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Nikon D7000
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 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 Nikon D7000 provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 640 x 426.
The Nikon live view does not have live view exposure simulation.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Nikon D7000 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality and size.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Nikon D7000 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. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  4. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  5. Set Auto Image Rotation to Off.
  6. Set Lens to Manual Focus and disable Vibration Reduction.
  7. You may need to remove the CF/SD memory card.
  8. Set Manual movie settings to Off.
  9. Make sure your firmware is up to date.
More: Camera Setup and Troubleshooting guide.
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