Frameworks 0.3.6 review

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Frameworks is stop-motion animation frame capture software primarily for Linux

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Patrick Mahoney
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Frameworks is stop-motion animation frame capture software primarily for Linux. It captures images from a camera and strings them together into an animation.

These still images may then be combined into a single video file using other software. Only video4linux webcams are currently supported; work is being done to add other types of digital cameras including IEEE 1394 camcorders, and USB still cameras. Frameworks is designed to be easily used alongside the GIMP Animation Package (GAP).

Frameworks began as an extension of gqcam, though it no longer shares any code with gqcam. Frameworks is free software (and therefore open source) licensed under the GNU GPL. Without gqcam being free software, Frameworks would not exist.

Here are some key features of "Frameworks":
Frame averaging: The averaging together of multiple frames to reduce random noise in the captured image.
Frame overlay or onion skinning: Overlaying previous frames ontop of the live display to assist with positioning of objects during animation.
Continuous preview: Preview the previous few seconds of animation, ending with the live feed from the webcam to assist with object positioning.

GTK+ 2.x (including GdkPixbuf, GDK, and GTK)
Glib 2.x (threaded)
Libglade 2
Linux kernel with video4linux (> 2.2)
Webcam that uses video4linux

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