Capture All Your Computer Screen Action with iStopMotion 3.1

by Megan -

Happy Friday, everyone! We want to kick off this weekend right – and to do that, we’d like to present: iStopMotion 3.1! The latest upgrade to our stop motion animation program, iStopMotion 3.1 now offers a feature you’ve been asking for – the ability to create stop motion and timelapse videos by capturing frames directly from your computer screen. Pretty neat, right? Pair iStopMotion with any of your favorite illustration programs (like Photoshop or Illustrator) or any other app you desire, and record your creation process. The possibilities really are endless – if you can think it, you can do it! We’ve also added in the ability to export to Apple® ProRes video format if the codec is installed, so you can directly import animations into Final Cut Pro® X without the need to transcode. And, as with all updates, we’ve fixed a few bugs to help give you an overall smoother animating experience.

We asked our newest friend Cody Creed, an art teacher from Manitoba, Canada to test out the new feature. He tells us:

The iStopMotion screen capture feature is exceptional. It is a real pleasure to watch the application in action. As an artist, I wish to share my process. This feature makes it easy to show how I create images from scratch in a dynamic and interesting way. I also find it works great in spaces. That way you can capture without the visual clutter of two applications at once. It has a great deal of potential, which will be realized when the art community gets their hands on it.

Creed has been using both the Mac and iPad versions of iStopMotion in the classroom for years and has students animate things like scientific processes and current events. He says the interactivity and ability to see certain processes sped up in a stop motion animation helps students better understand certain concepts. Watch Cody’s video above to see what’s possible with the new screen capture feature.

iStopMotion 3.1 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD or as a free update for existing v3 customers. iStopMotion 3.1 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

More About iStopMotion
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.