olympus om-d e-m1 mark iii

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
OM System OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Requires Dragonframe 4.3.4 or newer. (5.x, 2024.x are newer).

Live View

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 1280 x 960.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.

Product Info

The Olympus camera brand is now owned by OM System.

You can find the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III manual and specifications at the Olympus 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 Custom Menu D4 | 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.
  11. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.