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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.