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iStopMotion 2.5 Released, Adds Enhanced Support for Canon Cameras

Boinx Software’s iStopMotion is a great tool for creating stop motion movies using a camera connected directly to your Mac. This tool got much better today, however, with update 2.5. The update adds enhanced support for Canon cameras, better iMovie export options, tilt shift filter, and even color correction.

Boinx moved to a new QuickTime capture system for getting video from the camera, this means that iStopMotion can now work with multiple video cameras at the same time. This also means that if you have Final Cut Studio or Logic Studio installed on your Mac, you can use HDV cameras to capture full HD footage. iStopMotion will now work with recent Canon DSLR camera models. You can see all the compatible cameras on the iStopMotion website.

The Tilt Shift filter lets you make the scenery your camera captures look miniature. This is a popular tool when creating time-lapsed footage. With the new color correction filter, you can now easily change tint, brightness and contrast of images to correct lighting.

Boinx has also updated the way iStopMotion exports to iMovie. You can now do a one-click transfer of clips into iMovie ’08 or newer.

You can read more about the updates on the Boinx Software website where you can also download a trial of the application if this functionality peaks your interest. If you have already purchased iStopMotion, you are able to upgrade to the new 2.5 version, assuming you have a valid iStopMotion 2 license. Otherwise, iStopMotion is available from Boinx Software for (home license), (express license), or 9 (pro license).

Check out the video below to get an idea of how the tilt shift feature looks.

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Greenpois0n Jailbreak Tool Released, Mac Version Incoming

Greenpois0n jailbreak
(Image courtesy of TUAW)

It’s been a chaotic week in the jailbreak community, with not one but two new tools released to free your iOS devices — but for now, you’ll need a Windows computer to make the magic happen.

TUAW is reporting
that the Chronic-Dev Team has released their “greenpois0n” jailbreak tool, which was first expected on Sunday, October 10 only to be sideswiped by the return of George “geohot” Holtz, who swept back into the hacker community a day early with his own “limera1n” tool. Limera1n uses a completely different hole in Apple’s firmware than the previously discovered SHAtter exploit, which was originally planned for Greenpois0n.

Rather than waste two firmware exploits and risk that Apple will wind up closing them both with next month’s iOS 4.2 release, the Chronic Dev-Team decided to do the responsible thing and delay Greenpois0n so they could implement Geohot’s exploit and save their own for a future firmware update.

A number of early Limera1n users reported problems with Geohot’s software, which has mostly been worked out after a series of updates. Greenpois0n promises to be less buggy, having already been run through its paces over the last few months.

While Limera1n is a Windows-only program, the Chronic Dev-Team is working hard to produce a Mac version of Greenpois0n, which is expected soon (in addition to a Linux version as well). Greenpois0n currently supports newer devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch third and fourth generation and the iPad; support for older devices will be added in a later release.

Enterprising Windows users who want to jailbreak their device now can download the tool from the Greenpois0n website — but as always, such software comes with a warning that you could mess up your device or lose valuable data, so make sure to back things up in iTunes first. Should something go wrong, you can most always restore your device and get things back to normal.

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Limera1n Jailbreak Released for iOS 4.1 is Windows Only

The Limera1n jailbreak is ready and willing for your 4.1 iOS device–and at this point, we really hope it’s not the iPhone 3G that’s running that thing.

But here’s the kicker of the Limera1n jailbreak: it’s for Windows only, and it’s not expected to work with Apple TV (though the website says it’s “technically supported”) or come available for Linux and OS X users for quite some time.

In addition, the jailbreak that was supposed to be released yesterday, Greenpois0n (remember? that whole 10/10/10 thing?) has been put on hold while the team clicks and clacks away at the Limera1n jailbreak to actually bring it to the appropriate demographic.

Anyway, so if you have dual booting on your Mac, you’ll probably be able to play around with this thing. But if you don’t, then you’re just going to have to wait awhile with the rest of us. Le sigh.

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