sony zv-e10

Sony ZV-E10
Sony ZV-E10
Sony ZV-E10 setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Requires Dragonframe 5.1.5 or newer. (2024.x is newer).

Live View

The Sony ZV-E10 provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 1024 x 680.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Sony ZV-E10 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.


Dragonframe cannot control focus or provide focus check (live view magnification) with this camera.

Sony does not provide a way to download a recorded movie over USB. You must remove the card to download the movie.

Product Info

You can find the Sony ZV-E10 manual and specifications at the Sony 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 Shoot Mode to Manual Exposure (M).
  8. Set Network1 : Smartphone Connect : Smartphone Connection to OFF.
    The camera will not connect unless you do this.
  9. Set Network1 : PC Remote Function : PC Remote to ON.
    The camera will not connect unless you do this.
  10. Set Network1 : PC Remote Function : PC Remote Cntc Method to USB.
    The camera will not connect unless you do this.
  11. Set Focus Assist : Focus Magnif. Time to No Limit.
  12. Set Setup : PC Remote Settings : RAW+J PC Save Img to RAW & JPEG.
  13. Set Long Exposure NR to OFF. (Unless you want to wait a long time after each shot.)
  14. Set Live View Display : Setting Effect to ON.
  15. Set DRO/Auto HDR to OFF.
  16. Set Auto Review to OFF.
  17. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  18. If you have followed all of these instructions, and the camera does not appear in Dragonframe, but does appear in Sony Imaging Edge, follow the instructions in our FAQ to resolve the issue.
  19. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.