Exploring Camera Views in FS One
Over 75 camera views at your finger tips using the function keys
In this edition of the newsletter, I cover a new YouTube video that delves into the wide variety of camera views in FS One. Although the video discusses a range of camera options, keep in mind that it doesn’t cover all of the 75+ available camera views.
Use this video as a handy reference when you’re looking to explore and experiment with different camera views, as well as learning how to adjust FS One settings to match your preferred camera setup.
Check out these key highlights from the video:
Default Camera View (F1): This camera simulates the effect of looking at your airplane through a hand-held camera with auto zoom turned on. Pressing the A key toggles auto zoom on and off.
Secondary Camera View (F2): Similar to the F1 view, this camera has a more powerful auto zoom, simulating the effect of looking at your airplane through a telephoto lens.
The F1 and F2 cameras are settable via the Options menu.
Leashed Cameras (F5): These cameras follow the airplane as if trailed by a leash, providing a unique perspective.
Mouseable Chase Views (F7): Pressing F7 allows you to view your airplane from any angle and various distances, including very close up.
Onboard Cameras (F8): Cycle through various onboard camera views, including tail, mid-fuselage, cockpit, wheels, wings, and a bird’s eye view.
Remember that during a flying session, each camera in FS One saves any adjustments you make, such as view distance with B and N or the amount of zoom with Z and X when autozoom is turned off.
This is just a sampling of all the camera views and controls available. The over 75 camera views are each described in the “Cameras Views” chapter of the online FS One User Manual.
If you already know your way around the cameras in FS One, you might want to skip to 6:29 and watch a BD-5J flight or checkout the standalone video. The BD-5J section at the end is the most popular stretch.
BD-5 jet snippet:
The new flying sites mentioned in the prior newsletter are now available for download.
Until next time, happy landings!
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