In time for its second anniversary, Boinx iStopMotion software gets an update with version 1.5, featuring support for high-resolution movies and digital still cameras. The new version also offers a noise reduction feature that increases image quality when working with video sources such as the Apple iSight.
The iStopMotion 1.5 HR license also includes the new still camera plugin that allows users to employ digital still cameras as well as high-resolution video cameras. The software uses the Apple Image Capture Framework to import pictures from connected cameras with some cameras even supporting remote capture. Also included is a still camera assistant that lets users find out if their camera is supported prior to purchasing a license (see www2.istopmotion.com/features/stillcamera for more details).
The still camera plugin is available as a $20 option for iStopMotion 1.x DV license key holders.
Boinx iStopMotion 1.5 is available for download immediately. Current owners of a valid DV key for version 1.0 or later can continue to use their keys with iStopMotion 1.5 DV. New iStopMotion 1.5 DV keys are available for $39.95 through Kagi. The iStopMotion 1.5 HR key is available for $349 until Oct. 30 and will sell for $399 after the introductory period. Current DV license owners can upgrade for $299.