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Camcorder for Istop motion on the mac


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Hello all,

I have got to produce an animation room for my school and have ordered 7 new IMacs along with 7 licenses for Istop motion. From previous experience with this programme, i believe i need a camcorder with Firewire capabilities, so i can see the animation 'as live' on the mac.

I cannot buy a firewire camcorder anywhere. It is starting to stress me out big time as time is running out.

Does any one know how i can get round this problem ? Do any people on here use this programme ?


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iStopMotion just needs a video device to display live video.
This can be a USB webcam, camcorder etc. Firewire isn't essential.

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I am using USB camcorders and they are not working. On the istop website it recommends firewire camcorders, that cannot be purchased anymore.
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It's possible not all USB camcorders are going to stream live video direct to USB like webcams do.

Maybe you'd be better off with HD webcams? Cheaper than camcorders too. Failing that I'd get in touch with Boinx directly:
Boinx Software - iStopMotion 2 - Support & Resources

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