This update fixes an issue where images are not exported correctly. Also fixes an issue with folder watch not importing images correctly.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but DSLR not working
The app is designed to be great but I bought it for one thing, shooting with DSLR which didn’t work with canon 80D
it connects, but when I take the picture it just keeps loading and it doesn’t import the picture, even though the picture is saved in the camera
Until they fix it, I don’t recommend buying the app if you shoot with DSLR
App still in development.
This MacOs version unfortunately is still not in a usable state of development. I use the iOS version in my classes teaching kids K-3 and it is awesome!!! But this MacOS version (free and pro) is buggy, not very intuitive and most of all lacking very basic and required features. It is not even possible to record an audio track!!! Acording to their support, that feature will be added in an update by the end of 2019. Until then the MacOS verison of Stop Motion Studio is pretty much useless!!! They shouldn't charge 9.99 for what they call a "pro" version that doesn't even record audio and advertise it as "the most powerful animation studio ever designed for a mac."! The free version does not let you export/share your movies, meaning not as a .mov file or anything else recognizable by a video player. You can only save as a project to continue working on it later.
Anyway, I hope they can straighten out the bugs and develop it to the same great standard as the iOS version! The 9.99 would be well worth it!
Solid option to introduce stop motion to kids
I was looking for a stop motion program that was
2) Had onion skinning
3) Supported an old Canon EOS rebel XS
4) Reasonably priced
5) Usable by a 7 and 8 year old
I tried a bunch of macOS applications, but only dragon frame met my needs, but I couldn’t justify the price and didn’t need all the features.
Parts of the program are not straight forward out of the box, but a 5 minute read of the support/help page helps quite a bit.
We used it mainly for capturing the images and for this it worked wonderfully, and the high resolution DSLR images allowed for nice 4K video.
The 7 and 8 year old were able to run the rig and make a movie, and add audio (right click on a frame to get audio options), but I found it easier to export the video without audio and add audio in a different video editing program.
All in all a solid, kif friendly program to start recording in stopmotion.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.