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iStopMotion 3.5 Now Supports Canon DSLR Live View

Puchheim, Germany – December 18, 2013 – Still looking for the perfect gift for the animator in your life? Why not double up on gifts and get them iStopMotion for Mac plus a Canon DSLR? With Boinx’s latest update to iStopMotion officially available, the two make the perfect pair this holiday season. iStopMotion 3.5 now offers support for live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 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," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "Finally we are able to provide this feature to customers using Canon DSLRs, and we are hard at work to offer support for Nikon DSLRs in a future release."

Key Features in iStopMotion 3.5

NEW – Support for animated GIF export: save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to the hard drive

NEW – Screen capture: Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie

Onion skinning: See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame

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

Tilt shift filter: One of the most popular photo and video effects today, 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

iStopMotion Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for the Mac is available on the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.5 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available shortly.

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 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. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Spread Holiday Cheer With Updated FotoMagico 4.4

Puchheim, Germany – December 12, 2013 – Boinx Software has just released a major update to its premier slideshow creation tool, FotoMagico 4.4. The latest update brings considerable improvements to the underlying system, resulting in a markedly better user experience. Among many enhancements, FotoMagico 4.4 now features six-times faster export, better color accuracy, smoother transitions and much more. "This update to FotoMagico is not about fancy new features; it’s about improving the platform and preparing for the future," states Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "This is the most significant update to version 4 yet. While you might not realize the changes at first glance, they won’t go unnoticed once you dive into creating your slideshow."

FotoMagico 4.4 Updates Include:

- Export has been completely overhauled to provide up to six-times faster export, better color accuracy and better quality for H.264 and Apple ProRes formats

- FotoMagico 4.4 is compatible with OS X Mavericks

- Modern 64-bit Architecture makes working with large slideshows with many slides and videos a breeze

- Transition from QuickTime to AV Foundation improves video playback and enables smoother transitions between slides

- Now supports legacy video formats via automatic conversion to modern formats

- Use the "c" key during video playback to separate a video clip into multiple consecutive clips for easier video editing of long videos

Watch the FotoMagico 4.4 webinar and get an in-depth look at the latest update from the creator himself, Peter Baumgartner, and Boinx Software’s video expert, Bastian Wölfle.

FotoMagico 4.4 Pricing and Availability

FotoMagico 4.4 is available now as a free update for existing v4 users or from the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available shortly.

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4.4. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico, winner of two coveted Apple Design Awards, is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.

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 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. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second 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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Learning and Animating on the iPad with "iPad Animation" and iStopMotion for iPad

Puchheim, Germany – December 11, 2013 – Craig Lauridsen’s iBook "iPad Animation" is more than a "how to" book; it’s the most comprehensive guide to making stop motion movies on the iPad available. Featuring Boinx Software’s iStopMotion for iPad, "iPad Animation" teaches hopeful animators how to weave together story, pictures and sound to create amazing stop motion animations right from the iPad. Readers will learn how to use iMovie, GarageBand and djay in conjunction with iStopMotion for iPad. "iPad Animation" is available now through Apple’s iBookstore.

Written by Craig Lauridsen, a teacher at Newtown Movie School in New Zealand, "iPad Animation" was also designed to serve as a resource for schools and teachers looking to integrate the iPad into the curriculum worldwide. "We’ve had teachers tell us that their board has purchased a suite of iPads, and now they have to prove to the parents that they are a benefit to the learning, and not just a browsing device," Craig says. "‘iPad Animation’ 100% meets that opportunity to turn the iPad into a creativity station. We want to get a copy of this book into every school – and the iStopMotion app as well of course."

The iBook features chapters as easy-to-read "mind maps" that illustrate the multiple facets of stop motion animation: pictures, processes, editing and sound. Within each chapter, Lauridsen explores how each featured app’s workflow process fits with the others’. "iPad Animation" explains tips and tricks for using iStopMotion for iPad, including how to achieve special effects through simple camera angles, camera movement and a little creativity. Readers will learn how to record dialogue, make music and sample their own sound effects, then send a soundtrack directly to iStopMotion using GarageBand and djay – all right on the same iPad. They will learn how to use iMovie to edit animations like a pro. Throughout over 230 pages, "iPad Animation" includes 26 movies, 23 sounds and nearly 500 images.

"It is a rich multi sensory experience you can play with," Lauridsen says of "iPad Animation." "It is not just a ‘how to’ book, it is a ‘show me how’ book. Children are great at making stop motion movies. As teachers, we find the best way to solve most challenges on a budget they can afford, but to a standard that is the highest quality we can achieve."

The Results Are In – Rave Reviews for "iPad Animation"

"This is an excellent resource for teachers that want to incorporate stop motion animation into their curriculum! Lauridsen’s book is easy to follow and full of tidbits and resources that veteran animators will find useful! I love that this is a digital book, as the video and interactive resources just can’t be duplicated with paper!" – Anna Adam, Tech Chick Tips

"We’ve been animating for five years now, the last two years with an iPad, and this book is the best source for anyone wanting to do it all with an iPad. It’s all here: the sound recording workflow, the editing, the animating, the story process, etc. This is animation gold. […] Workarounds, tips, mounting ideas, remote control of your iPad and so many more fun, real-world ideas saturate every chapter. We especially liked the use of ‘mind maps’ to navigate through the subject matter in the book. Mind maps work like our minds do, and we were able to drill down to the subject areas we were most curious about with clarity and ease." - Animation Chefs

"This book made me realise that there are lots of possibilities using this software, and I can see why people really get into it. In short, it is fun to read and the project ideas in the last chapter really bring the possibilities alive! Having multimedia capability built right into a book still seems remarkable!" – Peter Thirkell, Victoria University

Download your copy of "iPad Animation" by Craig Lauridsen now for the special opening price of 7.99 USD (originally 9.99 USD) from Apple’s iBookstore.

Win an Apogee MiC With Your "iPad Animation" Purchase

To celebrate the launch of his book, Craig Lauridsen will be giving away an Apogee MiC, provided courtesy of Apogee Electronics. This studio-quality microphone connects directly to the iPad, iPhone and Mac and lets you record any sound you can imagine, from vocals to voice-overs, instruments to interviews, and absolutely everything in between, so you can build a great track for your stop motion movie.

To enter this contest, simply purchase the "iPad Animation" iBook, then register and download the soundtracks on Craig’s site, which are high quality MP3s and original, fully editable GarageBand files. Participants will receive 15 extra soundtracks as an exclusive bonus. All soundtracks are original and have been composed by Wellington musician Theo Corfiatis. Participants must complete these steps by January 31, 2014 to be eligible to win. Craig will draw the winner randomly from all valid entries.

"iPad Animation" Special Pricing and Availability

"iPad Animation" by Craig Lauridsen is available now in the Apple iBookstore for just 7.99 USD. Special pricing ends December 28th.

iStopMotion for iPad Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for iPad is available now in the App Store for 9.99 USD.

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

iStopMotion for iPad

"iPad Animation"

About Craig Lauridsen

From a background in graphic design and video production, Craig Lauridsen founded Newtown Movie School 5 years ago, working with children and teachers to help them create movies and stop motion. Two years ago he published "Stop Motion Handbook," which has been sold in more than 25 countries. He is the father of six children who have extensively tested his material.

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 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. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second 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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