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 / R6 Mark II – Stop Motion Animation Firmware

For high quality, professional stop motion work, we recommend the Canon EOS R, RP, or R6 Mark II with stop motion animation firmware (a separate purchase). (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 ViewDSM2DF3DF4DF5Setup
CanonEOS R960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS RP960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS RP (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R3960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R5960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R6960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R6 Mark II960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R6 Mark II (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R7960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R10960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS R5 C960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1Ds Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark IV1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D X960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark II960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark III960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1D C960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 5D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark II1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark III960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark IV960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds R960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 6D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 6D Mark II960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 7D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 7D Mark II960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 20D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 30D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 40D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 50D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 60D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 60Da1056 x 704---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 70D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 77D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 80D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 90D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 100D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL1960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 200D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL2960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 250D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL3960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 200D Mark II960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
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 5602.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XSi858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X2858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 500D928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T1i928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X3928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 550D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T2i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X41056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 600D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T3i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X51056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 650D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T4i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X6i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 700D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T5i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 750D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X8i960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 760D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6s960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 8000D960 x 640---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 800D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T7i960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9i960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 850D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T8i960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10i960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1000D768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XS768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss F768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1100D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T31056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X501056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1200D1056 x 704---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T51056 x 704---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X701056 x 704---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1300D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X80960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 2000D1056 x 704------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 1500D1056 x 704------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T71056 x 704------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 4000D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS 3000D960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T100960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS M6 Mark II960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS M50960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS M50 Mark II960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M2960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
CanonEOS M200960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmGFX 50S1024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmGFX 50R1024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmGFX 1001024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmGFX 100S1024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-T1640 x 480------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-T21024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-T31024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-T41024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-Pro21024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-Pro31024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-H11024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
FujifilmX-S101024 x 768---------5.0.9Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4151280 x 720---------5.0.9Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4351280 x 720---------5.0.9Setup
Intel RealSenseDepth Camera D4551280 x 720---------5.0.9Setup
NikonD2X---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3X640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD4640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD4S640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ51024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD51024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ61024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ6 II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ71024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ7 II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ fc1024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
NikonZ91024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
NikonZ301024 x 680---------5.1 DevSetup
NikonD40---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD40X---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonZ501024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD50---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD60---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD70---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD70s---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD80---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD90640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD100---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD200---2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD300640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD300S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD500640 x 426------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD600640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD610640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD700640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD750640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD7801024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD800640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD800e640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD810640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD8501024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3200640 x 424---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3300640 x 424---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3400640 x 424------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD3500640 x 426------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5100640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5200640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5300640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5500640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD5600640 x 426------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD7000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD7100640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD7200640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonD75001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
NikonDf640 x 426---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusE-3---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M11280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark III1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1X1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M5 Mark II1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
OlympusE-410---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-420---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-510---2.3.8---------Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GH4HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GX8HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S11024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1R1024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1H1024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S51024 x 768------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH51280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5S1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5M21280 x 960---------5.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH61280 x 960---------5.0.9Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-G91280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PentaxKP720 x 480------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PentaxK-1720 x 480------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PentaxK-1 Mark II720 x 480------4.3.05.0.9Setup
Pentax645Z720 x 480------4.3.05.0.9Setup
PhantomFlex 4K1920 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup (Win Only)
Sigmafp1620 x 1080---------5.1 DevSetup
Sigmafp L1620 x 1080---------5.1 DevSetup
SonyAlpha A11024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyFX31024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyFX301024 x 680---------5.1 DevSetup
SonyAlpha A91024 x 576------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A9 II1024 x 576------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7 II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7 III1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7 IV1024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7RHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7R II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IIIA1024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7R III1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IVA1024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IV1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7S1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7S II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7S III1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A7C1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A77 II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A99 II1024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A5000HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A5100HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A6000HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A61001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A63001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A64001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A65001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyAlpha A66001024 x 680------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SonyZV-E101024 x 680---------5.0.9Setup
XimeaxiQ1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
XimeaxiC1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
XimeaxiMu1280 x 960------4.3.05.0.9Setup
Z CAME21280 x 720---------5.1 DevSetup
AppleiPhone960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
AppleiPad960 x 640------4.3.05.0.9Setup
SamsungGalaxy960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
AndroidSmartphone960 x 640---------5.0.9Setup
ARRIALEXA MiniHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
ARRIALEXA Mini LFHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
ARRIALEXA LFHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
ARRISXTHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
ARRIAMIRAHDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
REDDSMC2HDMI------4.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Recorder 3G (Thunderbolt 3)via Thunderbolt 3---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicCinema Camera (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicProduction Camera 4K (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Extreme (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Pro (PCI)via PCI---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Express (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio MiniRecorder (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Shuttle (USB3)via USB3------4.3.05.0.9Setup
LogitechBRIO1920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
LogitechC9201920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
LogitechC9221920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
LogitechC9301920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup
WebcamUSBDEPENDS2.3.83.7.44.3.05.0.9Setup