nikon z7 ii

Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Requires Dragonframe 4.3.4 or newer.

Live View

The Nikon Z7 II provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 1024 x 680.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Nikon Z7 II ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.

Product Info

You can find the Nikon Z7 II manual and specifications at the Nikon website.

Manual Lens to Avoid Flicker

To avoid any potential flicker that can be caused by electronically controlled aperture lenses, please consider using a fully manual aperture lens.
Learn More about Aperture Flicker

Setup Instructions

  1. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible, or use a fully charged battery.
  3. 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)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
  6. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  7. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  8. Set Focus Mode to AF-S.
  9. Set Auto Image Rotation to OFF.
  10. If you use a Nikon digital lens, set Lens to Auto Focus and disable Vibration Reduction.
  11. You may need to remove the camera's memory card.
  12. Set Active D-Lighting to OFF.
  13. If you need to use a flash/strobe, you must set Silent Live View Photography to OFF.
  14. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  15. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.