Canon Introduces $100.00 EOS R Firmware Update for Pro Stop Motion Animation

From Canon USA:

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether pre-installed on a new EOS R or manually installed on an existing EOS R the new Stop Motion Animation upgrade for EOS R cameras increases your Live View resolution to 1920x1280 from Canon's normal of 960x640 when connected to Dragonframe stop motion animation software. This makes it easier for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

Larger Live View

Live view is critical to animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within the Dragonframe software. Canon's Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920x1280 - helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

Canon EOS R Firmware Update for Pro Stop Motion Animation - Resolution

This is a comparison of the new Live View resolution of 1920x1280 (full screen) versus the original size of 960x640 (small inset). The large preview image makes it easier for the animators to have confidence in the shot and can improve the overall quality of the scene.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

Canon has added Manual Focus Peaking over USB to interface with Dragonframe software.

Canon EOS R Firmware Update for Pro Stop Motion Animation - USB Manual Focus Peaking

Seeing Focus Peaking on the full screen allows the animator to precisely capture fine detail and adjust for desired depth of field.

Canon EOS R Firmware Update for Pro Stop Motion Animation - Critical Focus

Critical focus on a subject's eyes (red edge) gives the animator the confidence that the scene flows as directed.

Standard Firmware vs Stop Motion Animation Firmware Comparison Chart

Canon EOS R Firmware Update for Pro Stop Motion Animation - Comparison Chart

Important information about EOS R Stop Motion Animation Firmware

  • HDMI output is not available on the EOS R with this firmware installed
  • [Disp. performance] cannot be set
  • MF peaking will not show up even if [MF peaking settings] is set to [On] under the following conditions:
    • When an EF-S lens is used
    • When [Multiple exposure] is set
    • When [Cropping/aspect ratio] is set to an option other than [FULL]
    • When the shooting screen is magnified
    • When you keep holding down the shutter button after shooting

How to obtain the Stop Motion Animation Firmware

Anyone interested in utilizing these features with the Canon EOS R can do so in one of the following ways:

A new version of the EOS R camera with the Stop Motion Animation Firmware already installed is now available for purchase. Purchase EOS R with Firmware at the Canon USA Store.

Current EOS R camera owners can receive the Stop Motion Animation Firmware upgrade for a fee by sending the camera to a Canon Factory Service Center.†

Not responsible for typographical errors. Certain images and effects are simulated. Products not shown to scale.

† Canon U.S.A. will perform the feature upgrade for a $100 fee and will require the camera to be sent to a Canon Factory Service Center. Shipping and handling charges may also apply. Specifications and availability subject to change without notice.

Posted: 5/5/2020 8:11:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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