The StillMotion Creator allows the user to create pan and zoom animations from still images that have been scanned, taken with digital cameras or in existing image files. The software mimics the actual functionality of an animation camera stand, where you can apply pan, zoom and rotate to images. The completed animation can then be output in multimedia formats including: SWF (Flash 5 and 6 compatible) as Internet ready AVI, as high-resolution media files for professional video and direct support for HDTV formats.
Unlike Flash, and other animation programs The StillMotion Creator lets you animate from the camera (viewers) point of view rather than the paradigm of Flash, e.g. "managing actors on a stage"
This animation technique is used in almost every news show, documentary and commercial. The most famous example of this is perhaps Ken Burns' documentary series on the Civil War.
The StillMotion is for Web developers, content creators, video producers and photographers. It is easy to use even you have never used Flash.
The programs can manage 64 images up to 4,000 x 4,000 resolution. It utilizes keyframe animation, It supports the most popular file formats and includes a sound track. Functions include: pan, zoom, rotate, fade and hold. Tracking paths can be edited interactively, may be straight lines or curves and the speed and acceleration of the movement is easily controllable.
- Creates animated slide shows with sound
- Makes Pan and zoom movies from still images
- Creates keyframe animations from still images
- Is very easy to use even if you have never used Flash
- Outputs SWF, AVI internet, AVI Broad Cast and AVI HDTV formats
- Supports major image file formats: TIF, JPG, BMP and TGA
- Manages up to 64 images
- Supports pan, zoom, rotation and fades