Magazine article School Librarian

Tech Clinic

Magazine article School Librarian

Tech Clinic

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This will be a regular question and answer column on any aspect of technology that you want help with or want to learn more about. Please send questions to with Tech Clinic as a heading.

Q. I am using iPads in school, and I want to create some stop motion films, can you recommend some apps please?--Kevin Sheehan, Loreto High School

A. Hi Kevin as I'm sure you know there are many stop motion apps on the app store but here's a selection of my favourites:

iMotion HD (Free with in app purchase)

iMotion is a basic stop motion app that is very easy to use and gives effective results. Being able to use the microphone to trigger a capture is handy, saves touching the screen and potentially jogging the device you're using. If you don't wish to use this function the app has time-lapse, manual and remote modes as well (works in conjunction with the iMotion Remote app, triggered on another device). The speed adjustment tool is useful to get the animation just right before saving. With the free version you can either save to Facebook or the camera roll, paid version gives you more options but I don't think you would need them necessarily. You could add sound to your capture afterwards in iMovie or Garage Band.

StopMotion Recorder (0.79 [pounds sterling])

StopMotion Recorder gives you a few additional features, the ability to film with different effects such as sepia or black and white for example. …

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