Put Dragonframe at the heart of your next stop motion film.
Begin your stop motion filmmaking journey today with the digital image capture software trusted by major motion picture studios and independent filmmakers alike.
Bring your animation to life. Professional on-screen tools for precise movements. Step, play, capture, repeat.
Compose and light the perfect shot with camera controls, test shots and advanced image review tools.
Import and edit multiple audio tracks. Perform dialogue track reading for multiple characters.
Program animated lighting with simple keyframes. Automate work lights for the animator. Simple front light / back light programming.
Use the intuitive graphical interface to program advanced camera moves.
Create beautiful animation, one frame at a time.
ANIMATE YOUR WAY
Step directly between live view and captured frames or switch to auto-toggle. Loop playback to get the sense of movement you’re aiming for. The playback and stepping functions are fully customizable for your needs.
Load multiple reference stills or videos and view them with your animation. Blend them with opacity, pull a chromakey (blue screen), and even assign a garbage matte to see just the part you want. Pop out reference videos into a synchronized player if you want it off to the side.
With the Dragonframe keypad, you can 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.
Frame-based editing as simple as drag and drop. Adjust timing, reshoot sequences, and even restore deleted frames.
Mark the screen to guide your animation with vector-based drawing tools. Plot and preview motion paths with the increment editor.
Plan your scene and track your progress in the X-Sheet side panel. Add reminders, sketch motion paths and adjusting timing.
Configure all of your composition guides, drawing layers and reference material from the Guide Layers side panel.
LIVE VIEW MAG
Use live view magnification to punch-in on a section of video assist image.
Set up multiple exposures (sub-frames) with different camera settings. Link exposures to keep their settings the same.
Use the color detection tool to compare tone ranges between shots, or to judge matte lighting for greenscreen effects.
Create color swatches by sampling colors from your high-resolution images. Save as Adobe Swatch Exchange to share with other programs.
Trigger movie recording on some supported cameras. Download videos and review them within the Test Shots tray.
STEREOSCOPIC 3D TOOLS
View anaglyphs, set convergence or edge float, and adjust interocular distances.
Import multiple audio tracks and make basic edits. Split tracks and drag segments to adjust timing on the fly. You can even move waveforms and character track readings together, to keep them in sync.
DIALOGUE TRACK READING
Create characters, scrub through your audio, and assign words and phonetics for all your dialogue. View this data while animating, in the X-Sheet, Timeline, or Audio HUD.
Control up to 512 lighting channels in conjunction with our DDMX-512, DMC-16 or DMC+. You define your lighting program before you shoot, and then watch as Dragonframe controls your lights during the shot, leaving your animators to focus on animating.
Multilanguage version: Dragonframe will start in your system language, but you can also choose others in options. English, British, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.