Our buddies at Boinx have just announced the availability in the Mac App Store of iStopMotion 3 for Mac. The new release of the stop motion animation app comes with a drastically reduced price point as well -- iStopMotion 3 will be available for a limited time for US$29.99, with a regular price of $49.99. That's down from the $499.99 price tag on iStopMotion 2 Pro.
That lower price doesn't mean that iStopMotion 3 has fewer features; in fact it actually has all of the capabilities of the previous version plus a bunch of new ones. The app has a new look and support for Retina displays, integration with Final Cut Pro X, and is compatible with OS X Mountain Lion.
One of my favorite new features? The ability to use an iPad or iPhone as a remote camera for the app. To use your iOS device as an HD camera, you just need to download the free iStopMotion Remote Camera app from the iTunes Store.
We'll have a full review of iStopMotion 3 for Mac soon; in the meanwhile, be sure to check out the press release below for more details and consider picking up this awesome app at an unbelievably low price.
New Mac version allows users to create stunning HD stop motion and time lapse videos using their iPhone as a camera, sports a new look optimized for the Retina display and more; Introductory price of 29.99 USD ends August 31st
Puchheim, Germany – August 22, 2012 – Today, the brand new iStopMotion 3 is coming to a Mac near you, with the added ability to create beautiful HD movies using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a camera via the free iStopMotion Remote Camera app. Its new look is fully optimized for the MacBook Pro's riveting new Retina display. iStopMotion 3 also has enhanced app security by being sandboxed and signed with DeveloperID. It is localized in English, German, French, Japanese and Russian. All this plus all features from the previous iStopMotion 2 Pro (formerly priced at 499.99 USD), iStopMotion 3 is available for just 49.99 USD, with a limited-time-only introductory price of 29.99 USD.
"When we were kids, we made stop motion movies in the backyard with my father's Super-8 camera. We waited anxiously for weeks for the film to come back from processing, till we could see the results. Today, we want to build the best stop motion animation app out there to make it as easy as possible for stop motion enthusiasts like ourselves to create films they love," comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "That's why we decided to consolidate previous versions of iStopMotion - which cost up to 500 USD - into one powerful package and offer the full-featured product at a rock bottom price. It's important to us that all stop motion filmmakers, young and old, have access to the best tools for creation out there."
Support for the iStopMotion Remote Camera
Taking a cue from its sister app, iStopMotion for iPad, the newest version of iStopMotion for the Mac adds support for using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a versatile HD camera for creating stop motion and time lapse videos. Available free of charge from the App Store, iStopMotion Remote Camera transmits a live video feed and supports 1080p remote capture with the iPhone 4S and the iPad (3rd gen), and 720p with iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th gen) and iPad 2.
Additional New Features in iStopMotion 3
A brand new look optimized for Apple's new Retina display
Enhanced app security with sandboxing and signed with DeveloperID
Integration with Final Cut Pro X
Compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Changes From Previous Versions
To create the best stop motion animation and time lapse movie making package, Boinx has consolidated all previous versions into one iStopMotion, bringing all the animation features from the former Pro version (previously priced at 499.99 USD), including the ability to create HD movies, to the unified version, all for one fantastically low price.
iStopMotion 3 Pricing and Availability - Special Introductory Price for a Limited Time Only!
iStopMotion 3 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx Website for 29.99 USD. This special introductory price ends August, 31st, 2012. Beginning September 1st, 2012, the price will be 49.99 USD. It is localized in English, German, French, Japanese and Russian.
Because iStopMotion 3 has been updated to include all features of previous versions, discounted upgrades and updates from previous versions are not available.
Volume Licenses for Education
Special multi-seat licensing is available for educational institutions. Get your quote here!
iStopMotion 3 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.