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. These models have a massive 1920 x 1280 live view over USB, as well as new focus peaking capabilities.

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------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS R (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS RP960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS RP (Stop Motion Firmware)1920 x 1280------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS R5960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS R6960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1Ds Mark III1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D Mark IV1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D X960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark II960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D X Mark III960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1D C960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 5D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark II1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark III960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 5D Mark IV960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 5Ds R960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 6D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 6D Mark II960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 7D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 7D Mark II960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 20D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 30D---2.3.8---------Setup
CanonEOS 40D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 50D1024 x 6802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 60D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 60Da1056 x 704---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 70D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 77D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 80D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 90D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 100D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL1960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 200D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL2960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 250D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel SL3960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 200D Mark II960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
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 5602.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XSi858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X2858 x 5602.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 500D928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T1i928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X3928 x 6162.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 550D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T2i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X41056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 600D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T3i1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X51056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 650D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T4i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X6i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 700D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T5i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X7i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 750D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X8i960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 760D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6s960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 8000D960 x 640---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 800D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T7i960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X9i960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 850D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T8i960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X10i960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1000D768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel XS768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss F768 x 5122.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1100D1056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T31056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X501056 x 7042.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1200D1056 x 704---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T51056 x 704---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X701056 x 704---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1300D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T6960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss X80960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 2000D1056 x 704------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 1500D1056 x 704------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T71056 x 704------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 4000D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS 3000D960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Rebel T100960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS M6 Mark II960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS M50960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS M50 Mark II960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS Kiss M2960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
CanonEOS M200960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmGFX 50S1024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmGFX 50R1024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmGFX1001024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-T1640 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-T21024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-T31024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-T41024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-Pro21024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
FujifilmX-H11024 x 768------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD2X---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3X640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD4640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD4S640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD51024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ51024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ61024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ6 II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ71024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ7 II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD40---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD40X---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD50---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonZ501024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD60---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD70---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD70s---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD80---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD90640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD100---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD200---2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD300640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD300S640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD500640 x 426------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD600640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD610640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD700640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD750640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD7801024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD800640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD800e640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD810640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD8501024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3200640 x 424---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3300640 x 424---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3400640 x 424------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD3500640 x 426------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5100640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5200640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5300640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5500640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD5600640 x 426------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD7000640 x 4262.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD7100640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD7200640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonD75001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
NikonDf640 x 426---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusE-3---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M11280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark III1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M1X1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusOM-D E-M5 Mark II1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
OlympusE-410---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-420---2.3.8---------Setup
OlympusE-510---2.3.8---------Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GH4HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DMC-GX8HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1640 x 432------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1R640 x 432------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S1H640 x 432------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-S5640 x 432------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5640 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-GH5S640 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PanasonicLumix DC-G9640 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PentaxKP720 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PentaxK-1720 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
PentaxK-1 Mark II720 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
Pentax645Z720 x 480------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A11024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyFX31024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A91024 x 576------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A9 II1024 x 576------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7 II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7 III1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7RHDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7R II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7R III1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7R IV1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7S1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7S II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7S III1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A7C1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A77 II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A99 II1024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A5000HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A5100HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A6000HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A61001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A63001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A64001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A65001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SonyAlpha A66001024 x 680------4.2.65.0.0Setup
XimeaxiQ1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
XimeaxiC1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
XimeaxiMu1280 x 960------4.2.65.0.0Setup
AppleiPhone960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
AppleiPad960 x 640------4.2.65.0.0Setup
SamsungGalaxy960 x 640---------5.0.0Setup
AndroidSmartphone960 x 640---------5.0.0Setup
ARRIALEXA MiniHDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
ARRIALEXA LFHDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
ARRISXTHDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
ARRIAMIRAHDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
REDDSMC2HDMI------4.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Recorder 3G (Thunderbolt 3)via Thunderbolt 3---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicCinema Camera (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicProduction Camera 4K (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Extreme (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Pro (PCI)via PCI---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio Express (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicUltraStudio MiniRecorder (Thunderbolt)via Thunderbolt---3.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
BlackmagicIntensity Shuttle (USB3)via USB3------4.2.65.0.0Setup
LogitechBRIO1920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
LogitechC9201920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
LogitechC9221920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
LogitechC9301920 x 10802.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup
WebcamUSBDEPENDS2.3.83.7.44.2.65.0.0Setup