Instant Playback - just for fun!
Making a stop motion animation should be fun. You move your objects little by little, capturing each frame and, with growing anticipation, press 'play' and see everything magically come to life!
Smoovie instantly plays back what you've captured - without rendering. Rendering interrupts your creativity and wastes your time. We think you deserve better and we believe Smoovie is the fastest (and most fun) app for creating stop motion animations!
Choose from 18 stunning effects including Chroma Key (green screen or blue screen), Toon and Color Splash. Effects are applied to the live camera feed so you can see exactly what you'll capture.
You can customize each effect and make changes as you capture. Go wild and chain effects together to build something never seen before!
Speed up the world around you! Just point your camera and let Smoovie automatically take photos at regular intervals to make amazing time lapse videos.
Onion skinning is possibly the most important feature of a stop motion animation app. It helps the animator to perfect the tiny adjustments required between frames that create the illusion of smooth motion in the finished movie.
It works by making the live video from the camera semi-transparent and superimposing it onto the previous frame, so it's easy to see how far objects need to be moved for the next shot.
Filmstrip Editor -
Smoovie’s virtual filmstrip shows the frames in each scene. The filmstrip gives a surprising amount of editing power, yet this simple concept enables children to easily grasp the basics of making movies.
Scenes Editor -
tell a better story
Smoovie’s unique editor lets you arrange your content in scenes. Each scene has an independently adjustable playback speed (from 1 to 30 frames per second), allowing you to vary the pace and mood of your animation.
Mix it up! You can add new scenes, cut unwanted scenes, capture new action into existing scenes and drag scenes around to change the running order - all with full undo support so you're safe to experiment!
Make the Cut
You can cut, copy and paste individual frames or scenes - with full undo support of course! Drag frames from one scene to another, copy frames from other smoovies and even roundtrip individual frames with other apps such as Keynote, Sketch and Pixelmator.
For even more editing power
Smoovie makes it easy to export your animations to be used as content for other apps. Why not write your own soundtrack in GarageBand or add an opening crawl in iMovie or Final Cut Pro?
You can cut, copy and paste individual frames, all with full undo support. Drag frames from one scene to another and even copy frames from other smoovies.
Share the Magic
Once you've made a smoovie, you'll probably want to show it off to everyone! Smoovie lets you publish directly to Vimeo so you can share your creations with the world.
You can also export your animations to iTunes and take them with you on your iPhone or iPad. And if you've got Apple TV, you can delight your friends and family by showing them your masterpieces on television with AirPlay Mirroring.
Add a little Music
The right piece of music can really help enhance the mood of your animation. Just drag a track from your Music library into your masterpiece for an instant soundtrack.
Once you’ve finished creating your masterpiece, sit back and enjoy it in Smoovie’s virtual cinema, which looks amazing in the new full screen mode! You can even watch it on your TV with Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring. All you need to bring is the popcorn!
If you prefer to shoot the action away from your Mac with your digital camera, Smoovie lets you import from iPhoto or Aperture, or you can simply drag and drop image files straight into your smoovie!
Export and Import
Now you can move your smoovies between Macs so you can work on them wherever you want to!
Make the most of your Mac
Smoovie's interface takes full advantage of the latest retina displays. Smoovie is also now a 64 bit app with greatly improved multicore CPU and GPU utilisation.