Stop motion videos are pretty damn interesting, aren't they? The graphics of a LEGO toy or any object that comes to life through stop motion animation looks incredible. For unwitting people, stop motion an animation or shooting technique, in which objects are photographed as they are moved to seem as if they had come to life. The shooting technique has been used in numerous music videos and movies, so chances are you've already seen some stop motion videos. Nowadays, with smartphone cameras making a lot of punches, you have to wonder if your Android smartphone can capture stop motion video. Well, the good news you can really! Here's how you can capture stop motion videos on Android:
Capture stop motion videos with Motion
You can easily create stop motion videos with the Motion app on Android. Here's how to do it:
1. You will need to download the Motion app from the Google Play Store to start capturing stop motion videos. The app is approximately 15 MB in size and available for free with some in-app purchases, so you can do it easily.
2. When you open the app for the first time, you will be welcomed directly from the bland app home page. Here, touch the "+" icon at the top right to start creating new projects. Then, you will be directed directly to the photo capture screen, where you will have to tap the camera icon bottom right to start capturing frames.
3. The camera viewfinder screen starts and you can capture frames in landscape mode. possible capture a number of different frames you want for stop motion video. Once captured, press the check button .
4. Once done, you will see the frames you captured. Here you can remove a frame, press the play button to watch the video in stop motion or press the camera icon to add multiple frames. also possible press the clock icon to set the frame rate / speed of the video. You can set it up to 50 frames per second. To get the stop motion video (360p) on your device, tap the download icon top right.
This all from the app! We bet you wouldn't find an easier way to create stop motion videos on Android. While it may be simple, Motion has no additional functionality. It doesn't even allow you to share the video directly from the app. The developer is said to be bringing the new updated version of the app soon, but if you want more features, you can check out other stop motion capture apps on Android:
Other stop motion apps for Android
PicPac a very popular stop motion capture app on Android and some would even say that better than the Motion app above. It offers features such as the ability to take photos or retrieve them from the device's Gallery, Instagram account or even add videos from your device to break it down into images. Also, you can add your voice or music to stop motion videos . While a free version of the app is available, the Pro version offers the ability to create videos with resolutions up to 1080p and more.
In addition to stop motion videos, PicPac it also allows you to create time-lapse and GIF videos . Although we certainly appreciate the number of features it offers, the app hasn't worked very well for us. Crashes and crashes have occurred, but they may be device specific, so try the app on your own.
Install: (Free, Pro $ 3.99)
The Stop Motion Studio app offers a myriad of features that make you a master of stop motion videos. The app offers you different modes such as the overlay mode, the grid mode, the cinema mode and the square mode. It also has a integrated video editor, themes and additional customization features to ensure that your videos are amazing. It also includes features like lo green screen, where you can easily change the background of the videos. You can export the video in stop motion created with resolution up to 4K or even with GIF .
Well, to be honest, the Stop Motion Studio app packs so many features that we can't just say them all here, so take a look at the app. The features are certainly impressive, but when it comes to performance, the app has been quite slow and we have faced a number of crashes. Well, you should still try if you are looking for a stop motion app with lots of features.
Install: (Free, Pro $ 4.99)
Are you ready to create some fantastic stop motion videos on Android?
As you may have noticed, the PicPac app and Studio Motion offer many features, but they lack the fast performance and simplicity offered by Motion. The Motion app may be limited but it captures and creates stop motion videos like a spell. To summarize, it works. Then, install the Motion app and start creating stop motion videos via your Android smartphone. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.