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Stop Animator app review: create your own stop-action videos

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Introduction

There is no need to invest in expensive video and editing equipment just to create your own stop-action videos. The Stop Animator app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to create not just stop-action videos but also time-lapse videos with ease. There is nothing confusing or overwhelming in this process: just press the start button, record your clip, and then press finish. What’s really great is that you can get some rather cool and professional results from this user-friendly tool.

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Stop Animator

Free

Stand Out from the Rest

The developer is really doing its part to stand out from other paid or free video editing apps by creating a user interface that is simple, clean, and basic in its approach. This means that even novices will have no problem using the app. It's important not to confuse simplicity with a lack of quality, though, because this app is still gives you plenty of tools and features to create incredible results. With the Stop Animator you can capture full screen video that supports up to 1080p resolution. The app is able to support the FaceTime and iSight cameras.

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Back in the fall, the app was updated to support iOS 7 users and there were bug fixes made at the same time. Although the app is free to use there are certain tools/features that require an in-app purchase. These are each priced at $1.99. If you wish to remove the ads then you can do so for $2.99. I definitely find the ads annoying and distracting in this type of app so I can see how that purchase would be well worth it.

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The Creative Experience

Rather than referring to the "user experience," I prefer to use the word "creative" because that's exactly what the app allows you to be. You get to unleash your inner director and videographer. Play with such features as being able to record in landscape and portrait mode, the adjustable frame-rate, and the fact the app auto saves so you won't have to worry about losing your footage and work.

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It seems a few customers have had problems with the app saving their work but this seems to be rare and others have commented that they haven’t encountered that problem. I haven’t found that myself either so that may just be a fluke occurrence. I like how clean and basic the user interface looks; while you're filming there is nothing cluttering up the screen and getting in the way.

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Stop Animator

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • A clean and simple user interface
  • One of the better iPhone video editing apps for its features and tools
  • To create a video just press start then finish
  • Create time-lapse and stop-action animations
  • Use both landscape and portrait mode

Cons

  • Some users have complained that it doesn’t properly save their work
  • Not all features and tools are offered for free

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Final Words

The Stop Animator app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is one that is filled with a whole bunch of pros and very few cons, making this a great option.

Stop Animator

Free
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