Dragonframe 5.0.3: YES
Dragonframe 4.2.7: YES
Dragonframe 3.7.4: YES
Dragon Stop Motion 2.3.8: YES
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)
The Nikon D40 does not provide live-view. You have two options for using this camera with Dragonframe:
- Use a separate video camera or USB camera to provide live video.
- Work without live video, capturing 'preview' frames instead. (See User Guide in Help Menu).
Dragonframe controls the Nikon D40 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.
- 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.
- Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
- - For macOS, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
- Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
- You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
- If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
- Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
- Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
- Set Auto Image Rotation to Off.
- If you use a Nikon digital lens, set Lens to Manual Focus and disable Vibration Reduction.
- You may need to remove the camera's memory card.
- Set USB Mode to PTP.
The camera will not connect unless you do this.
- If you need to use a flash/strobe, you must set Silent Live View Photography to Off.
- Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.