Stop Motion Studio Pro 2 4+

Let's Make a Movie‪.‬


    • 4.3 • 482 Ratings
    • $9.99



Get Stop Motion Studio, the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!

Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? With its user-friendly interface and powerful editing tools, you can bring your imagination to life and share your creations with the world. Perfect for both beginners and professionals, the Stop Motion Studio app is the ultimate tool for creating captivating animations. Download it now and start animating today!


As seen on Apple's TV commercial “Life on iPad.”

"Stop-motion animation is a great way to bring toys and other objects to life — and learn the basics of filmmaking."
The New York Times

"Stop Motion Studio makes it easy to create your own stop-motion movies."
The Washington Post

"All you need is an iPhone or iPad, a tripod, the right software, and a bit of creativity."

"Stop Motion Studio Brings Out the LEGO Moviemaking Geek in All of Us."


No ads, user tracking or subscriptions. All data is stored solely on the device.

It's simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with. Let’s make a movie.

Stop Motion Studio is a powerful, full-featured movie editor with a whole host of features:
• A simplistic, easy-to-use interface
• Overlay mode showing the differences between frames
• Animation guides to position animated objects more easily
• Copy, paste, cut, and insert frames at any position
• Interactive timeline so you never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames

Create beautiful movies:
• Choose from a whole lot of unique titles, credits, and text cards or create your very own with the built-in editor
• Give your movie the perfect look with different video filters
• Enhance your movie with different foregrounds, backgrounds, aspect ratios, and fade effects
• Create a soundtrack using built-in music, sound effects, songs from your music library, or your narration
• Rotoscoping: Import video clips and create stunning animations by drawing over it.
• Green Screen: Change the background of your scene to make the figures you capture fly or appear anywhere you can imagine.
• Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly

Capture like a pro:
• Capture with an adjustable time interval feature
• Use with your DSLR camera** with live view
• Control automatic or manual white balance, focus and exposure, ISO, aperture and shutter speed
• Use a mobile device as a remote camera

Powerful, built-in layer-based image editor:
• Add text and speech bubbles or create titles
• Add facial expressions to LEGO® figures
• Touch up and enhance images, sketch, and paint
• Wipe away unwanted objects with the eraser tool
• Merge frames to simulate fast movement

Share with friends and family:
• Save to your photo library or share to YouTube in 4K or 1080p
• Save as iMessage sticker or animated GIF
• Save all images for further processing
• Easily transfer projects between devices using AirDrop, Dropbox or iCloud
• Start creating on your mobile device and continue right where you left off on your Mac

Learn to animate:
• Watch the included tutorial videos
• Read the comprehensive manual
• Use the animation tips and tricks provided

** Supported DSLR cameras:

Stop Motion Studio works with most DSLR cameras from Canon.

Visit our support page for a list of supported cameras:

What’s New

Version 12.4.2

Included in this release are various bug fixes and minor updates.

We appreciate your use of Stop Motion Studio. Our team is dedicated to enhancing the app further. Feel free to share your feedback with us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
482 Ratings

482 Ratings

RonaldHayden ,

Very good app with a major flaw

This app is great for getting started, and for the amazingly well-done digital face/talking technology.

I am now using DragonFrame as my main app, but still using Stop Motion Studio for the facial features.

Unfortunately I want to do my project in 4:3, the old TV aspect ratio, but no matter how I set the aspect ratio, the app *always* exports in 16:9. So if I want to keep using the digital faces, I am stuck with that aspect ratio, and at a lowly 1920x1080 because that's the only size that I've been able to reliably import and export without problems.

Lerm7 ,

Lacking a critical feature

I purchased Stop Motion Studio Pro 2 because it seemed simple, adequite for what I needed to accomplish (i.e. amateur claymation), inexpensive, and compatible with my current hardware. I read the entire manual, and familiarized myself with the program. Unfortunately, the software did not seem to facilitate the level of quality and efficiency I needed when shooting a test scene to evaluate its lip-syncing capabilities.

My lip-sync process is to record the dialogue in Logic, import the files into the animation software, and film the shot in context to the aforementioned audio. Stop Motion Studio Pro 2 doesn't seem to allow the audio files to exist seperately from an image/frame. Therefore, I have to shoot a frame before I can even import the audio, and I can't move it around the timeline without a drawn out process of opening menus, deleting, and importing the file redundantly. Also, the scrub feature only works on images/frames (i.e. no audio).

While Stop Motion Studio Pro 2 is easy to learn and includes a number of cool features, its inability to import and manipuate audio before visually capturing the scene is crippling to my workflow and the quality of the final product.

Kyoung21b ,

bad interface

While a lot of things are easy to do in stop motion pro I found the interface pretty bad. E.g. I wanted to combine the seperate scenes I made into a single video. The tutorial video saya just cut and paste the frames you're interested in and add them to the overall project. Well, I have a lot frames in some of the individual projects so I assumed I could just "Select All" the frames, copy them, and add to the overeall project. Well I've been sitting here for 2 hours trying to figure out to do that. Firstly the Select All function in the Edit drop down is grayed out. Then when I select all the frames that are showing, and try to go to the next set, the first set are automatically deselected. So, e.g., out of 200 frmaes, I guess I'm supposed to select and copy about 20 frames (the ones that are showing in the bottom window)), go out to the overall project and paste them, then repeat this procerss 10 times !?!? That's pretty brain dead, and in searching many many tutorials I could find nothing suggesting any way around this.

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