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 2.6.8

1. Newly-added "Follow Gimbal" under Scene mode. After activation, the stabilizer will retain user's presaved gimbal settings after calibration through the App,
2. Scene mode, choose "Follow Gimbal", restart the stabilizer, the gimbal settings will be saved for the future,
3. Fixed some other issues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

Mendo Dave ,

Information Gathering

Do not install this app!
It seems to be made primarily to gather information about you and your device. I played around with it for about 30 minutes looking for the utility, but at no point did I ever see the utility for operating the gimbal itself. The App wants information and access to all your photos, your location, and your microphone, plus it wants you to sign up for an account. I finally relented to the account signup using a Facebook Account with not much information on it, but even Facebook rejected the signup. I gradually also allowed it access to the photos, mic, and location and that opened up a little more info but still no controls for the gimbal. There are video tutorials, a way to connect with other users by joining some social media thing of theirs, and an operating manual download within the app, as well as information about their other products, but no actual controls to adjust or operate the gimbal. I even tried to download the Mac utility to see if that would work. This package comes directly from their website and not the app store. It was unsigned and not recognized by apple. Very suspicious, and disappointing. I would just stick with the onboard controls built into Gimbal and forget about being able to do more with this thing. I also uninstalled the app. ,

Initial use: needs usability

Just installed it... used for 30 minutes.. had to swipe up to kill the app when it lost communication with the gimbal and locked up...

Editing a custom setting is crazy bad User experience... rather than tap/hold/anything to edit it, with it selected you go into custom again (who would guess?), and when you save, give it the same name (OMG I had to type the name in again!)

Then you find it didn't save the changes..

I finally got it to save after about 3 tries..

Moving the camera doesn't seem to work smoothly (from UI), it can lock if not in the right mode (I guess you set the mode on the device... as the app doesn't talk to the device??? Oh, wait it does! Oh, maybe it needs to be set there because the app was written by someone else and they have no control over the app and device? no, that isn't it... just stupid I guess...

Gave up on using this thing for the night...

Will try out the device on a shoot...

Didn't seem to come with the cable to control the camera, wanted access to EVERYTHING, GPS even... why? Photos? Why? Need to use to control gimbal...

And the gimbal doesn't seem to stabilize the camera enough to turn the zoom by hand without spinning the roll... so, yeah, I want to just lock the roll hard, using the thumb screw... they didn't provide... no way to lock it for a pan/tilt (say if using at s theater to film?)

May not be useful at all to me..

-Traderhut Games / Traderhut Photography

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


Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co.,Ltd
112.2 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, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Guilin Zhishen Inc


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