iStopMotion 2.8b3

by Bastian -

iStopMotion 2.8 brings back capturing support for Canon DSLRs. A third public beta is now available. Please try it and give us feedback!

It also includes fixes for color correction and pixel aspect ratio issues.

Release Notes:

Version 2.8b3 - May 6, 2011 - Home, Express and Pro

Please understand that beta releases are unfinished software, which are still under development and not yet fully tested! While we have used these releases successfully, your mileage may vary. After installing this update you can re‚Äźdownload the latest official release any time from the Boinx Software web site.

iStopMotion 2.5 and later require at least Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8, but Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.7 or later is highly recommended.

  • Major efforts to improve color fidelity:
    • Preview and captured frame would sometimes not match exactly.
    • Copy&Paste used to deteriorate colors and brightness in previous versions.
    • There were noticable differences between captured frames via continuous recording and single frame recording.
    • Still camera images were not always imported at the highest quality possible.
    • The world is just a better place when colors look alike.
  • Further work for Canon DSLRs. We tested on many different configurations, especially with Canon 5D MKII and found it working every single time. However, we heard that older firmware versions of the camera prevented interaction with computers. We tested with version 2.0.8 available from Canon.
  • Changing values in the Color Correction module will now immediately update the still camera preview.
  • Added a (non-visible) switch to capture interlaced instead of deinterlaced frames from interlaced cameras. Not sure anybody needs this, please contact us if you do.
  • Keyboard shortcuts now support non-ASCII languages and keyboards like Cyrillic and Greek.
  • The preview would get blurry when switching between continuous and single frame recording.
  • When editing frames with a non-square pixel aspect ratio, make sure that your editor correctly supports that sort of image, otherwise the result after editing will look distorted. That's one reason to stick with Photoshop…
  • Miscellaneous smaller fixes to both app and frameworks.