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Canon EOS 500D / EOS Digital Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Kiss X3

Canon EOS 500D setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 3.6: YES
Dragonframe 3.0: YES
Dragon Stop Motion 2: YES
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Canon EOS 500D provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 928 x 616.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Canon EOS 500D ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality and size.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Canon EOS 500D 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

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Canon EOS 500D

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 the Live View shooting/Movie shooting button to Live View Shooting.
  12. Set Release shutter without card to ON or Enable.
  13. Set Live View shooting AF mode to Quick mode or Live mode (but NOT face detection mode).
  14. Set Auto Lighting Optimizer to Off.
More: Camera Setup and Troubleshooting guide.
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