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Ghost Overlay is Anything But Spooky, Live View Support for Nikon and Canon DSLRs Now Available in iStopMotion 3.6 for Mac

Puchheim, Germany – May 13, 2014 – Onion-skin your way to animation perfection with iStopMotion 3.6. The latest update to Boinx Software’s stop motion animation software for the Mac now offers live view support for DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Beta-tested and App Store-approved, iStopMotion 3.6 adds support for the Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Nikon D800 DSLR, so animators using these cameras can now enjoy the greatest feature of iStopMotion: Onion Skinning. The live preview with semi-transparent ghost image overlay allows animators to see their next shot and make even the tiniest of adjustments before capturing the frame. For a complete list of iStopMotion-compatible DSLR cameras, please visit the Boinx support page. If your Canon or Nikon DSLR is not supported, please let us know using the “Provide Feedback” command in the iStopMotion menu.

Learn to Animate With the “Stop Motion Handbook” - Special Pricing Limited Time Only! Whether you’re brand new to stop motion animation or simply want to perfect your skills, Craig Lauridsen’s “Stop Motion Handbook” is the ultimate guide to animating with iStopMotion. Perfect for teachers, parents or kids who want to produce their own stop motion movies, the handbook covers a broad range of key concepts and tools necessary for creating fantastic animations. From developing your story and recording audio to making props and backgrounds, creating characters, editing your movie, and more, the “Stop Motion Handbook” is the complete guide to producing your very own stop motion animations with iStopMotion, GarageBand and iMovie.

To celebrate the launch of iStopMotion 3.6, the Stop Motion Handbook (ePub) by Craig Lauridsen is now available for just $9.99* (instead of $15.99*). The printed version is also $5 off. Both offers are valid until May 23, 2014.

Key Features in iStopMotion 3.6 • Onion skinning: See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame • Rotoscope: Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right • Support for animated GIF export: save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to the hard drive • Tilt shift filter: One of the most popular photo and video effects today, make your scene look like a miniature • Chroma keying: Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene • Flip book printing: Turn your animation into a nice, retro flip book

iStopMotion Pricing and Availability iStopMotion for the Mac is available on the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.6 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com. Download press images here: iStopMotion for Mac

About iStopMotion Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, please visit the Boinx Software Website.

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iStopMotion 3.5 Now Supports Canon DSLR Live View

Puchheim, Germany – December 18, 2013 – Still looking for the perfect gift for the animator in your life? Why not double up on gifts and get them iStopMotion for Mac plus a Canon DSLR? With Boinx’s latest update to iStopMotion officially available, the two make the perfect pair this holiday season. iStopMotion 3.5 now offers support for live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 40D, 60D, 60Da, Rebel XSi (aka the 450D in Europe / Kiss X2 in Japan), Rebel T2i (aka 550D / Kiss X4), and Rebel T5i (aka 700D / Kiss X7i).

"In the past, when you wanted to use iStopMotion with a Canon DSLR camera, you had to do without the greatest feature of iStopMotion – the live preview with the semi transparent onion skinning effect that allows you to see your next shot and make adjustments before capturing the frame," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "Finally we are able to provide this feature to customers using Canon DSLRs, and we are hard at work to offer support for Nikon DSLRs in a future release."

Key Features in iStopMotion 3.5

NEW – Support for animated GIF export: save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to the hard drive

NEW – Screen capture: Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie

Onion skinning: See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame

Rotoscope: Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right

Tilt shift filter: One of the most popular photo and video effects today, make your scene look like a miniature

Chroma keying: Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene

iStopMotion Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for the Mac is available on the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.5 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available shortly.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com. Download press images here.

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Zazil Media Group

Anya Oskolkova

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(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

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Next version of iStopMotion to support Canon DSLR live view – Beta Test now Open

Puchheim, Germany – October 28, 2013 – Boinx Software invites all animation experts and hobbyists alike to beta test the brand new DSLR live view feature in iStopMotion for the Mac. The beta version of iStopMotion supports live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 40D, 60D, 60Da, Rebel XSi (aka the 450D in Europe / Kiss X2 in Japan), Rebel T2i (aka 550D / Kiss X4), and Rebel T5i (aka 700D / Kiss X7i). In the past, when you wanted to use iStopMotion with a Canon DSLR camera, you had to do without the greatest feature of iStopMotion – the live preview with the semi transparent onion skinning effect that allows you to see your next shot and make adjustments before capturing the frame.

This beta version is only available in English. Boinx encourages all beta testers to use the built-in feedback assistant to report Canon DSLR models that do not work with the live-view function, as well as provide any additional feedback on areas for improvement. Beta test iStopMotion now.

Recent Updates to iStopMotion v3.2

iStopMotion for the Mac was recently updated to include support for animated GIF export. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, animators can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to their hard drive.

"Boinx Software recently updated iStopMotion for Mac OS X and iOS (on the iPad), making its stop motion animation tool for Mac OS X, even better. [...] iStopMotion's new support for animated GIF export is a fine addition to a fun, productive product." – MacNews (more info)

"Simple doesn't mean it has to lack functionality, however, and the latest version of Boinx Software's iStopMotion for Mac retains its approach to providing significant functionality, while trying not to intimidate beginners. An example of this is the chroma keying features, which provide a virtual stage that can be used by youngsters to have their toys walk on the moon, while serious hobbyists and pros can use this to create sophisticated effects." – Graphics.com (more info)

iStopMotion Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for the Mac is available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.2 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com. Download press images here.

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, another Apple Design Award winner, is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Anya Oskolkova

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Become a GIFted Animator With iStopMotion

Puchheim, Germany – October 15, 2013 – From adorable animals to looping videos of the most memorable moments in television and everything in between, the animated GIF has been spreading its way through the interwebs like wildfire. And now with the latest update to Boinx Software’s iStopMotion for iPad (version 2.2 - more info) and iStopMotion for the Mac (version 3.2 - more info), you, too have the power to create the next animated GIF internet sensation. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, you can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to your hard drive. In iStopMotion for iPad 2.2, you can export the first 200 frames of your animation as an animated GIF and send it by email or iMessage or upload it to your DropBox.

"iStopMotion's new support for animated GIF export is a brilliant addition to an already fantastic product," says Charlie Collier, iStopMotion enthusiast who’s created professional work such as "Ballad of a Prodigal Son" (more info) and most recently created an animated GIF of his now-famous twist-tie characters (more info). "This new feature is a great way for animators of all levels to share snippets of their work in a quick and easy manner. And with the raising popularity of animated GIFs in the internet culture, It will hopefully inspire others to do the same. I can say with confidence that I'll be using this new feature quite a bit!"

In its 26 years of existence, the animated GIF has never seen such popularity. Technology columnist David Pogue attributes the internet’s obsession with micro videos such as GIFs to a number of theories: technical limitations of smart phones and tablets, and the fact that GIFs can play on almost any browser without a plugin; the idea that limitations foster creativity (for example, Twitter’s 140 character limits and Vine’s six-second video limit); and finally, that these short clips should not be viewed as "stripped-down movies," but rather as "live-action photographs" that far exceed the story-telling capabilities of the still image. Whatever one’s reason for loving the animated GIF, there’s no arguing that the format is here to stay. Read more about David Pogue’s theories on the popularity of micro films.

iStopMotion Preferences With a Modern Twist

iStopMotion for iPad can now be configured to display only specific export options. This will allow educators to restrict the use of export options that are difficult to manage in environments where multiple people use the iPads.

iStopMotion for iPad and Mac Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion for iPad is now available on the iPad App Store for 9.99 USD, or as a free update for existing users. iStopMotion Remote Camera is available for free in the App Store.

iStopMotion for the Mac is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD, or as a free update for existing version 3 customers. iStopMotion 3.2 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion for Mac and iStopMotion for iPad. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

Download press images here:

iStopMotion for Mac

iStopMotion for iPad

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, another Apple Design Award winner, is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Zazil Media Group

Anya Oskolkova

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(skype) anya.oskolkova

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Turn Your Computer Screen Into a Movie Set With iStopMotion 3.1

Puchheim, Germany – May 17, 2013 – iStopMotion 3.1, the latest upgrade to Boinx Software’s award-winning stop motion animation software, now includes a Screen Capture feature, requested by many users. Artists can easily capture frames from the screen to create stop motion animations or timelapse movies by pairing the software with illustration programs such as Photoshop or InDesign, or any other app, for example, to document the creation of a drawing. They can then export movies in Apple® ProRes format (if the codec is installed), and import directly into Final Cut Pro® X for further editing, without the need to transcode. iStopMotion 3.1 continues to be perfected with bug fixes for better functionality.

"The iStopMotion screen capture feature is exceptional. It is a real pleasure to watch the application in action," comments Cody Creed, an art teacher from Manitoba, Canada who tested out the new screen capture capability in iStopMotion 3.1. "As an artist, I wish to share my process. This feature makes it easy to show how I create images from scratch in a dynamic and interesting way. I also find it works great in spaces. That way you can capture without the visual clutter of two applications at once. It has a great deal of potential, which will be realized when the art community gets their hands on it."

Creed has been using both the Mac and iPad versions of iStopMotion in the classroom for years and has students animate things like scientific processes and current events. He says the interactivity and ability to see certain processes sped up in a stop motion animation helps students better understand certain concepts.

Watch "lunar oculus," a timelapse of a drawing Creed illustrated in Photoshop, recorded with iStopMotion 3.1.

"Investing in new features for iStopMotion always yields great returns in the form of incredible, new, creative stop motion movies or timelapse videos created by the users," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "I remember when I went to school, we were shown a timelapse of Picasso drawing, which was mesmerizing to watch. I am looking forward to seeing many other clever ways to use this new feature of iStopMotion for Mac."

Charlie Collier, a 20-year-old Texas native, also uses iStopMotion for all of his stop motion animation needs. Most recently, he created a music video for singer/songwriter Lincoln Durham’s song "Ballad of a Prodigal Son," using iStopMotion to animate handmade props and scenery perfectly to the music.

"I really like iStopMotion. It’s really helpful and that’s what I like about it – it’s not overly complicated, allows you to do some editing, and is effective without trying to be something it’s not," says Collier. "You can import the audio track and see the waveform in the timeline. That was an awesome feature to have when I was animating Lincoln’s character to play along with the guitar. If it wasn’t for that feature, I’d be really angry."

Watch "Ballad of a Prodigal Son," and read more about Charlie’s creative process here.

iStopMotion 3.1 Pricing and Availability

iStopMotion 3.1 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for 49.99 USD or as a free update for existing v3 customers. iStopMotion 3.1 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion 3.1. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

Download iStopMotion 3.1 press images here.

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application for the Mac that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion, available for Mac and iPad, is the leading solution for stop motion animation and timelapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards – "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006" – is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts

Zazil Media Group

Anya Oskolkova

Anya@zazilmediagroup.com

(cell) +1 617.817.6559

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group

Megan Linebarger

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(cell) +1 617.480.3674

(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) megan.zazil

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iStopMotion 3 Launches With Support For Using iPhone as a Camera

Puchheim, Germany – August 22, 2012 – Today, the brand new iStopMotion 3 is coming to a Mac near you, with the added ability to create beautiful HD movies using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a camera via the free iStopMotion Remote Camera app. Its new look is fully optimized for the MacBook Pro’s riveting new Retina display. iStopMotion 3 also has enhanced app security by being sandboxed and signed with DeveloperID. It is localized in English, German, French, Japanese and Russian. All this plus every feature from the previous iStopMotion 2 Pro (formerly priced at 499.99 USD), iStopMotion 3 is available for just 49.99 USD, with a limited-time-only introductory price of 29.99 USD.

"When we were kids, we made stop motion movies in the backyard with my father’s Super-8 camera. We waited anxiously for weeks for the film to come back from processing, till we could see the results. Today, we want to build the best stop motion animation app out there to make it as easy as possible for stop motion enthusiasts like ourselves to create films they love," comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "That’s why we decided to consolidate previous versions of iStopMotion - which cost up to 500 USD - into one powerful package and offer the full-featured product at a rock bottom price. It’s important to us that all stop motion filmmakers, young and old, have access to the best tools for creation out there."

Support for the iStopMotion Remote Camera

Taking a cue from its sister app, iStopMotion for iPad, the newest version of iStopMotion for the Mac adds support for using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a versatile HD camera for creating stop motion and time lapse videos. Available free of charge from the App Store, iStopMotion Remote Camera transmits a live video feed and supports 1080p remote capture with the iPhone 4S and the iPad (3rd gen), and 720p with iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th gen) and iPad 2.

Additional New Features in iStopMotion 3

• A brand new look optimized for Apple’s new Retina display

• Enhanced app security with sandboxing and signed with DeveloperID

• Integration with Final Cut Pro X

• Compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Changes From Previous Versions

To create the best stop motion animation and time lapse movie making package, Boinx has consolidated all previous versions into one iStopMotion, bringing all the animation features from the former Pro version (previously priced at 499.99 USD), including the ability to create HD movies, to the unified version, all for one fantastically low price.

iStopMotion 3 Pricing and Availability - Special Introductory for a Limited Time Only!

iStopMotion 3 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx Website for 29.99 USD. This special introductory price ends August, 31st, 2012. Beginning September 1st, 2012, the price will be 49.99 USD. It is localized in English, German, French, Japanese and Russian.

iStopMotion 3 requires OS X 10.7.4 Lion or newer.

Because iStopMotion 3 has been updated to include all features of previous versions, discounted upgrades and updates from previous versions are not available.

Volume Licenses for Education

Special multi-seat licensing is available for educational institutions. Get your quote here!

Members of the media are invited to review iStopMotion 3. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

Screenshots, high-resolution app icon and more artwork

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique. From tilt shift and color correction to creating high quality HD movies, iStopMotion is a comprehensive application that makes it possible for users of all skill levels to create exciting stop motion animations. Whether you just want to spend a magical weekend with your kids or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards – "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006" – is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Anya Oskolkova

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(fax) +1 617.812.7683

(skype) anya.oskolkova

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Boinx iStopMotion Clicks Ahead to Version 2.8

Puchheim, Germany – June 21, 2011 – Boinx Software rolls out iStopMotion 2.8, the latest upgrade to its popular stop motion animation software. Headlining the list of new features and improvements is iStopMotion’s new ability to apply filters to imported images. Boinx engineers also went under-the-hood in version 2.8 to restore Canon DSLR camera functionality that was lost with the Mac® OS X 10.6.5 system update, as well as make major improvements to color management. Rounding out the updates in version 2.8 is the software’s localization of the Russian language.

"Sometimes, a customer reports what seems to be a minor bug and it looks like a totally trivial thing. Then we dive in and discover a much better way to do things, which leads to dramatic improvements," comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "With iStopMotion 2.8, this happened when a small color matching problem was reported. Now, the color is handled much better throughout all areas of the program, leading to better animation results."

Have existing time-lapse sequences you’d like to work with in iStopMotion? In version 2.8, all filters, such as the popular Tilt Shift effect, can now be applied to previously-recorded time-lapse footage shot with stand-alone DSLR cameras directly upon import. Just drag and drop the images from your camera onto an iStopMotion document and the Tilt Shift effect will be applied to all images, while a time-lapse movie is created at the same time.

Availability and Pricing

iStopMotion 2.8 is available now on the Boinx website or via the Mac App Store. The updated to version 2.8 is free for all current owners of a valid iStopMotion 2 license. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of acquiring the proper license. iStopMotion 2.8 Home is available for $49.99, iStopMotion 2.8 Express is available for $99.99 and iStopMotion 2.8 Pro is available for $499.99. (Price quoted in US$ excl. sales tax or VAT as applies. Check the Kagi Store for quotes in local currencies.) Click here for all purchase options.

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. iStopMotion 2.8 is available in three flavors: Home, Express and Pro. The Home edition is for the casual user, the typical family where the parents want to have fun with the kids while providing them with a productive, creative and educational experience. The Express version appeals to the animation aficionado, who wants the features of the Pro version except those only needed in a professional production environment. The Pro version is for the professional animator who uses iStopMotion in a production workflow, creating animations for commercials, music videos or in HD resolution.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s very first iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe, Boinx’s first iPad application, provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

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Boinx Software Announces iStopMotion for the Mac App Store

"We are thrilled to have iStopMotion be a featured app at the new Mac App Store," said Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "iStopMotion is the perfect app for anyone, from children to adults, looking to expand their imagination and tell a story without the need for actors or a huge set. The ease of use that allows people to be creative literally by pressing a single button resonates well with the purchase and download experience at the new Mac App Store. This new platform makes it easier than ever for consumers to fully take advantage of the creativity that comes from Mac software, and we are honored to be a part of it."

iStopMotion allows you to create your own movie using traditional stop motion animation (also sometimes called claymation). Without the need for a script, talented actors, a crew or a huge stage, making movies with iStopMotion is fun for everyone. All you need are some props, your imagination, a camera, and your Mac to create amazing animations. iStopMotion is so easy to use that even children can enjoy animating, but the animation tools are also so powerful that ad agencies and music video producers use it as well. Tools such as onion skinning and blinking help you to quickly animate with precision and allow you to easily spot when you accidentally moved the camera or forgot to move a piece of scenery. With the immediate access to the frames, such mistakes are easily corrected. Using a green screen set, you can easily transport your characters into fictitious scenes. A tilt shift filter allows you to make a time-lapse movie where real life people look like miniature toys and rounds out the creative arsenal of iStopMotion. With the ability to play back your animation almost instantly, animating with iStopMotion gives immediate gratification.

iStopMotion Home is now available at the Mac App Store for just $49.99 US. iStopMotion Express and iStopMotion Pro can also be purchased at the Mac App Store for $99.99 US and $499.99 US respectively.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. "You Gotta See This!" is Boinx's very first iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoBox, Boinx's first iPad application, provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

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For more information please visit: http://www.boinx.com.

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Boinx teams up with Nikolaus to help spread holiday cheer

Puchheim, Germany – December 6, 2010 – This holiday season, Boinx Software, the German-based multi-award winning developer of cool software for the Mac platform, is teaming up with Nikolaus, a celebrated German giver of gifts, to bring FREE software licenses to your closest friends and colleagues. Each year on the 6thof December, the Boinx team celebrates "Nikolaus," an old German tradition, by placing boots outside their doorsteps in the hopes that he will leave technology treats as a reward for their good behavior. This year, running short on time, Nikolaus left special instructions at the Boinx Software headquarters for all Boinx iStopMotion 2 Express and Pro and FotoMagico 3 Pro license holders to help deliver up to three FREE copies of iStopMotion Home and FotoMagico Home to friends and colleagues from December 6th – December 12th.

Gifting Instructions for Your FREE Licenses:

For those Boinx customers that currently own a valid license for iStopMotion 2 Express or iStopMotion 2 Pro, up to three FREE iStopMotion Home licenses are waiting at the Boinx headquarters for you to retrieve and hand out to your favorite friends or colleagues. Those that currently own a valid license for FotoMagico 3 Pro, up to three FREE FotoMagico Home licenses are also awaiting your pick-up and delivery.

For complete instructions on how to pick up and deliver your licenses, please visit: boinx.com/nikolaus.

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas from everyone at Boinx Software!

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. "You Gotta See This!" is Boinx's very first iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoBox, Boinx's first iPad application, provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter or at facebook.com/boinxsoftware.

For more information please visit: http://www.boinx.com.

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iStopMotion, meet Tilt Shift

Puchheim, Germany – November 18, 2010 – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning developer of cool software for the Mac platform, today announced the availability of iStopMotion 2.5, the company's popular stop motion animation application. Headlining the new update is the innovative combination of a brand new Tilt Shift Filter with stop motion animation and time-lapse recording. A popular effect among photographers aiming to capture a "miniature-scale model" effect, Tilt Shift is perfect for stop motion animation's small movements and individually photographed frames. This unique pairing of Tilt Shift with stop motion and time-lapse recording software allows animators to expand creative expression, manipulating the depth of field of their images so that life-sized locations or subjects appear miniature in size. "By adding the new Tilt Shift effect to stop motion and time-lapse movies, an animator's creative expression can take a giant leap forward," comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software.

iStopMotion 2.5 Product Updates

Additional product updates include full support for new Canon DSLR camera models and HDV camera support in iStopMotion Pro when Logic Studio® or Final Cut Studio® is installed. Version 2.5 boasts a new 'Send to iMovie' functionality in the file menu, for quick and easy export of your stop motion animations to iMovie 8 or later. Enhanced color correction functionalities in iStopMotion 2.5 Express and Pro allow users to adjust the atmospheric settings of a shot - right at the time of capture. Breidenbach further comments, "This release emphasizes our commitment to empowering the creative user, from Kindergarten to movie studio. The combination of new Tilt Shift functionalities with our flexible stop motion animation and time-lapse recording software is like a triple treat for animators of all levels – the results are out of this world!"

To view an example of iStopMotion 2.5's new Tilt Shift functionalities click here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1740948881713

Availability and Pricing

iStopMotion 2.5 is available now at http://boinx.com/download/#istopmotion. The updated to version 2.5 is FREE for all current owners of a valid iStopMotion 2 license. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of acquiring the proper license. iStopMotion 2.5 Home is available for $49, iStopMotion 2.5 Express is available for $99 and iStopMotion 2.5 Pro is available for $499 via Kagi. (Price quoted in US$ excl. sales tax or VAT as applies. Check the Kagi Store for quotes in local currencies). For all purchase options see http://boinx.com/istopmotion/buy.

About iStopMotion

Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. iStopMotion 2.5 is available in three flavors: Home, Express and Pro. The Home edition is for the casual user, the typical family where the parents want to have fun with the kids while providing them with a productive, creative and educational experience. The Express version appeals to the animation aficionado, who wants the features of the Pro version except those only needed in a professional production environment. The Pro version is for the professional animator who uses iStopMotion in a production workflow, creating animations for commercials, music videos or in HD resolution.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. "You Gotta See This!" is Boinx's very first iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoBox, Boinx's first iPad application, provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter or at http://www.facebook.com/boinxsoftware.

For more information please visit: boinx.com.

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