Hi,

I wonder if I should lock the camera settings in Dragonframe before shooting - and how?

Or will it stay the same until I change it myself?

And what about “white balance”. If it is set to “auto” in Dragonframe (like on the picture), will it then change doing animating if the lighting change?

Kind regards,

Thomas

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I just set the camera to Manual, then connect it to Dragonframe and take some test shots and adjust the camera settings.  With focus and aperture I have to set it on the lens, the lens is electronically disconnected from the camera, so the camera (and DF) can't change it.  

I would say, never set anything to auto, choose your own white balance.    

I normally have it set on the camera menu already, and usually leave it there.  Mostly it is set to Tungsten, or I set my own colour temperature like 3200 K.

I don't know of a button to lock it, I just use all manual settings, and manual Nikon lenses with adapter on a Canon body, so in effect it is all locked.  

If you re using a Canon lens on a Canon DSLR, you may get issues with flicker, since the lens has no aperture ring on it and the f-stop is controlled by the camera.  I think it is possible to set the aperture, do something else I never remember because I don't use Canon lenses, then partly unscrew the lens to disable the electronic connections and make the iris stay stopped down instead of opening up between shots and closing down each time you take a shot.   But try it with a normal set-up first and see.

There are two little padlocks at the R of the control panel. The top one locks the 'dials', with the shutter speed and the ISO. The bottom one locks everything.

Make sure nothing on the camera is set to auto, or things like Auto Lighting Optimiser enabled.

But I’m not sure if the padlock only lock white balance to be set to “auto” (so you can’t change it to “manual”, “tungsten” or whatever the settings are), or if it also make sure that the white balance will not change doing animation – if you know what I mean.

Good point. I think it is just the software activating the camera control 'button'. So Auto would still allow the camera to make adjustments during shooting. Use a fixed WB setting, to be sure, and fiddle with the colour later.

I think you are right.

Thank you both :-)

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