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Hue Animation Studio

Hue Animation Studio

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: HUE
Price: $69.95

The Hue Animation Studio is a terrific toolkit for creating stop motion animation videos. In addition to the robust software is a colorful USB camera with integrated desktop stand.

The studio installation was seamless. We registered on the website, downloaded the latest version of the software and were up and running. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to use and understand the fully featured program. The onion-skinning feature, typically found in much higher-end animation programs is great for creating a professional look. But it's not magic; making good stop motion movies takes time and attention to detail. And that's a good thing. The long term learning and play value of this product are excellent.

The HD camera works well and can be unhooked from its stand and plugged directly into a USB port on a laptop to save space or for portability. The flexible but sturdy neck allows directors to position it in a variety of ways to ensure the money shot. Producers like that. Sound files can be imported from the computer or recorded directly via the built in microphone. A well-priced and well-rounded tool for stop motion animation students of all ages.

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