Documentation

The Canon plug-in (PC only)

The Canon plug-in allows the user to retrieve photos from a Canon digital camera and to put them directly into a TVPaint Animation layer.
This plug-in is very convenient for the animator who want to work in stop-motion directly with the software.
Here are the steps to use the Canon Plug-in with TVPaint Animation :

* What is required :
- The Canon driver of your camera must be correctly installed in your system. (Microsoft Windows only at this time)
- You should have a compatible Canon camera (see the list in Appendix) powered and plugged into an USB port of your computer.
- You have to set your camera in playback mode. Don't use the shooting mode as it does not allow you to manage your camera via the computer.

Go lesson 9 to know more about the Video input panel !

It is advised always to close your Video Input and Video Canon panels before quitting the software.

The Direct Show plug-in (PC Only)

DirectShow is an application programming interface from Microsoft which contains a set of software libraries. It is a component of DirectX and allows to manage multimedia files.

The DirectShow Plug-in provides support for USB, SCSI, FireWire, ... compatible hardwares.
(in theory all Windows Driver Mode (WDM) compatible hardwares)

Compatibility of these plugins

Please find below the list of theorically supported models regarding the canon SDK we used for this plugin

PowerShot A10, A20, A30, A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A100, A200, A300, A310, A400, A510, A520.
PowerShot S10, PowerShot S20, PowerShot S30, PowerShot S40, PowerShot S45, PowerShot S50, PowerShot S60, PowerShot S70
PowerShot S100, IXY DIGITAL, DIGITAL IXUS
owerShot S110, IXY DIGITAL 200, DIGITAL IXUS v
PowerShot S200, IXY DIGITAL 200a, DIGITAL IXUS v2
PowerShot S230, IXY DIGITAL 320, DIGITAL IXUS v3
PowerShot S300, IXY DIGITAL 300, DIGITAL IXUS 300
PowerShot S330, IXY DIGITAL 300a, DIGITAL IXUS 330
PowerShot SD100, IXY DIGITAL 30, DIGITAL IXUS II
PowerShot S400, IXY DIGITAL 400, DIGITAL IXUS 400
PowerShot SD10, IXY DIGITAL L, DIGITAL IXUS i
PowerShot SD110, IXY DIGITAL 30a, DIGITAL IXUS IIs
PowerShot S410, IXY DIGITAL 450, DIGITAL IXUS 430
PowerShot S500, IXY DIGITAL 500, DIGITAL IXUS 500
PowerShot SD20, IXY DIGITAL L2 , DIGITAL IXUS i5
PowerShot SD200, IXY DIGITAL 40, DIGITAL IXUS 30
PowerShot SD300, IXY DIGITAL 50, DIGITAL IXUS 40
PowerShot SD400, IXY DIGITAL 55, DIGITAL IXUS 50
PowerShot SD500, IXY DIGITAL 600, DIGITAL IXUS 700
PowerShot G1, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, PowerShot G6
PowerShot Pro90 IS
PowerShot S1 IS, PowerShot S2 IS
PowerShot Pro1

These plugins can only work with 32-bits versions of TVPaint Animation !

Keep in mind that these plugins have been developped in 2006, thus we cannot guarantee that they are still compatible with the most recent operating systems !