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Next version of iStopMotion to support Canon DSLR live view – Beta Test now Open

Puchheim, Germany – October 28, 2013 – Boinx Software invites all animation experts and hobbyists alike to beta test the brand new DSLR live view feature in iStopMotion for the Mac. The beta version of iStopMotion supports live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 40D, 60D, 60Da, Rebel XSi (aka the 450D in Europe / Kiss X2 in Japan), Rebel T2i (aka 550D / Kiss X4), and Rebel T5i (aka 700D / Kiss X7i). In the past, when you wanted to use iStopMotion with a Canon DSLR camera, you had to do without the greatest feature of iStopMotion – the live preview with the semi transparent onion skinning effect that allows you to see your next shot and make adjustments before capturing the frame.

This beta version is only available in English. Boinx encourages all beta testers to use the built-in feedback assistant to report Canon DSLR models that do not work with the live-view function, as well as provide any additional feedback on areas for improvement. Beta test iStopMotion now.

Recent Updates to iStopMotion v3.2

iStopMotion for the Mac was recently updated to include support for animated GIF export. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, animators can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to their hard drive.

"Boinx Software recently updated iStopMotion for Mac OS X and iOS (on the iPad), making its stop motion animation tool for Mac OS X, even better. [...] iStopMotion's new support for animated GIF export is a fine addition to a fun, productive product." – MacNews (more info)

"Simple doesn't mean it has to lack functionality, however, and the latest version of Boinx Software's iStopMotion for Mac retains its approach to providing significant functionality, while trying not to intimidate beginners. An example of this is the chroma keying features, which provide a virtual stage that can be used by youngsters to have their toys walk on the moon, while serious hobbyists and pros can use this to create sophisticated effects." – Graphics.com (more info)

iStopMotion Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for the Mac is available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.2 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected] Download press images here.

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.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, another Apple Design Award winner, is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts

Zazil Media Group

Anya Oskolkova

[email protected]

(cell) +1 617.817.6559

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group

Megan Linebarger

[email protected]

(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) megan.zazil

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Become a GIFted Animator With iStopMotion

Puchheim, Germany – October 15, 2013 – From adorable animals to looping videos of the most memorable moments in television and everything in between, the animated GIF has been spreading its way through the interwebs like wildfire. And now with the latest update to Boinx Software’s iStopMotion for iPad (version 2.2 - more info) and iStopMotion for the Mac (version 3.2 - more info), you, too have the power to create the next animated GIF internet sensation. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, you can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to your hard drive. In iStopMotion for iPad 2.2, you can export the first 200 frames of your animation as an animated GIF and send it by email or iMessage or upload it to your DropBox.

"iStopMotion's new support for animated GIF export is a brilliant addition to an already fantastic product," says Charlie Collier, iStopMotion enthusiast who’s created professional work such as "Ballad of a Prodigal Son" (more info) and most recently created an animated GIF of his now-famous twist-tie characters (more info). "This new feature is a great way for animators of all levels to share snippets of their work in a quick and easy manner. And with the raising popularity of animated GIFs in the internet culture, It will hopefully inspire others to do the same. I can say with confidence that I'll be using this new feature quite a bit!"

In its 26 years of existence, the animated GIF has never seen such popularity. Technology columnist David Pogue attributes the internet’s obsession with micro videos such as GIFs to a number of theories: technical limitations of smart phones and tablets, and the fact that GIFs can play on almost any browser without a plugin; the idea that limitations foster creativity (for example, Twitter’s 140 character limits and Vine’s six-second video limit); and finally, that these short clips should not be viewed as "stripped-down movies," but rather as "live-action photographs" that far exceed the story-telling capabilities of the still image. Whatever one’s reason for loving the animated GIF, there’s no arguing that the format is here to stay. Read more about David Pogue’s theories on the popularity of micro films.

iStopMotion Preferences With a Modern Twist

iStopMotion for iPad can now be configured to display only specific export options. This will allow educators to restrict the use of export options that are difficult to manage in environments where multiple people use the iPads.

iStopMotion for iPad and Mac Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for iPad is now available on the iPad App Store for 9.99 USD, or as a free update for existing users. iStopMotion Remote Camera is available for free in the App Store.

iStopMotion for the Mac is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.2 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac and iStopMotion for iPad. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

Download press images here:

iStopMotion for Mac

iStopMotion for iPad

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.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, another Apple Design Award winner, is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts

Zazil Media Group

Anya Oskolkova

[email protected]

(cell) +1 617.817.6559

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group

Megan Linebarger

[email protected]mediagroup.com

(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) megan.zazil

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