ximea xiq

Ximea xiQ
Ximea xiQ
Ximea xiQ setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 5.0.3: YES
Dragonframe 4.2.7: YES
Dragonframe 3.7.4: NO
Dragon Stop Motion 2.3.8: NO
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Ximea xiQ 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 xiQ ISO, shutter speed, and white balance.

Product Info

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

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 macOS, 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 syncing.
  5. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  6. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  7. Install the Ximea software package for macOS, Windows, or Linux.
  8. In Dragonframe's Preferences | Capture, select Enable Ximea module.
  9. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
Find camera troubleshooting tips in Frequently Asked Questions