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Try Dragonframe for 30 Days

Get started today with a free trial of Dragonframe stop motion software. This is an opportunity to test your camera and familiarize yourself with the features of the program. Learn more about Dragonframe.

IMPORTANT: Images captured during the trial will have a watermark that cannot be removed. [Trial FAQs]


We have many resources to help you get started.

  • Start by watching our video tutorials. [Tutorials]
  • Check the setup instructions for your camera. [Camera Support]
  • Visit our support center to find a thorough user manual, a list of FAQs, and instructions for requesting additional help. [Support]

The trial is valid for 30 days and has the following limitations:

  • Images have a watermark that cannot be removed.
  • You can shoot up to 50 frames per take.
  • Camera RAW formats are not supported.

DF2024 Version History

Dragonframe 2024.05.2

* Workaround for disappearing view on macOS
* Fixed potential crash in reference movie decoder with unsupported formats
* Fixed crash when clicking outside of drawing layer text area during edit
* Do not show projection safe mask area when it is disabled
* Improved bluetooth audio playback on macOS
* Gracefully handle audio systems with more than two channels
* Restored real-time motion control playback countdown
* Made motion control "B-Line" dialog a little scarier
* Fixed floating tool palette looping between showing and hiding
* Fixed keyboard focus after going to a dialog

Dragonframe 2024.05.1

* Basic color management via OCIO, for converting sRGB source to monitor color profiles.
* Live view magnification views each get their own grid
* Cine: Added sort options in Cinematography Test and References areas
* Cine: Added camera notes pop-out window
* Arc: Added group lock to lock entire group of axes
* Arc: See and change indexed exposure assignments directly
* Arc: Added 'Extend Curves' option to extrapolate past last keyframe
* Added 'burst mode' for some cameras

Dragonframe 2024.01.5

* Fixed crash when clicking outside of drawing layer text area during edit
* Fixed floating tool palette looping between showing and hiding
* Fixed keyboard focus after going to a dialog
* Fixed loading of audio wav file with error at end of the file
* Arc: Exit virtuals when going to moco sync to avoid 'failure to reach position' errors
* Fixed drawing layer text editor
* Fixed dmc-lite go-motion at first frame
* Extract useable HEIF file from Canon CR3 HDR-PQ files

Dragonframe 2024.01.4

* Reactivate Nikon live view if camera's auto timer turns it off
* Fixed ARRI ISO and shutter speed settings for SUP 1.9+
* Fixed contextual menu in media player not showing up (Windows/Linux)
* Fixed potential crash when closing program while animation is playing
* Fixed keyboard focus after using cutback dialog
* Removed duplicate 'Toggle Step by Tags' hotkey entry
* Ensure that the scene layer name is updated when switching takes
* dmc-lite: Updated to fix losing steps and failing to reach target
* dmc-lite: Increased rate at which it notifies DF of position changes
* Arc: Fixed regression of graph performance
* Arc: Clear jogpad 'key down' state when exiting jogpad mode, to prevent spurious jogging when reactivating it
* Arc: Improved move test grabbing live view images
* Arc: Fixed crash when disabling virtual configuration
* Flair: Fixed initial movement to right eye position when shooting stereoscopic
* Linux: Removed libtiff dependency

Dragonframe 2024.01.3

* Fixed sluggish DMX workspace live view
* Fixed Color Palette tool being stuck in corner of window
* Improved Nikon live view compression on cameras that support it
* Allow user to assign scene layer to a toggle group

Dragonframe 2024.01.2

* Fixed welcome screen preview of scenes with hidden/tagged frames
* Fixed using mouse wheel to scale animation view
* Fixed floating tool palette randomly moving to the wrong monitor
* Fixed floating tool palette buttons toggling instead of playing animation when pressing SPACE
* When shooting in middle of sequence and out point is with camera, keep moving out point
* Changed default hotkeys to toggle guide layers to SHIFT + 1-8
* Fixed Preferences dialog going behind main window
* Fixed crash when deleting large section of empty frames beyond end of timeline
* Arc: Fixed jogpad mode using wrong axis group (virtuals or non-virtuals)
* Arc: Updated SDL library to fix macOS bluetooth gamepad disconnections
* Arc: Fixed indexed axis go-motion on DMC
* Arc: Ensure dmc-lite shows up in triggers UI
* Arc: Fixed last axis dropping out group when clicking on it
* DMX: Added Aputure Amaran F21x/c and F22x/c DMX fixtures
* DMX: Added EclFresnel DMX fixtures
* DMX: Added Forza 60B II and 150B light fixture definitions
* DMX: Added Cineroid FL400 and FL800 light fixture definitions
* DMX: Added PavoTube II 15C & 30C fixture definitions
* DMX: Added Gemini 1x1 and 2x1 fixture definitions
* DMX: Added Nanlux Evoke 2400B fixture definition
* DMX: Added Prolycht Orion 300 FS and 675 FS fixture definitions

Dragonframe 2024.01.1

* Improved hot key toggling of guide layers
* New dmc-lite Arduino real-time motion control sketch, for Giga R1 and Portenta H7
* Playback performance improvements
* NDI Input: Direct NDI input integration
* Option to lock NDI/Blackmagic/Syphon/Spout live view output to specific camera
* DMX Generate Effect: Auto-generate flicker, pulsing, or static
* Arc: Added jogpad mode that uses jogpad keys but stays in main Arc workspace

All Dragonframe Releases

VersionmacOSWindowsUbuntuFedora
2024.05.2DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.05.1DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.01.5DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.01.4DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.01.3DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.01.2DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
2024.01.1DRAGONmacOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.8DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.7DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.6DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.5DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.4DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.3DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.2DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.1DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.2.0DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.5DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.4DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.3DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.2DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.1DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.1.0DRAGON5macOS 10.14+Windows 10/11Ubuntu 20.04+ AMD64Fedora 28+ x86_64
5.0.10DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.9DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.8DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.7DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.6DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.5DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.4DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.3DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.2DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.1DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
5.0.0DRAGON5macOS 10.13+Windows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 18.04+ AMD64Fedora 26+ x86_64
4.3.7DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.6DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.5DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.4DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.3DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.2DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.1DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.3.0DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.9DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.8DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.7DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.6DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.5DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.4DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.3DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.2DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.1DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.2.0DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.10DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.9DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.8DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.7DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.6DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.5DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.4DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.3DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.2DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.1DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.1.0DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.6DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.5DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.4DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.3DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.2DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.1DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
4.0.0DRAGON4macOS 10.10-12.xWindows 7/8.1/10/11Ubuntu 16.04+ AMD64Fedora 22+ x86_64
3.7.4DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.7.3DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.7.2DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.7.1DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.7.0DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.9DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.8DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.7DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.5DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.4DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.3DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.2DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.1DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.6.0DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.9DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.8DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.7DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.6DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.5DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.4DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.3DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.2DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.1DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.5.0DRAGON3macOS 10.6-10.14Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10/11
3.0.8DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.6DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.5DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.4DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.3DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.2DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.1DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
3.0.0DRAGON3macOS 10.5-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.8DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.7DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.5DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.3DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.2DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.1DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.3.0DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.2.1DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.2.0DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.1.0DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.6DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.5DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.4DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.3DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.2DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.1DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7
2.0.0DRAGON2macOS 10.4-10.9Windows XP/Vista/7

DMC-32/DMC-16/DMC+ Resources

DMC-32 User Guide

DMC-16 User Guide

DMC+ User Guide

DMC-32 Firmware

Version History

DMC32 4.5.2

* Fix swapped meter and shutter signals.

DMC32 4.5.1

* Exit screensaver when USB changes or LTC changes

DMC32 4.5.0

* Transmit LTC status to Dragonframe, to show in UI (DF 5.3)
* Make sure LTC is running before syncing
* Added 'screensaver' after 15 minutes with no activity

DMC32 4.4.9

* Do not hang at start of real-time playback if LTC is frozen

DMC32 4.4.8

* Ensure that DMX-programmed triggers are in frame 1 state during real-time pre-roll

DMC32 4.4.7

* Hard stop during jog all will stop more quickly, not trying to reach next frame (DF5+ only)

DMC32 4.4.6

* Fixed hard stop handling while rig is backing up to run a move live

DMC32 4.4.5

* Increased position update notification rate during jogging

DMC32 4.4.4

* Fixes Swing/Pan virtuals mode

DMC32 4.4.3

* Fixes AIM point + nodal offset issue

DMC32 4.4.2

* Updates PIC firmware for improved reliability

DMC32 4.4.0

* Hard stop considers soft limits
* Report PIC communication failure
* Avoid PIC communication failure. Should ensure motors can go in both directions.

DMC32 4.3.0

* Added continuous real-time looping or ping-pong playback. (DF 5.1+)

DMC32 4.2.6

* Fixed pre-roll getting stuck

DMC32 4.2.5

* Fixed regression in 4.2.4 with running moves live

DMC32 4.2.4

* Fixed continuous hard stop failure when using animator controlled axes

DMC32 4.2.3

* Fixed DMX turning off when playing live move past end up uploaded move

DMC32 4.2.2

* Fixed cartesian virtuals jog speeds

DMC32 4.2.1

* Fixed bloop during live move

DMC32 4.2.0

* Initial DMC-32 public firmware

zDMC Firmware for DF4+

For DMC-16 or DMC+ with ‘z’ upgrade card. Scene|Connections status shows “zDMC-16” or “zDMC+”.

Version History

zDMC 4.4.8

* Ensure that DMX-programmed triggers are in frame 1 state during real-time pre-roll

zDMC 4.4.7

* Hard stop during jog all will stop more quickly, not trying to reach next frame (DF5+ only)

zDMC 4.4.6

* Fixed hard stop handling while rig is backing up to run a move live

zDMC 4.4.5

* Increased position update notification rate during jogging

zDMC 4.4.4

* Fixes Swing/Pan virtuals mode

zDMC 4.4.3

* Fixes AIM point + nodal offset issue

zDMC 4.4.0

* Hard stop considers soft limits

zDMC 4.3.0

* Added continuous real-time looping or ping-pong playback. (DF 5.1+)

zDMC 4.2.6

* Fixed pre-roll getting stuck

zDMC 4.2.5

* Fixed regression in 4.2.4 with running moves live

zDMC 4.2.4

* Fixed continuous hard stop failure when using animator controlled axes

zDMC 4.2.3

* Fixed DMX turning off when playing live move past end up uploaded move

zDMC 4.2.2

* Fixed cartesian virtuals jog speeds

zDMC 4.2.1

* Fixed bloop during live move

zDMC 4.1.5

* Added alternate go-motion algorithm

zDMC 4.1.4

* Aim point "cylinder of death" is configurable

zDMC 4.1.2

* Allow two motors to be coupled together

zDMC 4.1.0

* Do not permit engaging aim point while directly in column of death

zDMC 4.0.9

* Flash e-stop when triggered from Dragonframe

zDMC 4.0.8

* Initial zDMC release
* Aim point
* Program logic and relay outputs via DMX timeline

DMC Firmware for DF4+

For DMC-16 or DMC+ without upgrade card. Scene|Connections status shows “DMC-16” or “DMC+”.

Version History

DMC 2.4.0

* Prevent potential slow stall-outs when stopping while jogging very slowly.

DMC 2.3.8

* Improved performance to help with losing steps in virtuals.

DMC 2.3.7

* Improve speed handling in virtuals to account for motor max velocity.

DMC 2.0.0

* Updated protocol for speed and accuracy, for DF4.

Firmware for DF3

The license manager provides an alternative activation method for schools and large institutions with many Dragonframe licenses. Contact support for more information.

Additional Resources

Face Set : “Count Dragonframe”

IOTA Wiring Diagram

eMotion TB3 DFMoco

eMotion TB3 Axis Setup