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    Nov 28, 2009
    best software for stop motion captue and editing?
    I have been using istopmotion software (which is perfect) and imovie 06 very happily with a club at the school I teach in until now. When we aquired new Macs we made the mistake of upgrading to imovie o9; This seems to be hopeless as an editing tool for stop motion frames and films. Other than going back in time what is the best option; Final Cut Express? We want something that can handle individual frames when editing. imovie seems to be geared towards well, movies and limited as a creative tool unless you stick to the script. Any thoughts and advice much appreciated.

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    Dec 27, 2009
    21.5" iMac, 3.06GHz duo, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA 9400M| 8GB iPod Touch
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    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    FramebyFrame looks pretty cool and very easy to use.

    If you already have all of the photos, you can use Final Cut Express, it will allow you to set a single image to as little as a single frame. FCE gives you a lot of power as it is a stripped down version of FCP but still maintains a significant amount of capability. If you need more advanced extra editing options (audio, video, multiple video tracks, filters, effects, etc) it's a good tool to look at.

    of course there is a significant cost difference - $free (framebyframe) vs $199 (FCE unless they've changed the price)
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    Nov 28, 2009
    Thanks I'll check out frambyframe.

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