Taking photos and videos

With its 14 million pixels and wide-angle Fisheye lens, PARROT BEBOP 2's camera offers unparalleled performance and impeccable quality for all high-definition photo and video enthusiasts.  


Taking pictures and videos with your drone is surprisingly simple: follow our guide!


What photo format should you choose with BEBOP 2?


First of all, it's up to you to choose the most appropriate photo format for your images.

There are three types for Parrot Bebop 2:

  • RAW/DNG - choose this format to take fisheye pictures in high resolution

  • JPEG - choose this format to take pictures in medium resolution.

  • JPEG 180 - choose this format to keep Fisheye shooting at medium resolution.

The default format is DNG.


How to take a photo with BEBOP 2


On the piloting screen, press 00photo.png to take a picture.




The internal memory of your Parrot Bebop 2 has a capacity of 8GB. The maximum number of stored photos depends on the format selected. To choose the format of the photos, see the Recording Settings section. If Parrot Bebop 2's memory is full, you cannot take any more photos.


*NB: For good quality photos, make sure that Parrot Bebop 2 is in photo mode. To do this, go to the Recording Settings.



How to record a video with BEBOP 2


Recording starts automatically when you press the Take off button. The 03RecordingVideo.png  icon blinks while the video is being recorded.




To stop recording, press 03RecordingVideo.png . To record a new video, press 03RecordingVideo.png again. Video recording stops after 25 minutes.


*NB: you cannot take videos when the Parrot Bebop 2 is in timelapse mode. To disable the timelapse mode, see the Recording Settings.







Optimize the quality of your photos and videos



The speed affects the quality of photos. The faster your Parrot Bebop 2 is going, the more blurred your photos and videos will be. You can adjust the vertical tilt angle, vertical speed and rotation speed to achieve the best image quality.


For high-quality photos and videos, we recommend the following settings:


MAX TILT ANGLE – between 5 and 15 degrees

MAX VERTICAL SPEED – between 10.5 and 1.5 meters per second

MAX ROTATION SPEED – between 10 and 30 degrees per second



Anti-flicker mode: remove the flicker effect on the video. Select the frequency that corresponds to the electrical frequency of your country. If you select Auto, the frequency band will be selected based on the country specified in the Wi-Fi settings.




Go to the PICTURE SETTINGS to adjust the various camera settings and adapt them to the flight conditions of your Parrot Bebop 2.




Adjust the white balance according to your environment by selecting the following buttons:


09AWB.png - automatic


10Daylight.png - sunny exterior


11Cloudy.png - cloudy exterior


12WhiteFluorescentlight.png - interior with neon lighting


13TungstenBulb.png - interior with bulb lighting



Optimizing the camera angle in FlightPlan


By default, the camera angle is at 0°. The minimum angle is -60° and the maximum angle is +60°. The default angular speed is 30 degrees per second. It can vary from 5 to 180 degrees per second.

For minimal distortion and image quality, we recommend an angle between 20° and 45° with a speed of less than 60°/s.




Share your photos and videos


You can share the photos and videos taken with Parrot Bebop 2 on YouTube:


  1. In FreeFlight Pro, press 14Menu.png

  2. Choose Internal memory

  3. Choose the photo or video you want to transfer and press TRANSFER.

  4. Press OK.

  5. At the next message press SAVE to keep the files, otherwise press DELETE.

  6. Press < at the top of the Internal memory page to return to the main page of FreeFlight Pro.

  7. Press 14Menu.png again.

  8. Go to My Gallery and select the photo or video to upload.

  9. Press SHARE.




Take photos and record videos with Parrot Skycontroller


Press the 00photo.png button to take a picture.

Press the 03RecordingVideo.png button to start or stop video recording. When the REC indicator is red, recording is in progress.


*NB: Video mode is enabled by default on Parrot Bebop 2. In video mode, video recording starts automatically at take-off.


Use the joystick 00photo.png to change the angle of the camera.

Update : 26/02/2019