I'll just get it out there and see if anyone has any advice on this very specific question. I recently bought a Nikon D2500, which is apprently compatible with StopMotionPro v 7,5. However, while my PC quickly detects my Nikon, the StopMotionPro software does not.

I'm guessing there are a BUNCH of auto settings that I have to turn off in order for the software to acknowledge my camera.

At StopMotionPro they can offer no suggestions at all to solving this problem.

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Hi Richard!  Love your work on the HPL alphabet!

When I got my first dslr for stopmotion, a Nikon D70, I had to change something on the camera before it could be detected by StopMotion Pro - something about Mass Storage Device changing to whatever the other option was.  Or vice versa. That was nearly 10 years ago and I forget, once you change it you don't have to think about it again.  I think there was something in the camera manual about it.   I don't know if this is still the case, but it might be.

I found the same thing with SMP on my very old PC and a friend's Canon 60d.  The computer detected the camera, but SMP did not.  DragonFrame on the Mac had no trouble detecting it though, so I ended up moving the Mac from the house into the studio to do the shots.    Then I tried a Canon 7d and that worked fine with both SMP and DF, but the 7d has been around for 4 years.  Maybe the 60d was too recent for my version of SMP?

Hi Nick!

Thanks; The HPL alphabet is turning into a year-long project it seems, due to all the puppets i have to build. But it all turns out pretty well.

I'm not exactly sure what I did later last night, but somehow I got the SMP to talk to my Nikon (which of course is a D5200, not a "D2500"). Now I have to backtrack and figure out what went well.

SMP should add a camera checklist on their website, so you'll know what you have to turn OFF before hooking up your camera. They only tell you to put it on manual and start animating, and it's not that simple. Dragonframe has better instructions on their webpage, but they're not complete either.

I am glad you got it working.
I would like to hear how the Nikon 5200 performs when you have to animate a shot for many hours. I am hoping Nikon have fixed the problem where some early Live View cameras would switch off to prevent overheating, if they were left on for too long. That is the only reason I changed to Canon for my animation camera. I still use my Nikon for still photos.

Ah; that's the next big question. But from what I understand, there should now be a turn-off option. I just have to find the damn thing.

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