghost 4K features automatic exposure compensation, but also offers the option to manually set exposure. Self Timer Set the Ghost 4K to start recording video or take a photo 3, 5 or 10 seconds after pressing the record button. Bit Rate High bit rate modes preserves as much information as possible, to help you achieve the best possible image quality.
  • Page 15: Iso Sensitivity

    Settings Menu ISO Sensitivity The Ghost 4K will automatically adjust ISO when set to the default ‘Auto’ setting, or the ISO can be set to 100, 200, 400 or 800 manually. A higher ISO setting is ideal for low light environments, but may result in a more ‘grainy’ image.
  • Page 16: Car Dvr

    Car DVR mode allows you to record continuously when connected to a USB power supply, without worrying about memory card capacity. Select a ‘Car DVR Loop Interval’ in the Ghost 4K settings menu, and the camera will continuously record videos of the chosen duration.
  • Page 17: Video Stabilisation

    [Subject to FW]. Microphone The Ghost 4K features two microphones - located in the front and the rear of the camera, to help ensure the best possible sound at all times. We recommend selection of the front microphone while the camera is stationary; the rear microphone being ideal for reducing wind noise while the camera is moving.
  • Page 18: Led Status Indicator

    Settings Menu LED Status Indicator The Ghost 4K gives you the option to turn the LED status indicator, and LCD backlight off, to conserve battery life. LED Indicator Timer Your ghost 4K status indicator and LED backlight can be set to turn off after a specific duration, in order to save battery.
  • Page 19: Camera Off

    Set your camera to power off if idle for a selected duration. Thumbnail Files The Ghost 4K will generate two files for each video or photo – one regular file, and one smaller .THM file for use with the Drift Life app. The .THM files can be disabled in the settings menu.
  • Page 20: Mounting The Camera

    Shot Setup The Drift Life app is the fastest way to check your shot. Simply download the app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS), launch the app.
  • Page 21: Connectivity

    Connectivity Recorded video footage and photos can be copied to a computer using the USB cable provided or—if your computer has an appropriate card reader—directly from the Micro SD card. Connecting to a Windows PC by USB Cable 1. Connect the camera to your PC using the USB cable. The camera screen will display a USB logo and the LED status indicator will turn red.
  • Page 22: Connecting To A Mac

    2. Your Mac’s operating system may be setup to open new devices automatically, if not, open a new Finder window. 3. Your Mac should recognise the camera as a removable device—look for DRIFT CARD in the list of devices and open.
  • Page 23: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Device

    When the Wi-Fi indicator LED on the rear of the camera turns green, the network is ready. 2. Download the Drift Life app form the Google Play (Android), or the App Store (iOS). 3. Launch the Drift Life app, and tap ‘Connect Camera.’...
  • Page 24: Camera Care

    Camera Care The Ghost 4K is specifically designed for extreme sports. It is a very durable piece of equipment. However, to ensure a long and healthy life for your camera, please follow the guidelines below. Cleaning the Camera During your sporting activities, the camera will inevitably get dirty or wet.
  • Page 25: Updating Firmware

    To download the latest Ghost 4K firmware please visit: www.driftinnovation.com/blogs/support/Ghost4k To install the update: 1. Format your memory card in the Ghost 4K settings menu. Make sure to save any files you want before formatting, as this will delete all files. 2. Connect your camera to your computer.
  • Page 26: Warranty

    Warranty Drift Innovation (“Manufacturer”) warrants to the original End User (“Purchaser”) that this product purchased from us or any authorized dealer is free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for the applicable warranty period, as set forth in the product specification, or 12 months—whichever is the less.
  • Page 27: Disclosures

    Disclosures FCC Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 28 Disclosures FCC RADIATION EXPOSURE This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.