Stop Motion

Studio Neat, the folks behind the Kickstarter Glif project and Cosmonaut stylus, have released their first app, Frameographer. I’ve been playing around with it for the last week and really enjoy it. Here is a short video with some of my early attempts:

I really enjoy the app. It works well and is a great incentive to buy Studio Neat’s Glif. The interface is very discoverable without throwing too much chrome in your face. This would have been very easy to do, iPhoto for iOS being the current posterchild. I especially love the HUD for the camera view. One great thing is the timed shutter mode which allows you to set up the shot using a tripod, set your interval time, and walk away. The ensuing time-lapse is pretty great. The only problem with doing this is that the battery drains pretty quickly, so unless the phone is fully charged expect to only get a few seconds of footage in the end. It would be nice if there were some way of dimming the screen or other power saving tricks between shots while in timed shutter mode.

![Stop Motion](http://s3.noahread.net/blog/112-stop-motion-header.png#asset:275:url “Stop Motion”)
![Stop Motion](http://s3.noahread.net/blog/112-stop-motion-02.png#asset:276:url “Stop Motion”)
![Stop Motion](http://s3.noahread.net/blog/112-stop-motion-03.png#asset:277:url “Stop Motion”)

Overall I am very impressed with Studio Neat’s first app offering. They obviously created this with the Glif in mind, because it and Frameographer are perfect companions. I am hoping they have something in the works to accompany the Cosmonaut. I’m enjoying Fifty Three’s Paper at the moment, but would love to see the drawing app that Studio Neat could create.