[EN] Awards: HUE Animation Studio is a finalist in the EdTech Awards 2016

[EN] Awards: HUE Animation Studio is a finalist in the EdTech Awards 2016

We’re very proud to announce that EdTech Digest have selected HUE Animation Studio as a Cool Tool Award 2016 finalist. The animation kit was listed in the special needs solution category.

“The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, we hope to inspire learners and leaders everywhere, to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of, to reshape the education culture and to create a new and better future for students.”

edtech-cooltool2016HUE Animation Studio contains everything that a budding animator needs to create stop motion animation videos. For use at home or for school projects, this is a creative and educational pastime that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Whether you are making a LEGO® brick film; animating your own characters with claymation or capturing a flower as it blooms using time-lapse photography, you can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software.

The kit includes:

  • The HUE HD camera, a flexible plug and play USB camera with built-in microphone. HUE’s innovative design is perfect for animation.
  • The fully-featured HUE Animation software designed for children by teachers. A single license is included.
  • The HUE Book of Animation with step-by-step instructions for creating 20 hilarious stop motion videos and ideas for even more. The videos, sound effects and backdrops are also included on the CD that comes with the kit.

“This year’s program had some very stiff competition, hard decisions were made in selecting winners. The honorees here are among the best and brightest in the edtech space. Finalists and winners both represent an achievement. We’re proud to honor these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in education technology,” says Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.

“Technology is opening the door to a renaissance in education,” he says. “The edtech sector has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years, and there is also tremendous quality of products and very talented people out there. These honorees are among edtech’s best and brightest.”


  1. Michael Lillywhite 8 years ago

    As I’m sure you know, Quick Time has stopped being supported by Apple. The US Department of Homeland Security has recommended uninstalling it. I did so and now the Hue Animation program won’t work. Do you know of a fix for this?

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      HUE 8 years ago

      Thank you very much for your comment, Michael. QuickTime is a necessary component of HUE Animation and the current software doesn’t run unless it’s installed.

      As it took Apple such a long time to formally announce that they would not be supporting QuickTime any more on Windows platforms, our engineers are still reacting to the news and working on an alternative. We plan to have a new solution in place soon and if you’d like we can email you directly once we have the details ready. We will also be making a news post once our engineers have advised how long it will take to complete the alternate version. It’s a major update but one we feel is necessary to be able to continue to support our users.

      In the meantime, we recommend keeping security/antivirus software up to date and avoiding any suspicious email attachments or website links, as all of the published security flaws rely on visiting a compromised link or downloading a compromised file before QuickTime is at risk. This advice applies regardless of having QuickTime installed – there are similar exploits for Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer, among other popular applications – but we want our users to feel safe and confident using HUE Animation as the situation develops.

      Please be assured that this is our highest priority at the moment for our Windows customers.

      (This only applies to Windows users; the Mac OS X version of QuickTime is still under active development by Apple and unaffected by the recent announcement.)

  2. Hue Animation definitely deserves the “Cool Tool Award!”

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