The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just released a new iPad app to help you get moving in making stop-motion movies.

The new app, called NFB StopMo Studio, is actually a redesigned and relaunched version of NFB’s PixStop app, which was launched in December 2011.

Featuring an interface that feels right at home on iOS 7, NFB StopMo Studio makes working with stop-motion animation a breeze with its suite of easy-to-use features. These include neat image-capturing tools, automatic time-lapse photography, and a number of editing enhancements:

  • Ergonomic film editing
  • Addition of an iTunes soundtrack
  • Sound recording
  • 4-track mixing board
  • Fade-in/out
  • Sound effects library (play with the sound library without altering your film)
  • Inter-titles
  • Add still photos
  • Draw on the images
  • Many brush settings
  • Solid Colours
  • Layers
  • Mp4 film export

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The stop-motion masterpieces you make with NFB StopMo Studio can be shared via YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and email.

NFB StopMo Studio is available now in the App Store for the special introductory price of $0.99. It’s optimized for iOS 6.0 or later and compatible with iPad 2, third-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display.