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, RP) 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 – Stop Motion Animation Firmware

For high quality, professional stop motion work, we recommend the Canon EOS R or RP with stop motion animation firmware (a separate purchase). 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.
  • 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 ViewDSM2DF3DF4DF5Setup
CanonEOS R960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS R (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS RP960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS RP (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS R3960 x 640---------5.0.7Setup
CanonEOS R5960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS R6960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS R5 C960 x 640---------5.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1Ds Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark IV1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D X960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark II960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark III960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1D C960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 5D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark II1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark III960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark IV960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds R960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 6D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 6D Mark II960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 7D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 7D Mark II960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 20D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 30D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 40D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 50D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 60D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 60Da1056 x 704---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 70D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 77D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 80D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 90D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 100D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL1960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 200D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL2960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 250D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL3960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 200D Mark II960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 300D/Digital Rebel---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 450D858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XSi858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X2858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 500D928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T1i928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X3928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 550D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T2i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X41056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 600D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T3i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X51056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 650D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T4i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X6i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 700D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T5i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 750D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X8i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 760D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6s960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 8000D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 800D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T7i960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9i960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 850D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T8i960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10i960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1000D768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XS768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss F768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1100D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T31056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X501056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1200D1056 x 704---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T51056 x 704---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X701056 x 704---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1300D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X80960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 2000D1056 x 704------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 1500D1056 x 704------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T71056 x 704------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 4000D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS 3000D960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T100960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS M6 Mark II960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS M50960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS M50 Mark II960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M2960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
CanonEOS M200960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmGFX 50S1024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmGFX 50R1024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmGFX 1001024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmGFX 100S1024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-T1640 x 480------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-T21024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-T31024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-T41024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-Pro21024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-Pro31024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-H11024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
FujifilmX-S101024 x 768---------5.0.7Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4151280 x 720---------5.0.7Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4351280 x 720---------5.0.7Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4551280 x 720---------5.0.7Setup
NikonD2X---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3X640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD4640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD4S640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD51024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ51024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ61024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ6 II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ71024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ7 II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ fc1024 x 680---------5.0.7Setup
NikonD40---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD40X---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD50---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonZ501024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD60---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD70---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD70s---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD80---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD90640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD100---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD200---2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD300640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD300S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD500640 x 426------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD600640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD610640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD700640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD750640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD7801024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD800640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD800e640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD810640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD8501024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3200640 x 424---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3300640 x 424---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3400640 x 424------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD3500640 x 426------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5100640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5200640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5300640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5500640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD5600640 x 426------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD7000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD7100640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD7200640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonD75001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
NikonDf640 x 426---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusE-3---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M11280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark III1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1X1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M5 Mark II1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
OlympusE-410---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-420---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-510---2.3.8---------Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GH4HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GX8HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S11024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1R1024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1H1024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S51024 x 768------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH51280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5S1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5M21280 x 960---------5.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH61280 x 960---------5.0.7Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-G91280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PentaxKP720 x 480------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PentaxK-1720 x 480------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PentaxK-1 Mark II720 x 480------4.2.85.0.7Setup
Pentax645Z720 x 480------4.2.85.0.7Setup
PhantomFlex 4K1920 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup (Win Only)
Sigmafp1620 x 1080---------5.1 DevSetup
Sigmafp L1620 x 1080---------5.1 DevSetup
SonyAlpha A11024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyFX31024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A91024 x 576------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A9 II1024 x 576------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7 II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7 III1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7 IV1024 x 680---------5.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7RHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7R II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7R III1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IIIA1024 x 680---------5.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IV1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IVA1024 x 680---------5.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7S1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7S II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7S III1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A7C1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A77 II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A99 II1024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A5000HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A5100HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A6000HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A61001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A63001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A64001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A65001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyAlpha A66001024 x 680------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SonyZV-E101024 x 680---------5.0.7Setup
XimeaxiQ1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
XimeaxiC1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
XimeaxiMu1280 x 960------4.2.85.0.7Setup
Z CAME21280 x 720---------5.1 DevSetup
AppleiPhone960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
AppleiPad960 x 640------4.2.85.0.7Setup
SamsungGalaxy960 x 640---------5.0.7Setup
AndroidSmartphone960 x 640---------5.0.7Setup
ARRIALEXA MiniHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
ARRIALEXA Mini LFHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
ARRIALEXA LFHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
ARRISXTHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
ARRIAMIRAHDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
REDDSMC2HDMI------4.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Recorder 3G (Thunderbolt 3)via Thunderbolt 3---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicCinema Camera (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicProduction Camera 4K (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Extreme (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Pro (PCI)via PCI---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Express (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio MiniRecorder (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Shuttle (USB3)via USB3------4.2.85.0.7Setup
LogitechBRIO1920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
LogitechC9201920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
LogitechC9221920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
LogitechC9301920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup
WebcamUSBDEPENDS2.3.83.7.44.2.85.0.7Setup