iStopMotion for Mac

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Important: iStopMotion for Mac 3.8.2 (and earlier) will not work with macOS 10.15 Catalina.



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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?

For more than a century now, stop motion animation has made the fantasies of film makers come true. Whether you just want to spend a magic weekend with your kids (like New York Times tech columnist David Pogue) or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion like many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and everybody with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.

Theater - See What You Can Do With iStopMotion

Key Features

  • 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.

  • Time Lapse

    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.

  • Foregrounds

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

  • Rotoscope

    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.

  • Sharing

    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.

  • 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.

  • More 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.
    View a list of supported cameras.

  • Editing

    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.