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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

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(cell) +1 617.817.6559

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group

Megan Linebarger

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(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]

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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]

(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) megan.zazil

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The Report Cards Are In: New iStopMotion for iPad and BoinxTV Releases Make The Grade

Puchheim, Germany – June 19, 2013 – Boinx Software is pleased to receive outstanding marks on the latest updates to its classroom-friendly products iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 and BoinxTV 1.9. iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 now offers support for WebDAV servers and also features push notifications for its Theater of user-generated content. BoinxTV 1.9 is now compatible with OS X Mountain Lion and has been updated to offer greater stability, especially when working in Layers. iStopMotion for iPad will be featured at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), which will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 23 to June 26. Attendees to the ISTE show can see the app in action as well as learn more about Boinx’s other apps including BoinxTV and FotoMagico in Hall D at booth 4281.

"At Boinx, we strive to develop apps that are both comprehensive enough for the working professional yet easy enough for students at all levels. I feel it’s so important for students to have access to professional tools, as it gives them the opportunity to explore advanced technology in an educational setting," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "It is really amazing to see what students are capable of creating with our software, and we’re really proud that teachers have embraced iStopMotion, iStopMotion for iPad and BoinxTV. From the beginning, iStopMotion for iPad was designed with education in mind. When it comes to students, instant gratification is so important. Students are more likely to stick with a task if they can see immediate results, safely make mistakes, and achieve something they may have never deemed possible."

With iStopMotion for iPad, Learning is Fun

With the iPad becoming more and more prevalent in the classroom, iStopMotion for iPad is the perfect tool to help make learning a fun and immersive experience. The latest update to the app makes it possible to collect content from multiple iPads on a WebDAV server, eliminating the need for cloud-based services like YouTube or Dropbox, which are often restricted in schools. Students can now more easily collaborate on stop motion and timelapse video projects, strengthening teamwork and storytelling skills.

Show-and-Tell With iStopMotion for iPad

Students and teachers alike can take a tip (or three or four) from the Animation Chefs, who run a web series dedicated to teaching people, young and old, the art of animating. iStopMotion for iPad is one of the Chefs’ favorite tools; they tell us:

"[iStopMotion] takes full advantage of the iPad's simplicity and tactility. The light bulbs go off over [students’] heads when they get how expressive they can be with their imagination. Visual storytelling is not something they've ever been taught or planned out with a camera. They can write stories. They can speak stories. Now they can show stories. Anything they can think of is possible! Powerful stuff."

Cody Creed, an art teacher from Manitoba, Canada, has been using iStopMotion for years to enhance the learning curriculum. In the past, he had students use the Mac version to create animated public service announcements to spread awareness about clean water in India. They held a community fundraiser where the classes premiered their films and raised over $2,000 to fund the building of two wells in Andhra Pradesh. Creed also uses iStopMotion for iPad for less complex tasks. When his students are learning about the solar system, he has them animate planetary motions and retrograde epicycles. He tells us, "It makes so much more sense when they see an hour of small motions sped up, becoming repeated patterns. It is great to tell them that the ancient astronomers could only observe and imagine the motion. They lacked the technology to recreate it."

Becoming an iStopMotion for iPad Pro

The iPad is a phenomenal tool for learning and practicing photography, movie making, and storytelling. The device is both powerful and easy to use. Students and teachers can sharpen their iStopMotion for iPad skills with iPad Animation by Craig Lauridsen, which instructs on how to make stop motion animation movies on the iPad by combining iStopMotion for iPad, GarageBand and iMovie. The guide offers everything from the stop motion basics to comprehensive tips and tricks that cover camera settings, lighting, picture composition, frame rates, stabilizing rigs and more. iPad Animation also includes lesson plans to help teachers get a jumpstart on using iStopMotion for iPad in the classroom.

iPad Animation by Craig Lauridsen will be available soon on the iBooks Store. For more information on obtaining a review copy, members of the media can request more information by contacting [email protected]

Students Broadcasting Students Through the Power of BoinxTV

Boinx Software’s studio-in-a-Mac program BoinxTV also just received a tune-up, graduating to version 1.9. Highly popular with educators, many schools worldwide use BoinxTV to broadcast their own student-produced news programs. The application is now OS X Mountain Lion compatible and allows users to preview productions using full Retina Display resolution for more accurate renderings and a better user experience. Boinx also replaced JavaScript with Lua in Layers for improved stability and completely rewrote the Audio Engine for better performance, higher quality and less latency. Best of all, BoinxTV now has new Wiki Documentation to help users learn the ins and outs of the program.

Learn more about how educators can use BoinxTV in school here.

iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 is regularly 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.

BoinxTV 1.9 Pricing and Availability

BoinxTV 1.9 is available as a free update for existing BoinxTV users at www.boinx.com/download or via the Mac App Store. A free demo license enables BoinxTV for 30 days. The single license of BoinxTV is available for $499 at the Boinx Fastspring Store or via the Mac App Store. BoinxTV Home 1.9, which has also been updated with the same features as above, is available exclusively at the Mac App Store for $49.99. For education and volume licensing (multi-seat) of BoinxTV, please contact [email protected]

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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iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 Updated with WebDAV Support and Push Notifications

Puchheim, Germany – May 29, 2013 – Boinx Software has just released iStopMotion for iPad 2.1. The latest update to the software company’s stop motion animation app for the iPad® 2 or higher now offers WebDAV support and push notifications. With WebDAV support, teachers using iStopMotion for iPad to enhance the curriculum can easily set up a local server to collect work created on multiple iPads, allowing students to collaborate on class- or school-wide projects. This eliminates the need for a cloud service such as YouTube or Dropbox, which is especially important since using the cloud is often restricted in many schools.

Users can now enable the new push notifications feature in both iStopMotion for iPad and the iStopMotion Remote Camera app (available for iPhone 4 and newer, iPod touch 4th generation and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and iPad mini) to receive an alert whenever great new iStopMotion examples are available in the Theater, so they do not need to check periodically themselves.

iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 and Remote Camera Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 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.

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

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse 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 for the Mac is a comprehensive application 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. The app won the Mac Observer’s Editors Choice Award at Macworld/iWorld 2012 and Macworld Magazine’s Macworld/iWorld Best of Show award in 2012 and 2013. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now is the 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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iStopMotion for iPad 2 Is Here and You’re Going to Like the Sound of It

Puchheim, Germany – December 19, 2012 – Arriving just in time for the holidays, iStopMotion for iPad 2 gives moviemakers of all ages and skill levels new audio tools to make their animations sound even better. New iStopMotion audio capabilities mimic the ingenuity of the platform that hosts it, the iPad, providing a variety of ways to incorporate sound and flex your creative genius.

"In the 10 years since we launched iStopMotion for the Mac, we have crossed boundaries and pushed ourselves and the available technology to the limit," said Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "From its inception in 2002 to the latest incarnation, iStopMotion has captured people’s imagination and garnered critical acclaim. Being named one of the Best Apps of 2012 by the Mac App Store is proof that creating stop motion movies is more relevant and popular than ever, and that makes us very proud. The launch of iStopMotion for iPad 2 is the next step in our success story, adding the second most important moviemaking feature to the app - sound. What is a movie without sound, after all? To top it all off, we’re celebrating 10 years with 10 days of insane discounts for iStopMotion for iPad and iStopMotion for Mac."

No matter where it comes from - iTunes, Dropbox, the highly popular music website SoundCloud or another iPad app - iStopMotion for iPad 2 provides the workspace and toolbox to manage audio easily, including a sound waveform in the Timeline. Users can record soundtracks directly in the app before capturing animations, dub them after the fact or import pre-recorded soundtracks. The brand new Navigator displays the complete animation at a glance, letting moviemakers scrub through frames easily. With better control and more sound effects, users can convey the full emotion of their animation whether it is a drama, comedy or thriller.

New Features in iStopMotion for iPad 2

Step Inside the App and Get Lost in the Music

Animators can now record audio right inside iStopMotion for iPad, either before capturing frames or after while watching the clips play back. Already have the script written? Record it into iStopMotion for iPad 2 then animate frames to the soundtrack. Or work vice versa. The app provides ultimate control over recording, including an option to limit the sound bite to the length of the current clip and an audio reader displaying the audio signal coming into the iPad. By default, the app uses the iPad’s built-in microphone, but animators can use any microphone or other sound input device compatible with the iPad. Preview the sound to ensure it’s just right, then enjoy watching and listening to your original masterpiece.

An Endless Supply of Audio

With music libraries overflowing with songs, a multitude of programs to create original music and sound effects galore available on the Internet, we’re inundated with sound. Now, iStopMotion for iPad provides even more ways of importing those external audio files into a stop motion animation or time lapse film. In addition to pulling in music from the iPad’s Music Library, animators can import music or a pre-recorded soundtrack from Dropbox or SoundCloud, or copy audio files prepared on a computer to iStopMotion for iPad 2 via iTunes File Sharing. iPad pros can even use a separate app, like djay from Algoriddim, to create audio and open it in iStopMotion.

Help Along the Way is Music To Your Ears

Getting started, iStopMotion for iPad’s "Working with Audio" guide will assist all moviemakers with adding in sound, whether they’re recording audio within the app or importing it from one of its many sources. After audio is recorded, an audio waveform appears on top of the animation’s timeline. With a visual representation of their movie’s sound, animators can easily recognize significant events in the soundtrack, making it easy to match sound with the animation. Imported audio files are automatically stored in iStopMotion for iPad’s audio library for future use.

Get the Full Picture With a Brand New Navigator

iStopMotion for iPad 2 now features a Navigator in addition to the classic Timeline, which displays the full animation from start to finish at a glance. Animators can click and drag the Navigator’s slider to scrub through clips or quick-jump to specific scenes by tapping the desired section. The Navigator can also be hidden to provide a larger workspace for animating.

iStopMotion for iPad 2 SPECIAL Pricing and Availability!

To celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the iStopMotion product family, for a limited time only, iStopMotion for iPad 2 is available from the App Store for just 4.99 USD (regularly 9.99 USD) or as a free upgrade for existing users. Its companion app, iStopMotion Remote Camera, is also available now from the App Store for free. Give the gift of animation by gifting iStopMotion for iPad 2 to friends and family. iStopMotion for the Mac is also on sale for just 19.99 USD. But hurry! Special pricing for both apps ends December 28th!

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for iPad 2. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

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. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards – "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006" – is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," 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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