Dragonframe 5 Upgrade + Bluetooth/USB Controller

Software Upgrade + Wireless Keypad Controller

Dragonframe 5 incorporates years of feedback from industry animators, camera technicians, directors and producers.

Our new keypad controller has both Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The upgrade is for customers who already own a valid Dragonframe 4 (or earlier) license. If you do not already own a valid license, you must purchase the full version.

If you do own a valid license, use our License Lookup to determine if your license is eligible for upgrade.

Dragonframe 5 Upgrade

Dragonframe 5 incorporates years of feedback from industry animators, camera technicians, directors and producers. Check out the release notes for a list of what is new.

The upgrade is for customers who already own a valid Dragonframe 4 (or earlier) license. If you do not already own a valid license, you must purchase the full version.

If you do own a valid license, use our License Lookup to determine if your license is eligible for upgrade.

This is the software upgrade only. To bundle the upgrade with our new Bluetooth Controller, please visit DF5 Upgrade + BT Keypad.
After you purchase the upgrade, you will receive a discount code
to purchase the Dragonframe Bluetooth/USB Controller at a discount.

US$
105
BULK DISCOUNT
5+ items: US$75

4634 in stock

Dragonframe 5 Software

Dragonframe 5 stop frame animation software for macOS, Windows and Linux.

The software is delivered as a digital download as soon as your payment clears, so you can get to work right away. (Student orders must be approved before you receive your license. Any rejected orders will be canceled and fully refunded.)

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER PURCHASING THIS ITEM FROM OUR SITE:
  1. You will receive a serial number within your e-mail invoice.
  2. Download the software from our site.
  3. Use this serial number to activate the software.

WHAT THE LICENSE ENTITLES YOU TO: You may activate the software on one computer for every license you purchase. You may also activate a single license on a second computer if Dragonframe will not be used on both at the same time.

You will receive free minor updates and bug-fix releases (e.g. 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1.0, etc.).

WHAT IS NEW IN DRAGONFRAME 5.0?

General
  • Support for Apple M1 Silicon (ARM64)
  • Multiple camera support (up to four) – for additional hi-res capture or video assist
  • Separate Drawing Layers and References for each magnification view or alternative video assist
  • “Making-of” capture integrated into the animation process
  • Support for fractional display scaling on Windows and Linux (125%, 150%, etc)
  • Recover from conform failure
  • Emojis in drawing layer text, notes
  • Support Monogram Creative Console (Palette Gear) for various tasks
  • Added a time estimate for long shoot multiple and move tests
  • Added a composite movie export option
  • Added a reverse export option
  • Added a multiple-frame auto toggle
  • Added keypad focus control in animation workspace
  • Added ‘Past Takes’ reference layer to make it easier to refer to previous takes
  • Drawing tool increment editor ticks can now show during animation or playback
  • Reference movie player can go full screen
Camera Support
  • Support for Android and iOS devices over WiFi via DF Tether 2.0
  • Support for Intel RealSense depth cameras
  • Improved RED support with capture over WiFi now possible
DMX
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Graph mode to program with curves
  • Program triggers (logic out and relay) via timeline
  • Load test shots at full size
  • Full DMX export/import
  • Added search bar to more easily find lights
  • Added ‘thread’ to visually tie badges to area in image
Motion Control
  • Added “aim point” (with virtuals)
  • Autodesk FBX import/export of camera (with virtuals)
  • Safe move browser
  • Programmable, repeatable focus with Canon FPM camera+lens combos
  • Programmable shutter speed
  • Go motion can be enabled/disabled per exposure
  • Record axis animation, for set or prop movers
  • Couple two motor outputs (zDMC only)
  • Output motor positions via OSC
  • Move tests can be shot in reverse (for speedier turnaround)
Audio
  • Added “replace audio file” option
Integrations
  • Custom script actions can be assigned to hotkeys and called from Dragonframe
  • OSC scripting can now have multiple calls for one action

System Requirements

Mac

macOS 10.13+ (M1 or Intel)
4GB+ RAM
A supported camera

Windows

Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-Bit Only)
OpenGL 2.1 Capable Graphics Card
Intel/AMD CPU with 2+ Cores
4GB+ RAM
A supported camera

Linux

x86_64/amd64 Ubuntu 18+ or Fedora 22+
(Ubuntu recommended)
OpenGL 2.1 Capable Graphics Card
Intel/AMD CPU with 2+ Cores
4GB+ RAM
A supported camera

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Software License Agreement

The end-user license agreement is part of the installation process. You can also review it here: EULA.

Dragonframe Bluetooth/USB Controller

Our new bluetooth keypad is wireless, shock resistant and super responsive.

The most useful animation tools are available through the Dragonframe bluetooth keypad, allowing you to stay focused on animating instead of hunting around with the mouse. And the hotkeys are fully configurable, so if you really like a feature that is not on the keypad, you can move it there.

Our updated controller can be used via Bluetooth or USB.

To use the controller via USB, simply plug the provided USB cable into the controller and then into your computer. No batteries are required when using USB.

Note: To use the controller via Bluetooth, your computer must have Bluetooth capabilities. Most modern laptops have this. If your machine does not, you can get a bluetooth USB adapter.

Features

  • Highly responsive scissor-mechanism keys.
  • Rubber molding to protect against drops.
  • Ergonomic angled design.
  • Locator nubs on the Stepping keys.
  • Includes numbers for remote data entry with functions like Cut Back.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.75″ x 3.75″ x 1.00″
  • Weight: 7 oz (with batteries)
  • Power: requires two AA batteries (included)

Setup Instructions – Mac

  1. Open System Preferences and go to Bluetooth.
  2. If it says “Bluetooth: Off”, press Turn Bluetooth On.
  3. Turn your Dragonframe Bluetooth Controller over:
    • Flip the power switch to ON.
    • Press the CONN. button. You will need to use a pencil tip, paper clip, or something similar to press it.
    • (The blue light on the front of the keypad should be flashing.)
  4. The keypad should appear in the Bluetooth Devices list.
  5. Select the keypad in the Devices list and press the Pair button.
  6. Your keypad should be paired and ready to use.

Setup Instructions – Windows

  1. Find the Bluetooth icon in the toolbar, right-click it, and choose Add a Bluetooth Device. This will open Manage Bluetooth Devices.
  2. Turn your Dragonframe Bluetooth Controller over:
    • Flip the power switch to ON.
    • Press the CONN. button. You will need to use a pencil tip, paper clip, or something similar to press it.
    • (The blue light on the front of the keypad should be flashing.)
  3. The keypad should appear as “Bluetooth Keypad” in the Manage Bluetooth Devices list.
  4. Select the keypad and press the Pair button.
  5. Your keypad should be paired and ready to use.

You can find additional instructions and troubleshooting on our FAQ page.

Resources

Quick Setup Guides:
Mac Bluetooth Setup Guide
PC Bluetooth Setup Guide

Hardware Warranty:
DZED Limited Warranty – 1 Year

EU CE Declaration of Conformity:
Declaration of Conformity

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