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Creating Claymation Movies With Your PC

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Creating Claymation movies…with your PC. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Honest Technology has been making a wide variety of video and DVD burning software for years. One notable new product is VHS to DVD 3.0 Deluxe. For under 80 dollars…it gives you the hardware and software you need to take your old video tape collection….and digitize the content onto DVDs or CDs. Another, perhaps more unique offering is called Claymation Studio. Managing director Jay Choi…says it is simple enough for kids….or grown-ups…

"So you can use your existing photos. So you don't need other software. You can use your digital camera and take pictures, as many pictures as possible, moving the figure or clay, any figure. You can open those files in your program, and our program will create a stop motion video for you. That's one way. Another way is you can utilize your PC cam or any device the computer recognizes to capture on the spot. You can use our software to capture video also, capture pictures."

You can import audio or record your own and synchronize the clips with stop motion frames. The program lets use chroma key to change the background for your video. From there…

"You can save it in WMV format for compression and also AVI format, if you want to save it on your computer as a bigger file."

The price, under 40 dollars. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.