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

panasonic lumix dc-g9

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

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

Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 640 x 480.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 ISO, shutter speed, and aperture (with digital lens).

Considerations

When using exposure simulation (Content Preview : On), the live view refresh rate will slow down to approximately the shutter speed.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is here.

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

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 Mac OS X, 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 synching.
  5. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  6. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  7. Set Setup | USB Mode to PC(Tether).
  8. Set ISO increments to 1/3 (in Setup Menu #3).
  9. Set Focus Selection (dial on back of camera) to MF.
  10. Set Rec | Aspect Ratio to 4:3.
  11. Set Custom Settings | Monitor/Display | Constant Preview to Off.
  12. Set Custom Settings | Monitor/Display | Peaking to Off.
  13. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
Find camera troubleshooting tips in Frequently Asked Questions