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NFB PixStop allows users to create stop-motion animated films

The National Film Board of Canada has released NFB PixStop, a new app designed for shooting and scoring stop-motion animation films on the iPad 2. NFB PixStop allows users to capture up to 10,000 images to create stop-motion films up to 13 minutes in length and add background music titles and descriptions. Finished videos can be exported to the iOS camera roll for sharing via e-mail or uploading to YouTube. Inspired by the stop-motion animation workshops offered at the Toronto Mediatheque and Montreal CineRobotheque, NFB PixStop is designed to be educational as well as creative, offering three short tutorials by NFB experts covering principles of animation, creating a flipbook and storyboarding; integrated help also explains all of the application’s functions and a sample movie is included to get users started. NFB PixStop is available from the Canadian App Store as a free download, or from the U.S. and other International App Stores for around $3.

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This is only free from the Canadian iTunes store.  It is 2.99 in the US.

Posted by Vince D. in Toronto on November 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM (CST)


Thanks for pointing that out—an interesting and unusual discrepancy between App Stores in different countries.  I’ve updated the article accordingly.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on November 23, 2011 at 3:58 PM (CST)


#2.  My guess is that in Canada, it is pretty much funded by government/taxpayer money, thus should be provided to the Canadian citizenry for free.  For other countries, it would make sense to charge a small fee for those folks to use it.

Posted by SkiBumMSP in Toronto on November 27, 2011 at 12:42 AM (CST)


Merci, Thank you!
can we have a windows version? for our other machines please?

PixStop for 64 bit windows and osX much much thanks!


Posted by SVP_ONF in Toronto on January 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM (CST)

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