Produce Time-lapse Animation on Your iPad

I wanted to share a recent find with you. At Macworld Expo I had the chance to speak with Boinx Software. They make several great apps for Mac and iOS devices.

They had just released their iStopMotion app for iPad… and it has a bunch of time-lapse features. The app ended up winning Macworld Best of Show award, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. The app is currently 50% off and selling for $4.99.

Let’s start with a sample of what can be done:

The Features

  • Time Lapse – Record automatically or at an interval.
  • Manual Controls – Control camera exposure and focus.
  • Instant Playback – Tap a button to see it playback instantly.
  • Remote Camera – Use the free iStopMotion Remote Camera app with an iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th gen) or a second iPad 2.  Connect via WiFi to each other.
  • Share – Publish via email or on YouTube. You can also export your movies to a Mac or PC for further editing or archiving.


  • iPad 2 or later (any model)
  • iOS 5.0 or later
  • iStopMotion Back Camera: 1280×720
  • iStopMotion Remote Camera: 1280×720
  • Format PNG uncompressed 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Frame Rate: 1 – 30 fps in 1 frame steps (default 12 fps)
  • Export Video Format Video: H.264.
  • Resolutions: Small (426×240), Medium (640×360), Large (854×480), HD/Full Size (1280×720)

A Test

I’m taking this app with me on the road and will post some test shots this week.  I highly encourage you to check it out though.  It’s a fun app.

About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

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