my son is very interested in Lego stop-motion video creation. There are myriad apps for stop motion capture on the Android platform, but using a device's internal camera isn't too easy, since you can't get a big phone or tablet into the correct position for the desired shots.
I have a USB webcam and a USB OTG cable. Is there any way to use the external webcam as the image source for any of these stop-motion apps?
The idea setup would be to make the USB camera the default image source for any existing app. Then he could directly capture into a simple, easy-to-use stop motion app instead of taking pictures first and inserting them frame-by-frame into the app later.
I have the following Android devices available, which can be used for this purpose:
- Galaxy S2 (Sprint) android 4.x?
- Galaxy S2 (AT&T) android 2.2
- Alcatel onetouch Fierce XL - android 5.5
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - android 4.x?
I have a generic USB webcam, but I may be willing to purchase a specific external camera if this would ensure smooth functionality.
I'd appreciate any advice!