Stop Motion Studio for macOS

Connect a Camera

Using a DSLR camera

Stop Motion Studio supports DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) cameras with and without live view output, also called EVF (electronic viewfinder). Before connecting the camera read the manufactures setup instructions. Connect your DSLR camera using a USB cable. Set the camera to ‘Manual’ shooting mode. Turn on the camera and make sure no other application is accessing the camera at the same time.

  1. Open the capture settings .
  2. Select the camera from the capture source menu . Please bear in mind it takes up to a minute for Stop Motion Studio to recognize the camera.
  3. If your camera supports the live view you should see a live image feed from the camera when selecting the capture frame. Additionally, you can control your cameras shutter speed, aperture and ISO from the capture source settings. Adjust each value using your mouse to select the desired setting.

Troubleshooting: If you have trouble getting your DSLR camera to work visit our knowledge base for help.

Tip: Stop Motion Studio works with most DSLR cameras from Sony, Canon and Nikon. Visit our support page for a list of supported cameras.