Camera Support

Understanding How Dragonframe Uses Your Camera

When shooting animation, Dragonframe will create two separate image sequences in tandem:

  • The first is a series low-resolution frames derived from a live video source for use in refining animation. We call this the video assist.
  • The second is from a high-quality capture source, such as RAW files from a DSLR, for final frames.

These image sequences are kept in perfect tandem during shooting and editing within Dragonframe.

This process takes particular advantage of DSLR Live View capabilities. Dragonframe can use the DSLR’s live view to provide a video assist for animation, then capture a full-resolution still image every time you shoot a frame.

USB from camera provides live view, camera settings, and high-resolution still image capture.

Choosing the Right Camera

To have the best experience animating, you need to have the right camera.
Choose a camera that Dragonframe supports, and that has live view and camera control over USB.
We recommend Canon EOS models, and the majority of professional work is done with them.
The mirrorless Canon EOS R and Nikon Z series are both great options for stop motion animation.
Supported models from Sony and Olympus are also very good options.

Canon EOS R / RP / R5 / R8 / R100 / R6 Mark II – Stop Motion Animation Firmware

For high quality, professional stop motion work, we recommend the Canon EOS R, RP, R5, R8, R100 or R6 Mark II with stop motion animation firmware (a separate purchase, availability may vary by region). (More Info)

These models have a massive 1920 x 1280 live view over USB, as well as new focus peaking capabilities. Note that aperture lock and focus control require Dragonframe 5 or newer.

Setup and Troubleshooting

Find your camera in the list below. Follow the Setup link to find setup instructions specific to your camera.

If your camera is on our supported list (below):

  • Follow the setup instructions for it, thoroughly.
  • Make sure your version of the software supports the camera.
  • Make sure your software is up to date. Use the program’s Preferences : Updates to check.
  • Review our Camera FAQs for answers to common camera issues. [Camera FAQs]
  • Contact support if you still need help.

If your camera is not on the list, then it does not work with Dragonframe. There may be options to get some type of capturing, but the experience won’t be very good. We strongly recommend finding a camera on the list if you are serious about stop motion animation.

See the Camera FAQs for more information about unsupported cameras.

Supported Cameras

MakerModelLive ViewDF VersionSetup
CanonEOS R960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12804.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS RP960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS RP (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12804.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R3960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R5960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R5 (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12804.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R5 C960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R6960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R6 Mark II960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R6 Mark II (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12805.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R7960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R8960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R8 (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12805.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R10960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R50960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R100960 x 6405.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS R100 (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 12805.1.5 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D Mark III1024 x 6802.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1Ds Mark III1024 x 6802.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D Mark IV1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D X960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark II960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark III960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1D C960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 5D Mark II1024 x 6802.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 5D Mark III960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 5D Mark IV960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 5Ds960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 5Ds R960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 6D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 6D Mark II960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 7D1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 7D Mark II960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 40D1024 x 6802.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 50D1024 x 6802.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 60D1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 60Da1056 x 7043.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 70D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 77D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 80D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 90D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 100D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel SL1960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X7960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 200D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel SL2960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X9960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 250D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel SL3960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X10960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 200D Mark II960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 450D858 x 5602.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel XSi858 x 5602.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X2858 x 5602.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 500D928 x 6162.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T1i928 x 6162.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X3928 x 6162.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 550D1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T2i1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X41056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 600D1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T3i1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X51056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 650D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T4i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X6i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 700D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T5i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X7i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 750D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T6i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X8i960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 760D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T6s960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 8000D960 x 6403.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 800D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T7i960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X9i960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 850D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T8i960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X10i960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1000D768 x 5122.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel XS768 x 5122.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss F768 x 5122.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1100D1056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T31056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X501056 x 7042.3.8 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1200D1056 x 7043.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T51056 x 7043.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X701056 x 7043.7.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1300D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T6960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss X80960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 2000D1056 x 7044.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 1500D1056 x 7044.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T71056 x 7044.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 4000D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS 3000D960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Rebel T100960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS M6 Mark II960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS M50960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss M960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS M50 Mark II960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS Kiss M2960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
CanonEOS M200960 x 6404.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmGFX 50S1024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmGFX 50R1024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmGFX 1001024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmGFX 100S1024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-T1640 x 4804.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-T21024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-T31024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-T41024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-T51024 x 7685.1.5 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-Pro21024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-Pro31024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-H11024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-H21024 x 7685.1.5 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-H2S1024 x 7685.1.5 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-S101024 x 7685.1.5 or newerSetup
FujifilmX-S201024 x 7685.2.5 or newerSetup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4151280 x 7205.1.5 or newerSetup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4351280 x 7205.1.5 or newerSetup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4551280 x 7205.1.5 or newerSetup
LeicaSL640 x 4325.2.0 or newerSetup
LeicaSL2640 x 4325.2.0 or newerSetup
LeicaSL2-S640 x 4325.2.0 or newerSetup
NikonZ51024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonZ61024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonZ6 II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonZ71024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonZ7 II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonZ fc1024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
NikonZ f1024 x 6805.2.6 or newerSetup
NikonZ81024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
NikonZ91024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
NikonZ301024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
NikonZ501024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD2X---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD3640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD3S640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD3X640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD4640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD4S640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD51024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD40X---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD40---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD50---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD60---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD70---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD70s---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD80---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD90640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD100---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD200---2.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD300640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD300S640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD500640 x 4264.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD600640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD610640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD700640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD750640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD7801024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD800640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD800e640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD810640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD8501024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD3200640 x 4243.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD3300640 x 4243.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD3400640 x 4244.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD3500640 x 4264.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD5000640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD5100640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD5200640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD5300640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD5500640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD5600640 x 4264.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonD7000640 x 4262.3.8 or newerSetup
NikonD7100640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD7200640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
NikonD75001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
NikonDf640 x 4263.7.4 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-11280 x 9602024.01.1 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-D E-M11280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark III1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-D E-M1X1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
OlympusOM-D E-M5 Mark II1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GH4HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GX8HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S11024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1R1024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1H1024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S51024 x 7684.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S5M21024 x 7685.2.0 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-S5M2X1024 x 7685.2.0 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH51280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5S1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5M21280 x 9605.1.5 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH61280 x 9605.1.5 or newerSetup
PanasonicLumix DC-G91280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
PentaxKP720 x 4804.3.4 or newerSetup
PentaxK-1720 x 4804.3.4 or newerSetup
PentaxK-1 Mark II720 x 4804.3.4 or newerSetup
Pentax645Z720 x 4804.3.4 or newerSetup
PhantomFlex 4K1920 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup (Win Only)
Sigmafp1620 x 10805.1.5 or newerSetup
Sigmafp L1620 x 10805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A11024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyFX31024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyFX301024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A91024 x 5764.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A9 II1024 x 5764.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7 II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7 III1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7 IV1024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7RHDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R IIIA1024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R III1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R IVA1024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R IV1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7R V1024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7S1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7S II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7S III1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7C1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A7C II1024 x 6805.2.6 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A77 II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A99 II1024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A5000HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A5100HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A6000HDMI4.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A61001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A63001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A64001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A65001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A66001024 x 6804.3.4 or newerSetup
SonyAlpha A67001024 x 6805.2.5 or newerSetup
SonyZV-E11024 x 6805.2.0 or newerSetup
SonyZV-E101024 x 6805.1.5 or newerSetup
XimeaxiQ1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
XimeaxiC1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
XimeaxiMu1280 x 9604.3.4 or newerSetup
Z CAME21280 x 7205.1.5 or newerSetup
AppleiPhone960 x 6404.3.7 or newerSetup
AppleiPad960 x 6404.3.7 or newerSetup
SamsungGalaxy960 x 6404.3.7 or newerSetup
AndroidSmartphone960 x 6404.3.7 or newerSetup
ARRIALEXA MiniHDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
ARRIALEXA Mini LFHDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
ARRIALEXA LFHDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
ARRISXTHDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
ARRIAMIRAHDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
REDDSMC2HDMI4.3.7 or newerSetup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Recorder 3G (Thunderbolt 3)via Thunderbolt 33.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicCinema Camera (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicCinema Camera 6KHDMI2024.05.1 or newerSetup
BlackmagicProduction Camera 4K (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicIntensity Extreme (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicIntensity Pro (PCI)via PCI3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Express (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicUltraStudio MiniRecorder (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt3.7.4 or newerSetup
BlackmagicIntensity Shuttle (USB3)via USB34.3.4 or newerSetup
LogitechBRIO1920 x 10802.3.8 or newerSetup
LogitechBRIO 4K3840 x 21604.3.7 or newerSetup
LogitechC9201920 x 10802.3.8 or newerSetup
LogitechC9221920 x 10802.3.8 or newerSetup
LogitechC9301920 x 10802.3.8 or newerSetup
WebcamUSBDEPENDS2.3.8 or newerSetup