To start filming your animation, you need three things:
1. Software recommendations:
Start with the free trial to test everything out on your computer.
Stop Motion Pro Action!
Shoot your animation with easy to connect webcams and video cameras. Paint on frames, blend live action with your animation using greenscreen and add audio!
Our entry level software, with a maximum playback rate of 15 frames per second.
Stop Motion Pro Action! HD (buy now)
Use high quality DSLR cameras at unlimited resolution capture, easy flying effects with the rig removal tool, change timing easily by hiding frames in the editor.
30 frames per second playback rate.
Compare editions in detail.
2. Camera recommendations:
- Microsoft or Logitec webcams
(others will also work, test them out)
Action! HD we also recommend:
- Canon DSLR cameras with AC power adaptor with Nikon and/or other manual aperture lenses
- Nikon DSLR cameras with AC power adaptor with Nikon and/or other manual aperture lenses
More information on cameras can be found here.
3. Computer recommendations
Windows operating systems, XP, Vista or Windows 7
Mac - Please read this page.