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Stop Motion Pro has different functions available for different Editions. Note that the free trial versions have all functions enabled.  Please check the table below when considering which Edition to purchase, making sure the functions you want are included in the license you are buying.

You can download this chart as a pdf here.

= New in Stop Motion Pro v8

Stop Motion Pro edition and feature differences

Feature / Edition comparison Studio Plus Action! HD Action ! Plus Action!
Capture devices 

DV / Webcam / Analogue video

Y  Y Y Y

Directory scan for digital still/DSLR cameras

Y  Y Y Y

Directory scan with video assist

Y  Y Y

Canon DSLR capture control with assist

Y Y

Canon DSLR capture control with "Live View"

Y Y

Nikon DSLR capture control with assist

Y Y

Nikon DSLR capture control with "Live View"

Y Y

Blackmagic capture cards

Y Y

HDV video

Y Y

Multi exposure HDR/3D

Y

Multi exposure checkerboarding

Y

RAW file processing

Y

'Go motion' capture using motion control

Y

Canon compact camera control.

Canon restricts the use of their compact cameras on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Ensure the camera comes with Canon "remote control software"

Y Y Y
Playing / Looping

Loop range   (tutorial)

Y Y  Y

Loop last

Y Y

Loop single

Y Y

Loop single (with auto fade)

Y

Frames per second playback maximum

60   30 30  15

Resolution maximum

Unlimited  Unlimited 800x600  800x600

Image storage

 Uncompressed
TIFF and RAW
 Uncompressed
Jpeg
Jpeg Jpeg
Tools
Multi track audio
Y Y Y Y
Non destuctive timeline frame editing Y Y Y Y
Chroma key (new interface) Y Y Y Y
Timelapse Y Y Y Y
Rotoscope (new interface) Y Y Y
Paint on frames  Y  Y Y  Y
Rig removal  Y  Y Y
Video assist zoom (DSLRs) Y Y
Preview Y Y
Xsheet prompt Y Y
Onionskinning Y Y Y Y
DOP control  Y  Y
Multilayered onionskinning Y
Audio recorder (new interface) Y Y Y Y
Color correction Y
Slate tool  Y  Y
Worktime recorder Y  Y
Editor Y  Y Y  Y
Group hide (Editor)  Y
Motion control preroll Y
DMX lighting interface Y
Production / Shot management, with video thumbnails Y Y Y Y
Project Fast load  Y
Continuity tool  Y
Advanced project management and CMS interfacing  Y
Deployment
French, German, Spanish language interface Y Y Y Y
Multi user management Y Y Y
Utilises Window’s User profiles for project storage Y Y Y
MSI remote deployment for network license Y Y
Research Machines CC3 / CC4 network compatibility Y Y
Import / Export
Import individual frame files. Jpeg, TIFF, TGA, BMP Y Y Y Y
Import AVI / MOV files Y Y Y Y
Export AVI/WMV/MOV (tutorial) Y Y Y Y
Export individual frame files Y Y Y
Flipbooks (tutorial)  Y  Y Y  Y
Export frame text list Y Y
YouTube uploading  Y  Y Y
RAW files import and export Y
HDR / 3D image preparation for batch processing Y
Log file of actions Y
Remote control
Programmable shortcut keys Y Y Y  Y
DMX controller Y
Remote control interface(via parallel port) Y
Arduino compatibility Y
Display
New "video editor" interface
Y Y Y Y
Sidebar interface Y  Y Y
Dual Monitor support Y
Frame counter display Y Y
TV safe zone overlay Y Y
Stored/live marker Y Y Y Y
Position store/live marker Y Y