I came across a very cool iPhone app the other day called “Frames ($2.99)” which is made by the guys who brought us the Glif iPhone tripod stand. Frames is a stop motion and time-lapse app which lets you capture photos according to time/manual and then exports them to a video.
Yes, there are loads of apps that do this on the app store, but Frames is by far the best I have seen and used. The price of the app comes in a bit higher than normal at $2.99, but it’s well well worth it ! Once you have taken all your images, the video is exported as a 720p HD video, which makes the whole thing that much sweeter :)
The app is really simple to use, and gives you a variety of options to select from. From the app store description:
Frames is a simple and powerful app for making time-lapse and stop motion movies in 720p HD. The interface is intuitive and delightful.
Time-lapse and stop motion movies are both created by taking a sequence of still images and playing them back at a certain speed. Frames makes this process easy, and fun!
– Capture and export in 720p HD quality.
– Manual or Automatic shutter settings for making stop motion or time-lapse movies.
– Exposure and Focus lock
– Onion Skin
– Frames Per Second adjustments
– Ability to add frames to a preexisting project.
– Use either the front or back camera.
Here is a video I captured a bit earlier. Images were taken 1 second apart and exported at 12 frames per second. Very cool !!