How do I use the Lock AE function?

Another great feature of FreeFlight 6 is the possibility to lock the general exposure of a view, to fine-tune the framing of a shot and keep the desired exposure.


To access this function, tap the “Video settings box” (video mode) or the “Photo settings box” (photomode) of the HUD.


1. A “Lock AE” icon appears, to the left of the HDR icon (it replaces the “HDR” icon in DNG+JPEG photoformat, since HDR is not available with this setting).


2. Tap the “Lock AE” icon to lock the exposure value to that of the current view. The icon turns to yellow. A yellow “Lock AE” box appears under the “Next available action” box, at the center of the top bar of the HUD.


3. Move your ANAFI series drone around or tilt its gimbal to change the frame: the exposure settings remain as they were when you activated the function.


4. Tap the “Lock AE” icon again to deactivate the exposure lock: the icon turns back to white and the yellow “Lock AE” box disappears.

Lock AE Touch

With the “Lock AE Touch” (or “Spot AE”) function of FreeFlight 6, you can also lock the exposure of a frame on any detail of any view.


To activate this function, follow the “Lock AE” procedure of the preceding section. When the exposure is locked, touch the part of the frame you want to base your exposure on. A yellow square animates around this spot and the yellow “Lock AE” box is replaced by a yellow “Lock AE Touch” box.


Refer to the following screen captures for additional details on the logic of this great feature.