ximea ximu

Ximea xiMu
Ximea xiMu
Ximea xiMu 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 Ximea xiMu provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size depends on the model within the series.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Ximea xiMu ISO, shutter speed, and white balance.

Product Info

You can find the Ximea xiMu manual and specifications at the Ximea website.

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. Install the Ximea software package for macOS, Windows, or Linux.
  8. In Dragonframe's Preferences | Capture, select Enable Ximea module and restart Dragonframe.
  9. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  10. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.