Compatible Nikon DSLR cameras can be used to film animation with Stop Motion Pro Action! HD and Studio editions.

Check our website for latest compatibility information.

Have you got the camera turned on and the top dial set to M for Manual?

When you plug the camera into the computer and turn it on, does the computer recognise the camera (makes a bing noise etc)?

if not:

Try plugging it into a different USB connection point

Try a different USB lead

Try a different computer


If that seems to be working OK,

Connect the camera first, turn it on, then start up SMP.

Some cameras have a communications setting in the camera menus and this should be set to "Normal" or "PC Connection" not "PTP" or "PTP/Printer". Please check this setting is set correctly if you camera shows "Busy" when you try to connect it to your PC.