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Dragonframe 3 Stop Motion Software

by DZED Systems
Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) 16 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Capture frames with a supported digital still camera, video camera or webcam.
  • Compose and light the perfect shot with advanced cinematography tools.
  • Animate with tools such as toggling, looping and onion-skin.
  • Move directly into post-production with well-organized files.
  • Includes the Dragonframe Keypad Controller, a custom keypad that provides quick access to the most important Dragonframe functions.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM

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Dragonframe 3 Stop Motion Software + The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation + Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion: The Guide to Non-Traditional Animation Techniques
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B0065OPJ1U
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Dragonframe is the premier image capture software for stop motion animation, motion design and visual effects. It is used by major motion picture studios and independent filmmakers alike. The Dragonframe 3 license includes access to any 3.x version, including the latest 3.6 update. The CD includes both 3.5 and 3.0 installers.

Key Features:
* Animation tools such as onionskin, toggling, looping, and much more.
* Cinematography tools to set camera settings, take test shots, and adjust focus.
* Frame-based timeline with drag and drop frame editing
* Multi-character track reading and lip-sync interface
* Tabbed workspaces and a highly customizable work environment
* Configurable x-sheet with easy export options
* Vector-based drawing tools with increment editor to preview motion paths
* Advanced DMX lighting automation with keyframe programming and custom exposure lighting
* Arc motion control system with multi-axis move editor for programming complex camera moves, and stepper motor control via the open-platform Arduino platform as well as the proprietary IOTA controller

Camera Support
* Works with most Canon EOS DSLRs: 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 7D Mark II, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 100D (Digital Rebel SL1), 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), 500D (Digital Rebel T1i), 550D (Digital Rebel T2i), 600D (Digital Rebel T3i), 650D (Digital Rebel T4i), 700D (Digital Rebel T5i), 1000D (Digital Rebel XS), 1100D (Digital Rebel T3), 1200D (Digital Rebel T5).
* Works with most Nikon DSLRs: D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D90, D300, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D800e, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000, D7100.
* Works with most web cams and DV sources.

Dragonframe is the evolution of Dragon Stop Motion

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down, the best October 8, 2013
By Justin
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I've used many different stop motion programs throughout my animation life...from iStopMotion to Stop Motion Pro...and hands down, Dragonframe blows them out of the park in my opinion. Dragonframe's support team is fantastic, and this software has enough features to keep you busy for awhile, all while staying simplistic and organized. **HERE IS MY WARNING HOWEVER** If you are a beginner, or more of a hobbiest as far as stop motion animations go, I would advise you to invest in more simplistic software such as (iStopMotion) for Mac or a lower end version of (Stop Motion Pro) for PC. I am not trying to draw anybody away from this software in the least bit, but in order to utilize it completely and professionally you must also possess a copy of either Adobe After Effects, or Final Cut Pro, for processes such as rig removal and various other post effects...but a creative professional should have one or both of these tools at their disposal already. Again...Fantastic piece of software this is!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best out there February 19, 2013
By Anthony
Dragonframe showed up on the stopmo scene a few years ago and changed everything. I've used this product for many personal and professional projects. It's the stop motion software I prefer to use today and I've been in the Animation business for over 25 years. I highly recommend Dragonframe for students, independent filmmakers and animation studios.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stop motion solution October 8, 2013
By dm
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Of what's out there that I'm aware of, Dragonframe 3 is the most effective stop motion software. Integrates well with Canon and Nikon. Other still cameras work, but aren't quite as elegant. It has a lot of animation organizational support, and addresses most of what you need with the camera and capture functions. Fairly easy to learn. Mac + Windows support. The developer was responsive to my pre-sale questions, and was easy to deal with. Three jobs with this so far, and all went fine. I'm happy with the whole thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elegant result from a rather complex product November 23, 2013
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The result is beautiful if you can navigate the rather complex system. The tech support they offer is good though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I use this software to make photographic still life animations of commercial products for advertizing. I wanted a way to set up complex motion control for camera, subject and lighting this software has a great interface for controlling the easing (the appearance of acceleration and deceleration) of each individual axis of movement. I was surprised by how easily it interfaced with my different canon camera. The live view is fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible. March 10, 2014
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I'm new to the stop motion scene, but wanted the best equipment available. Laika uses this for all of their films and Tim Burton has used this as well, it's becoming the industry standard when it comes to capturing stop motion animation and for the price, you really can't beat it. As I mentioned before I'm new to stopmo, and I must add that the interface is very complex, however right from the start I was able to capture a lego animation with green screen. There's still so much for me to learn, I've tried exploring tutorials but haven't really found much that goes in depth with the software, perhaps Dragonframe will offer a companion DVD at some point. I would also recommend knowing your DSLR inside and out as it will make the actual capturing process much easier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Fornaio
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This is definitely the best designed piece of software on my computer. If you are serious about stop motion using DSLR cameras, you can't go wrong with Dragonframe. Even the User Guide is outstanding. I can't think of any other piece of sophisticated software I can say this about: the best way to learn is to just read the manual from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We make our own Stopmotion movies now March 23, 2014
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Something our family has always had an interest in and now we are getting better at creating Stopmotion annimation in our home. We hope to mske many more movies.
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