Creating stop-motion animation not only encourages the development of story-telling, it also provides an opportunity for kids to use the PC as a movie productions tool
Great for education and school projects. Capture images of clay, action figures, still photos, and drawings to create your own stop-motion movies.
View the frames in sequence for easy editing. Add onscreen text, subtitles, sound effects, voice, and background music. Import your photos from digital camera or PC.
Auto capture makes capturing images easier and faster than ever. Control brightness and other camera settings. Flip your image vertically or horizontally (mirror image). Grid and key drawing features help you adjust your subject more accurately.
Capture images using webcam, camcorder, and more. Onionskin and rotoscope features help to easily shape or position a figure. Adjustable frame rate allows you to control the speed of your video. Preview your work before creating output.
I’ve always enjoyed stop-motion/claymation movies. My only previous experience in making such a film comes from an interactive museum exhibit over a decade ago. Although that previous experience was brief, it was far more time consuming and complicated than this software. Honestech makes it easy to make stop motions movies!
Stopmotion Studio is so incredibly intuitive that even a novice like myself (who has never done stopmotion movies) has no problem using it. As an adult, I have to admit I had a lot of fun using Stopmotion Studion. Moms and dads, if you're getting this for your kid(s), you will be able to get them up and running with minimal adult supervision. I'm sure they'll have loads and loads of fun with this!
I found this program very, very, VERY easy to use. It was very straightforward, and personally, I thought the finished product was nice. I would recommend this to a beginner, and especially to children. This would be a perfect program for an elementary classroom. Definitely recommended for what it is.
So far I have been having fun with this stopmotion software. The software is super easy to use and while it doesn't have a lot of documentation with it, I found it really doesn't need too much. I run Windows 8.1 and had no problem installing or running the software. I can't wait to have some more free time to be able to play around with it in even more depth than i have. So no, you don't need to have young kids to enjoy this software, just need to be young at heart.
Operating System: Windows 10, 8
USB 2.0 Host Controller/Port
Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
Memory: 4GB of RAM
Free Hard Disk Space: 50MB for program installation
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher
Compatible Camera Devices:
USB webcam/USB HD webcam
Camcorders with Firewire (IEEE 1394) connections
Canon/Nikon DSLR cameras with Live View support
Image input: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Audio input: MP3, WAV
Video Output: WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2, HD MPEG, iPad, iPhone, iPod, PSP, YouTube, Facebook
Languages Supported: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Convert all of your music and personal recordings, including cassettes, LPs and 8-track-tapes into MP3s, audio CDs and MP3 CDs, and listen to them on your portable music players.
Capture old VHS, Beta, 8mm, or camcorder tapes and convert to DVD and other digital formats. Compatible with any video player that has RCA (composite) and/or S-Video outputs.
Whether broadcasting live or capturing your video through an HDMI device, you can enjoy a true lag-free pass-through up to 4K resolution and streaming up to 1080p 60 fps or UHD resolution.