Ghost Overlay is Anything But Spooky, Live View Support for Nikon and Canon DSLRs Now Available in iStopMotion 3.6 for Mac
Puchheim, Germany – May 14, 2014 – Onion-skin your way to animation perfection with iStopMotion 3.6. The latest update to Boinx Software’s stop motion animation software for the Mac now offers live view support for DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Beta-tested and App Store-approved, iStopMotion 3.6 adds support for the Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Nikon D800 DSLR, so animators using these cameras can now enjoy the greatest feature of iStopMotion: Onion Skinning. The live preview with semi-transparent ghost image overlay allows animators to see their next shot and make even the tiniest of adjustments before capturing the frame. For a complete list of iStopMotion-compatible DSLR cameras, please visit the Boinx support page. If your Canon or Nikon DSLR is not supported, please let us know using the “Provide Feedback” command in the iStopMotion menu.
Learn to Animate with the “Stop Motion Handbook” – Special Pricing Limited Time Only!
Whether you’re brand new to stop motion animation or simply want to perfect your skills, Craig Lauridsen’s “Stop Motion Handbook” is the ultimate guide to animating with iStopMotion. Perfect for teachers, parents or kids who want to produce their own stop motion movies, the handbook covers a broad range of key concepts and tools necessary for creating fantastic animations. From developing your story and recording audio to making props and backgrounds, creating characters, editing your movie and more, the “Stop Motion Handbook” is the complete guide to producing your very own stop motion animations with iStopMotion, GarageBand and iMovie.
To celebrate the launch of iStopMotion 3.6, the Stop Motion Handbook (ePub) by Craig Lauridsen is now available for just $9.99* (instead of $15.99*). The printed version is also $5 off. Both offers are valid until May 23, 2014.
Key Features in iStopMotion 3.6
Onion skinning: See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame
Rotoscope: Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right
Support for animated GIF export: save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to the hard drive
Tilt shift filter: One of the most popular photo and video effects today, make your scene look like a miniature
Chroma keying: Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene
Flip book printing: Turn your animation into a nice, retro flip book
iStopMotion Pricing and Availability
iStopMotion for the Mac is available on the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.6 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.
Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.
About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.
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