iStopMotion is the award-winning standard of computer-aided stop motion animation (also known as claymation) and time lapse photography for your Mac. It is equally loved by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.

"To me, [animating with the family using iStopMotion] was the perfect weekend of inspiration and magic and creativity. That's what technology can do."
– David Pogue, technology columnist

To create the best stop motion animation and time lapse movie making package, we have consolidated all previous versions into one iStopMotion with all the features at a new, vastly
lower, much more affordable, rock bottom price.

New in iStopMotion 3

Support for the iStopMotion Remote Camera – Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera for iStopMotion with the iStopMotion Remote Camera app, 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.

Also new: gorgeous new UI optimized for the Retina Display, export to Final Cut Pro X, support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, signed with DeveloperID and sandboxed for enhanced security and more. Check the website for a complete version history.

Key Features

Onion Skinning
See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.

Instant Playback
Watch your animation before it’s finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.

Time Lapse
Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.

Flipbook Printing
Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.

Tilt Shift Filter
A popular effect as of late, 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.

Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.

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

Sound Waveform
Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.

Export to Final Cut
iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing images. Use any video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere to edit, add titles and sound effects.

Supported Cameras

iStopMotion can use many video cameras, video capture devices and digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies and the iStopMotion Remote Camera app via WiFi for iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2, new iPad, iPod touch (4th gen.)


iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.


iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD.

What’s New

Version 3.8.2

• Make DSLR cameras work on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
• Fixed a crash when removing the value from the timelapse time interval input field.
• Fixed a crash when closing a document.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Mushybleck ,

Good for learning, crashes are a problem

I bought this program to get back into my childhood hobby of claymation. It has provided me with enough to spark my interest and creativity, but I would not try to make a big project with this program. I was able to get through 3 5-8 second shoots, and then it started crashing, and upon reopening it continues to crash. Aside from this, the program has everything you would need to start doing stop motion, and it's very intuitive. If the crashing issues are ever fixed I would come back to this program but for now I will be looking into more reliable programs

Djjazzyb ,

So bad, it made my child cry!

By far the worst software I’ve ever purchased. It was unstable and crahed consistently during movie making. The software was installed on a state of the art iMac with a compatible late generation iPhone. We got the same outcome using a MacBook and late model mirrorless camera. If not for the stability problem, the program would be fine. But after hours of frustration, we scrapped it. Boink Software should refund the exhorbitant $50 cost (I see the cost has dropped 60%, likely becasue the program stinks). It’s not worth it at $20 or $2. This program turned what would have been a great filmaking opportunity for my 10 year old and I, into several weekends of maddening frustration.

DocB’01 ,

Works fine- even with the iPhone companion app

No problems here working on a 5 year old Mini with iPhone 6+ using the companion app. Tested it out this morning after not having used it for a while doing research for someone interested in the software. No crashes working with a remote camera and all processing functions. Nice, straightforward app.


Boinx Software Ltd.
42.8 MB

OS X 10.7.4 or later


English, French, German, Japanese, Russian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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