Nikon DSLR - getting started
Stop Motion Pro actively supports Nikon DSLRs including those with Live View.
(Note, they do not work with Eclipse SD)
Stop Motion Pro can control some Nikon DSLRs directly, allowing control over exposure and focus.
It is possible to capture JPEG images from compatible Nikon DSLRs.
Compatible Live view Nikon cameras:
The D3000 and D3100 cannot be used, as remote control is not enabled by Nikon.
A note about Live view. After a period of time (half an hour plus) of live view being on, a temperature sensor in the camera may switch, disconnecting the live view. The time depends on the camera and the environmental conditions. We recommend setting a short delay time in turning the live view off, to keep the camera as cool as possible.
Information on lens selection can be found here.
Compatible non Live view Nikon cameras that Stop Motion Pro can control:
These older Nikon cameras are not compatible with Windows 7. However some versions of Windows 7 allow you to install Windows XP for free. Follow the instructions here. This will install XP in a separate window, but still allow access to the same hard drive on your PC. You must select the Nikon from the USB menu. More information here.
Some cameras have a communications setting in the camera menus and this should be set to "Normal" or "PC Connection" not "PTP" or "PTP/Printer". Please check this setting is set correctly if you camera shows "Busy" when you try to connect it to your PC.