Capturing photos and videos
First things first: we suggest pairing your Spectacles before trying to record anything with them.
Once that’s all squared away, you’re ready to capture your world with 3D photos and videos (also known as “Snaps”). Watch this video to learn how:
To capture a 3D photo, just press and hold either button for 2 seconds. You should see a white LED flash inside the frame when it does! Spectacles can store up to 1,200 3D photos at a time.
Although only one LED indicates a photo was taken, Spectacles 3 utilize both of their cameras to take a photo. Spectacles’ camera has a wide angle lens, so be sure to get close to capture your subject matter. Different textures and patterns react differently to 3D — so be sure to experiment to discover what looks best to you!
To capture a 3D video, just press either button on your Spectacles. They’ll start recording a 10-second video. Press a button again to keep recording for 10 more seconds. You can press up to 6 times to record for 60 seconds total! To stop recording, just press and hold the button for about 2 seconds.
Spectacles can store up to 100 3D videos at a time. (Keep in mind that these will import at separate, 10-second video Snaps.)
When Spectacles are recording, the LEDs inside and outside the frame will light up. When the recording’s about to end, the inner LED will flash twice.
Spectacles can capture and sync around 70 videos on a single charge.
By default, photos captured on Spectacles 3 will import in 2D. To enable 3D, tap the button at the bottom. To view your 3D photos and videos — and to continue capturing more Snaps after your Spectacles storage is full — you’ll need to import them to Snapchat.