Frameographer - Stop Motion & Time-Lapse

Frameographer - Stop Motion & Time-Lapse

By Studio Neat

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2012-02-26
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.70 MB
  • Developer: Studio Neat
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 174 Ratings


Frameographer is a simple and powerful app for making time-lapse and stop motion movies in HD. The interface is intuitive and delightful. Time-lapse and stop motion movies are both created by taking a sequence of still images and playing them back at a certain speed. Frameographer makes this process easy and fun! Features: - Capture and export in HD quality (1080p for iPhone 4S/5(sc)/6 & iPod Touch 5th Gen, 720p for all other devices). - Manual or Automatic shutter settings for making stop motion or time-lapse movies. - Exposure and Focus lock - Low-light Boost Mode (iPhone 5(sc)/6/6 Plus only) - Onion Skin - Grid - Frames Per Second adjustments - Ability to add frames to a preexisting project. - Use either the front or back camera. - Add a soundtrack with any song from your iTunes library. Requires iOS 8.0+. Compatible with: - iPhone 4 - iPhone 4S - iPhone 5(sc) - iPhone 6, Plus - iPod Touch 4th Generation - iPod Touch 5th Generation If you have any questions, comments, or bugs, let us know at



  • 4 year vet

    By Joan Proctor
    I have had this app for so freaking long I just use it whenever I'm about to animate something. This app works so well, you guys should make a mac or pc port. So very simple, yet complex in a way, because of the great explanation of controls. I recommend this to new and old animators alike
  • No frills,no spills

    By Richard Liquor
    I've been using this app for about a year now. As other people mentioned it doesn't offer a lot of control over every aspect however sometimes what you need is simple. This app is powerful and capable yet has a very user-friendly interface - is simple enough for a beginner and condensed enough for getting most projects done without software hang ups. ( Keep It Stupid Simple )
  • Not working

    By Gym free
    Everytime I export to camera roll it never shows up. Cmon. Please help!
  • No

    By b-rack
    Every time I take a pic it lags off.
  • Just ok

    By PopsicleChief
    Picked up this app back when it first came out. It works fine, but is missing some useful features. You can't save an individual frame to the camera roll, and you can add an image from the camera roll to your movie. The limitations become frustrating as you try to do more. A free app that comes bundled with a children's toy does more.

    By antney0615
    FAILS 100% of the time I try to use it and I have experimented with more than 60 settings combinations. I am no novice either to photography or the 5th Gen iPod touch. 100% of my software is current and I have 87% storage available. I ABSOLUTELY DESERVE, DEMAND AND REQUIRE A REFUND!
  • Deceptively powerful

    By Creig&Cassandra
    Super powerful, deceptively simple app for time lapse photography/movie making. It's ridiculous a how much control or automation it gives you, and the results are stellar. $5 is a bargain for quality this high.
  • Handy, streamlined app

    By friscodog
    The app worked extremely well for me, and is well worth the price. I used it to spruce up the first day of class with a little hand-drawn video intro. Students loved it! There are lots of apps that aid creativity, but few that *inspire* it, in the sense of making you want to go out into the world and find ways to use them. This is one of those apps. I would’ve liked a few more post-production features, such as the ability to change the frame rate in the middle of a movie. Others have mentioned the lack of controls over audio fade-in/out, and a few other issues that I agree with. But for those things, there are programs like iMovie. What makes this app so great is that it’s totally streamlined rather than larded up with features that would just duplicate other apps.
  • Fantastic app

    By Xephos13
    The app does exactly what I'd want in a stop motion/time lapse app. A++ I only wish the UI was more in the iOS 8 style. The deal, heavy weight of the button and controls is pretty dated.
  • Fun App!

    By Frumius
    I’ve made some fun Time-lapse videos and a stop-motion with this app so far, and it’s a lot of fun. HD export is good: 1080x1920! I like that you can control the frame capture rate on the time-lapse videos, and you can control the frame rate of the export — great features. I wish I could capture frames at a faster rate than 1 frame per second, but it’s good that you can capture frames at virtually any slower rate. Great that you can add audio, but I wish that you could control the fadeout of audio that you attach to your project. Who has a clip that’s the perfect length for a song? I want to be able to control how the audio fades out at the end. As I play with it I realize there are some things it needs: if you shoot a video vertically, you can only export it horizontally -- not good. I did a great vertical New Year's Eve timelapse that I can only view on its side. Terrible! Video purists probably think, as I tend to do, that a vertically shot video is a poor idea. But the format actually is great for viewing on any mobile device. Also, I want to be able to export specific frames to the camera roll, and to be able to select more than one at a time for the export. And when deleting frames, I'd like to be able to select more than one at a time. I wanted to delete the first 30 frames of a timelapse because of something that happened in it, but deleting them one at a time was a real pain in the neck. BUGS: 1) I encountered an export error about half the time: some parts of the the exported video had horizontal bands of video noise. Definitely watch your export to see if that happened before you delete the original. My workaround was to quit all open apps and restart, then the export was more likely to work (it did fail once after that procedure). When this error has happened, I’ve been able to get a good export by trying again. When that’s fixed, this will be great. 2) after about 1100 frames, I noticed the view on the iPhone screen stuttered with each new frame. I took about 1250 frames, no problems in the result, but that stuttering worried me. (I had 1GB space remaining on my iPhone 5S, iOS 8.1.2. when the capture was done).