iStopMotion 2.0.7

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Version 2.0.7 - May 9th, 2008 - Home, Express and Pro

Version 2.0.7 outlines Canon DSLR still camera support in Mac OS X Leopard fixes a major issue introduced with QuickTime 7.4.5. This update is free and strongly recommended for all iStopMotion 2.x users.


Please run Software Update or get it from the Downloads page.

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Release Notes:

Version 2.0.7 - May 9th, 2008 - Home, Express and Pro

Version 2.0.7 outlines Canon DSLR still camera support in Mac OS X Leopard fixes a major issue introduced with QuickTime 7.4.5. This update is free and strongly recommended for all iStopMotion 2.x users.

  • Some Canon DSLRs like the 20D work with iStopMotion (only on Mac OS X Lepard)! You need to set the camera to "normal", not into PTP mode as suggested before. All cameras that are supported for tethered shooting in Aperture should also work with iStopMotion. See this Apple Support article for details.
  • With QuickTime 7.4.5 installed, the Home and Express versions would sometimes either display a garbled image or even crash on machines with new (high resolution) built-in iSight cameras, such as recent iMac and MacBook Pro computers. We were able to work around this issue with a trade-off of a somewhat reduced performance on these machines.
  • Improved handling when running out of disk space.
  • The insert point now is always at the last frame when opning a movie.
  • More consistent transport behaviour. Jump to beginning now moves to the front of frame 1 so that you can insert frames at the beginning of the movie. Note that in this case there is no frame to display for the overlay.
  • The time unit is now saved into and loaded from the document.
  • Entering data in the time lapse interval and continuous recording fields works a lot more reliable.
  • Worked around another QuickTime issue with long file names. Please note that due to some QuickTime limitations file names can not be longer than 27 characters.
  • A few more minor changes and improvements. Also, some lurking memory issues have been resolved.