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About Stop Motion Studio

Stop Motion Studio is a unique utility app that allows users to create their own animation using a mobile phone or tablet. This app’s simple interface and tools make it perfect for hobbyists and children as long as they have the patience and dedication needed for creating stop motion animation. You can create stop motion animations using one of these Stop Motion Apps. Stop Motion Studio is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhone, iPad, macOS, Android, Windows, Chromebook, and Amazon Fire devices.

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Stop Motion Studio Review

What is Stop Motion Studio

Stop Motion Studio is a creative platform that allows users to produce animations using a mobile device. Stop Motion Studio is a cross-platform app equipped with a versatile set of tools that grant you complete control over all camera settings. It lets you create Ultra High Definition videos, allows photo importing from the device library and the Green Screen feature lets you change backgrounds.

Stop Motion Studio offers two versions: a FREE edition and a PRO (Paid) edition. The PRO version includes additional features and capabilities.

Stop Motion Studio Features

The latest version of the application also features:

  • Support for both dark and light themes with the option to choose an accent colour.
  • Four new languages have been added.
  • New foreground and background images are now available, along with new movie filters and fade transition effects.
  • New options for facial expressions, including eyes, mouth, glasses, beards and facial features.
  • Additional share options allow you to define share format, codec, and quality.
  • Choose from over 20 new beautiful app icons.
  • To protect your privacy, Stop Motion Studio employs the new device’s image picker to import images and videos.
  • The new visual audio track editor provides improved visualisation for audio clips in your project.
  • Option to split and duplicate audio clips.
  • Ability to drag and drop audio clips between frames.
  • A project media library that displays all imported media files.
  • New capture modes.
  • A new layer overview in Painter to simplify the selection of multiple layers.
  • An option to capture live video and video import.

Stop Motion Studio Pricing

The developers offer a Free version of Stop Motion and a paid version called Stop Motion Pro. As the name suggests, the free version of the app is free to download and use. The Pro version, on the other hand, requires a one-time payment. The Pro version of Stop Motion Studio includes several features sold separately in the free version. Both apps can be shared with all family members. On iOS 14 or later, you can share the in-app purchase with all family members. At the moment, Android does not support sharing of in-app purchases.

Related: Animation Apps

What we liked about the Stop Motion Studio app 

We appreciated the versatility of being able to use the application across multiple devices, seamlessly transitioning from mobile phones to tablets to the desktop version. The embedded tutorials proved to be invaluable, especially for newcomers like us. They were easy to follow and guided us through each step of the process.

The application offers a range of settings that we found particularly useful, including the Aspect Ratio feature, which allows for customization to various screen sizes such as cinema mode, widescreen, and portrait. Sharing videos across different devices was a breeze, making it incredibly convenient to edit and share our projects without any hassle.

The embedded Hint Tutorials served as a great resource for us as first-time users, providing additional assistance and guidance. The 'Settings' within recording mode impressed us with their comprehensiveness. It seemed like the developers had thought of everything necessary for creating high-quality stop motion videos.

Finally, the inclusion of a second remote camera feature stood out to us as an excellent addition. When utilized effectively, it opened up a world of creativity for us to explore.

This application is ideal for parents who wish to introduce their children to stop-motion video animation. Children are very versed in using digital technology such as taking pictures or recording videos. Parents can feel safe in the knowledge that the application is free from adverts and in-app purchases. Parents may need to start their children with the application initially. Once they have watched the tutorials and experimented with the main features they will be able to use the application without supervision.

How does Stop Motion Studio works?

The application Stop Motion Studio opens to a simple dashboard interface with a selection of icons displayed on the left-hand side. The ‘Home’ button returns to the user to the home screen with current project content, whilst the ‘Folder’ icon displays your projects as a library. All of the projects can be sorted by date modified, date created, duration and frames. The projects can be displayed as tiles or a list with a visual timeline. The ‘Lightbulb’ icon displays several tutorials, from ‘Getting started’ to ‘Editing your movie’ and best practices for creating wonderful stop motion movies. We advise all users to watch all the tutorials to grasp the power of this application. The ‘Upload’ icon allows the users to access files outside of the application and the ‘Settings’ icon has a range of useful features such as Tooltips, Shutter sound, Image Cropping, appearance and backgrounds, speed preferences and much more.

Once a project has been created, the main dashboard opens the camera’s screen. Alongside this are several features, such as access to the microphone for recording, and an option for adding images, title credits, project media, audio and files. The ‘Settings’ option allows the user to select movie speed, transitions such as white fade in or reveal, aspect ratios, foreground features, colour filters, movie quality and playback.

The right-hand menu features the camera in snapshot mode, including a frame slider, capture mode such as timer and time-lapse, a remote camera function when the user wishes to use multiple cameras, as well as blue and green screen capabilities.

Capturing an image to start your first stop-motion video could not be easier. Once the shutter has been pressed, the image is automatically fed into the timeline. Each frame can be manipulated by selecting the frame. This includes adding a Pause, adding audio, editing, erasing, copying and cropping, frame merging and much more. 

When a project is selected using the touch-and-hold function, it can be exported in several different ways, such as a movie, project, animated GIF, message sticker, Flipbook and more. This function also displays a Duplicate mode, file renaming option and the Play feature.

Is it good for learning?

The application will assist children aged 4 and above in creating their stop-motion videos. The application teaches movie recording, editing, time frame management, stop motion capture, creativity and general computing skills. It enables students to think about how to plan their stop-motion movie frame by frame. It can be used across a wide curriculum base where students may need to create a video based on a topic or theme. The application will also assist teachers in delivering multimedia editing and recording. 

What age is it appropriate for?

The application is suitable for users from 4 and above as displayed on the application landing page. However, we believe that very young users would struggle with some of the more intricate settings and editing modes. However, a simple snapshot followed by the movement of an object will result in a very simple stop-motion video. We would certainly recommend watching the application tutorials before users start their first project. However, the application is so intuitive and easy to use that many will dive straight in. 

Stop Motion Studio Ease of Use

Quite simply, yes! The developers have thought just about everything. There are so many visual aspects to the interface that make it very easy to create a project in a short space of time. Using the editing features such as background colours, speech bubbles and audio enables the user to create a high-quality stop-motion project that looks very professional. The tutorials are a very good place to start and are presented in a very easy-to-watch, enjoyable format.

Final Verdict: Stop Motion Studio Review

Stop Motion Studio is an excellent application which provides a flexible and wonderful platform for children to learn the art of stop-motion video. There are several stop-motion applications available, and this is by far one of the best. What makes Stop Motion Studio stand out from its rivals is its intuitive, user-friendly platform that provides an array of wonderful editing features that can make any stop-motion recording engaging and professional. The application Stop Motion Studio comes highly recommended by The Educational Appstore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stop Motion Studio safe to use?

Yes, the application is safe to use. The application 'Privacy Policies' can be seen on the application ‘Settings ‘option. Parents can feel safe knowing that the application is free from adverts and in-app purchases.

App Details

  • Rating: 5
  • Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Topics Video Creators
  • Ages: College/University (18+ Years of Age), Secondary School Apps (14-18 Years)
  • Skills: Creative Development, Organisational and Productivity Skills, Thinking & Reasoning
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • In-App Advertising: No
  • Publisher: CATEATER, LLC

Download Stop Motion Studio

You can download Stop Motion Studio on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Stop Motion Studio app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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