olympus e-510

Olympus E-510
Olympus E-510
Olympus E-510 setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 5.0.3: NO
Dragonframe 4.2.7: NO
Not compatible with macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)
Dragonframe 3.7.4: NO
Dragon Stop Motion 2.3.8: YES
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Olympus E-510 provides a live view via analog video output. The resolution depends on the output type (NTSC/PAL) and the aspect ratio (NORMAL/WIDE). You will need an analog to digital converter to use this video source with your computer.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Olympus E-510 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.

Product Info

You can find the Olympus E-510 manual and specifications at the Olympus website.

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 macOS, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  3. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  4. You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
  5. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  6. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  7. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  8. Set Custom Menu D | USB Mode to Computer Control (icon with computer and camera).
    The camera will not connect unless you do this.
  9. Set Live View Boost : Manual Shooting to Off.
  10. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
Find camera troubleshooting tips in Frequently Asked Questions