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Animator DV

Our Rating: ****  (Very Good)

Animator DV comes in 4 different versions depending on your animation needs. There is a free version called Animator DV Simple+ which has the basic frame grabbing features to allow you to capture still images. There are three further versions Educational/Personal at 199 Euro (350 USD approx.) , Professional+ at 699 Euro and Film Producer at 1499 Euro.

The standard edition and above has a lot more features if not all the features practically that a semi pro or professional animator might need.

Learning Curve

For beginners the learning curve is not steep for the Simple+ version.


Other features of the application worth mentioning include a time lapse capture and  onionskinning.

A completed animation can be exported to AVI only for the Simple+ version.



Pricing table taken from the AnimatorDV website April 2008


Publisher Wróblewski multimedia
File Size 5Mb Free Version (Simple+ Version)
Version 9 (Simple+ )  10.5 all other versions
Last updated Not known
License Free version, $350 up to buy
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Requirements None
Trial Limitations n/a for Simple+ Version 

Watermark in grabbed frames Difference Key, Chroma Key and Background Mode limited to 1 min in Full Version




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