Dragonframe 4 DOWNLOAD ONLY - No USB Keypad
Dragonframe 4 is the next generation of image capture software for stop motion animation. New features include a visual timeline editor, integrated lip-sync, advanced DMX lighting, motion control and much more.
*Software is via download
**Educational discount pricing is for qualifying institutions only, not individuals.
This discount is intended for educational institutions with courses in animation.
THE PREMIER IMAGE CAPTURE SOFTWARE FOR STOP MOTION ANIMATION
The free keypad controller is an important part of using Dragonframe. However, if you do not want to pay for shipping or do not choose to have a controller, purchase this software option for download only.
- You will receive a serial number within appx 24-48 hrs of purchase.
- Download the software directly from Dragonframe.
- Use your serial number to activate the software (on either a Mac or a PC).
You will receive free minor updates and bug-fix releases (e.g. 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.6, etc.) directly from Dragonframe.
Mac OS X 10.10+
1.33 GHz CPU
2 GB RAM
QuickTime 7.2 or newer
OpenGL 2.1 Capable Graphics Card
1.33 GHz CPU
2 GB RAM
OpenGL 2.1 Capable Graphics Card
NEW IN DRAGONFRAME 4
IMPROVED CAMERA CONNECTIVITY
New camera connectivity code uses direct USB/PTP communication to increase compatibility and stability.
IMAGE SEQUENCE IMPORT
Image sequence import for creating an animation from a sequence of images shot outside of Dragonframe.
Name your project based on the classic clapboard naming convention.
MANAGE MULTIPLE TAKES FOR A SCENE
Create multiple takes within the same scene project. This carries over all of your camera settings, exposures, camera moves, notes, etc.
CUSTOMIZABLE, PRINTABLE X-SHEET (DOPE SHEET)
Manage the project from a dynamic exposure sheet that updates automatically as you add exposures, audio phonemes, camera moves, and change scene length.
Enter notes that pop up when it's time to capture a frame.
COPY AND RENAME SCENES AND TAKES
Duplicate a scene or take from within Dragonframe.
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION
MULTIPLE EXPOSURES (SUB-FRAMES)
Shoot multiple passes for each frame for effects like front light/backlight or stereo pairs.
GRAPHICAL CAMERA CONTROL
Adjust your still camera's shutter speed, aperture, ISO with visual sliders.
DEPTH OF FIELD SLIDER
Adjust shutter speed and aperture together to affect depth of field without adjusting exposure.
EXPOSURE PREVIEW OFFSET
Adjust live view exposure simulation to match final shot (Canon EOS only).
SAVE CAMERA SETTINGS IN SCENE
Dragonframe saves your camera's settings and restores them when you re-open the scene.
Lock camera settings for each exposure.
INTEGRATED TEST SHOT SYSTEM
Save test shots separately and view them during any take of a scene.
COMPARE IMAGES FROM OTHER SCENES
Import any images and view them at full resolution.
Quickly see if you are clipping in the highlights or bottoming in the blacks.
Compare and match areas of exposure regardless of monitor inconsistencies.
ADJUSTABLE BACKGROUND GRAY VALUE
Adjust the area around images in Cine widow to give your eyes a rest—or to suit the imagery.
ASPECT RATIO MASK
Add a standard or custom aspect ratio mask and adjust opacity.
SEPARATE MASK AND TV-SAFE OVERLAY
Frame for both 16:9 and 4:3 in one view.
Add an adjustable push-in mask for checking TV-safe and framing for pre-planned push-ins.
Add a custom grid to help with horizon line-up and composition.
ADVANCED COMPOSITION GUIDES
Emulate ground glass with single-screen setup of composition guides.
Full integration with the most cameras. Canon, Nikon, HDV, HDMI and more.
Use Dragonframe with many unsupported DSLRs, such as Sony and Panasonic.
Darken your monitor while capturing to keep its glow from interfering with your lighting.
Automatically connect to cameras.
AUTOMATIC LIVE VIEW REST
Pause live view after configurable period of inactivity to avoid overheating.
VIDEO FRAME AVERAGING
Average 2-60 frames to reduce video noise.
EXTERNAL SHUTTER CONTROL OPTION
Capture live view and then wait for external shutter release (for timing motion control shots).
STEP TO LIVE
Step directly from captured frames to your live view.
Blend the live view over any frame in your animation.
Toggle between live view and captured frames with adjustable speed.
One keypress toggles between live and captured frames; then back again when released.
Quickly navigate your animation sequence, as well as select frames for playback.
Play back either your video assist frames or proxies of your full-resolution captures.
Play back the last twelve frames (configurable).
Draw paths and lines on screen to assist with animation.
Useful for re-lining up a shot if camera or set is bumped.
LIGHTS PROMINENT / DARKS PROMINENT
Useful when character is dark and background is light, or visa versa.
Import an image, Dragonframe Scene, or QuickTime movie as a line-up layer for easy double-pass line-ups, chroma key, or onion-skin.
CHROMAKEY / GREENSCREEN
Use basic chroma key (green screen) pull for line up of effects shots.
Adjust rotoscope layer orientation, scale and position.
Mark in and out points for playback and looping using the Nav-Line.
USER-ASSIGNED HOT KEYS
Simple interface for re-mapping the default keyboard commands.
PUNCH-IN FOR ANIMATION
Use Canon or Nikon live view magnification to punch-in to section of video assist image.
Send main view to second monitor (video village).
STEREOSCOPIC 3D TOOLS
INTEGRATED 3D SHOOTING
Automate 3D shooting with the IOTA 3D Stereoscopic Slider or the Mark Roberts S3 Stereoscopic Stepper.
3D STEREO REVIEW
View anaglyphs, set convergence or edge float, and adjust interocular distances.
3D TEST SHOTS
Take 3D test shots and use the 3D review tools to evaluate them.
Play 3D sequences using anaglyphs or transparencies in color or black and white.
EXPORT STEREO (3D) QUICKTIME
Export 3D sequences to QuickTime.
Set interval in hours, minutes, seconds.
Start time-lapse at a future date/time.
End time-lapse at a future date/time.
End time-lapse after specified number of frames are captured.
Capture within 0.1 second of interval with most cameras.
DIRECT ACCESS TO SOURCE RAW/JPG/TIFF FILES
Your camera's high-res source files are saved in an easily-accessible directory.
Create a QuickTime, AVI or MP4 movie with many export options.
EXPORT IMAGE SEQUENCE
Export your frames in different image formats, customize naming, etc.
Import image sequence directly from scene source location.