Animator's Kit

Animator's Kit

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Animator’s Kit

From Inspiration to Animation

The animator’s kit contains what you need to get started in the incredibly fun and exciting medium of stop motion animation. A full-frame Nikon DSLR with the latest image features combined with the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED is the first step of the process. Together with the stop motion animation software Dragonframe, used on many Hollywood blockbusters, you’ll be up and running in no time. To ensure the motion doesn’t stop, included in the kit is an EH-5b/EP-5b Power Supply and Connector for continuous power to the camera.

Nikon D810

A thrilling new level of image quality

D810 truly raises the bar for image quality and dynamic range in DSLRs. An all-new FX-format full-frame image sensor design—36.3-megapixels with no optical low-pass filter—is paired with Nikon’s innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention from snow white to pitch black, beautiful noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, an extremely wide dynamic range, flattering well-saturated skin tones and much more. The combination reveals the true optical precision of NIKKOR lenses, which provide flawless rendering even at these extreme pixel counts. For those seeking the ultimate in DSLR image quality, D810 delivers.

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Nikon D810

An extremely popular lens among animators is the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED FX-format macro prime lens. With exceptional image quality, a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization and a 1:1 reproduction ratio, this lens will draw peak performance from the D810 and help you create thrilling, lifelike animations.

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Nikon D810

The industry leading image capture software for stop motion

Dragonframe 3.5 is the software for stop motion animators. Monitor and adjust your Nikon camera settings including focus, ISO and white balance right from the program. Load images from other scenes to compare exposure and composition, add grid overlays, create custom aspect ratio masks and more. Break free from the computer and get closer to your animation with the included Dragonframe Keypad Controller, a high-quality USB keypad for controlling the most important functions.

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*Dragonframe is a registered trademark of DZED Systems LLC

Nikon D810

Nonstop power supply

Animation can be a meticulous yet time consuming process, and the last thing you need when in the middle of the creative process is for your battery to die. With the EH-5b/EP-5B Power Supply and Connector, you never have to worry about your camera running out of juice at the wrong moment. Take all the time you need to perfect your masterpiece.

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