ZY Play offers comprehensive camera controls for convenient photo & video shooting, combining various intelligent functions including time lapse, long exposure, slow motion and more to inspire your creativity. With easy-to-use design and a vast range of editing features, it is a must-have app for anyone who takes photos & videos. By conneting the APP to a ZHIYUN professional stabilizer, it helps you create film-grade footage that is once only possible with a crew.

What’s New

Version 2.6.3

- Fixed some other issues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
264 Ratings
264 Ratings
Divineearth ,

Exicited for the future of handheld gimbals! Add more features!

Just upgraded my old beholder gimbal to the crane V2. It is a great piece of equipment and this app is a great addition to the functionality. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to update firmware on the computer and get the camera to talk to the gimbal with the camera connection cable. It would be nice if there were some better instructional how to tutorials within the app.
What really sold me on the crane was the ability to program motion time-lapses and key-framed movements. The app needs some improvements in this area: please add the ability to save the key frames so that you can repeat the same camera movement/ timelapse more than once. Also, the user interface for entering shutter time and timelapse duration is confusing and I can’t figure out if there is a way to tell how many exposures the camera will ultimately take throughout the course of the timelapse.
A couple of other simple features I would love to see added to the App:
1. the 3x3 grid capture is great, but what about adding a larger grid to capture “gigapixel” images? (Maybe with a calculation based on focal length?)
2. A “360 grid”to create 360 spherical images for stitching into a 360 degree sphere (also with a focal length calculation)
3. In joystick mode- a slider to adjust the speed of the joystick for slower or faster movement precision

vEditGuy ,

It's okay but...

Need to be able to program a motion path for shooting video, not just for motion time lapse. Also, the remote control feature is designed as such that you finger blocks part of the navigation view, it is also way too sensitive. Also seeing intermittent issue with motion time lapse where the pan motion completes before the tilt motion, pan ends and the tilt continues on. The duration and frame rate on time lapse could use a more friendly interface. As it is now users have to do some math to figure out what duration of video they will end up with, users should have the option to pick the frame rate and duration of the finished video and the app should do the math to make it happen.

Astationzero ,

Key features when paired to the Smooth Q don’t work

I got a Smooth Q to shoot more video with my iPhone 7 Plus. Really quick set up for the Gimbal, but the app has a few shortcomings. First it doesn’t seem to take advantage of the dual cameras. Second the zoom function when paired with the app switches from rear to front camera and only zooms the front camera. Third the subject/object tracking will not work. It always says it has failed and to try again. Really frustrating as this is a great feature in theory.

All-in-all the app doesn’t really improve upon the default camera app as few of the features it adds to the Smooth Q actually work. I really hope they fix it in future updates.


Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co.,Ltd
119.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Guilin Zhishen Inc


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