z-cam e2

Z CAM E2 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 Z CAM E2 provides a live view via its Ethernet connection. The live view size is 1280 x 720.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Z CAM E2 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.

Product Info

You can find the Z CAM E2 manual and specifications at the Z CAM 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. Connect the camera's ethernet port to a hub/router for your local network.
  3. On the camera, go to the Connect menu, Network and set ETH. Mode to Router.
  4. Exit the Network menu and return to it. If the camera is connected properly to the network, the ETH. IP should now show a valid local network address.
  5. In DF, open the Scene menu and choose Cameras..., then press Configure IP Cameras....
  6. Click Add to add a camera.
  7. Choose Z CAM E2 from the dropdown.
  8. Enter the IP address of the camera.
  9. Press OK in that dialog, and then OK to dismiss the IP Cameras dialog.
  10. Select Z CAM E2 as the Capture Source and Video Assist Source.
  11. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.