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Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi
Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 3.6: NO
Dragonframe 3.0: NO
Dragon Stop Motion 2: YES
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi does not provide live-view. You have two options for using this camera with Dragonframe:

  1. Use a separate video camera or USB camera to provide live video.
  2. Work without live video, capturing 'preview' frames instead. (See User Guide in Help Menu).

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality and size.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi is here.
You can find the camera manual and specifications at this site.

Manual Lens to Avoid Flicker

To avoid flicker that can be caused by electronically controlled aperture lenses, please use a manual Nikon lens ('D' series). Read More

Setup Instructions

  1. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible.
    • If you do use a battery, make sure it is fully charged.
    • If you use AC power, remove the battery.
  3. Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
    • For Mac OS X, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  6. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  7. Set Auto Power Off to Off.
  8. Set Auto rotate to Off.
  9. Set Lens to Manual Focus and disable Image Stabilization.
  10. You may need to remove the CF/SD memory card.
  11. Set Release shutter without card to ON or Enable.
More: Camera Setup and Troubleshooting guide.
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