I've recently downloaded Stop Motion Studio Pro version 1.2. I can't find the green screen option anywhere. Can anyone here tell me if it even has a green screen option please?
I can't seem to find an answer to this problem anywhere.
I downloaded the iPhone and the iPad version and both work great. I use the iPad with the iPhone as the wifi camera. very handy feature indeed. However, there is no option to use green screen through the wifi camera. You have to use the camera on the iPad. This is no good for what I want to do. I was hoping it would be a different story with the pro version on my computer.
Have I missed something?
Does any one know of a good software package I could use instead for a mac?
Usually a good frame grabber software is only for animating, then you'd use another program for effects like compositing. I would guess the ipad and iphone versions are scaled down, probably not full featured, so they went with the all-in-one approach used by a lot of cheaper grabbers. The problem with that is, when they try to do everything they don't do any one thing really well. I could be wrong - I haven't used SMP.
I tested the free version of Stop Motion Studio on an iPad. That version doesn't do greenscreen, but I was able to load the shot into After Effects on my Mac and get a decent key from it, despite it being bit grainy.
I don't know what the paid version of SMS has, since I normally use a DSLR camera with Stop Motion Pro (PC) or Dragonframe (Mac and PC) on a computer, I was only testing this because I had it and was curious, I don't need to buy it. But like Strider says - I use the framegrabber for animating, then load the finished images into other software for everything else.
Looking on my iPad, to see if there are additional functions that are greyed out because they are only available on the paid version...
Yes! Looks like an in-app purchase for $1.99.
Open Stop Motion Studio on the iPad. There are 7 icons across the top of the screen, starting with a sound icon on the left. The buttons to disable auto white balance, exposure, and focus. Then a camera outline for turning around to use the front facing camera, then the 6th one. It is a camera outline with a down arrow. Touch it, and a window pops up, showing a list with Camera on top, then Green Screen. It is shown as locked on mine, and when I touch it, I get a flash of a Feature Pack image, then a greyed out graphic that says Green Screen, and $1.99 with a bright Next arrow at the bottom right. Touch that and you get a graphic with a pink-maroonish coloured panel and these words in white: "GREEN SCREEN. Change the background of your scene etc..." Touch on the $1.99 button and you get a popup asking you to sign into the iTunes store.
Also on that same list of extra purchases, after Green Screen, are UHDTV (4k Ultra HD), and Remote Camera, which you are already using.
I should have said, first touch the icon in the upper right corner, 3 tiny white circles one above the other inside a bigger circle, to open up Camera Functions, that makes those 7 icons appear across the top of the screen.
I just found a 2 part tutorial on using the green screen in Stop Motion Studio. Presented by Waddle the duck.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bdXoklTY5Y It shows what happens when you click on Green Screen in the list when you actually have it installed.
This might help