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Stop Motion Studio is a simple digital movie-making studio by Cateater. It provides a wide range of tools for making stop motion movies. Have you seen Wallace and Gromit? Now you can make the same cartoon with your smartphone or tablet. You can download Stop Motion Studio for iOS on the App Store and for Android on Google Play. 

Functionality

The Stop Motion Studio app includes a set of tools for filming, animating, and customizing the video. You can cut, paste, trim, replace, and edit frames one by one. The camera module allows you to adjust time intervals, set custom exposure, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, and even control the focus manually. 

Design

Stop Motion Studio latest version is very similar to the iMovie app by Apple. Both camera and montage sections are highly intuitive because all commands and instruments are always on the surface when you need them. 

Usability

Using Stop Motion Studio, you can create stop motion movies on a professional level. No matter what idea you have in mind, it’s possible to implement it in the app. To start from scratch, you need a tripod to set up the camera on a flat surface and achieve a static position. Then you have to invent a story, prepare characters, and set the bright light to make your movie sharp and well-saturated.

Then you can start recording scenes frame by frame with an automatic shutter. In the montage section, you can edit each frame or change them together. The audio editor has a separate timeline so that you could add any sound effects or narration from external sources.

The app can also work with footage filmed on a green or blue canvas. It can create automatic keying masks and split moving objects from the background. It allows you to change backgrounds and animate them separately. We had absolutely no problems with the workflow while testing it for this Stop Motion Studio review.

Cross-platform Use

You can install Stop Motion Studio on iOS 9.0, Android 4.4, and all later versions of the OS. You can also purchase bundles by this developer for Mac OS and Windows and create movies without mobile devices. If you need a better camera, you can connect the app to WiFi-enabled DSLR cameras by Sony, including a5000 and DCX-QX10. Apple watch assistant will help you to control recording remotely. 

In-app Purchases

The free Stop Motion Studio version provides you with basic options for filming, editing, and exporting. Such features as a remote camera, movie effects, 4K export, green screen module, rotoscoping, and painting are paid. You can get them separately or buy a feature pack, which is cheaper.

Conclusion

Stop Motion Studio is the best mobile application for creating cartoons and animated movies of any scale. Everything you need to start creating is a free app, minimal gear, a bright room, and imagination! Download Stop Motion Studio and unleash your movie-making creativity. It’s your chance to do it professionally!

Pros
  • Export in 4K Ultra HD
  • Drawing upon frames
  • Compatible with DSLR cameras
  • Simplified recording process
  • Facial expressions for LEGO figures
Cons
  • Many modules are paid
  • No sync with computer software
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