If you’re looking for a super simple way to create stop motion video Adobe Air-based JellyCam is a free and easy to use solution.
JellyCam is the creation of English programmer Chris Dennett. Chris was interested in playing around with stop motion video but not so interested in the tedious mucking around that came with some of the applications he tried out. With JellyCam you can easily take pictures using a web cam (or import pictures from your digital camera), adjust frame duration, drag and drop frames to adjust them, set a timer for capturing frames at a set interval, and more. One of the most interesting features is the ability to ghost the previous frame so you can line up your subject more accurately and create a more fluid sense of movement. Watch the video above to see this particular feature in action.
JellyCam is a free application and requires Adobe Air.
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- Published 07/11/11