7 Free Stop Motion Apps for iPhone & iPad

Stop motion (also known as stop frame) is a animation technique in which physically manipulated objects appear as if they were moving.
Although creating stop motion animation is not difficult, it is time-consuming, repetitive and requires patience. For inspiration please check out this iPhone 4 Disassembly (Stop Motion) video on YouTube.
Below you can find 7 Stop Motion Photography Apps for iPhone/iPad.

1. NFB PixStop

The National Film Board of Canada is proud to bring you PixStop—a versatile, intuitive app that makes it easier than ever to shoot and score your very own stop-motion animation film.
The PixStop app captures as many as 10,000 images to create mini masterpieces up to 13 minutes long.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

2. Frame X Frame

Frame X Frame by JOBY is a one-stop camera app that expands the photography capabilities of your iPhone. In addition to enhanced photo-taking capabilities, it allows you to produce stop motion videos easily and share them with the world.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

3. Stop Motion Cafe

Simple, powerful STOP-MOTION and TIME-LAPSE application, completely free! Capture sequences of images and create a movie. Pick the Images touching the screen or with time intervals, edit and create your movie to export to Camera Roll.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation). Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

4. Capmo: Moving Photo

Capmo is a free, fun, and simple way to take multiple photos and create a stop motion animation that captures the everyday moments you live with your friends and family.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touchand iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

5. StoMo

Create simple stop-motion animations/movies with this easy-to-use capture utility. Features include: simple interface allows you to rapidly capture images and organize them into scenes and projects; easily align the next frame with the previous one using the preview window; support for rear and front cameras on supported devices.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

6. Ostanovca

Epic action figure battles, levitating girl adventures or beautiful time lapse videos, they’re all just waiting to be captured with the OSTANOVCA app! Shoot and direct your very own stop motion video masterpiece today with just one handy video app.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

7. Stop-motion Camera

The Stop-motion Camera app allows you to produce easely stop-motion videos which you can share with your friends and family.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Create stopmotion videos, animations, and claymations! Just setup your scene, shoot a frame, adjust and repeat. Once you’re done this app will automatically string together all the frames into a .mov movie that you can upload to YouTube or play in VLC.

Feature highlights:

  • HD resolutions
  • Grid Overlay
  • Onionskin Overlay
  • Local playback
  • Upload to YouTube

Permissions Explained:

  • Camera – for taking pictures.
  • Wake Lock – To keep the screen on while taking pictures.
  • Storage – for saving your Stop-Motion videos to your external storage (SD card)

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