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

sony alpha a7r iii

Sony Alpha A7R III
Sony Alpha A7R III 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 Sony Alpha A7R III provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 1024 x 680.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Sony Alpha A7R III ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Sony Alpha A7R III 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 USB Connection to PC Remote.
  8. Set Long Exposure NR to Off. (Unless you want to wait a long time after each shot.)
  9. Set Live View Display : Setting Effect to ON.
  10. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
Find camera troubleshooting tips in Frequently Asked Questions