October 28, 2013 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Puchheim, Germany - Boinx Software invites all animation experts and hobbyists alike to beta test the brand new DSLR live view feature in iStopMotion for the Mac. The beta version of iStopMotion supports live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 40D, 60D, 60Da, Rebel XSi (aka the 450D in Europe / Kiss X2 in Japan), Rebel T2i (aka 550D / Kiss X4), and Rebel T5i (aka 700D / Kiss X7i).
In the past, when you wanted to use iStopMotion with a Canon DSLR camera, you had to do without the greatest feature of iStopMotion - the live preview with the semi-transparent onion skinning effect that allows you to see your next shot and make adjustments before capturing the frame.
This beta version is only available in English. Boinx encourages all beta testers to use the built-in feedback assistant to report Canon DSLR models that do not work with the live-view function, as well as provide any additional feedback on areas for improvement.
Recent Updates to iStopMotion v3.2: iStopMotion for the Mac was recently updated to include support for animated GIF export. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, animators can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to their hard drive.
"Boinx Software recently updated iStopMotion for Mac OS X and iOS (on the iPad), making its stop motion animation tool for Mac OS X, even better. [...] iStopMotion's new support for animated GIF export is a fine addition to a fun, productive product." - MacNews
"Simple doesn't mean it has to lack functionality, however, and the latest version of Boinx Software's iStopMotion for Mac retains its approach to providing significant functionality, while trying not to intimidate beginners. An example of this is the chroma keying features, which provide a virtual stage that can be used by youngsters to have their toys walk on the moon, while serious hobbyists and pros can use this to create sophisticated effects." - Graphics.com
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.
Pricing and Availability:
iStopMotion for the Mac is available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for $49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.2 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer. Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova.
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. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Boinx Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.