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Informations about the camera

I don’t know anything about photography and even less about time lapses, will I be able to use the device?

Definitely yes, the workflow has been defined to provide an easy and intuitive experience. It is not difficult to do the setting required, and even some presets settings, based on the event/scene you want to capture are simply automatic. However, advanced users can still fine tune as per their needs the settings and personalized them. Everything is optimized to offer a great experience for beginners and for professionals.

I already have a DSLR, a GoPro and a smartphone, I can already do some time lapses, why should I need an extra device?

DSLR is optimized for still picture and video, GoPro for action video, and smartphone for everyday pictures. Tikee is optimized for time lapse, energy management, storage space management, everything is designed especially for timelapse. Leading to long term time lapse capabilities, and easy post processing for large quantity of images.

What is the size and weight of the Tikee?

Width: 210mm / Depth: 180mm / Height: 70mm
Weight: 1.28 kg

What kind of support for Tikee?

On the bottom of Tikee there is a 1/4 standard camera thread. So you can use for a long term time lapse a tripod or a wall mount system to have a rigid installation and avoid to have movements on your time lapse. For a few hours time lapse you can leave the Tikee on its rubber pad.

Can we recharge Tikee from a regular power outlet?

Of course Tikee can be recharged with any smartphone charger (Micro USB plug). The charger will transform 100v or 240V to recharge Tikee without problem.

Does Tikee have any anti-theft system?

Tikee can be secured thanks to the slot where you can add a cable with a padlock for more security.

What’s the battery-life of the Tikee (assuming no solar power)?

It really depends on the selected interval. For example: Without sun: 1 photo every 15 minutes 24/24 with photos upload on the server: 10 days of autonomy;
Without upload : 30 days of autonomy.

How is the solar panel oriented?

The user can orient the solar panel in any direction thanks to a 360 ° rotating arm.

Photography

What lenses are used on Tikee?

Lenses are fixed focus with wide angle (HFOV : 149°), F2.8. Lens diameter 18mm (Action cam type). Final photos are 220°.

What size and resolution sensors are used?

Current selected sensor is 1/2.3 size, 16 Mpix per sensor. Sensor native resolution is 4608*3456 (Per sensor).

What is the resolution of images?

Full size images can be stored on the SD card. The size of each image sent to the application is 2664*1998. On the web application, the panoramic image resolution made from 2 stitched images is 4260*1534. This size will allow you to create Full HD timelapses, with pan&zoom.

Can it create raw files and 4k video?

Yes, by choosing only the storage of the images on the microSD card, it is possible to select the DNG / RAW format. For 4K videos, with DNG photos or JPEG photos sent to MyEnlaps web application, you can generate and download a 4K video (Premium subscription required).

Is exposure duration controllable?

The exposure duration is automatic it’s a way for us to guarantee the best time lapse for any light conditions on the 2 cameras sensors.

What can be the interval between shots?

Interval can be set from 1 shot each 5 seconds to 1 per day.
Intervals below 1 min can be set for short events only (one hour to about half a day).
Intervals above 1 min can be set for longer events.

Can I shoot multiple sequences at the same time?

(ONCOMING FEATURE) Yes you can program several shooting sequences that are simultaneous or overlapping. Meaning if you want to cover a full month (with a long interval) and during this month focus on a special event. 2 sets of pictures will be created from these 2 sequences.

Is there an ability to engage an ND filter on the lens?

No it’s not possible for the moment.

Is there distortion due to the width of the images?

Yes like with any other wide angle lens, but it is corrected during the stitching operation.

Is there a way to program the Tikee so it only takes pictures during daylight hours?

Yes you can adjust the settings to daylight hours only if you want.

Are timelapses produced in-camera or only with the web app?

Time-lapses are produced via the webapp. This allow the user to create multiples time-lapses with the same image set, by changing the time scale, advanced filtering (For really long-term shooting), adding pan&zoom effect, etc.

Can I use the web app for composition/previewing shots?

(ONCOMING FEATURE) The mobile app can be used for previewing and framing without delay like a sport cam. The web app can be used for previewing the time lapse itself, even before the end of the shooting sequence.

Can I use 3rd party software or is edition limited to within the web app?

You can either use our web app or download your pictures and use your favorite software.

When zooming what is the resolution of output video?

The photo size stored on the application is higher than a full HD resolution, so you will be able to do a zoom keeping a final full HD video resolution.

Is it possible to use only one of the lenses for shooting sequence?

On SD card, you can recover the left image and right image – not merged (since the merge is done on the web application).

Network, storage and upload

If connection is lost (wifi or 4G/3G) what will happen to the shot images?

All the pictures are stored on a memory card so it will be saved. The microSD card is a buffer, we push the data when a connection is available on secure web services.

On the site where I want to install Tikee there are no wifi and no telecom network, how long the microSD card can last without being full?

Tikee and TikeePRO have a SD slot for a memory card (up to 128 Go). If your Tikee is connected the SD card is used only as a buffer. With no connection, you can take about 1 picture every 15 minutes (16h per day) during 7 months with a 128 Go SD card.

Which type of microSD card is compatible with Tikee?

The microSDHC and microSDXC cards, with a capacity of 8 GB to 128 GB, and imperatively: UHS-I or UHS-II class and minimum speed class U1 or U3.
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It is important to choose a well-known brand for your microSD card and purchase it from certified resellers.

MyEnlaps web app features

What are the Premium features of MyEnlaps web application?

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Easy to use time lapse web application to get ready made time lapses videos
On-the-fly creation
Advance picture filtering
Pan&Zoom effect
Native anti-flickering
Social Network Sharing
Standard Bitrate download (8 Mo/s)
Full HD 1080p mp4 videos
Up to 10.000 hosted images
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Custom videos with exclusive and private settings to get stunning time lapses
On-the-fly creation
Advance picture filtering
Pan&Zoom effect
Native anti-flickering
Social Network Sharing
High Bitrate download (16 Mo/s)
4K UHD equivalence mp4 videos
Up to 100.000 hosted images
Video private link sharing
Image gallery private link sharing
Custom watermark
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