Ghost XL Support

All the help you need for your Ghost XL


To get the most out of your Drift camera, upgrade your firmware by clicking below.

Version (30/04/2021)


We provide detailed user manuals so you can get to know your camera even better. 

User Manuals



You’ll need a class 10/UHS-1 MicroSD card, up to 128GB in capacity. Most brands will work fine, but we particularly recommend Sandisk and Samsung memory cards, as we’ve found them to be very reliable. Make sure to purchase your memory card from a reputable seller, as counterfeit memory cards are common.

Ghost XL is fully waterproof, and can be submersed up to 1m in depth. The camera is weatherproof with the included external power or microphone adapter installed, and can be used in the rain.

The Ghost XL has a very high capacity 3000mAH battery built in, so we’d recommend a mains-USB adapter with an output of around 2A. This type of adaptor will fully charge the Ghost XL in around 2.5 hours. Please note that laptop USB ports, USB hubs or power banks can have a lower output, so will take much longer to charge the device. .

Upgrading the Ghost XL firmware is really simple, and will ensure that you're getting the most out of your camera. Download the latest Ghost XL firmware above. Then format your memory card in your Ghost X settings menu, and connect the camera to your computer. Drag and drop the firmware file into the ‘root' of your memory card – place it beside, but not inside the DCIM folder. Eject the camera from your computer and power it on. You should see a ‘Firmware Upgrading' message, and after a few seconds the process will be complete.

You may have noticed that the Ghost XL generates a ‘.THM' file for each photo or video. These ‘THM files are much smaller files that the Drift Life app can easily open, and play back. If you choose not to use the app, and would rather not have these files, you can disable them by turning off the ‘Thumbnails' option in your Ghost XL settings menu.

When the Ghost XL is in video mode, simply press and hold the middle button for 2 seconds to toggle Dash Cam mode on or off. You can also find dash Cam Mode in the settings menu, but this shortcut comes in handy if you want to charge the Ghost XL battery without triggering another Dash Cam recording.  

A built-in accelerometer allows the Ghost XL to detect an impact or sudden change in direction, and protect the video footage around this moment. Turn on Dash Cam Mode and Event Detection in the settings menu to enable this feature, and in the event of an accident you’ll find the footage saved in the ‘EVENT’ folder on your memory card.

Yes – Ghost XL, Ghost X and Ghost 4K cameras can all be linked together in a single clone mode network. Be sure to upgrade the camera firmware on each unit to ensure that they are all compatible in clone mode. 

To carry out a master reset on your Ghost XL, press the reset button next to the MicroSD card slot- you'll need to remove the rubber cover and use a biro to press through the hole marked ‘R.’. 

The default WiFi password for your Ghost XL is 1234567890.