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#1 qStopMotion

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qStopMotion is a platform for creating free stop-motion animated movies. If you have the best idea and storyline, it will help you create a perfect animation movie. This free version is currently available for Windows operating systems. Various improvements have been made in the latest version regarding the new styled website, better camera control system, and native grabber. These features will let you develop the stop motions from your picture imported from a hard drive or directly from the camera and export it on this platform for the animation to different video formats.

Currently, the formats supported are MPEG and AVI. This tool is integrated with all those functionalities and features that will reduce your dependency on external tools. qStopMotion is the best way to represent yourself in the form of a high-quality animated movie. Its interface is simple, containing very limited but basic options, and these options include recording, camera, and camera.

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#2 AnimatorHD

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AnimatorHD is an ultra-modern and high-tech 3D stop animation platform for Windows operating systems only. In addition to 3D stop-motion animation, this program can also be used as a previsualization tool in the film production as well. Means you can say it a multifunctional stop animation platform. From a straightforward interface to easy navigation and best support for all projects, AnimatorHD is the name of a high-quality stop-motion platform by using which you can take the advantages of frame grabbing and time lapse animation on a single platform as well. It makes its developers and filmmakers able to create stereoscopic 3D movies by way of motion control system of this program. As we mentioned it already, filmmakers can use it for previsualization tool as well. For the better prosecution of the work the system supported by the AnimatorHD are digital still cameras (Canon, Nikon Live View), 35 mm and 16 mm cameras, all HD cams, Betacam SP/SDI, HDMI, DV, USB capture devices, webcams, VIVO graphics cards and all other type of analog sources. If talk about the features of the AnimatorHD then these are also outclassed and include 3D stereo live preview/playback, full support for Canon/Nikon Live View, advanced frames, AVI movie export, variants, multi-exposure and automatic bracketing for digital still cameras, multi-exposure for video feed, open project window, enhanced audio scope, etc.

#3 Zu3D

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Zu3D is a best in the class stop animation software specially designed for educating the children. The best place for using the Zu3D is the educational sector. It can also be used for commercial purposes but is not capable of handling the mega production projects. This easy to use stop motion software make its users able to create complete movies and learn the animation techniques in the step by step guideline system. Based on the fine mixture of powerful features and an intuitive interface, Zu3D is the name of an entertaining software. As it is for education purposes, Zu3D is complete with a library sound, music, artwork, and effects. The support for high-quality webcam will make you able to get a sturdy adjustable stand. The green screen system will provide fabric to create your own green studio. Check out some stunning features and functions of the Zu3D are works with any webcam that can be support by your PC< watch file at any time with instant playback system, dynamically adjustable frame rate, delete frames, full editing options, import music and sounds automatic Chroma-keying, time lapse and much more. In short it will deliver you all those features and functions that will make you able to create a stunning and professional level of the project.

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#4 Stop Motion Pro

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Stop Motion Pro is a stop motion animation platform for the professional and advanced clay animation level, stop motion animation, pixelation, and cut-out animation. This platform is designed for handling mega animation production projects. Just connect your webcam or any digital camera with the PC and start-stop motion animation. Don’t worry about the compatibility; most video and web cameras are compatible with this platform.

Control focus, zoom system, exposure, and a great selection for webcams are a part of this platform. You worry about your camera and leave everything else to this amazing tool. If you are using a camera with a face tracking function, then Stop Motion Pro will perfectly help you out.

#5 iKITMovie

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iKITMovie is a high-tech stop motion software by using which you can easily create the Claymation and LEGO stop motion movies for the Windows system. The best about it is that it is best for both professionals and beginners. If you want to create animation movies but are not familiar with this process, this is a platform. For beginners, there is a proper guideline to stop motion.

It is ideal for making brickfilms, Claymation, or any other type of cartoon animation or stops motions. It has a unique custom-built sound engine that you will not find in other animation programs with thousands of sound effects and background music tracks to go for creating high-quality animations. The latest version of iKITMovie now includes the green screen system and a new level of creativity, making you able to replace your backgrounds with still or moving images. The great selection of overlay features will allow you to add muzzle flashes, explosions, fire, smoke, snow, and much more.

#6 MonkeyJam

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MonkeyJam is a multiplatform and multifunctional stop motion software for creating all kinds of stop animations. It will let you capture images from any camcorder, webcam, or scanner and then assemble them as separate frames to create the animation. Use your PC’s images or take the new one with the supported cameras and instantly create the animations.

Animations created by you can be export in AVI format as well. The four main features of MonkeyJam are X-sheet, capture, preview, and stop motion mode. It will deliver you the exposure sheet-driven interface, save and reload x-sheets, up to then levels of drawings, and multi-language support. In terms of supporting the cameras, it has featured rich compatibility. It will allow you to use any webcam, camera, firewire, and VFW capture to capture the stop motion animation. It will also allow you to capture images as PNG, BMP, and JPEG in black and white and color options.

#7 iStopMotion

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iStopMotion is a dedicated stop motion platform for the Mac OS X operating systems for creating the both time lapse and stop motion animations. The latest version of iStopMotion support for the Nikon and Canon DSLRs that are said to be one of the most popular cameras for stop motion animation. Among a lot of features and functions, the best about iStopMotion is that it has a live preview with the semitransparent onion skinning effects that would make you able to check what your next step would look like before actually capturing the frame. By having a professional and ultra-modern DSLR, you can get the best stop motion. There is a live preview system in the iStopMotion for the selected Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras only. Some of the key features and functions of the iStopMotion are onion skinning, instant playback. Time-lapse system, flipbook printing, tilt-shift filter, Chrome keying, foregrounds, rotoscope, sound waveform, animated GIF, screen capture, sharing, iStopMotion Remote camera, editing and support for multiple cameras and much more. If you have not any professional camera then you can use the camera of your iDevices as well. That system of iStopMotion support for the remote camera system as well and transmit a live video feed via Wi-Fi and support for the high resolution capturing as well.

#8 Frames

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Frames is a multi-platform software that works as both stop-motion animation and digital storytelling software. Frames is designed for both professionals and beginners to create the stop motion animation, Claymation and digital storytelling in a very easy to use style. The best usage of Frames is in the education sector to reshape the designing and creative skills of the students. It will make you able to create the original cartoons. It will make you able to create yours memorable as it combines illustration and stop motion tools into an easy to use animation package. As it supports for almost all leading cameras, so it will be easy for you to capture images from webcams or any HD camera. You can even import the entire image folders from digital cameras or your PC as well. Frames is combined with the functions of the onion skin, time lapse and Chrome key making it simple for you to create stop motion animation. Multiple soundtracks, background music, sound effects and narration will make you able to create animated cartoons in a snap. The features enlisted at the Frames are group frames into scenes, match frame & audio duration’s system, Chroma key images, capture images with time lapse, illustrate your own characters, pan & zoom images, etc.

#9 Linux Stopmotion

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Linux Stopmotion is a dedicated stop motion platform for the Linux operating system for creating both stop motion animation and Claymation animation movies. Being an open-source stop motion animation platform, Linux Stopmotion makes its users able to change the code of origin to create the stop motion animations in their way.

It will assist you in capturing and editing the frames from your animation and export them as a single file. Capture, editing, and export are the three technical features of the Linux Stopmotion that further cascades into dozens of other features and functions. The exceptional about Linux Stopmotion is that it is said as the most flexible frame grabbers for the Linux system, so it easily supports the different export and capture tools.

#10 Stop Motion Animator

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Stop Motion Animator is an easy to use animation program that can be used to bring any animated characters to life with the minimal amount of work. This program is particularly designed for creating the stop motion animation. It is intended to work with any video for Windows PC compatible capture devices. Like web cameras, analog video cameras and digital video cameras. The camera can be connected to a computer that has a dedicated capture card or a USB port. For the information of the readers, Stop Motion Animator is not designed to work with scanners, digital still cameras, and other Twain devices. This program makes the users able to build stop-motion animations easily by recordings or grabbing, a single video frame from a video capture device. In order to give the user better control over animations, Stop Motion Animator also allows the users to do something impossible with film; like the user can play through all of the previously recorded frames before grabbing the next, the user can also jump sound between different frames to compare them before grabbing the next and on some computer systems, the live video from the camera can be superimposed over a previously captured frame. To make it easier to see the video input when lining up shots, the program allows the user to resize the video viewing windows to any size wanted, without altering the underlying capture resolution.

#11 StopMojo

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StopMojo is a cross-platform stop animation tool designed to assist the filmmakers in creating the stop motion animations. This software is capable of capturing program supporting capture of image files from various cameras and video capturing devices. The onion skinning system will make you able to get the overlay of previous frames. After the completion of the project, you can export the final movie into QuickTime and AVI video formats. The ultimate function of StopMojo is to make you able to create the stop motion movies in the best way. It is based on the system of capturing individual frames and create/edit exposure sheets for audio synchronization. For the information of the readers, StopMojo doesn’t support for the general video editing packing like Adobe Premiere and other related programs. It only provides the platform to capture stop motion scenes that you can then import into a video editing program to compile it into a movie. The features available in the recent version of the StopMojo are cross platform and available for all leading platforms, supports the standard video capture devices/webcams/video capture cards/DV Firewire cameras, live view previous frame overlay with adjustable alpha, grid overlay, a quick preview of captured frames, and much more. Some features of advanced editing, the creation of x-sheets, analysis of recorded audio/lip, and rotoscoping are missing in the StopMojo.

#12 CellSoft Take5

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CellSoft Take5 is a simple to use and a highly affordable stop motion animation program for both individual and professional purposes. It is designed to assist both educational institutes and professional filmmakers in creating the professional stop animation movies. The process of creating animation start from capturing the images from any webcam or video cameras then instantly playing them as an animation. Now you can change the order and sequence of the frames. CellSoft Take5 is used for multiple purposes like producing the plasticine, stop motion films with clay, Lego figures and puppets. It can be used for making the cut-out, paper, sand and oil paint animations. The usage of CellSoft Take5 is not restricted to the education sector only; rather it can be used for workshops and animation studios and professional animators as a production tool. It is used by the filmmakers to create their favorite objects and figures come alive. Capture images from video cameras/webcam, edit the order and timing of scene, play and inspect the scene and in the end save the scene to disk. For the assistance of the users, CellSoft Take5 provide the options for manage media, capture media, edit scene and play scene. There is no cost of using the CellSoft Take5 at all. All you required to have a minimum computing knowledge to use this software. Using CellSoft Take5 is mostly about moving figures in front of a camera rather than working with computer.

#13 Lottie

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Lottie is an online platform that helps the users in editing and shipping their animations in a few clicks. The platform also comes with its featured animations that users can use for their products instead of creating a new one. It enables the users to test their animations without using a single line of code, and users can tweak their animations across the web and mobile platforms.

The platform allows the users to supercharge their animation workflow with the plugins provided by it to export their animations as Lottie JSON. Moreover, users can easily tweak and edit their animation’s layers, size, color, or text online.

#14 Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

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Stop Motion Pro Eclipse is designed for the education sectors, animators and animation producers to create the stop motion animation in a more comprehensive and easy to use way. Stop Motion Pro Eclipse is not about capturing the frames of animation only but it has a proper audio scrubbing and Chroma key system as well. The current version of Stop Motion Pro Eclipse available for Windows PC only. Stop Motion Pro Eclipse is packed with the great features that are smooth playback at up to thirty frames/second, track & pan movement with markers, capture multiple frames with one click, customizable shortcuts, support for multiple cameras, audio recording while playing back animation, advanced project management tools, and thumbnail editor. Check out what you can do by using the Stop Motion Pro Eclipse; move puppets with precision, onion skinning system for better moving, assign voice to each character with lip sync tools, layer sound effects with dialogue or music while animated by way of multi-tack audio editor, fly the characters through the air with the rig removal tool and freedom to import images and videos into their animation. Stop Motion Pro Eclipse is an easy to use and very intuitive stop motion animation platform for both beginners and seasoned professional looking a platform to create stop motion movies.

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