VLC Media Player
We recommend VLC for Windows and Mac computers because it's free, safe, and has a frame-by-frame option. It is important to only install Version 2.2.8. Do not update to the latest Version (3.0+) because the frame-by-frame freezes. Please follow the steps below:
Other Recommended Video Players:
For Windows PC: We have found a new alternative to VLC Media Player called "Potplayer." It is a completely free media player that allows frame-by-frame viewing by pressing “F” (next frame) and “D” (previous frame). Please follow the steps below to install this video player onto your Windows computer:
1. Install Potplayer from the following link: https://daumpotplayer.com
2. In the middle of the screen there are two options to click, choose the 64-bit download. It will now begin downloading in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
3. Once completed, click the download. You will be asked if English is your language, click Continue.
4. Follow the prompts: Accept, Continue, and Next. There may be a few loading bars that quickly go away. Once you get to the page with a yellow sidebar which reads "Complete Install Potplayer," it will prompt you to hit "Close."
5. The installer will load for about 1 minute. Once completed, it will ask you to accept the terms and continue through some more prompts. The final page will ask you to click "Install."
6. Potplayer will then automatically open on your desktop for you to use. Save it to your Taskbar (icons at the bottom of your computer screen) by right clicking on the Potplayer icon and selecting "Pin to Taskbar."
How to view your ShotKam videos (Potplayer on Windows PC):
1. Plug ShotKam into your computer.
2. Open Potplayer. If you cannot find it, type "Potplayer" into the search bar on the bottom left hand corner of your screen (Windows icon).
3. Once Potplayer is open, clicked on the three dashed horizontal lines on the bottom right corner of the window.
4. The window should then extend to the right where you can now see two tabs.
5. Open the tab called "This PC." Next, click on SHOTKAM, and then the ShotKam folder.
6. Click on a dated folder, then hit Ctrl + A on your computer. This will highlight all of your videos. Click Open.
7. Use the "F" key (next frame), "D" key (backwards a frame), and the spacebar to pause/play your videos. If any of the previous 7 steps are confusing, then simply locate your videos within File Explorer (yellow folder), then right click on your mouse and choose "Open with: Potplayer." Your videos will now begin playing.
For Apple Computers: We have found a new alternative to VLC Media Player called "Elmedia Player." It is a completely free media player that allows frame-by-frame viewing by pressing the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard. Please follow the steps below to install this video player onto your Mac computer:
1. Go to Elmedia Player's website here: mac.eltima.com/elmediaplayer.html?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=media-player
2. Select "Download" (blue button)
3. At the top right corner of your browser window, click on the grey down arrow to see your recent downloads.
4. Double click on "elmediaplayer.dmg"
5. Drag the Elmedia icon (triangles) over to the Applications Folder. This is to permanently save the video player to your Mac computer.
6. Your Applications will automatically open, then double click the new Elmedia Player icon.
7. Find the Elmedia Player icon (two triangles) in the Doc of your computer (bottom of your computer screen), then hold down the Control key and click the icon. Next, select Options > Keep in Dock
To view your videos (Elmedia Player on Mac computers):
1. Click on "File" in the top left (next to the Apple icon and Elmedia Player text)
2. Click "Open" > Select ShotKam in the left column > SHOTKAM > Dated folders > Select your videos
3. Now click "Open"
4. Once videos are playing, use the spacebar on your keyboard to pause/play. Use the arrows on your keyboard to go frame-by-frame forwards and backwards.
Factory Default Software:
- For 3rd Generation ShotKam: Click here to download the included software from Dropbox. Watch YouTube video tutorials here.
- For 2nd Generation ShotKam: Click here to download the included software for the memory card. Watch YouTube video tutorials here.