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August 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm #434025
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StampMotionProductions

I recently got a new HD webcam, and the stop motion software I’m using doesn’t support HD..So I have been trying to find good Free stop motion software, and Monkey Jam is not what I want it doesn’t have Onion Skinning. here is a list of program I’ve already found and I don’t want (at least one thing is wrong with each free stop motion program I get) Monkey Jam, Stop Motion Animator (its stupid because you have to keep onion skin doesn’t stay on) Helium Frog Animator, (it’s just glitchy and slow at taking frames)and AnimatorDV Simple. could anyone recommend a FREE stop motion software? I don’t have the money at the moment to buy a program..the one I want is Stop Motion Pro (but it’s 295 dollars) it’s used my Aardman Animation Studios. :)

Thanks!

August 11, 2013 at 10:21 am #434038
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jahnocli

You could try Stop Motion Recorder: http://www.familievandeput.nl/stopmotion/index.php?n=SMR.HomePage

August 12, 2013 at 2:05 am #434042
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@jahnocil Thanks anyway but it doesn’t look like it supports HD..and I recently got a new HD webcam, so I really want one that supports HD. ;)

August 26, 2013 at 6:41 am #434132
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Qik Photo Animator is available in a trial edition (or a few dollars if it’s useful to you). It supports HD cameras and HD (720p, 1080p) video output.

August 31, 2013 at 1:14 am #434157
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Galaxy Patrol

It seems that most software that has HD capability are paid/premium ones

September 3, 2013 at 12:04 am #434199
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BarudBrickFilms

- MonkeyJam (Easy interface, basic, helpful features)
- Helium Frog Animator (If you capture from webcam)
- AnimatorDV (If you capture from webcam)
- qStopMotion (Very useful features)

Your Welcome.

November 22, 2013 at 3:33 am #438608
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Izonator24

You know, I have to conclude, after my own painstaking search, that there is some major fault with every single free stop motion program for Windows. Seriously. EVERY SINGLE EFFING ONE! It’s ridiculous! AnimatorDV Simple+ would be good except it has a weird resolution limit, and nothing else quite compares to it in the free stop motion sector. However, I’m thinking I will buy the full version of AnimatorDV; there are two versions, one licensed for commercial use and one for non-commerical use only. The non-commercial is about $75, which I’m thinking is a fair price for what it offers. (However, the commercial licensed one is about $150.) Sorry, but there seems to really not be a free HD program that has onion-skinning and isn’t glitchy. DV is probably your best option at this point; best of luck!

February 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm #439937
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Okay, I have to ammend my previous post; Helium Frog, when I first tried it, was weird and glitchy, but it now works pretty much flawlessly; nice features, not much lag, high resolution, onion-skinning, and free. I’d definitely go with it, if you’re still looking.

February 8, 2014 at 11:12 am #439951
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Anna C.

That’s good to know Izonator. I think I’m going to download it too. :-)

February 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm #440026
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StampMotionProductions

thank you Izonator24, I just downloaded Helium Frog the other day, it seems to work pretty well, but for some reason is does crash when I try to export an avi. I’m pretty sure is still exports though. so it’s pretty good. Thanks.

May 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm #440802
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Fishbowlbob

I can’t get helium frog to work on my coumputer. It sais there is an error 01.01?
can anybody help?

May 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm #440804
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scar1200

Well Fishbowlbob, I think that I can help. I used to have HeliumFrog on my old computer, about 4 years ago. It was a Windows Vista. Helium Frog worked just fine on it. Later I got a Windows 8 computer. I tried to download it, but It did not work. So I looked it up, and Helium Frog actually is not meant for Windows 8. So, if you are trying to get it on a Windows 8, that is your problem. If you are using a Mac or a Windows 7, I have not clue what is wrong. Well, this is what I have to say, hope it helps. Oh, by the way, if you need another free frame capture software, try Monkey Jam. If you want to spend a little $, try StopMotionPro or DragonFrame.

May 24, 2014 at 1:01 am #440824
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sstrong

Qik Photo Animator is designed for Windows 8 and is only a few $$. Supports HD cameras.

May 24, 2014 at 2:13 am #440826
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Fishbowlbob

Ya, I’m running a windows 8, that must be my problem. but I tried to install it on my Windows Xp, and when i tried running it it keeps asking me to select a directX mode. But there’s nothing there on the menu. If you understand what I just said there. I think I might just try to get stop-motion pro.
Thanks!

May 24, 2014 at 2:47 am #440828
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Fishbowlbob

thnx sstrong, I’ll have to check it out!

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