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Ghost Overlay is Anything But Spooky, Live View Support for Nikon and Canon DSLRs Now Available in iStopMotion 3.6 for Mac

Puchheim, Germany – May 13, 2014 – Onion-skin your way to animation perfection with iStopMotion 3.6. The latest update to Boinx Software’s stop motion animation software for the Mac now offers live view support for DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Beta-tested and App Store-approved, iStopMotion 3.6 adds support for the Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Nikon D800 DSLR, so animators using these cameras can now enjoy the greatest feature of iStopMotion: Onion Skinning. The live preview with semi-transparent ghost image overlay allows animators to see their next shot and make even the tiniest of adjustments before capturing the frame. For a complete list of iStopMotion-compatible DSLR cameras, please visit the Boinx support page. If your Canon or Nikon DSLR is not supported, please let us know using the “Provide Feedback” command in the iStopMotion menu.

Learn to Animate With the “Stop Motion Handbook” - Special Pricing Limited Time Only! Whether you’re brand new to stop motion animation or simply want to perfect your skills, Craig Lauridsen’s “Stop Motion Handbook” is the ultimate guide to animating with iStopMotion. Perfect for teachers, parents or kids who want to produce their own stop motion movies, the handbook covers a broad range of key concepts and tools necessary for creating fantastic animations. From developing your story and recording audio to making props and backgrounds, creating characters, editing your movie, and more, the “Stop Motion Handbook” is the complete guide to producing your very own stop motion animations with iStopMotion, GarageBand and iMovie.

To celebrate the launch of iStopMotion 3.6, the Stop Motion Handbook (ePub) by Craig Lauridsen is now available for just $9.99* (instead of $15.99*). The printed version is also $5 off. Both offers are valid until May 23, 2014.

Key Features in iStopMotion 3.6 • 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 • Support for animated GIF export: save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to the hard drive • 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 • Flip book printing: Turn your animation into a nice, retro flip book

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 3.6 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: iStopMotion for Mac

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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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.

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

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(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

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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

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(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

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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]

(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) megan.zazil

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Turn Your Computer Screen Into a Movie Set With iStopMotion 3.1

Puchheim, Germany – May 17, 2013 – iStopMotion 3.1, the latest upgrade to Boinx Software’s award-winning stop motion animation software, now includes a Screen Capture feature, requested by many users. Artists can easily capture frames from the screen to create stop motion animations or timelapse movies by pairing the software with illustration programs such as Photoshop or InDesign, or any other app, for example, to document the creation of a drawing. They can then export movies in Apple® ProRes format (if the codec is installed), and import directly into Final Cut Pro® X for further editing, without the need to transcode. iStopMotion 3.1 continues to be perfected with bug fixes for better functionality.

"The iStopMotion screen capture feature is exceptional. It is a real pleasure to watch the application in action," comments Cody Creed, an art teacher from Manitoba, Canada who tested out the new screen capture capability in iStopMotion 3.1. "As an artist, I wish to share my process. This feature makes it easy to show how I create images from scratch in a dynamic and interesting way. I also find it works great in spaces. That way you can capture without the visual clutter of two applications at once. It has a great deal of potential, which will be realized when the art community gets their hands on it."

Creed has been using both the Mac and iPad versions of iStopMotion in the classroom for years and has students animate things like scientific processes and current events. He says the interactivity and ability to see certain processes sped up in a stop motion animation helps students better understand certain concepts.

Watch "lunar oculus," a timelapse of a drawing Creed illustrated in Photoshop, recorded with iStopMotion 3.1.

"Investing in new features for iStopMotion always yields great returns in the form of incredible, new, creative stop motion movies or timelapse videos created by the users," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "I remember when I went to school, we were shown a timelapse of Picasso drawing, which was mesmerizing to watch. I am looking forward to seeing many other clever ways to use this new feature of iStopMotion for Mac."

Charlie Collier, a 20-year-old Texas native, also uses iStopMotion for all of his stop motion animation needs. Most recently, he created a music video for singer/songwriter Lincoln Durham’s song "Ballad of a Prodigal Son," using iStopMotion to animate handmade props and scenery perfectly to the music.

"I really like iStopMotion. It’s really helpful and that’s what I like about it – it’s not overly complicated, allows you to do some editing, and is effective without trying to be something it’s not," says Collier. "You can import the audio track and see the waveform in the timeline. That was an awesome feature to have when I was animating Lincoln’s character to play along with the guitar. If it wasn’t for that feature, I’d be really angry."

Watch "Ballad of a Prodigal Son," and read more about Charlie’s creative process here.

iStopMotion 3.1 Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion 3.1 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD or as a free update for existing v3 customers. iStopMotion 3.1 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion 3.1. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

Download iStopMotion 3.1 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, available for Mac and iPad, is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse 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. 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 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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