Bauhaus Software has released StopShot, a freely-downloadable set of Mirage plug-ins that provides direct USB control and megapixel transfer from most popular Canon digital still cameras. It's designed to speed up the process of capturing stop-motion scenes for use in animations.

StopShot includes Sweet 16, a tool that enables users to conveniently transfer pictures from a camera's default 4-x-3 image aspect to 16-x-9 format.

StopShot is available for Windows only. Sweet 16 supports both OSX and windows.