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Tell your story, frame by frame!
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IMPORTANT: This version of iStopMotion will not work with macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 11 Big Sur & macOS 12 Montery

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iStopMotion – the best software to create stop motion animation videos for Mac

Remember how you watched, fascinated, when King Kong climbed the Empire State building? When Luke Skywalker rode the ice beasts? When Wallace and Gromit hunted down the Were-Rabbit? You have been fascinated by watching the LEGO® movie?

For more than a century, stop motion animations have turned filmmakers’ fantasies into movies. Whether you are a serious creator of stop motion animations or you just want to spend some magical time with your children.
Now, it’s time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion. Follow thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, professional film animators! Follow your interest in this fascinating movie making technique and try our iStopMotion™.

Licenses for Education

Thousands of educators from around the world work with iStopMotion™. Please contact us directly if you need license for  more than one computer in your classroom.
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Best Stop Motion Software for Mac:
Boinx’s iStopMotion software is a very powerful and user-friendly app that is useful in producing time-lapse movies or stop motion animation on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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Technical features of iStopMotion

Onion Skinning

See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.

Instant Playback

Watch your animation before it is finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.


Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.

Flipbook Printing

Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.

Tilt Shift Filter

A popular effect as of late, make your scene look like a miniature.

Chroma Keying

Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene.


Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.


Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right.

Sound Waveform

Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.

Animated GIF

Up to 200 frames can now be exported into an animated GIF currently so popular on the Net because it can be used in email and on many platforms that allow for the upload of images.

Screen Capture

Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie. For example, watch Canadian artist Cody Creed create a drawing in PhotoShop.


iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD and Apple ProRes.

Supported Cameras

iStopMotion can use many video cameras, USB webcams, video capture devices, digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies, as well as DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.

iStopMotion Remote Camera

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera. iStopMotion Remote Camera, available free of charge from the App Store, transmits a live video feed via WiFi and supports 1080p remote capture.


iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.

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