We love an educational product, and Honestech’s Stopmotion Studio is exactly the kind of thing we like. Stopmotion is the kind of technology that has given us the likes of Wallace and Grommit, Morphie, and even South Park.
Stopmotion studio encourages kids, and heck grown ups, to use PCs to create their own stopmotion videos. This helps develop kids creativity, as well as story telling abilities.
The storyboard allows users to view the frames in sequence for easy editing, and users can add onscreen text, subtitles, sound effects, voice and background music. Using a blue or green screen you can easily change the background of your movie to create the best setting for your subject, and the onionskin feature allows you to view previous frames in transparent overlay to help position the character for the next frame or image. In addition, auto capture, grid, and rotoscope features help users create more flowing movements with ease.
It can create video in HD, and publish files in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HD MPEG and WMV formats, or MPEG-4/AVC format.
It is currently available from Amazon, Honestech Stopmotion Studio 4.0 (PC), and will be available from other retailers soon!