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Boinx iStopMotion is for you if you 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 centuries now, stop motion animation has made the fantasies of film makers come true: now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame.

What's New

Version 3.6:
  • Live View is now available for specifically white listed DSLR cameras by Canon or Nikon. Please refer to http://boinx.com/connect/istopmotion/supportedcameras for a complete list of supported models. If you think your Canon or Nikon DSLR should be supported, please let us know using the Provide Feedback command in the iStopMotion menu.
  • If your DSLR camera is set to auto mode a more...


  • OS X 10.7.4 or later
  • QuickTime 7.1 or later
  • Quartz Extreme supported graqphics card

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Animator Member IconReview+15

An excellent app for a long time. And thank you Boinx Software for keeping it PPC-compatible.

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Version 2.6

Well, I've necessarily gone Intel (like most of us, I imagine) since writing the above message, but I still like the app!

Tekl Member IconComment+110

Where the Apple Remote support? I've read about it, but my Remote doesn't work.

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Version 2.1.2
Boinx Software (Developer)

Please try the new 2.5 release, both the old white as well as the newer aluminum remote should work just fine. As the Apple Remote is not something Apple officially promotes, they have changed a few things over the last few system updates and we had to fix our part to continue to work.

Boinx Software/gebe C&p Gmbh (Developer) Member IconDev+11
Boinx Software/gebe C&p Gmbh (Developer)


the Apple Store (and all the retail channel) sells what they have on stock.

The new price of iStopMotion Home is US$49 which is the same as the US$39 suggested retail price for iStopMotion 1.10 plus the $10 update fee. You pay the same for iStopMotion 2 wether you first purchase the 1.10 box at the Apple Store and then update or purchase iStopMotion 2 online.

It is perfectly normal that retailers have previous versions on their shelves when an app is updated.

You may also note that iStopMotion 2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer while iStopMotion 1.10 runs on 10.3 so there are customers who actually require the version 1.10

Best regards,

Oliver Breidenbach
Boinx Software Ltd.

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Version 2.0
FLOgeek Member IconComment+0

I just bought iStopMotion from the Apple store and they shipped me version 1.10. I installed it, and entered the license key - all was good.

A check for updates came back with a new version - 2.0. I downloaded it and installed, and entered my license key.

It tells me the license key is only good for the old version, even though I just purchased the product new - I expected to get the latest version.

So I contacted Boinx, and here is what they said;

Dear David,

the Apple Store only ships iStopMotion Version 1 as the boxed version for iStopMotion 2 is not ready yet.

You can now either use iStopMotion 1 from the CD or upgrade to iStopMotion 2. The price for the update from iStopMotion 1 to iStopMotion 2 is just the difference between the old price and the new price and available at http://......


I've been in software sales for 15 years, and I've never heard of selling a product, delivering an old version, and then demanding an upgrade fee. When you sell a software product, you deliver the latest released version.

Boinx is delivering Version 2.0 on-line - the product is fully release. In fact they are already talking about the Leopard release.

How can they claim that 2.0 is not the current release? It's even more interesting that the release number is not listed on the Apple site, which implies that the latest version will be shipped or made available via upload.

Has anyone else ever experienced this before? Is this a legal product sales tactics.

I hope Apple knows what is going on.


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Version 2.0
Oliver Breidenbach Member IconComment+11
Oliver Breidenbach

iStopMotion 1.9 has been reviewed favourably by macNN. Rating: 4/5

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Version 1.9.1
Steven R. Loomis Member IconComment+0
Steven R. Loomis

Works great with iSight.. onion skinning and time lapse features work well. Enjoying lego movies made with the software (1.9). Since the native format is Quicktime, it's easy to move files between iStopMotion and iMovie or QT Player for edits/exports.

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Version 1.9.1
Sterling Brooks Member IconReview+0
Sterling Brooks

After 35 years of working in television, I would think I could figure this software out, but no luck at all in getting the demo to work. It doesn't recognize any of 5 DV cameras (Sony, JVC, Panasonic) on my dual 1ghz PowerMac running Tiger, 1.5 gigs internal of Apple RAM.

I'd love to use this with my students, because the time lapse sequences really get young people interested in video. Thats how I first started in film many years ago, and what a joy time lapse was.

www.sterlingbrooks.tv (7/15/2005, Version: 1.8.1)

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Version 1.8.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Istop motion ROCKS!!! I cannot believe how fun it is!

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Version 1.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

this pretty much kicks ass.. no complaints considering the price and it's actually got some great features. no probs at all and you can easily export to dv and edit in your favorite non-linear. cool!

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Version 1.0

As a long time animator, I'm disgusted with istopmotion. The dslr interface with my Nikon is a total mess, but Beyond that, if you do use this software be warned IT DOES NOT SAVE YOUR RAW FRAMES. I switched from Framethief and discovered to my horror that every frame I grabbed with my slr gets turned into a quicktime and erased, making any modification of individual hi-res frames basically impossible. Having discovered this the hard way (I shouldn't have assumed it had anything as basic as a frame folder) I'll never go back to istopmotion again.

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Version 2.8.1
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Version 2.6
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Version 2.5.1
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License Demo
Date 14 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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