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Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
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Hello,I'm having a lot of trouble deciding whether it's worth buying Dragonframe. I think my expectations were greater before I did a little research here, I used to think it was an all-in-one video…Continue

Tags: software, editing, D5100, Nikon, DSLR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Myers Jan 22.

 

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Emily Myers replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"So glad you got it and are enjoying it!  Looking forward to seeing your work soon :D"
Jan 22
Anthony Scott replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"Congrats, it's a great program, been using it for years. I just started using DaVinci Resolve as well."
Jan 22
DouglasBouglas replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"I'm sorry for not responding in so long, thank you everyone for your answers. Based on StopmoNick and Emily Meyer's suggestions I decided to just buy Dragonframe yesterday. I did a little test animation and I have to say Dragonframe makes…"
Jan 22
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"Just following up -  I did some set StopmoNick with Tahoma.  It is a bit awkward to find my way around, but does the important stuff ok: 1. It found my Canon 7d camera, though I did have to switch it off then on again.  If I wanted to…"
Jan 10
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"I believe the terms are, you can install DF on 2 computers, but it is intended that both belong to the same person. Probably it is not meant for you to be using both at once, either, though that is possible. I have it on both my Macs, but don't…"
Jan 10
Emily Myers replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"Hey Douglas, After reading through your post, it seems that DragonFrame isn't going to work for you because of the cost.  That being said, I do highly recommend it - it's the only frame grabber software I can find to work with a lip…"
Jan 10
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"Thanks Antonio.  I tried that, still got all the images stacked as layers on frame 1.  I watched a couple of Youtube videos but they didn't cover what I was looking for.  Probably too difficult for me, when I have other software…"
Jan 8
Antonio J. Cebrián replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"I found how to import images. Go to Browser, select first image of your serie, right clic and select Load. It's not difficult when you know it but i must say it's not intuitive nor standard. The question is whether it is worth spending…"
Jan 7
Antonio J. Cebrián replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"In my last animation, I used Tahoma with my canon EOS 600D only for shooting. All works OK; live view and remote control of the camera. No difficults in that, photos keep ordered in frames OK. After this I processed photos in after effects as usual.…"
Jan 6
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"Tried Tahoma again. That sort of worked, moving a folder of 101 images into Documents, then using Import Folder.  They did import. But it seemed to stack them all vertically, like I had Frame 1 with 101 layers, and the rest of the frames on the…"
Jan 5
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"I downloaded the free software Tahoma.  I was mostly interested in processing images that I had already captured with Dragonframe, to maybe do what I use After Effects CS5 and TV Paint for, and it was on the computer in the house, not the old…"
Jan 5
Antonio J. Cebrián replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"There is a pro software free that let make a complete animation film from begin to end. It's OpenToonz and its last incarnation Tahoma. It was created for hand drawing animation but includes a stop motion module that handle DSLR cams like…"
Jan 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"I am also a fan of Da Vinci Resolve, which is super powerful and jam packed with great features even though it is free. It also has an effects page - Fusion - which I haven't quite got the hang of yet, and an audio page, plus the best colour…"
Jan 4
StopmoNick replied to DouglasBouglas's discussion Trying to weigh the cost and benefits of buying Dragonframe as a beginner
"You are right, Dragonframe is a pro frame grabber, and because it is for professionals  it does not try to be an all-in-one.  Pros would normally be using things like After Effects and a good video editing program for those purposes. I can…"
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