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STOP MOTION ANIMATION FIRMWARE FOR SELECT EOS CAMERAS

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

The new Stop Motion Animation firmware increases your Live View resolution to 1920x1280 from Canon’s normal 960x640, when connecting to compatible stop motion animation software, like Dragonframe. This makes it easy for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

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Larger Live View

Live view is critical for animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within stop motion animation software, like Dragonframe. Canon’s Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920x1280 - helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

Canon has added Manual Focus Peaking over USB to work with stop motion animation software, like Dragonframe.

Seeing Focus Peaking on the full screen allows the animator to precisely capture fine detail and adjust for desired depth of field.

Critical focus on a subject's eyes (using the red edge) gives the animator the confidence that the scene flows as directed.

Larger Live View

Aperture Lock

Set the Aperture Value via “Aperture Lock” function within Dragonframe software. This computer-controlled aperture function reduces aperture-based flicker which can spoil animations.

Aperture Lock

Focus Position Memory

The Focus Position Memory feature allows for accurate manual focus of a subject via computer control with Dragonframe software. Allowing the user to set a programmable focus position to ensure there are no focus changes when animating over several days. Focus Position Memory is possible with all EOS RF Lenses.

Focus Position Memory

For more information and details on pricing

Head to our support page to find out more about pricing for selected models and how to arrange the upgrade.

Standard Firmware vs Stop Motion Animation Firmware Comparison Chart

Live View Resolution

960×640
1920×1280
960×640
1920×1280

Live View Manual Focus Peaking

No
Yes
No
Yes1

HDMI Output

Yes
No
Yes
Yes2

Focus Position Memory*

No
Yes
No
Yes1

Aperture Lock*

No
Yes
No
Yes1

HDR PQ Setting

No
No
Yes
Yes2

Stop Motion Mode On/Off Menu Toggle

No
No
No
Yes

  1. Feature is only active when the Stop Motion Mode is set to ON in the menu
  2. HDMI port and HDR PQ setting are only active when the Stop Motion Mode is set to OFF in the menu. When set to ON, the HDMI output and HDR PQ setting are not available.

    * Requires Dragonframe 5 software

Important information regarding Stop Motion Animation Firmware installed:

  • [Disp. performance] cannot be set
  • The shooting screen cannot be displayed with resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and MF peaking will not show up even if [MF peaking settings] is set to [On] under the following conditions:
    • When an EF-S lens is used
    • When [Multiple exposure] is set
    • When [Cropping/aspect ratio] is set to an option [1.6x (crop)]
    • When the shooting screen is magnified
    • When you keep holding down the shutter button after shooting

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