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Boinx iStopMotion 1.8 - Let The Puppets Talk

Helps animators to synchronise their animation to a given soundtrack (March 16, 2005)

With Version 1.8, Boinx Software introduces a new pro level feature to iStopMotion which helps animators to synchronise their animation to a given soundtrack. The new version also features an improved timeline with thumbnail representation of the captured frames, direct drag and drop import of images from the finder and improves the import of multiple pictures from a still camera.

Pro Audio Sync
"It is now much easier to do lip syncing and timing your animation to music or any kind of soundtrack", explains Oliver Breidenbach, head of Boinx Software. "This is a major step towards adding pro features to the application." The new audio capabilities will initially be available exclusively to users of the HR version.

Improved Timeline
All users will get to enjoy the improvements to the time line. Finally, thumbnails show up in the icons that represent the frames in the timeline. "We had been looking forward to include this since version 1.0", says Oliver Breidenbach. "Now the performance of the application has improved to a point where the thumbnails do not slow down the workflow." Drag and drop has also been added to allow frames to be shuffled around in the timeline.

Other Improvements
iStopMotion 1.8 now imports more than one image at a time from a Digital Still Camera and uses a much better scaling algorithm if the imported image needs to be downsized to match the movie size. Playback has also improved with an option to loop the playback. In addition to that, many small issues have been fixed. For a full list, see the Version History at the website.

Free update and available now
Boinx iStopMotion 1.8 is available for download immediately from the website The update is free to current owners of valid iStopMotion DV and iStopMotion HR licenses. New licenses are available for USD 39.95 (iStopMotion DV) or USD 349 (iStopMotion HR) through Kagi.

About Boinx Software
Boinx Software is a trademark of GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy to use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico is a tool to create and perform professional live slideshows and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2004. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder.

Information about Boinx Software and its services can be obtained from its website


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