Camera Setup Instructions2017-03-29T08:51:22+00:00

blackmagic ultrastudio minirecorder

Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder
Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 4.1.4: YES
Dragonframe 3.7.1: YES
Dragon Stop Motion 2.3.8: NO
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder provides a live video stream over its Thunderbolt connection.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe does not control this camera's settings.

HDMI Capture

This Blackmagic device is not a camera, but a device for capturing HDMI (or SDI) into a form your computer can use.

It is useful for providing a video assist from another camera, but will not trigger high-resolution on it.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder is here.

You can find the camera manual and specifications at this site.

Setup Instructions

  1. Make sure you have the latest Blackmagic Desktop Video software installed. Dragonframe won't detect your device without it.
  2. Connect the device to your computer via a Thunderbolt cable.
  3. You may need to configure the device Input and Connection to match your camera's output. You can do this through the Capture | Video Settings... screen in Dragonframe.
  4. macOS Note: If you have installed the Blackmagic Desktop Video software, and the device is connected, but the computer doesn't detect it, check System Preferences | Security and Privacy | General to see if the application has been blocked.
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