Which camera should I use? A camera is used to capture pictures of the subject you want to animate. A wide range of cameras and capture cards can be used with Eclipse. For those new to animation: Webcams For a robust, easy solution, we strongly recommend using a good quality webcam from Microsoft or Logitech. For high end students, professionals and studios: Canon DSLR’s We recommend Canon DSLRs with a mains power adaptor. Nikon DSLR’s We also recommend Nikon DSLRs using a mains power adaptor. Other options: Blackmagic Design It is possible to use video cameras and capture cards from Blackmagic Design. Directory scan Perfect for cameras with tethering and scanners. Import images / videos Import jpeg, png, mov, avi, mp4 and more into your animation. Video cameras Analogue video and firewire.