Make Lasting Summer Memories with iStopMotion

by Megan -

In her round up of Cool gear for summer photography in USA Today Tech, Alice Truong names iStopMotion as a great way of recording beautiful time lapses. What better way to document all of your summer vacations, road trips and transformations?! Also great for a rainy day, iStopMotion is a fun way to spend time indoors animating your favorite every day objects and injecting life into what might otherwise be a boring day stuck inside.

Alice says:

Compiling timelapse videos requires sifting through hundreds if not thousands of photos. This is quite a laborious process, made better with Boinx's iStopMotion applications for Apple desktops and iPads.

As the name suggests, the software is designed for animation and stop-motion movies. But it can handle timelapses beautifully as well in two ways. There's an option to capture frames as you're using the application. But if you're looking to shoot on location, dragging a laptop around might be too cumbersome, so the software includes an option to import previously taken photos to quickly process and output videos.

Also useful for capturing time lapse videos while on location is iStopMotion for iPad, which allows users to snap photos right from an iPad 2 or later or with the iStopMotion Remote Camera app on an iPhone or iPod with camera. Alice put together a short video explaining how to use iStopMotion for Mac, along with a very nice time lapse of San Francisco. Find out what other photography gear is essential to making memories that last this summer!